The National Symphony Orchestra's new concert season begins October 3-5 with a world premiere by Roger Reynolds called george WASHINGTON. The multi-media composition employs three actors, full orchestra, and giant video screens to evoke the world and words of our country's first president. Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, embarking on his fourth season as NSO Music Director, leads the orchestra in this, and the following week's performances, featuring Act III of Richard Wagner's opera Parsifal, with soloists Nikolai Schukoff, Thomas Hampson, and Yuri Volobiev.
Classical WETA's Deborah Lamberton spoke with Maestro Eschenbach about the new season, and about his vision for the National Symphony Orchestra.
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