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The Kennedy Center - Concert Hall
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National Symphony Orchestra Plays Sibelius
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4.7 average rating
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16 reviews
9 stars
attended Oct 06 2011

This is a filet mignon of musical programming - it consists of less-played pieces by Sibelius, Nielsen, Lyadov and Mussorgsky, which are nevertheless marvelous. Lyadov and Mussorgsky were especially delightful (and shorter). Kremer's rendition of...continued

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attended Oct 06 2011

Very enjoyable show. I'm not terribly knowledgeable about symphonic music in general but the Sibelius was very intriguing. The other two pieces (we missed Night on Bald Mountain) were obscure but interesting. A good evening all around.

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attended Oct 09 2011

John Storgards was a dynamic and energized conductor who drew a stirring performance from the NSO. Gidon Kremer was wonderful! There were moments during his performance when I just wanted to sigh with happiness. It was a pleasure to attend this...continued

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Maestro John Storgårds makes his NSO debut bringing acclaimed violinist Gidon Kremer’s “great interpretive strength” (The New York Times) to bear on Sibelius’s Violin Concerto. Also on the program are works by Mussorgsky, Liadov, and Nielsen.



MUSSORGSKY – Night on Bald Mountain

SIBELIUS – Concerto in D minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 47

LIADOV – The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62

NIELSEN – Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 *