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National Symphony Orchestra: Seong-Jin Cho Plays Ravel’s Piano Concerto

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Saturday, April 27, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra

Our superstar Music Director leads young virtuoso Seong-Jin Cho, who the LA Times says is “on the threshold of a major career,” in Ravel's Piano Concerto inspired by jazz the composer heard on his travels to New York and New Orleans in the 1920’s. This all-French program also includes Saint-Saëns’s majestic “Organ” Symphony and Franck's The Accursed Huntsman.

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Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Franck: The Accursed Huntsman
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

Our superstar Music Director leads young virtuoso Seong-Jin Cho, who the LA Times says is “on the threshold of a major career,” in Ravel's Piano Concerto inspired by jazz the composer heard on his travels to New York and New Orleans in the 1920’s. This all-French program also includes Saint-Saëns’s majestic “Organ” Symphony and Franck's The Accursed Huntsman.

Performance Timing: Part One - 36 min.; Intermission - 20 min.; Part Two - 36 min.


NOTE: THE FRIDAY PERFORMANCE IS A COFFEE CONCERT
Our wildly popular late-morning Coffee Concerts at 11:30 a.m. on select Fridays return for a third season! These concerts are perfectly timed so that you don't need to worry about rush hour traffic, both arriving and leaving.
Preceding each Coffee Concert, à la carte breakfast items will be available for purchase in the KC Café from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. The menu will consist of:
- Assorted muffins, scones, and croissants
- Bagels, cream cheese, butter, and jam
- Freshly cut fruit
- Coffee, tea, and juice

ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., Apr. 27 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.