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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: Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4--Why Italy?
4/25/2014 8:00 PM
For aficionados and newcomers alike, this series uses actors, narration, excerpts, and multimedia to share captivating stories behind a score, followed by a full performance of the work. This event explores Mendelssohn's delightful "Italian" Symphony.
- Washington Performing Arts Society: Benjamin Grosvenor, piano 4/29/2014 7:30 PM
National Symphony Orchestra: Matthew Halls, conductor: Paul Jacobs, organ, plays Poulenc's Organ Concerto / Works by J.S. Bach & Mendelssohn
10/1/2014 - 10/4/2014
"Supremely gifted" (Chicago Tribune) Paul Jacobs makes his NSO debut in Poulenc's Organ Concerto. Also on the program: J.S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue plus Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 2 with singers Tamara Wilson, Twyla Robinson, and Paul Appleby.
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National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Midori, violin, plays Schumann's Violin Concerto / Symphonies by Mendelssohn & Mozart
10/30/2014 - 11/1/2014
An artist of "great imagination and depth" (Philadelphia Inquirer), Midori plays the first NSO performances of Schumann's Violin Concerto on a program that includes Mendelssohn's "Reformation" Symphony and Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Quatuor Ébène
11/7/2014 7:30 PM
One of the most creative ensembles on the international chamber music scene today, they make their Fortas debut with Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 20 and Mendelssohn's powerful String Quartet in A minor followed by a journey into their jazz repertoire.
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