National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Tzimon Barto, piano, plays Gershwin
Christoph Eschenbach conducts Tzimon Barto in Gershwin's Piano Concerto. Also on the program is Remembering JFK (An American Elegy) by Peter Lieberson, with narration by Richard Dreyfuss of text taken from President Kennedy's speeches and writings.
- Jan. 22 - 24, 2011
- Concert Hall
- 70 minutes
- $20.00 - $85.00
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AfterWords with Christoph Eschenbach, Richard Dreyfuss, Tzimon Barto, Joseph Horowitz, and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon, following the Sunday afternoon concert, Jan. 23.
Program and Notes
- Remembering JFK (An American Elegy)
- A commission of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C., Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director, through a generous gift from the John and June Hechinger Commissioning Fund for New Orchestral Works.
- Fanfare for the Inauguration of JFK
- Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
- Piano Concerto
Watch and Listen
Among the finest conductors the world over, Maestro Christoph Eschenbach became the Music Director of the NSO and the Kennedy Center in 2010. Explore Eschenbach's history: his life, his career, his passionate dedication to the arts.
General Dynamics is the proud sponsor of the National Symphony Orchestra Classical Season.
The NSO performances of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration are generously supported in part by Constance Milstein de La Haye St. Hilaire and Jehan-Christophe de La Haye St. Hilaire.
The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is the 2011 Rubenstein Program and is made possible through the generosity of David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Altria Group, Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, Grace and Morton Bender, and David Gregory and Beth Wilkinson.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.