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National Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven at 250: Symphony No. 9

Friday, June 12, 2020 - Sunday, June 14, 2020

National Symphony Orchestra New to the NSO

The NSO culminates its tribute with Beethoven’s epic Ninth, the symphony by which all others are measured. Witness the vast cosmic drama of this groundbreaking piece, which was the first symphony to introduce vocals in an orchestration. With its grand emotional melodies and tremendous final “Ode to Joy,” Beethoven’s final symphony resounds as loudly today as it did two centuries ago.

Price

$15.00 - $99.00

Run Time

Running Time: TBA

About

The Consecration of the House—Overture
Elegischer Gesang
Symphony No. 9, “Choral”
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage, tenor
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone
The Washington Chorus; Christopher Bell, Artistic Director

The NSO culminates its tribute with Beethoven’s epic Ninth, the symphony by which all others are measured. Witness the vast cosmic drama of this groundbreaking piece, which was the first symphony to introduce vocals in an orchestration. With its grand emotional melodies and tremendous final “Ode to Joy,” Beethoven’s final symphony resounds as loudly today as it did two centuries ago.

Beethoven at 250
In honor of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Gianandrea Noseda leads the Orchestra in a three-week festival of concerts celebrating the composer’s remarkable genius and impact on music. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear all nine of his symphonies—music that resounds as loudly today as it did two centuries ago. All five programs will be recorded for future release.

“There were three artists who changed the world. Of course, there are many, many other great ones, but these actually changed the world: Da Vinci, Dante, and of course, Beethoven.”
—Gianandrea Noseda

ForeWords
Beginning at 7 p.m. before the June 12 & 13 performances
Before your concert, join us in the Justice Forum at the REACH for fascinating stories behind the music led by WETA’s Rich Kleinfeldt! Each ForeWords lasts 30 minutes and is free and open to the public. Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season.

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