National Symphony Orchestra to Showcase Special Performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

The National Symphony Orchestra is set to present Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 this June as part of an all-Beethoven series. The performance will feature such soloists as Camilla Tilling, Kelley O’Connor, Issachah Savage, and Hanno Müller—Brachmann; Tilling and Müller-Brachmann will be making their debuts with the organization. Gianandrea Noseda leads the ensemble and the Washington Chorus under the artistic direction {…}

Erika Grimaldi, Michael Sumel & Joélle Harvey Lead National Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-24 Season

The National Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2023-24 season. Here is a look at the vocal performance for the season. Gianandrea Noseda conducts soloists Denis Kozhukhin, Elena Stikhina, Sergey Skorokhodov, and Alexey Markov in Rachmaninoff’s “The Rock,” Piano Concerto No. 4, and “The Bells.” Performance Dates: Sept. 28-30, 2023 Kevin John Edusei and Katerina Burton lead a program that includes {…}

Ying Fang, Alice Coote, Measha Brueggergosman, Mikaela Bennett, Kara Dugan Headline National Symphony Orchestra’s March 2022 Slate

(Credit: Dario Acosta) The National Symphony Orchestra has unveiled its March 2022 slate. For the purposes of this article our focus will be on vocal or operatic performances. Michael Tilson Thomas will lead a performance of his very own “Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind.” The showcase will also include music by Carl Ruggles and Aaron Copland with such {…}

National Symphony Orchestra Commemorates 9/11 with ‘Concert of Remembrance’

(Credit: Rebecca Fay) On September 10, 2021, National Symphony Orchestra will present “Concert of Remembrance,” in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and in tribute of those who have served on the front lines during the pandemic. Conducted by NSO music director Gianandrea Noseda, the concert will feature “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, along with acclaimed mezzo-soprano {…}

Ying Fang, Alice Coote, Camilla Tilling, Tamara Mumford, Issachah Savage Headline National Symphony Orchestra’s 2021-22 Season

The National Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2021-22 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be on vocal performances. First up, Gianandrea Noseda conducts “Mozart: The Last Year,” which includes performances of the composer’s clarinet concerto, “Ave verum corpus” and the “Requiem.” Performance Dates: Dec. 2-4, 2021 Next up will be a performance of Bach’s “Magnificat” and {…}