National Symphony Orchestra: Portraits of America featuring Rhapsody in Blue / Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - Sunday, January 22, 2017

The NSO's next Music Director joins "insightful [and] energetic" (The New York Times) pianist Jon Kimura Parker for a celebration of America's musical landscape featuring works by Gershwin, Bernstein, John Williams, and more.

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$15.00 - $99.00

Run Time:

Approx. 95 minutes

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Music Director Designate Gianandrea Noseda leads a celebration of America's musical landscape with works ranging from Copland's Lincoln Portrait with live narration by Tony Award(r)-winning actress Phylicia Rashad to Gershwin's beloved Rhapsody in Blue featuring "insightful [and] energetic" (The New York Times) pianist Jon Kimura Parker--plus favorites by Bernstein, John Williams, and more.

For best seating, join us on Sunday, January 22!

Running Time: Part One - 44 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 32 min.

Two AfterWords: 
The Thursday, Jan. 19 performance will be followed by a free discussion with NSO Music Director Designate Gianandrea Noseda and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon. The Sunday, Jan. 22 performance will be followed by a free discussion with NSO Music Director Designate Gianandrea Noseda and Kennedy Center Chairman of the Board David M. Rubenstein.  

Program and Notes

Traditional
The Star-Spangled Banner
--Stravinsky arrangement
John Williams
Music from the movie, Lincoln
Aaron Copland
Lincoln Portrait
Leonard Bernstein
Fanfare for the Inauguration of JFK
John Williams
Suite from the movie, JFK
George Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue

Watch and Listen

Gianandrea Noseda previews 2016-17 NSO Concerts

NSO announces Gianandrea Noseda as Music Director

NSO/Medici Livestream Trailer

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