National Symphony Orchestra

Eschenbach conducts Boléro
Carpenter plays Poulenc

Concert Hall

Christoph Eschenbach leads an all-French program featuring Ravel’s sultry slow-burn, Boléro. Rock star organist Cameron Carpenter, “a modern-day throwback to the flamboyant virtuosos of the 19th century” (NPR), performs Poulenc’s vibrant Organ Concerto.

Apr. 23 - 25, 2020

upcoming dates

  • Thu. Apr. 23, 2020 7p.m.

  • Fri. Apr. 24, 2020 8p.m.

  • Sat. Apr. 25, 2020 8p.m.

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  • Price Range

    $15.00 – $99.00


Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ
DebussyPrélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Poulenc: Organ Concerto
BizetL’Arlésienne Suite No. 2
RavelPavane pour une infante défunte

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.

Beginning at 7 p.m. before the Apr. 25 performance
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.

The Blue Series is sponsored by United Technologies Corporation.

This NSO concert week is generously sponsored by The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation.

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