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National Symphony Orchestra: Emanuel Ax plays Beethoven / Shakespeare at the Symphony

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Saturday, October 8, 2016

National Symphony Orchestra National Symphony Orchestra: Shakespeare at the Symphony

Emanuel Ax, whose "pianism is always thoughtful, lyrical, [and] lustrous" (The Washington Post) returns in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. Juraj Valcuha also conducts a trio of Shakespeare-inspired pieces with scenes featuring the Bard's iconic couples.

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Emanuel Ax, whose "pianism is always thoughtful, lyrical, [and] lustrous" (The Washington Post) returns in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. Juraj Valcuha also conducts a trio of works by Korngold, Dvorák, and R. Strauss inspired by William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and Macbeth--with scenes throughout the evening featuring each play's iconic couple as brought to life by actors Naomi Jacobson and Craig Wallace under the direction of Alan Paul, Associate Artistic Director ofthe Shakespeare Theatre Company.

NOTE: THE FRIDAY PERFORMANCE IS A COFFEE CONCERT
Our wildly popular late-morning Coffee Concerts at 11:30 a.m. on select Fridays return for a second season! These concerts are perfectly timed so that you don't need to worry about rush hour traffic, both arriving and leaving.

Preceding each Coffee Concert, a la carte breakfast items will be available for purchase in the KC Café from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. The menu will consist of:
- Assorted muffins, scones, and croissants
- Bagels, cream cheese, butter, and jam
- Freshly cut fruit
- Coffee, tea, and juice

Performance Timing: Part One -37 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two -55 min.

JUST ADDED: Emanuel Ax will sign CDs after his performance with the NSO Thursday, October 6. The signing will occur post-concert in the Grand Foyer outside of the Concert Hall.