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Nicholas Stovall, NSO principal oboe, explains why he's excited to be a part of Ravel's "Le Tombeau de Couperin" in the Concert Hall.
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National Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Ball Concert: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Steven Reineke, conductor / Joshua Bell, violin / Kelli O'Hara, vocals
9/21/2014 7:00 PM
The NSO kicks off its 2014-2015 season with a French-inspired program led by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and featuring superstar violinist Joshua Bell and Tony-nominated vocalist Kelli O'Hara.
- Washington Performing Arts presents: Steven Lin, piano 9/27/2014 2:00 PM
- 36th Young Concert Artists Series: Yun-Chin Zhou, piano 10/14/2014 7:30 PM
China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra with Yuja Wang
11/3/2014 7:30 PM
Provocative piano prodigy Yuja Wang brings her "practically superhuman keyboard technique" (San Francisco Chronicle) to Ravel's Piano Concerto on a program from Beijing's China NCPA Orchestra.
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- 36th Young Concert Artists Series: Stephen Waarts, violin 12/9/2014 7:30 PM
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works by Bartók, Ravel, Bowen, & Arensky
1/11/2015 2:00 PM
The acclaimed ensemble of NSO musicians plays a selection for Bartók's Duos for Two Violins, plus Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello, Bowen's Fantasia for Four Violas, and Arensky's Quartet for Violin, Viola, and Two Cellos.
National Symphony Orchestra: Matthias Pintscher, conductor: Karen Gomyo, violin, plays Pintscher's Mar'eh / Works by Fauré & Ravel
2/19/2015 - 2/21/2015
Matthias Pintscher conducts his U.S. premiere violin concerto featuring "first-rate" (Chicago Tribune) Karen Gomyo, Fauré's Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, and Ravel's complete Daphnis et Chloé.
National Symphony Orchestra: Iberian Suite: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Four French Composers Inspired by Spain
3/12/2015 - 3/14/2015
Iberian culture's impact on France is explored through Ravel's Boléro, Charbrier's España, Debussy's Ibéria, and Lalo's Symphonie espagnole featuring violinist Leticia Muñoz Moreno's NSO debut.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet
3/26/2015 7:30 PM
The eight-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble returns with a program that features three works by Purcell, two Fantasias and his stately Chacony arranged by Britten; Beethoven's stirring "Harp" Quartet; and Ravel's beautiful String Quartet.
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.
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