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National Symphony Orchestra: Noseda conducts Mahler's First Symphony

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - Sunday, December 9, 2018

National Symphony Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda conducts a program of spirited and expressive works including Mahler’s groundbreaking First Symphony. The NSO will also premiere Art of War, a new work by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates.

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Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Mason Bates: Art of War (World premiere, NSO Hechinger Commission)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1

Gianandrea Noseda conducts a program of spirited and expressive works including Mahler’s groundbreaking First Symphony. The NSO will also premiere a new work by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates.

Performance Timing: Part One - 30 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 60 min.

ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., Dec. 8 performance and at 1:45 p.m. before the Sun., Dec. 9 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., Dec. 6 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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Mason Bates Art of War Trailer