National Symphony Announces Change to January Concert

By Francisco Salazar

The National Symphony Orchestra has announced a change for its Jan. 11-13 concerts.

The orchestra said, “Due to demands on his schedule, Fazil Say is unable to perform the programmed repertoire and has made the decision to withdraw from the National Symphony Orchestra concerts, January 11–13, 2024. Say’s debut with the NSO will be rescheduled.”

As a result, “Music Director Gianandrea Noseda will lead the orchestra in a new program—Wagner’s The Ring without Words (compiled by Lorin Maazel)—in his return to D.C.”

Noseda recently led performances of “Götterdämmerung,” marking the completion of his acclaimed Ring cycle at Opernhaus Zürich where he is general Music Director.