Season Opening Gala Concert: Noseda conducts Carlos Simon & Pictures at an Exhibition Tickets
About Season Opening Gala Concert: Noseda conducts Carlos Simon & Pictures at an Exhibition
The stage is set to celebrate a spectacular new season and the return of NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda! The glamorous evening begins with Rossini, Elgar, and Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon’s Fate Now Conquers—an invigorating, emotional curtain-raiser inspired by Beethoven’s journal entry of that phrase from the Iliad.
Music imitates art in Pictures at an Exhibition, a perfect fusion of drama and beauty based on the work of Mussorgsky’s close friend Victor Hartmann, a Russian painter who died at age 39. Unfolding with joyous energy and daring surprise, Mussorgsky’s musical scenes are as evocative as the pictures themselves.
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Ying Fu, violin
Dayna Hepler, violin
Abigail Evans Kreuzer, viola
Glenn Garlick, cello
Gioachino Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Carlos Simon: Fate Now Conquers
Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition