By Andrew Gans
13 Oct 2010
Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols will co-host the evening, which celebrates the legacy of the 35th President of the United States.
Performers and presenters will include Julie Andrews, Harolyn Blackwell, Herbie Hancock, Yo-Yo Ma, The Manzari Brothers, Terrence McNally, Lorne Michaels, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Paul Simon. American Ballet Theatre will also perform The Dying Swan.
Kennedy Center and National Symphony Orchestra music director Christoph Eschenbach will conduct the NSO in Peter Lieberson's world-premiere composition, "Remembering JFK: An American Elegy," which will be narrated by Morgan Freeman.
Tickets for the opening concert go on sale to Kennedy Center Members on Oct. 15 and to the public Oct. 20. Tickets ranging from $49 to $150 will be available at the Kennedy Center Box Office or by calling Instant Charge at (202) 467-4600. For more information visit www.kennedy-center.org.