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National Symphony Orchestra: Dvořák's Cello Concerto

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Sunday, February 9, 2020

National Symphony Orchestra

“Music is life,” declared Carl Nielsen, “and like it, inextinguishable.” Composed against the backdrop of World War I, Nielsen’s Fourth is one of the most dramatic of symphonies ever composed, from the volcanic opening to the thrilling finale with a duel for two sets of timpani. French German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt makes his NSO debut playing a Dvořák favorite, the sublime Cello Concerto. This is music that makes you feel alive, and conductor Edward Gardner has it pulsing through his veins.

Price

$15.00 - $99.00

Run Time

Running Time: TBA

About

Edward Gardner, conductor
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
Grieg: Lyric Suite
Dvořák: Cello Concerto
Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”

“Music is life,” declared Carl Nielsen, “and like it, inextinguishable.” Composed against the backdrop of World War I, Nielsen’s Fourth is one of the most dramatic of symphonies ever composed, from the volcanic opening to the thrilling finale with a duel for two sets of timpani. French German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt makes his NSO debut playing a Dvořák favorite, the sublime Cello Concerto. This is music that makes you feel alive, and conductor Edward Gardner has it pulsing through his veins.


ForeWords
Beginning at 2 p.m. before the Feb. 9 performance
Before your concert, join us in the Justice Forum at the REACH for fascinating stories behind the music led by NPR’s Ted Libbey! Each ForeWords lasts 30 minutes and is free and open to the public. Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season.

AfterWords
Immediately following the Feb. 6 performance
Stay after the performance for an insightful discussion with the some of the exciting guest artists and NSO musicians featured on the night’s program, moderated by NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon. You may even have an opportunity to ask a question! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each AfterWords is free with your concert ticket.

Included In Packages

This event is part of these subscription packages

NSO Trio: Classical & Pops

Red Series - Thursdays

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