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National Symphony Orchestra: Unexpected Italy (I): Liszt & Rossini

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Friday, May 17, 2019

Unexpected Italy: A Celebration of Italian Culture National Symphony Orchestra

As part of the Kennedy Center’s celebration of Unexpected Italy, Gianandrea Noseda leads the NSO, the University of Maryland Concert Choir, and a stellar cast of soloists in Rossini’s popular Stabat Mater. The program also features Liszt’s Dante Symphony, an innovative masterpiece inspired by the great Italian poet’s Divine Comedy.
No Late Seating, please see below.

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Note: There is no late seating for this performance. Please plan to arrive at the Kennedy Center with sufficient time for parking, picking up tickets, and being seated in the Concert Hall.

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Erika Grimaldi, soprano
Chiara Amarù, mezzo-soprano
Michele Angelini, tenor
Marko Mimica, bass-baritone
University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, director

Liszt: Dante Symphony
Rossini: Stabat Mater

Performance Timing: Part One - 52 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 62 min.


As part of the Kennedy Center’s celebration of Unexpected Italy, Gianandrea Noseda leads the NSO, the University of Maryland Concert Choir, and a stellar cast of soloists in Rossini’s popular Stabat Mater. The program also features Liszt’s Dante Symphony, an innovative masterpiece inspired by the great Italian poet’s Divine Comedy.
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture.

ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Fri., May 17 performance
Take a journey into the fascinating stories behind the music led by knowledgeable and engaging artists and scholars! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each ForeWords begins at 6:45 p.m. (the Concert Hall doors open 15 minutes prior), lasts 30 minutes, and is free and open to the public.

Organ Postlude: The Thu., May 16 performance will be followed by a mini-recital on the Kennedy Center Concert Hall's Rubenstein Family Organ, free with purchase of concert ticket.