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National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Pictures from an Exhibition

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018

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NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda conducts a program of music inspired by the visual arts including Rachmaninoff’s The Isle of the Dead, Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, and Musorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition.

Price

$15.00 - $89.00

Run Time

Running Time: TBA

About

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead
Respighi: Trittico botticelliano
Musorgsky/Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition

A rowboat approaching a desolate island. A goddess on a half-shell emerging from water. A bittersweet stroll through the gallery of a departed friend. Image and sound can link with extraordinary power when one inspires the other. NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda conducts a program of music inspired by the visual arts including Rachmaninoff’s The Isle of the Dead, a tone poem influenced by Swiss symbolist Arnold Böcklin’s painting; Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, a triptych suite born from Sandro Botticelli paintings including “The Birth of Venus”; and Musorgsky’s blazing Pictures from an Exhibition, a series of movements that bring artworks by Victor Hartmann to symphonic life.


ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Fri., Sep. 28 and Sat., Sep. 29 performances
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.

AfterWords
Immediately following the Thu., Sep. 27 performance
Stay after the performance for an insightful discussion with the some of the exciting guest artists 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.

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