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National Symphony Orchestra

Randall Goosby plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Thomas Wilkins conducts Elgar’s Enigma Variations

Concert Hall

Classical music loves a prodigy. Fresh off his multi-album deal with Decca Records, Randall Goosby makes his NSO debut performing Mendelssohn’s masterpiece. Led by Thomas Wilkins, the program also features an inspiring, meditative new work by Anna Clyne and Elgar’s ever-popular Enigma Variations.

May 16 - 19, 2024

  • Sat. May 18, 2024 8p.m.

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  • Sun. May 19, 2024 3p.m.

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Thomas Wilkins holding conductor baton wearing tux and Randall Goosby in white clothes holding violin

Program

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Randall Goosby, violin*

Anna Clyne: This Moment**
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Danse nègre
Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations

Classical music loves a prodigy. Fresh off his multi-album deal with Decca Records, Sphinx laureate and Juilliard graduate Randall Goosby makes his exciting NSO debut performing Mendelssohn’s poetic Violin Concerto. Don’t miss this rising superstar with “ample charm” (The Classical Review), “alluring lyricism,” and “golden-age tenderness” (The New York Times).

Renowned Hollywood Bowl conductor Thomas Wilkins closes a dynamic program with Elgar’s Enigma Variations, which features some of the most moving passages in Western Classical music—including the ever-popular “Nimrod.”

Anna Clyne’s This Moment is a “meditative reflection on [Zen Master and peace activist] Thich Nhat Hanh’s words ‘The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.’” The piece is also inspired by Japanese and Buddhist calligraphy.

* NSO subscription debut
** First performance by the NSO
This Moment was commissioned by the League of American Orchestras with the generous support of the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Randall Goosby and Kylie Jefferson perform Paganini for Midori | 43rd Kennedy Center Honors

Randall Goosby and Kylie Jefferson perform Paganini for Midori | 43rd Kennedy Center Honors

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