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National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Gershwin’s An American in Paris

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Sunday, November 19, 2017

National Symphony Orchestra

Take a tour of Europe through works heavily inspired by Italy, France, and Spain. Gianandrea Noseda explores Respighi's Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), Chausson's Poème, Gershwin's An American in Paris, and Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat Suites No. 1 & 2.

Price

$15 - $89

Run Time

Approx. 1-1/2 hours

About

Take a tour of Europe through works heavily inspired by Italy, France, and Spain. Gianandrea Noseda explores Respighi's Fontane di Roma (Fountains of Rome), Chausson's Poème, Gershwin's An American in Paris, and Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat Suites No. 1 & 2.

Performance Timing: Part One - 35 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 45 min.

AfterWords 
Immediately following the Thu., Nov. 16 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 Ted Libbey
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., Nov. 18 performance and at 1:45 p.m. before the Sun., Nov. 19 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.

 

Program & Notes

Composer
Piece
Ottorino Respighi
Ernest Chausson

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