Superstar pianist Lang Lang plays Grieg's Piano Concerto on a program conducted by Christoph Eschenbach that also includes Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture and Dvorák's Symphony No. 8.
Christoph Eschenbach continues his exploration of Mahler with the composer's Third Symphony, renowned for its orchestral colors and shimmering revelations. Mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and two choruses join this epic, full-evening work.
Cellist Daniel Müller-Schott plays Dvorák's Cello Concerto on a program that also includes Brahms's Piano Quartet, orchestrated by Schoenberg, and the first NSO performances of Rouse's Phaethon.
The NSO Music Director conducts Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Brahms's Symphony No. 1 on Friday. He combines Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished") and Weber's Der Freischütz Overture with Beethoven on Thursday and Brahms on Saturday.
Violinist Ray Chen makes his NSO debut in Bruch's Scottish Fantasy, which also spotlights Adriana Horne, NSO principal harp, in a featured role. Bruch's work is bookended by two Prokofiev symphonies, Nos. 1 and 5.
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet returns to play Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 on a program that also includes Brahms's Symphony No. 3 and three of the composer's Hungarian Dances, plus the world premiere of Picker's Concerto for Orchestra.
Violinist Leila Josefowicz returns to play the world premiere of Shepherd's Violin Concerto on a program that also includes Haydn's Symphony No. 104 "London" along with Schumann's Symphony No. 4.
Christoph Eschenbach continues his multi-season Mahler exploration with the composer's Rückert-Lieder featuring contralto Nathalie Stutzmann. As a well-known Bruckner champion, Eschenbach also conducts Bruckner's Fourth Symphony.