National Symphony Orchestra Plays Mozart & Zemlinsky
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Alexander von Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony, with text taken from the writings of India’s Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature, receives its first performances by the NSO. Baritone Matthias Goerne and soprano Twyla Robinson sing the elegant and spiritual poetry of Tagore in German translation. Also on the program is Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, played by Christoph Eschenbach and conducted from the piano.
Christoph Eschenbach is in his first season as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is also in great demand as a distinguished guest conductor with the finest orchestras and opera houses throughout the world. This season includes many features that are anticipated to become hallmarks of Maestro Eschenbach’s tenure in Washington.
Twyla Robinson has consistently earned tremendous praise for her consummate musicianship, dramatic sensibility, and ravishing vocal beauty. She has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Staatskapelle, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic, singing under such conductors as Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Franz Welser-Möst, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Michael Tilson Thomas. Robinson began the current season in performances of Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and most recently was invited to sing Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Vladimir Ashkenazy with the Sydney Symphony and New Zealand Symphony.
*Matthias** Goerne* has received worldwide praise for his warm, fluid baritone and his profound interpretations. Highly respected as a Lieder singer, he is a frequent guest at renowned festivals and prestigious venues like the New York Carnegie Hall and London Wigmore Hall. Famous pianists such as Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Leif Ove Andsnes, Alfred Brendel, Christoph Eschenbach and Elisabeth Leonskaja are among his musical partners. Goerne is equally acclaimed on the concert stage, where he appears with the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors at the leading venues and festivals. Also sought-after as an opera performer, Goerne has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Teatro Real in Madrid, Dresden Semperoper, at the Salzburg Festival and Saito Kinen Festival in Japan.
About the Ticket Supplier: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located on 17 acres overlooking the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy as well as the nation’s busiest arts facility, presenting more than 2,000 performances each year. The Center is home to seven theaters: the Concert Hall, the Opera House, the Eisenhower Theater, the Family Theater, the Terrace Theater, the Theater Lab, and the Terrace Gallery. In addition, as part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, free performances take place each evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. In addition to offering annual series of the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, theater, ballet, dance, chamber music, jazz, and performances for young audiences, the Kennedy Center presents festivals celebrating the arts and culture of countries and regions around the world.