The Kennedy Center

Gianandrea Noseda

National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - Saturday, November 5, 2016

National Symphony Orchestra National Symphony Orchestra: Shakespeare at the Symphony

In his first NSO concerts since his announcement as the orchestra's incoming Music Director, conductor Gianandrea Noseda leads Prokofiev's complete ballet score inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Search for Current Events


In London, he led a world-renowned orchestra to artistic triumph. In Italy, his innovative vision propelled a centuries-old theater into a new era. So it's no surprise that all of Washington has been abuzz since the NSO announced Gianandrea Noseda as its next Music Director, beginning with the 2017–2018 season. In this program, the internationally revered conductor joins the NSO for the first time since his new leadership role was announced, bringing an authentic spirit to a classic tale of a love fated by the stars. 

These performances of Prokofiev's complete ballet score Romeo and Juliet--a musical dreamscape filled with romance, passion, and betrayal--also include on-screen visual projections that evoke the most iconic moments of this unforgettable story.

Performance Timing: Two hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO late seating for this performance. Please plan to arrive with sufficient time to be seated before the performance begins.

Program & Notes


What People are Saying

Watch and Listen

NSO announces Gianandrea Noseda as Music Director

Gianandrea Noseda previews 2016-17 NSO Concerts

Dance of the Knights from Romeo and Juliet

A Salute to Slava: Jane Bowyer Stewart

A Salute to Slava: Glenn Garlick

A Salute to Slava: Gianandrea Noseda

A Salute to Slava: Trombonist Matt Guilford Plays and Shares Fond Memories

A Salute to Slava: Christoph Eschenbach

A Salute to Slava: Lambert Orkis