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Emil de Cou

This summer, Emil de Cou celebrates his ninth season as NSO @ Wolf Trap Festival Conductor.  Friday, July 12th at 8:15 PM, he conducts the NSO and Choral Arts Society of Washington in Carmina Burana, and Leopold Stokowski's ear-opeing transcription of Pictures at an Exhibition.  July 19th, the National Symphony Orchestra and singers from Wolf Trap Opera perform a semi-staged production of Verdi's La traviata.  and the weekend of July 26-27 includes Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Rachmaninov's second piano concerto, and a tribute to the iconic American photographer Ansel Adams with jazz-inspired orchestral music by Dave Brubeck, as well as works by Copland, Gershwin, and John Williams.

Classical WETA producer Deb Lamberton spoke with Emil about the line-up, and about what makes playing at the Filene Center "like a field trip."