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Washington Performing Arts presents Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Washington Performing Arts presents Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:00 PM

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Washington Performing Arts Orchestra Series
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, chief conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Leonard Bernstein described Mahler as a "colossus... firmly planted in the rich, beloved nineteenth century." Marin Alsop has called Mahler's Symphony No. 5 "a large-scale journey, guaranteed to provide surprises and new discoveries along the way." The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (or Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks) and its Grammy Award-winning director Mariss Jansons--hailed by the Telegraph as "one of the greatest conductors of his generation"--return for a rare U.S. tour and present Mahler's monumental work in a not-to-be-missed performance. Violinist Leonidas Kavakos joins the orchestra for Korngold's lush, lyrical Violin Concerto.

Performance Timing: TBA