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NSO Opening Night 2015

National Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Ball Concert: Christoph Eschenbach & Steven Reineke, conductors

Sunday, September 20, 2015 7:00 PM

National Symphony Orchestra

Broadway star Sutton Foster and percussion sensation Martin Grubinger join NSO/Kennedy Center Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke to kick off the NSO's new season.

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Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke join forces with two extraordinary guest artists to launch the NSO's 2015–2016 season with a dazzling evening of contemporary and classical favorites.

Framed by treasured masterpieces from Prokofiev and Smetana, the concert spotlights percussion sensation Martin Grubinger in selections from cutting-edge concertos by Keiko Abe and Tan Dun, as well as an Astor Piazzolla tango classic. Then, two-time Tony Award winner and star of TV Land's Younger Sutton Foster offers a soaring sampling of musical theater hits--from the Golden Age delights of Guys and Dolls and Singin' in the Rain to the more modern Broadway fare of Company and The Bridges of Madison County--before putting her spin on an exhilarating arrangement of Gershwin's beloved "I Got Rhythm." There's a little something for everyone in this starry opening to a brand-new season! Who could ask for anything more?

Performance Timing: TBA