Three works, three conductors are featured in April’s NSO Showcase. The program opens with Glazunov’s Concert Waltz No.2, led by Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada. Maestro Yamada is Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and holds a similar position at l’Orchestre philharmonique de Monte-Carlo.  

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Gianandrea Noseda leads the NSO in Schubert’s effervescent Third Symphony, written when the composer was just eighteen years old. It was never performed during his lifetime. It contrasts greatly with the final offering in the program, Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony which the composer claimed was “about Stalin and the Stalin years.” In fact, it was first performed in 1953, the year of the dictator’s death. Simone Young conducts. 

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