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Kennedy Center To Feature Multimedia Profile On George Washington

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The National Symphony Orchestra is preparing a multimedia composition all about the life of George Washington.

The Kennedy Center will host the world premiere of "george WASHINGTON" by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds from Oct. 3 through 5. The production will feature massive screens and surround sound to provide audiences with sights and sounds from the first president's Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.

Three actors will portray Washington, using narration pulled from the founding father's letters and diaries.

Reynolds says the piece is "not a history lesson," but about bringing the audience "into Washington's world."

The orchestral commission is part of a three-way partnership with Mount Vernon and the University of California's Washington Center.

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