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 Concert
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 11:00am
Classical WETA 90.9 FM welcomes National Symphony Orchestra incoming music director Gianandrea Noseda to his new post in September, kicking off the new NSO season with a special delayed broadcast of highlights of the NSO Season Opening concert. The concert (to be recorded September 24), is part of the Bernstein at 100 celebration at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It features Noseda leading cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Tony-winning singer Cynthia Erivo in a tribute to the late Leonard Bernstein that includes the composer's Overture to Candide, "Three Meditations" from Mass, "Symphonic Dances" from West Side Story, and a selection of vocal works.