Maestro Christoph Eschenbach begins his third season as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra with the 2012-2013 Season Opening Ball Concert. Classical WETA is proud to offer an exclusive broadcast of this celebratory concert, which you can hear on the radio Wednesday morning, October 3rd at 9:00 am.
Since his arrival in Washington DC, Classical WETA Senior Producer Deb Lamberton has followed Christoph Eschenbach's tenure with the NSO. This is the latest in her series of Classical Conversations with the maestro.
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