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2016 European Tour

European Tour: Traveling February 2 – 20, 2016

  • Madrid

    Madrid Tickets: Auditorio Nacional de Música/National Auditorium of Music

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    February 4, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

    Rouse
    Phaethon
    Schubert
    Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished"
    Brahms
    Symphony No. 1

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Daniel Müller-Schott, cello
    February 5, 2016, 10:30 p.m.

    Wagner
    Overture to Tannhäuser
    Dvořák
    Cello Concerto
    Brahms
    Piano Quartet, orchestrated by Schoenberg

    The National Symphony Orchestra begins the 2016 European Tour with two performances at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Spain. The NSO's performances in Spain date back to 1967, as part of its first-ever European tour.

  • Oviedo

    Oviedo Tickets: Palacio de Congresos Y Auditorio Príncipe Felipe

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Daniel Müller-Schott, cello
    February 6, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

    Rouse
    Phaethon
    Dvořák
    Cello Concerto
    Brahms
    Piano Quartet, orchestrated by Schoenberg

    Virtuoso cellist Daniel Müller-Schott joins the National Symphony Orchestra in Dvořák Cello Concerto in Oviedo. The concert marks the NSO's first visit to the city on the Bay of Biscay.  Also on the program is Phaethon, by American composer Christopher Rouse.

  • Regensburg

    Regensburg Tickets: Audimax der Universität Regensburg

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Daniel Müller-Schott, cello
    February 8, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

    Weber
    Overture to Der Freischütz
    Dvořák
    Cello Concerto
    Brahms
    Symphony No. 1

    The NSO moves on to Regensburg, with its historic medieval center. It is the NSO's first stop in Germany, and marks the NSO's first visit to the city.

  • Vienna

    Vienna Tickets: Wiener Konzerthaus

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Lang Lang, piano
    February 9, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

    Rouse
    Phaethon
    Grieg
    Piano Concerto
    Brahms
    Piano Quartet, orchestrated by Schoenberg

    Lang Lang joins the NSO tour in Vienna, to perform the Grieg Piano Concerto. The National Symphony Orchestra performed in the century-old Konzerthaus in 2002, with Leonard Slatkin conducting. The tour repertoire includes a relative rarity, Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms's Piano Quartet.

  • Düsseldorf

    Dusseldorf Tickets: Tonhalle

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Lang Lang, piano
    February 11, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

    Wagner
    Overture to Tannhäuser
    Grieg
    Piano Concerto
    Beethoven
    Symphony No. 7

    The National Symphony Orchestra returns to Düsseldorf. Its most recent appearance at this venue took place in 2013, with Christoph Eschenbach.

  • Hamburg

    Hamburg Tickets: Laeiszhalle

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Lang Lang, piano
    February, 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

    Wagner
    Overture to Tannhäuser
    Grieg
    Piano Concerto
    Beethoven
    Symphony No. 7

    The NSO and Lang Lang continue on to Hamburg, Germany. The city was first visited by the National Symphony Orchestra in 1982, led by then-Music Director Mstislav Rostropovich, and most recently in 2013, with Christoph Eschenbach.

  • Luxembourg City

    Luxembourg Tickets: Philharmonie Luxembourg

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Lang Lang, piano
    February 13, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

    Weber
    Overture to Der Freischütz
    Grieg
    Piano Concerto
    Brahms
    Piano Quartet, orchestrated by Schoenberg

    The next stop on the National Symphony Orchestra's European tour is Luxembourg, marking the NSO's first visit to this country.

  • Munich

    Munich Tickets: Gasteig Philharmonie

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Daniel Müller-Schott, cello
    February 15, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

    Wagner
    Overture to Tannhäuser
    Dvořák
    Cello Concerto
    Beethoven
    Symphony No. 7

    The NSO has performed in Munich only once before, in 1982.

  • Berlin

    Berlin Tickets: Philharmonie Berlin

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Lang Lang, piano
    February 17, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

    Wagner
    Overture to Tannhäuser
    Grieg
    Piano Concerto
    Brahms
    Symphony No. 1

    The National Symphony Orchestra first performed in West Berlin in 1967, most recently in 2002.

  • Wrocław

    Wroclaw Tickets: National Forum of Music

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Lang Lang, Piano
    February 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

    Rouse
    Phaethon
    Grieg
    Piano Concerto
    Brahms
    Piano Quartet, orchestrated by Schoenberg

    This is the NSO's first visit to Poland, and Wrocław (formerly Breslau, Germany) is the birthplace of Maestro Eschenbach. The NSO will perform in the opening season of Wrocław's new concert hall.

  • Warsaw

    Warsaw Tickets: Opera Narodowa, Polish National Opera

    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Daniel Müller-Schott, cello
    February 19, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

    Penderecki
    Adagio from Symphony No. 3 for String Orchestra
    Dvořák
    Cello Concerto
    Beethoven
    Symphony No. 7

    The final stop on the National Symphony Orchestra's European tour will be at the Polish National Opera in the capital. In Warsaw, the concert will include a work by Poland's most eminent composer, Krzysztof Penderecki, who had a particularly close association with the NSO during the music directorship of Mstislav Rostropovich.

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