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National Symphony Orchestra: Eschenbach conducts Ravel's Boléro / Carpenter plays Poulenc

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Saturday, April 25, 2020

National Symphony Orchestra New to the NSO

Christoph Eschenbach returns once more to lead an all-French program featuring Ravel’s famous Boléro. The sultry slow-burn never fails to excite audiences, unfolding with increasingly rich combinations in the longest-sustained crescendo of any orchestral work. Rock star organist Cameron Carpenter, “a modern-day throwback to the flamboyant virtuosos of the 19th century” (NPR), joins the Orchestra in Poulenc’s vibrant Organ Concerto.

Price

$15.00 - $99.00

Run Time

Approx. 1-1/2 hours

About

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ
Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Poulenc: Organ Concerto
Bizet: L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Ravel: Boléro

Christoph Eschenbach returns once more to lead an all-French program featuring Ravel’s famous Boléro. The sultry slow-burn never fails to excite audiences, unfolding with increasingly rich combinations in the longest-sustained crescendo of any orchestral work. Rock star organist Cameron Carpenter, “a modern-day throwback to the flamboyant virtuosos of the 19th century” (NPR), joins the Orchestra in Poulenc’s vibrant Organ Concerto.

ForeWords
Beginning at 7 p.m. before the Apr. 23 & 25 performances
Before your concert, join us in the Justice Forum at the REACH for fascinating stories behind the music led by WETA’s John Banther! Each ForeWords lasts 30 minutes and is free and open to the public. Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season.

Organ Postlude: the Apr. 25 performance followed by a mini-recital on the Kennedy Center Concert Hall’s Rubenstein Family Organ, free with purchase of concert ticket.

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