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NSO Blog

The Biking Bassoonist
Published: Mar 27, 2014

Music and Healing: NSO Sound Health
Published: Jan 17, 2014

It’s the Holiday Season!
Published: Dec 9, 2013

What’s That On Stage? The Cimbalom!
Published: Nov 14, 2013

Last Stand Quartet: First Rate Musicians
Published: Nov 8, 2013

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Meet the Music Director

Christoph Eschenbach Christoph Eschenbach

Learn more about Maestro Eschenbach: the Music Director of both the Kennedy Center and National Symphony Orchestra.

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[2014–2015 Subscriptions Now Available]2014–2015 Subscriptions Now Available

Get 1 concert "free" when you subscribe to our 2014-2015 season! Guarantee your seats to dazzling guest artists like Leonidas Kavakos, Midori, Claudio Bohórquez, and Daniil Trifonov plus a spectacular Tchaikovsky celebration, "Mahler Explored," and much more.

[NSO @ Wolf Trap Summer Concerts Now On Sale]NSO @ Wolf Trap Summer Concerts Now On Sale

For 2014, the NSO's annual series of summer concerts at Wolf Trap features appearances by Yo-Yo Ma, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Matthew Morrison; the opera Carmen; and the fun film-and-music events Pixar in Concert, Disney Fantasia, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

[Kennedy Center News Now Online]Kennedy Center News Now Online

Kennedy Center News is now available to read online! The May-August issue features the National Symphony Orchestra NEW MOVES: Symphony + Dance series,guest artists Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich, summer concerts at Wolf Trap, and more.

[Christoph Eschenbach's Contract Extended through 2016-2017]Christoph Eschenbach's Contract Extended through 2016-2017

“My experiences here have exceeded my expectations,” he says. “The NSO is an orchestra eager to make music together, and to make every rehearsal, and every composition an adventure."

[Steven Reineke's Contract Extended through 2017-2018]Steven Reineke's Contract Extended through 2017-2018

Since his appointment in the 2011-12 season, Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke has led the NSO in more than 50 performances at the Kennedy Center, at Wolf Trap, and on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.