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National Symphony Orchestra: Gaffigan conducts Russian Masterpieces

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018

National Symphony Orchestra

Acclaimed American conductor James Gaffigan returns to lead a program of Russian masterworks including Prokofiev’s Third Symphony and Khachaturian’s Suite from Masquerade. Charismatic pianist Simon Trpčeski will play Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a piece famously written for the composer’s son.

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Price

$15 - $89

Run Time

Running Time: TBA

About

James Gaffigan, conductor
Simon Trpčeski, piano

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2
KhachaturianMasquerade—Suite

Acclaimed American conductor James Gaffigan returns to lead a program of Russian masterworks including Prokofiev’s thrilling Third Symphony, a work of dramatic climaxes, rich melodies, and vivid orchestral color, and Khachaturian’s Suite from Masquerade. Charismatic pianist Simon Trpčeski will play Shostokovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a piece famously written for the composer’s son.


ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Fri., Nov. 3 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.

AfterWords
Immediately following the Thu., Nov.1  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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