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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Washington

Schubert from Renée Fleming, Gianandrea Noseda, the NSO... and Luciano Berio!

By , 18 January 2019
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JoAnn Falletta © David Adam Beloff
Vienna

A dynamic Carmina Burana at Wolf Trap

By , 28 July 2017
****1
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© Jonas Becker
Washington

Geeks and Gamines: Alice Sara Ott and the NSO at the Kennedy Center

By , 08 June 2017
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Gustavo Gimeno © Marco Borggreve
Washington

Russian Romanticism and contemporary Americana from Gustavo Gimeno and the National Symphony

By , 11 May 2017
****1
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Sergey Khachatryan © Marco Borggreve
Washington

Water-themed music presents rich diversity

By , 20 April 2017
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James Conlon © Robert Millard
Washington

Salute to Slava: Shostakovich under the baton of James Conlon

By , 06 April 2017
****1
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Cornelius Meister © Marco Borggreve
Washington

Cornelius Meister spins yarns wth the National Symphony

By , 16 February 2017
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Christoph Eschenbach © Luca Piva
Washington

A Salute to Slava: The National Symphony discovers Weinberg

By , 26 January 2017
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Laurence Cummings © Anton Säckl
Washington

Cummings leads a light and fluent Messiah in DC

By , 15 December 2016
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Krzysztof Urbański © Fred Jonny
Washington

Urbański takes the lead in Dvořák's “New World” at the Kennedy

By , 17 November 2016
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Donald Runnicles © Florence McCall
Washington

The other Donald in DC: Runnicles explores French repertoire

By , 10 November 2016
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Gianandrea Noseda © Ramella & Giannese | Fondazione Teatro Regio di Torino
Washington

Gianandrea Noseda's homage to Slava, Shakespeare and Prokofiev

By , 03 November 2016
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Washington

Marsalis' “cool” new Violin Concerto at the Kennedy

By , 27 October 2016
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Juraj Valčuha © Vermont Classics
Washington

Juraj Valčuha treads the boards in “Shakespeare at the Symphony”

By , 06 October 2016
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Washington

The NSO season opens: celebrating Shakespeare American-style

By , 29 September 2016
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Washington

Pleasing Bruckner from the NSO

By , 09 June 2016
***11
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Washington

Znaider makes impressive NSO debut as conductor

By , 07 April 2016
***11
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Washington

Znaider's powerful Brahms with the National Symphony

By , 31 March 2016
****1
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Osmo Vänskä © Kaapo Kamu
Washington

Gentlemanly Brahms and Elysian Beethoven for the NSO

By , 17 March 2016
***11
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
Washington

Tobias Picker's Opera Without Words: A feast for the orchestra in Washington

By , 10 March 2016
****1
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
Washington

All German Program heralding NSO European Tour

By , 28 January 2016
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Baiba Skride © Marco Borggreve
Washington

Järvi and Skride in a symphony of sound with the NSO

By , 14 January 2016
***11
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Washington

A fast and furious Messiah: Nathalie Stutzmann's debut for NSO

By , 17 December 2015
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Igor Levit © Felix Broede
Washington

Sensitivity and meticulous grace: Igor Levit debuts with the National Symphony Orchestra

By , 21 November 2015
***11
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Gianandrea Noseda © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Washington

Dancing like there's nobody watching: Gianandrea Noseda works NSO into luscious Rachmaninov 2

By , 12 November 2015
***11
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
Washington

Sprawling Mahler 3 at the Kennedy

By , 05 November 2015
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Lang Lang © Harald Hoffmann | Sony Classical
Washington

Grieg: mere child's play for Lang Lang in Washington

By , 29 October 2015
****1
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Olga Peretyatko © Uwe Arens | Sony Classical
Washington

Olga Peretyatko and Donald Runnicles make Washington debuts

By , 01 October 2015
***11
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Alexandra Loutsion (Cio-Cio-San), Joo Won Kang (Sharpless) and Robert Watson (Pinkerton) © Teddy Wolff
Vienna

Summer migration for Emerging Artists in Madama Butterfly at Wolf Trap Opera

By , 07 August 2015
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
Washington

Mysterious grandeur as Kavakos conducts Sibelius with the National Symphony

By , 15 May 2015
***11
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
Washington

“The machinery of awe, fear and terror”: NSO explores Mitteleuropa

By , 02 May 2015
****1
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Washington

Under a Spanish spell in Washington: Boléro as primal dance

By , 12 March 2015
****1
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Washington

A Washington celebration of all things Iberia

By , 06 March 2015
***11
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Washington

The culmination of Parsifal with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington

By , 10 October 2013
***11
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Washington

Eschenbach Leads the National Symphony Orchestra in Romantic Favorites

By , 07 June 2012
***11
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Christoph Eschenbach © Luca Piva
Vienna

Ein Abend im Zeichen der Manierismen

By , 09 February 2016
***11
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