The Kennedy Center


National Symphony Orchestra: Baroque & Beyond

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - Saturday, March 16, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra

Early music specialist Ton Koopman—who brought out a “tour de force” (The Washington Post) performance in his NSO debut two years ago—returns with more baroque and classical gems by C.P.E. Bach, Mozart, Haydn, and others, including several delights the NSO has never performed before! 

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Ton Koopman, conductor

Rebel: Les élémens – Ouverture “Le Cahos”
Rameau: Les Indes Galantes—Suite
C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in G major
Mozart: Serenata notturna
Haydn: Symphony No. 83, "La Poule"

Ton Koopman is a champion of baroque music, conducting the world's top orchestras in performances and on recordings. Experience his "sublime" artistry (NY Times) with the NSO in colorful program of baroque favorites and more.

Performance Timing: Part One - 40 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 35 min.

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

Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., Mar. 16 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.