National Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Concert Hall

The youngest-ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Akiko Suwanai, joins Noseda for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, a work radiating Russian spirit. 

Feb. 27 - 29, 2020

upcoming dates

  • Thu. Feb. 27, 2020 7p.m.

    MyTix Student Rush
  • Fri. Feb. 28, 2020 11:30a.m.

    Student Rush
  • Sat. Feb. 29, 2020 8p.m.

  • Genre


  • Price Range

    $15.00 – $99.00

Akiko Suwanai


Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Akiko Suwanai, violin
BarberFirst Essay (Thu. & Sat. only)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky/Stravinsky: "Bluebird" Pas de deux & Variation d'Aurore from The Sleeping Beauty (Thu. & Sat. only)
Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements (Thu. & Sat. only)
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” (Fri. only)

The youngest-ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Akiko Suwanai joins Noseda for Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, a work that radiates Russian spirit. Thursday and Saturday’s program concludes with Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements and Friday’s performance concludes with Dvořák’s “New World Symphony,” two pieces that evoke the Russian and Czech composers’ enthusiastic immersion into American culture.

Preceding each Coffee Concert, à la carte breakfast items will be available for purchase in the KC Café from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. The menu will consist of:
- Assorted muffins, scones, and croissants
- Bagels, cream cheese, butter, and jam
- Freshly cut fruit
- Coffee, tea, and juice

Beginning at 7 p.m. before the Feb. 29 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.

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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 Dr. and Mrs. Paul G. Stern.

Support for the 2020 Asia Tour is provided by
ANA, All Nippon Airways
Jennifer and David Fischer

Stephen and Christine Schwarzman
The Starr Foundation

The NSO's performance at Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan is sponsored by United Technologies Corporation

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

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