Meet the Orchestra

National Symphony Orchestra

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 Doráti, Howard Mitchell, and Hans Kindler. Its artistic leadership also includes Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and Artistic Advisor Ben Folds.

Cellos

Principal, The Hans Kindler Chair, The Strong Family and the Hattie M. Strong Foundation Chair

David Hardy

Flutes

Oboes

Clarinets

Bassoons

Trumpets

Principal, The Howard Mitchell Chair, The Strong Family and the Hattie M. Strong Foundation

William Gerlach

Trombones