The 2020-2021 Classical Season

The 2020-2021 Classical Season

We’re pleased to announce the Kennedy Center’s classical offerings for the 2020–2021 National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, and Fortas Chamber Music Concerts seasons. Featuring a vast array of world-class soloists, ensembles, and singers; classic masterpieces and contemporary works; as well as commissions and world premieres, this promises to be a Kennedy Center season to remember.

2020-2021 NSO Season

2020-2021 National Symphony Orchestra Season

As the NSO celebrates 90 years, Music Director Gianandrea Noseda leads a season that includes world premieres, a two-week residency by Esa-Pekka Salonen, immortal masterworks and exciting new music, distinguished guest artists and conductors, the conclusion of Beethoven at 250, and more.

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2020-2021 Washington National Opera Season

Led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, WNO brings a season of thrilling intrigue and grand spectacle: Beethoven’s Fidelio, John Adams’s Nixon in China, Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Mozart’s Così fan tutte directed by Renée Fleming, and Puccini’s La bohème, plus, the return of the American Opera Initiative.

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2020-2021 WNO Season Annoucement

2020-2021 Washington National Opera Season

Led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, WNO brings a season of thrilling intrigue and grand spectacle: Beethoven’s Fidelio, John Adams’s Nixon in China, Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Mozart’s Così fan tutte directed by Renée Fleming, and Puccini’s La bohème, plus, the return of the American Opera Initiative.

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2020-2021 Fortas Season Annoucement

2020-2021 Fortas Chamber Music Concerts Season

Helmed by artistic director and pianist Joseph Kalichstein, the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts offer a variety of ensembles of different generations that demonstrate its continuing commitment to programming the widest range of music in this genre from both the past and present.

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More than 2,000 Performances of Theater, Dance, and Music