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Sat 22 Sep at 19:00

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Season Opening Gala Concert
Holst, The Planets Op.32: no.1 "Mars"
Debussy, Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune (orch Stokowski)
Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy, Op.25
Holst, The Planets Op.32: no.2 "Venus"
Giacchino, Voyage
Holst, The Planets Op.32: no.3 “Mercury”
Dvořák, Rusalka, Op.114: O silver moon / Song to the moon (Mesicku na nebi hlubokem)
Ponce, Estrellita
Holst, The Planets, Op.32: no. 4 "Jupiter"
Joshua Bell, Violin
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Sep 27, 28, 29

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Noseda conducts Pictures from an Exhibition
Rachmaninov, The Isle of the Dead, Symphonic poem, Op.29
Respighi, Trittico botticelliano 'Three Botticelli Pictures'
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Oct 04, 05 mat, 06

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Tchaikovsky's Fifth & Ax plays Mozart
Silvestrov, The Messenger, for strings and piano
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major, K453
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Emanuel Ax, Piano
National Symphony Orchestra
John Storgårds, Conductor
Oct 06, 07 mat, 09, 11, 13, 14 mat, 15, 17, 19, 20, 21 mat

Kennedy Center: Opera House, Washington

Verdi, La traviata
Washington National Opera
Renato Palumbo, Conductor
Francesca Zambello, Director
Peter J. Davison, Set Designer
Jess Goldstein, Costume Designer
Venera Gimadieva, Violetta Valéry
Jacqueline Echols, Violetta Valéry
Joshua Guerrero, Alfredo Germont
Mario Chang, Alfredo Germont
Lucas Meachem, Giorgio Germont
Michael Chioldi, Giorgio Germont
Washington National Opera Chorus
Washington National Opera Orchestra
Oct 11, 12, 13

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Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn, Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.27
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Ray Chen, Violin
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Oct 12, 13, eve, 14 mat, eve

Folger Shakespeare Library: Folger Theatre, Washington

Early Music of Germany
Wolkenstein, Wach auff, mein hort
Wolkenstein, Frölich geschrai so well wir machen
Works by Wolkenstein
Senfl, Ach Elslein, liebes Elselein mein
Senfl, Es taget vor dem Walde
Works by Senfl
Works by Isaac
Mark Bleeke, Tenor
Folger Consort
Mary Springfels, Viola da Gamba
Sat 20 Oct at 16:00 and 20:00

Live! at 10th and G, Washington

Dusk and Dawn: Music of Light and Dark
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Nov 01, 03

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Gaffigan conducts Russian Masterpieces
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 3 in C minor, Op.44
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Khachaturian, Masquerade: suite
Simon Trpčeski, Piano
National Symphony Orchestra
James Gaffigan, Conductor
Nov 10, 14, 17, 18 mat, 20, 23, 25 mat

Kennedy Center: Eisenhower Theater, Washington

Puts, Silent Night
Washington National Opera
Nicole Paiement, Conductor
Tomer Zvulun, Director
Erhard Rom, Set Designer
Victoria Tzykun, Costume Designer
Raquel González, Anne Sorensen
Hunter Enoch, Jonathan Dale, William Dale
Patrick Cook, Kronprinz
Alexander McKissick, Nikolaus Sprink
Michael Adams, Lieutenant Audebert
Norman Garrett, Lieutenant Gordon
Aleksey Bogdanov, Lieutenant Horstmayer
Christian Bowers, Ponchel
Washington National Opera Chorus
Washington National Opera Orchestra
Nov 15, 16 mat, 17

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Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 3
Copland, El Salón México
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Revueltas, La noche de los mayas
Denis Kozhukhin, Piano
National Symphony Orchestra
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
Nov 29, Dec 01

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Britten's War Requiem
Britten, War Requiem, Op.66
Karina Flores, Soprano
Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Matthias Goerne, Baritone
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Children's Chorus of Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Dec 06, 08, 09 mat

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Noseda conducts Mahler's First Symphony
Bates, New work (World première)
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Dec 14, 15, eve, 16 mat, eve, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, eve, 23 mat

Folger Shakespeare Library: Folger Theatre, Washington

Folger Consort: Seasonal English Music
Programme to include:
Byrd, O Magnum Mysterium
Byrd, Beata es virgo Maria
Byrd, From virgin's womb
Byrd, Rejoice, rejoice
Byrd, Laetentur coeli
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Folger Consort
Mary Springfels, Viola da Gamba
Webb Wiggins, Harpsichord
Dec 16 mat, 17, 24 mat

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Songs of the Season: Christmas with Choral Arts
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Dec 20, 21, 22, 23 mat

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Handel's Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Yulia Van Doren, Soprano
Meg Bragle, Mezzo-soprano
Miles Mykkanen, Tenor
William Berger, Baritone
University of Maryland Concert Choir
National Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Mon 24 Dec at 11:00

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A Family Christmas
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
2019 Jan 11, 13 mat

Kennedy Center: Terrace Theater, Washington

Taking up Serpents
Sankaram, Taking up Serpents
Lidiya Yankovskaya, Conductor
2019 Jan 18, 20 mat

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Renée Fleming sings Schubert
Schubert, Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus: overture
Schubert, Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus: ballet music
Schubert, Lieder: selection
Berio, Rendering, for orchestra, based on Schubert's sketches for a 10th symphony
Renée Fleming, Soprano
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
2019 Jan 31, Feb 01, 02

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Trifonov plays Beethoven's "Emperor"
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, Op.54
Daniil Trifonov, Piano
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
2019 Feb 07, 09

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Brahms, Schumann & Liszt
Brahms, Tragische Ouverture - Tragic Overture for Orchestra, Op.81
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Liszt, A Faust Symphony, S 108
Nicholas Angelich, Piano
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
2019 Feb 08, 09

Washington National Cathedral, Washington

Folger Consort: Romantic Music of the Renaissance
Schein, Banchetto Musicale
Simpson, Taffel-Consort
Caurroy, Fantasia à 4 on Une Jeune Fillette
Hassler, Ad dominum cum tribularer
Janequin, Le chant des oiseaux
de Lassus, Audite nova!
Morley, Sing we and chant it
Works by Clemens Non Papa
Works by Gabrieli
Works by Gastoldi
Works by de Lassus
Works by Merulo
Works by Tomkins
Scheidt, Canzon a 5
Works by Valentini
Folger Consort
Consort Arcadia Viols
Les Canards Chantants
2019 Feb 14, 16

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Noseda conducts Berlioz's Romeo & Juliet
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Tchaikovsky, Francesca da Rimini, Op.32
Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette: suite
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Sun 17 Feb 2019 at 19:00

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Living the Dream...Singing the Dream: 31st Annual Choral Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, jr.
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
2019 Feb 28, Mar 01 mat, 02

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Shaham & Mozart
Roussel, The Spider's Feast, orchestral suite
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major "Turkish", K219
Stravinsky, Petrushka
Gil Shaham, Violin
National Symphony Orchestra
Lionel Bringuier, Conductor
2019 Mar 07, 09

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Eschenbach conducts Haydn & Bruckner
Haydn, Cello Concerto no. 2 in D major, Hob VIIb:2
Bruckner, Symphony no. 2 in C minor, WAB 102
Kian Soltani, Cello
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
2019 Mar 09, 17 mat, 20, 23, 25, 29

Kennedy Center: Opera House, Washington

Eugene Onegin
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Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
Washington National Opera
Robert Trevino, Conductor
Robert Carsen, Director
Michael Levine, Set Designer
Anna Nechaeva, Tatyana
Lindsay Ammann, Olga
Alexey Dolgov, Lensky
Igor Golovatenko, Eugene Onegin
Eric Halfvarson, Prince Gremin
Victoria Livengood, Filippyevna
Elena Zaremba, Madame Larina
Peter McClintock, Revival Director
Washington National Opera Orchestra
Washington National Opera Chorus
2019 Mar 14, 15 mat, 16

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Baroque & Beyond
Rebel, Les Élémens: Chaos
Rameau, Les Indes Galantes: suite
Bach C.P.E., Symphony in G major, Wq 182/1
Mozart, Serenata notturna in D, K239
Haydn, Symphony no. 83 in G minor "The Hen"
National Symphony Orchestra
Ton Koopman, Conductor
2019 Mar 16, 18, 22, 24 mat, 27, 30

Kennedy Center: Opera House, Washington

Gounod, Faust
Washington National Opera
Keri-Lynn Wilson, Conductor
Garnett Bruce, Director
Earl Staley, Set Designer
Erin Wall, Marguerite
Benjamin Bernheim, Faust
Raymond Aceto, Méphistophélès
Deborah Nansteel, Marthe
Allegra De Vita, Siébel
Washington National Opera Orchestra
Washington National Opera Chorus
Thu 28 Mar 2019 at 19:00

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Direct Current Festival I: Glass’s Itaipu
Dvořák, In Nature's Realm (V prírode) Overture, Op.91
Sibelius, The Oceanides symphonic poem for orchestra, (Aallottaret) Op.73
Bates, Sea-Blue Circuitry
Glass, Itaipú
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Teddy Abrams, Conductor
2019 Mar 29, 30, eve, 31 mat, eve

Folger Shakespeare Library: Folger Theatre, Washington

Folger Consort: Music of 16th-Century Spain and Italy
Cara, Non e tempo d'aspettare
des Prez, In te Domine
Flecha, 'el Viejo', La Bomba: Dindirindin (Ensalada)
Ruffo, La Gamba
Urrede, Nunca fue pena mayor
Willaert, A quand'a quand'haveva una vicina
Works by Arañés
Works by Cabezón
Works by Cara
Works by Ruffo
Works by Tromboncino
Folger Consort
The Renaissance Band Piffaro
Jessica Beebe, Soprano
Sat 30 Mar 2019 at 20:00

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Direct Current Festival II: Arctica
Dvořák, In Nature's Realm (V prírode) Overture, Op.91
Sibelius, The Oceanides symphonic poem for orchestra, (Aallottaret) Op.73
Bates, Sea-Blue Circuitry
Auerbach, Arctica
Lera Auerbach, Piano
The Washington Chorus
National Symphony Orchestra
Teddy Abrams, Conductor
2019 Apr 05, 06

Dupont Underground, Washington

Into the Light
Barber, Adagio for strings, Op.11
Reich, Different Trains
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
New Orchestra of Washington
2019 Apr 11, 12, 13

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Debussy's La Mer
Debussy, Images, for orchestra: Ibéria
Ravel, Shéhérazade
Martin, Guitare
Debussy, La Mer
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-soprano
National Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
2019 Apr 18, 19, 20

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Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
Schoenberg, Chamber Symphony no. 2, Op.38
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn in B flat major, Op.56a
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
2019 Apr 25, 26 mat, 27

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Saint-Saëns's "Organ" Symphony
Franck, Le Chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman)
Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major
Saint-Saëns, Symphony no. 3 in C minor "Organ Symphony", Op.78
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
2019 May 09, 10, 11

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique
Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman): overture
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Op.14
Renaud Capuçon, Violin
National Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner, Conductor
2019 May 11, 12 mat, 14, 17, 19 mat, 20, 22, 25

Kennedy Center: Opera House, Washington

Puccini, Tosca
Washington National Opera
Speranza Scappucci, Conductor
Ethan McSweeny, Director
Elena Rivkina, Costume Designer
Keri Alkema, Floria Tosca
Latonia Moore, Floria Tosca
Riccardo Massi, Mario Cavaradossi
Robert Watson, Mario Cavaradossi
Alan Held, Baron Scarpia
David Cangelosi, Spoletta
Washington National Opera Orchestra
Washington National Opera Chorus
2019 May 16, 17

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Unexpected Italy (I): Liszt & Rossini
Liszt, Dante Symphony
Rossini, Stabat Mater
Erika Grimaldi, Soprano
Chiara Amarù, Mezzo-soprano
Michele Angelini, Tenor
Marko Mimica, Bass
University of Maryland Concert Choir
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Sun 19 May 2019 at 17:00

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Requiem and Psalms: Fauré, Boulanger, Schmitt
Fauré, Requiem, Op.48
Boulanger, Psalm 24: La terre appartient à l'Eternel
Schmitt, Psalm 47 "Gloire du Seigneur", Op.38
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Trevor Scheunemann, Baritone
Scott Tucker, Conductor
Alexandria Shiner, Soprano
2019 May 30, Jun 01

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Unexpected Italy (II): Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Respighi, Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite no.2
Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Casella, Symphony no. 2, Op.12
Francesco Piemontesi, Piano
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
2019 Jun 06, 08, 09 mat

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Dvořák's "New World" Symphony
Copland, Billy the Kid: suite
Berio, Folk Songs
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Anita Rachvelishvili, Mezzo-soprano
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
2019 Jun 14 mat, 15

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Mozart Forever I
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: overture
Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K364 (K320d)
Mozart, Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K191 (K186e)
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K385 "Haffner”
Nurit Bar-Josef, Violin
Daniel Foster, Viola
Sue Heineman, Bassoon
National Symphony Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann, Conductor
2019 Jun 18, 19

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Mozart Forever II
Mozart, Don Giovanni, K527: overture
Mozart, Symphony no. 25 in G minor, K183 (K173dB)
Mozart, Horn Concerto no. 4 in E flat major, K495
Mozart, Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K550
Abel Pereira, French horn
National Symphony Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann, Conductor
2019 Jun 21, 22

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Mozart Forever III
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K620: overture
Mozart, Concerto for Flute and Harp in C, K299 (K297c)
Mozart, Symphony no. 41 in C major, "Jupiter”, K551
Aaron Goldman, Flute
Adriana Horne, Harp
National Symphony Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann, Conductor