National Symphony Orchestra

Noseda conducts Mahler’s Fifth and Schubert

Concert Hall

Passion, rage, tenderness, joy, sorrow—Mahler's Fifth has it all. It begins with the fateful call of a lone trumpet...then explodes into an enormous work of drama and power. Noseda leads the towering showpiece in a program that also features Schubert’s great “Unfinished” Symphony.

Feb. 20 - 22, 2020

upcoming dates

  • Thu. Feb. 20, 2020 7p.m.

    Student Rush
  • Fri. Feb. 21, 2020 8p.m.

    MyTix Student Rush
  • Sat. Feb. 22, 2020 8p.m.

    Student Rush

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  • Price Range

    $15.00 – $104.00

NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda


Schubert Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
Mahler Symphony No. 5

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony is not unfinished at all. Its brilliance lies in the composer’s deliberate decision to leave the masterpiece as is, and no music lover would have it any other way. With compassion for man’s mortality, Schubert packs a lifetime of hope, suffering, and joy into just two perfect movements. Concluding the program is Mahler’s expressive, powerful Symphony No. 5, balancing heartache and glory.

Beginning at 7 p.m. before the Feb. 21 & 22 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.

Immediately following the Feb. 20 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.


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The NSO Music Director Chair is generously endowed by Roger and Victoria Sant.

This NSO concert week is generously sponsored by The Leonard and Elaine Silverstein Family Foundation Fund for the National Symphony Orchestra.

The Blue Series and the NSO's performance at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan is sponsored by United Technologies Corporation.


Support for the National Symphony Orchestra's 2020 Asia Tour is provided by
ANA, All Nippon Airways
Jennifer and David Fischer

Stephen and Christine Schwarzman
The Starr Foundation

Friends of the Asia Tour
Amway Japan
The Honorable Barbara H. Franklin and Mr. Wallace Barnes
Glen S. and Sakie T. Fukushima
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Tanaka Memorial Foundation

Terms and Conditions

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

All ticket prices are subject to change based on demand. Purchase early to lock in prices and the best seats!

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