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National Symphony Orchestra: Unexpected Italy (II): Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - Saturday, June 1, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra

NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda continues the Kennedy Center’s Spring celebration of his home country with a program featuring works by Respighi, Casella, and perhaps Rachmaninoff’s best-known work, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring pianist Francesco Piemontesi.

Price

$15.00 - $89.00

Run Time

1 hour, 45 minutes

About

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano

Respighi: “Ancient Airs and Dances” – Suite No.2
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Casella: Symphony No. 2

NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda continues the Kennedy Center’s Spring celebration of his home country with a program featuring works by Respighi, Casella, and perhaps Rachmaninoff’s best-known work, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring pianist Francesco Piemontesi.

Performance Timing: Part One - 45 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 45 min.

ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., June 1 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., May 30 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.
 

Program & Notes

Composer
Piece
Alfredo Casella

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