July’s NSO Showcase on WETA Classical features two tragic love stories from Italy…Nino Rota’s suite from the ballet based on the Fellini film, La Strada (the Road), and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. In between, Hilary Hahn joins the NSO for Brahms’ Violin Concerto.
Travel to Bohemia, Chicago, Norway to North Africa and Vienna with the NSO and Maestro Noseda on NSO Showcase! Nicole Lacroix guides us through the musical tour, enjoying works by Dvorak, Beethoven, Florence Price, and more.
The finale of the NSO's Beethoven and American Masters Festival closes with a pairing of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and George Walker's Sinfonia No. 3 with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda. Learn more about the brilliant juxtaposition of the two masters.
The third set of concerts of the National Symphony Orchestra's Beethoven and American Masters Festival brings together Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 with his Coriolan and Egmont Overtures, along with the Sinfonia No. 2 by American composer George Walker.
The second installment of the NSO's Beethoven and American Masters Festival presents Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony paired with the Symphony No. 2 in G Minor, “Song of a New Race” by one of the most fascinating figures in twentieth-century music, American composer William Grant Still.
Evan Keely sheds insight into the pairing of Beethoven's symphonies No. 7 and No. 8 with George Walker's Sinfonia No. 5 on the first of four Beethoven and American Masters programs by the National Symphony Orchestra.
This month's NSO Showcase gives a preview of the National Symphony Orchestra's Beethoven and American Masters Festival with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda throughout May and June, pairing the Beethoven symphonies with works by trailblazing American composers George Walker and William Grant Still.
Nicole Lacroix reflects on the upcoming program for NSO Showcase, a musical tribute to Roman god Janus (after whom January was named). Janus represents transitions and duality, and a program of Brahms, Mozart, Schumann, and Shostakovich perfectly fits the bill.