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Noseda

NSO On Tour

Follow the NSO and Maestro Noseda on their 9-city European tour! Check here for updates from musicians and staff, blog stories, and more.

Fortas

Classical Notes from the Kennedy Center

Welcome to our regular series on upcoming classical concerts presented by the Kennedy Center! Nicole Lacroix shares sneak peeks into each week's offerings from the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, and Fortas Chamber Music Concerts. 

  • Chopin

    Chopin and the Piano

    Ahead of Chopin's birthday on March 1, Matthew Dayton shares his thoughts on Chopin as the inventor of modern piano music.

  • Cuyp

    A Madrigal on Horseback is Four Centuries Old

    February 24 celebrates the 400th anniversary of the world premiere of Claudio Monteverdi's madrigal Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, which included live horses in the performance!

  • Chopin Competition

    The Kosciuszko Foundation's Chopin Piano Competition

    On February 28 through March 3, Washington DC will host 68th The Kosciuszko Foundation's Chopin Piano Competition. Learn more about the rich history and star laureates of the competition.

  • Handel

    300 Years of Handel’s Julius Caesar

    This February 20th marks the  300th anniversary of the world premiere of Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto, which took place on February 20, 1724 in London at the King's Theatre in Haymarket. 

  • Noseda

    NSO On Tour

    Follow the NSO and Maestro Noseda on their 9-city European tour! Check here for updates from musicians and staff, blog stories, and more.

  • Wagner

    Love Messages 2024 ❤️

    Your love messages from the I Love WETA Classical celebration can be seen and shared here!

  • Gateways

    The Devil Pulls the Strings Which Make Us Dance

    The Kennedy Center's Fortas Chamber Music Concerts presents the Gateways Chamber Players, an all-star lineup of leading musicians coming together to perform two iconic works: Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale Suite and Wynton Marsalis’ A Fiddler’s Tale

  • NSO

    NSO Beethoven Boxset Giveaway

    We are giving away four boxsets of the National Symphony Orchestra's soon-to-be released boxset of Beethoven: The Complete Symphonies! Learn how to enter here.