National Symphony Orchestra: Sarah Hicks, conductor: Cameron Carpenter, organ, plays Barber / Works by Adams, Creston, Bates, & Copland

Thursday, December 03, 2015 - Saturday, December 05, 2015

Organist Cameron Carpenter returns for Barber's Toccata Festiva. Sarah Hicks also conducts Copland's Billy the Kid Suite, Mason Bates's Mothership. Adams's The Chairman Dances, and Creston's Dance Overture

Price:

$15.00 - $89.00

Run Time:

1 hour, 40 minutes




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About

Organist Cameron Carpenter is "one of the rare musicians who changes the game of his instrument… a smasher of cultural and classical music taboos" (Los Angeles Times). The "classical organ rebel" (The Washington Post) returns to play Barber's exuberant Toccata Festiva along with his own glittering improvisations on the Rubenstein Family Organ. The program also includes the first NSO performances of new Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates's Mothership, which mixes symphonic soundscapes with high-energy electronic dance rhythms. 

Conductor Sarah Hicks, who "leads with skill and warmth" (Raleigh News and Observer), makes her NSO classical subscription debut with additional works including Copland's Billy the Kid Suite, Adams's The Chairman Dances, and Creston's Dance Overture.


Performance Timing: Part One - 42 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 43 min.

AfterWords: Thu., Dec. 3 performance followed by a free discussion with the artists and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon.

Note: Cameron Carpenter will sign CDs and other materials following the performance on Sat., Dec. 5, Backstage in the Concert Hall Green Room.

Watch and Listen

NSO: DECLASSIFIED Mothership by Mason Bates Dec, 4, 2016

The NSO previews Billy the Kid Suite by Copland

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