National Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite / Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Gustavo Gimeno leads the last fantasy-inspired program of the season, pairing Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite with Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Organist Paul Jacobs returns in the D.C. premiere of Christopher Rouse's Organ Concerto.

Price:

$15 - $89

Run Time:

Approx. 90 minutes

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Gustavo Gimeno leads the last fantasy-inspired program of the season, pairing Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite with Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Organist Paul Jacobs returns in the D.C. premiere of Christopher Rouse's Organ Concerto.

Performance Timing: Part One - 24 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 47 min.

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NEW THIS SEASON--FREE PRE-CONCERT LECTURES!
ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the following performances:
Friday, May 12
Saturday, May 13
Moderated by Ted Libbey

Take a journey into the fascinating stories behind the music led by knowledgeable and engaging artists and scholars! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each ForeWords begins at 6:45 p.m. (the Concert Hall doors open 15 minutes prior), lasts 30 minutes, and is free and open to the public.

OUR POPULAR FREE POST-CONCERT DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE!
AfterWords
Immediately following the Thursday, May 11 performance

Stay after the performance for an insightful discussion with the some of the exciting guest artists and NSO musicians featured on the night's program, moderated by NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon, You may even get an opportunity to ask a question! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each AfterWords is free with your concert ticket.

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