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National Symphony Orchestra

Gianandrea Noseda conducts Grieg, Berio, Simon, and Tchaikovsky

Noseda leads a program inspired by the written word—from epic tales to stories rich in folk flavor. The concerts feature Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s passionate Romeo and Juliet, as well as Berio’s timeless Folk Songs and the world premiere of Songs of Separation by Carlos Simon with “knockout” mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges (The New York Times).

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A white man in a black suit conducts an orchestra in a concert hall

Gianandrea Noseda (photo by Tracey Salazar)

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

Edvard GriegPeer Gynt Suite No. 1
“Morning Mood;” “The Death of Åse;” “Anitra’s Dance;” “In the Hall of the Mountain King”
Luciano BerioFolk Songs
Carlos SimonSongs of Separation** (WORLD PREMIERE, NSO COMMISSION)
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyRomeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture

“If music be the food of love, play on!” Join us for a program inspired by the written word, from epic tales to stories rich in folk flavor.

J’Nai Bridges, praised for her “plush-voiced mezzo-soprano” (The New York Times), joins the NSO for Berio’s timeless Folk Songs and the world premiere of Songs of Separation by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon—a work set to the words of 13th century Persian poet Rūmī. Gianandrea Noseda also conducts Tchaikovsky’s passionate view of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Opening the program is Grieg’s first suite from his music for Henrik Ibsen’s five-act play Peer Gynt, an eternally popular score featuring the spirited “In the Hall of the Mountain King.”

**First performance by the NSO

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