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National Symphony Orchestra: Glass's Itaipu & Auerbach's ARCTICA

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra

In his NSO debut, Teddy Abrams will lead two programs of pieces by Dvořák and Sibelius as well as a work by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates. The Thursday concert will conclude with Philip Glass’s Itaipu, and the Saturday concert will conclude with contemporary Russian-American composer and pianist Lera Auerbach in the world premiere of her piece ARCTICA.

Price

$15 - $89

Run Time

Running Time: TBA

About

Direct Current Festival I: Glass’s Itaipu
Thu., Mar. 28, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Teddy Abrams, conductor
The Choral Arts Society of Washington: Scott Tucker, Artistic Director
Dvořák: In Nature's Realm
Sibelius: The Oceanides
M. Bates: Sea-Blue Circuitry
P. Glass: Itaipu

Direct Current Festival II: ARCTICA
Sat., Mar. 30, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Lera Auerbach, piano
The Washington Chorus: Christopher Bell, Artistic Director
Dvořák: In Nature's Realm
Sibelius: The Oceanides
M. Bates: Sea-Blue Circuitry
L. Auerbach: ARCTICA - Lera Auerbach’s Symphonic Journey to the Arctic (World premiere, NSO Co-commission)

In his NSO debut, Teddy Abrams will lead two programs of pieces by Dvorák and Sibelius as well as a work by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates. The Thursday concert will conclude with Philip Glass’s Itaipu, and the Saturday concert will conclude with the world premiere of contemporary Russian-American composer Lera Auerbach’s ARCTICA.




ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., Mar. 30 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., Mar. 28 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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