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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.

New & Noteworthy

[June Concerts Now On Sale]June Concerts Now On Sale

June concerts are now on sale featuring the NSO Family Concert Mozart's Magnificent Voyage, appearances by Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich, the NSO Pops with The Midtown Men, and 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.

[2014-2015 Season Announced]2014-2015 Season Announced

The National Symphony Orchestra has announced programming for the 2014–2015 season, featuring appearances by Joshua Bell, Daniil Trifonov, Arabella Steinbacher, Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and many more.

[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.