About the NSO

National Symphony Orchestra

Explore our rich history, get to know our musicians, meet today's leadership, and find out how you can get involved.

Meet the Orchestra

Meet the Orchestra

Get to know the musicians of The National Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Music Director Gianandrea Noseda.

The 2019–2020 season marks the National Symphony Orchestra's 89th, and Gianandrea Noseda's third as its music director. The Italian conductor serves as the Orchestra's seventh music director, joining the NSO's legacy of such distinguished leaders as Christoph Eschenbach, Leonard Slatkin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Antal Dorati, Howard Mitchell, and Hans Kindler. The Orchestra's artistic leadership also includes Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and Artistic Advisor Ben Folds.

Explore our History

Leadership, Administration, and Governance

Artistic Leadership

The NSO's 87th season is its first under the leadership of Music Director Gianandrea Noseda.  The Orchestra's artistic leadership also includes Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and Artistic Advisor Ben Folds.

Administration

See the National Symphony Orchestra staff and supporting Kennedy Center departments.

Board of Directors

The NSO Board is the governing body of the National Symphony Orchestra and helps to direct and carry out the artistic mission of the NSO.

National Trustees

Providing financial support for the Orchestra's education programs, projects, and national and international touring programs.