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Noseda/ Beethoveen

National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Beethoven’s “Eroica”

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - Saturday, November 11, 2017

Select dates for the concerts below feature ForeWords and/or AfterWords discussions! National Symphony Orchestra

Our new Music Director conducts Beethoven's tribute to the heroic ideal on a program that also includes music spotlighting soprano Corinne Winters. 

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No one would argue Beethoven loved drama. Case in point: When Napoleon crowned himself emperor, Beethoven immediately ripped out the title for his new score Bonaparte and renamed it “Eroica.” And with the music itself, he swept away all previous notions of what a symphony could be. Gianandrea Noseda leads the NSO in the “Eroica” Symphony—Beethoven’s revolutionary tribute to the heroic ideal.

Fresh from his season opening gala—which the Washington Post called “an exhilarating night… leaving those who were there wanting more”—Noseda returns to DC for a program that also includes Webern's Passacaglia, along with Dallapiccola's Partita featuring acclaimed soprano Corinne Winters.

Performance Timing: Part One - 45 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 60 min.

Immediately following the Thu., Nov. 9 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 have an opportunity to ask a question! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each AfterWords is free with your concert ticket.

ForeWords, with Deb Lamberton
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., Nov. 11 performance

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.

Watch and Listen

Meet Noseda: Discovering the Music

Meet Noseda: Conducting Style

Meet Noseda: Beginnings

Meet Noseda: Bringing People Together

NSO announces Gianandrea Noseda as Music Director

NSO musicians describe new Music Director Gianandrea Noseda