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National Symphony Orchestra

Handel’s Messiah

Dec. 14 - 17, 2023

Composed in 1741, Messiah is as potent today as it was more than 280 years ago, inspiring joy and wonder from both first-time listeners and those who return every year.

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George Walker Complete Sinfonias Now Available

George Walker’s Complete Sinfonias

The National Symphony Orchestra’s “compelling recordings” (The New York Times) celebrate the orchestra’s connection to George Walker—the first African American composer to receive a Pulitzer Prize and a D.C. native.

George Walker’s Complete Sinfonias

The National Symphony Orchestra’s “compelling recordings” (The New York Times) celebrate the orchestra’s connection to George Walker—the first African American composer to receive a Pulitzer Prize and a D.C. native.

Explore the National Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-2024 Season

Music Director Gianandrea Noseda leads a season that includes world premieres, immortal masterworks, and exciting new music, distinguished guest artists and conductors, and more.

Announcing the new 2023-2024 NSO Season

Explore the National Symphony Orchestra’s 2023-2024 Season

Music Director Gianandrea Noseda leads a season that includes world premieres, immortal masterworks, and exciting new music, distinguished guest artists and conductors, and more.

Announcing the NSO Pops 2023-2024 Season!

Featuring Judy Collins and Madeliene Peyroux, Jacob Collier, Ben Folds, Laufey, Norm Lewis, Maxwell, Audra McDonald, and more.

Watch and Listen

NSO Media Projects

Download or stream the debut album of the National Symphony Orchestra record label, a well as Beethoven symphonies, and a digital recording cycle celebrating composer George Walker.

NSO Radio

The National Symphony Orchestra and Classical WETA 90.9 FM collaborate to produce a monthly radio broadcast series that brings the live concert experience to listeners across the Washington DC region.

Digital Programs Promotion

Digital Programs

Find the program for your upcoming performance and browse others.

Digital Programs

Find the program for your upcoming performance and browse others.

About the NSO

About the NSO

The National Symphony Orchestra’s 93rd season is its seventh under the leadership of Music Director Gianandrea Noseda. Explore our rich history, get to know our administration and governance boards, and find out how you can get involved.

Meet the Orchestra

Meet the Orchestra

Get to know the musicians of The National Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Music Director Gianandrea Noseda.

Meet the Orchestra

Get to know the musicians of The National Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Music Director Gianandrea Noseda.

Sponsors

NSO Pops Presenting Sponsor

The Amici di Gianandrea, The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and its National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program