NSO: Organist Paul Jacobs Plays Poulenc, Matthew Halls Conducts
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The last date listed for NSO: Paul Jacobs Plays Poulenc was Thursday October 2, 2014 / 7:00pm.
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Fantasy & Fate seems like a broad enough title for the latest National Symphony Orchestra concert under guest conductor Juraj Valcuha. But the name strains to encapsulate the embarrassment of riches the Kennedy Center concert offers, namely a sophisticated and witty Stravinsky suite; the NSO debut of an exciting violin virtuosa; and a Tchaikovsky symphony so dramatic "i … More
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Featured review from Philip C Brown
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This was an excellent NSO evening. Who could imagine a standing ovation for an organ solo (Paul Jacobs performing Bach BWV 543) -- but it really merited it.
Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" Symphony, with the 140-voice Washington chorus, was a powerful second half complement.
Program (subject to change):
Poulenc — Organ Concerto in G minor
Bach — Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 52 “Lobgesang”
The concert is scheduled to run approximately two hours.
The Thursday, October 2nd performance is followed by a free discussion with the artists and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon.
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