Classical WETA's ongoing series featuring performances from the National Symphony Orchestra, hosted by Nicole Lacroix. This special radio series is made possible by WETA's Friends of Classical Music, including Patricia Sagon. The National Symphony Orchestra’s radio programs are generously supported in part by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.
NSO Season Opening Night Concert
Kick-off to NSO Showcase 2019-2020 Season
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 11:00am
You’re invited to the gala opening of Classical WETA’s 2019-2020 NSO Showcase season. Tune in on Wednesday morning, October 2nd at 11 o’clock, for a special broadcast of the National Symphony Orchestra’s Season Opening Concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. We’ll bring you all the excitement and glamour from this signature Washington event. Music Director Gianandrea Noseda’s lively program will celebrate the influence of jazz on classical music. You’ll enjoy music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Stravinsky and two works by Shostakovich—his Jazz Suite No.2 and the highly entertaining Piano Concerto No.1. The Concerto will feature two extraordinary young women, pianist Yuja Wang and trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary. (The NSO Season Opening Concert at the Kennedy Center is Saturday, September 28 at 7 pm. Classical WETA will broadcast the concert Wednesday, October 2nd at 11 am, as a festive kick-off to our NSO Showcase 2019-2020 season.) Lucienne Renaudin Vary appears courtesy of Warner Classics.