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NSO Prelude



Biography

The National Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its collective excellence and its spirited music-making, but that is only part of the story.  Each of the musicians is not only a true artist, but an artist with individual preferences for composers, eras of music, and styles.

Prelude Chamber Recitals on the Millennium Stage offer a perfect forum for the expression of those preferences.  Ensembles form and re-form for various projects and repertoire, and provide increased insights into the vast and wonderfully varied world of chamber music.

Watch Past Performances

Video 10/5/2017: NSO Prelude

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play chamber works.

Video 3/11/2017: NSO Prelude

Musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra play a program of works by Amy Beach. Violinist Alexandra Osborne, cellist Rachel Young, and pianist Lisa Emenheiser perform.

Video 2/17/2017: NSO Prelude

NSO Prelude: members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform chamber works by Fauré, Beethoven, and Saint-Saëns.

Video 12/16/2016: NSO Prelude

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play classical chamber works.

Video 10/8/2016: NSO Prelude

National Symphony Orchestra violinist Jennifer Kim and cellist Eugena Chang, and pianist Ellen Hwangbo perform Mozart’s Piano Trio in G major, K. 496 and Brahms’s Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8.

Video 4/2/2016: NSO Prelude

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform chamber works, including Brahms’s Violin Sonata in G major and Viola Sonata in E-flat major. The program features violinist Joel Fuller, violist Mahoko Eguchi, and pianist Lisa Emenheiser.

Video 1/30/2016: National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform chamber works, including Doppler’s Souvenir du Rigi, Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Horn, Bach’s Four Two-Bit Contraptions, Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, and Wilson’s Shallow Streams, Deep Rivers. The program features flutist Julianna Nickel; horn player James Nickel; and pianist Sophie Kim Cook.

Video 10/2/2015: NSO Prelude

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra—violinists Alexandra Osborne and Joel Fuller; violist Mahoko Eguchi; and cellist Rachel Young—play Haydn’s "Sunrise" String Quartet and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 12.

Video 5/30/2015: NSO Prelude

Members of the NSO play chamber works by Loeillet, Moszkowski, and Sarasate.

Video 5/2/2015: NSO Prelude

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play chamber works by Poulenc and Schumann.

NSO Prelude