About the National Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra's 84th season is its fifth under the leadership of Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, who also serves as the Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Founded in 1931 and an affiliate company of the Kennedy Center since 1986, the Orchestra has maintained its commitment to artistic excellence and music education. The Orchestra numbers 96 musicians, and two librarians, presenting a year-long season of approximately 150 concerts each year.
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Musicians

Music Director

Conductors

photo of Christoph Eschenbach Christoph Eschenbach
Music Director
photo of Steven Reineke Steven Reineke
Principal Pops Conductor
photo of Ankush Kumar Bahl Ankush Kumar Bahl
Assistant Conductor

First Violins

Second Violins

Violas

Cellos

Basses

Horns

Trumpets

Harp

Flutes

Oboes

Clarinets

Bassoons

Trombones

Tuba

Timpani

Percussion

Keyboard

Organ

Librarians

Contact Information

  • National Symphony Orchestra
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Phone: 202-416-8100
    Fax: 202-416-8105

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210

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