- Review - "NSO & Vladimir Ashkenazy, Staying True to Sibelius" The Washington Post - Washington, DC (May 30, 2008)
- Review - "Finnish Sounds Suit NSO Well" The Washington Post - Washington, DC (Mar. 9, 2007)
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National Symphony Orchestra: Osmo Vänskä, conductor / Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony, plus Sibelius and Aho
4/24/2014 - 4/26/2014
Renowned conductor Osmo Vänskä leads Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, Sibelius's Symphony No. 3, and Aho's Clarinet Concerto featuring the NSO debut of Martin Fröst, "a kinetic player with a vivid, interpretative imagination" (The New York Times).
National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Mahler's Symphony No. 5 / Leonidas Kavakos, violin, plays Sibelius's Violin Concerto
5/7/2015 - 5/9/2015
Leonidas Kavakos--who "combines utter mastery…with rich sound and searching musicianship" (New York Times)--begins his two-week residency with Sibelius's Violin Concerto. Eschenbach continues his Mahler exploration with Symphony No. 5.
National Symphony Orchestra: Leonidas Kavakos, conductor & violin: Works by J.S. Bach, Mussorgsky, & Sibelius
5/14/2015 - 5/16/2015
Leonidas Kavakos takes the podium for Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated by Ravel, and Sibelius's Pelléas and Mélisande. He also showcases his solo talents in J.S. Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1.