Programming for the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, and Fortas Chamber Music Concerts
The National Symphony Orchestra welcomes dynamic new Music Director Gianandrea Noseda. Washington National Opera performs classic works by Verdi, Handel, and Rossini along with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein and diverse contemporary works. The Fortas Chamber Music season spotlights the breadth and depth of this amazing genre through 13 presentations in the newly renovated Terrace Theater. This is just the first of several season announcements this spring.
Gianandrea Noseda brings his energy and his passion for music to the NSO as its seventh music director. (Watch Video)
Free, public performance by Noseda and the Orchestra on the National Mall on Saturday, July 29 marks the start of a new era for the NSO
Leonard Bernstein at 100: A celebration of the American icon includes a reprise performance of the NSO-commissioned Songfest, WNO performing his biting satire, Candide, and a Fortas presentation of his songs with Bernstein’s son Alexander as narrator.
WNO performs a revival of its beloved family friendly production of The Little Prince for the holidays, and the American Opera Initiative returns in January 2018 with four world premieres.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts bring both rising young ensembles, such as the Calidore Quartet and Sphinx Virtuosi, and renowned artists,
More season announcements to come later this spring: Ballet, Dance, DEMO with Damian Woetzel, Mason Bates’s KC Jukebox, and Renée Fleming VOICES in March 2017; Theater and Performances for Young Audiences in April 2017; and Jazz and NSO Pops in May 2017.