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National Symphony Orchestra: Shaham & Mozart

Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2019

“One of today’s preeminent violinists” (The New York Times), Grammy® winner Gil Shaham brings his flawless technique and inimitable spirit to Mozart’s formidable Fifth Violin Concerto, a work of dramatic scope and electrifying imagination.

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National Symphony Orchestra: Debussy's La mer & Ravel’s Shéhérazade

Apr 11 - Apr 13, 2019

Debussy’s beloved tone poem inspired by the sea is just one of many highlights on this colorful all-French program led by veteran conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier. Renowned mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke joins the NSO for Ravel’s Shéhérazade, the composer’s enchanting song cycle about the heroine and narrator of The Arabian Nights.

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National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Apr 18 - Apr 20, 2019

The iconic opening motif of Beethoven’s Fifth has astounded audiences since its 1808 premiere, and conductor Gianandrea Noseda will bring fresh perspective to this revolutionary masterpiece with all of its original urgency and triumph intact in a program that includes Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 2 and Brahms’s Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn.

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National Symphony Orchestra: Mozart Forever II

Jun 18 - Jun 19, 2019

Nathalie Stutzmann continues the NSO’s celebration of Mozart in a concert with opens with the dramatic Overture to Don Giovanni. The program will also contain Mozart’s Symphonies No. 25 and 40, as well as his Horn Concerto No. 4 featuring NSO Principal Horn Abel Pereira.

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