Music Center at Strathmore
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National Philharmonic
The Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385
2014-2015 Concert Season
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Fauré’s Requiem
Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 PM
Julie Keim, soprano
Andrew McLaughlin, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Brahms     Serenade No. 2
Fauré     Requiem
2015-2016 Concert Season
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Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 3:00 PM
Thomas Pandolfi, piano
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Bernstein   Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Gershwin   An American in Paris
Gershwin   Concerto in F
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WAGNER’S RIENZI – A CONCERT OPERA
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8:00 PM
Issachah Savage (as Rienzi), tenor
Mary Ann Stewart (as Adriano), mezzo-soprano
Jennifer Wilson (as Irene), soprano
Kevin Thompson (as Stefano Colona), bass
Jason Stearns (as Paolo Orsini), baritone
Robert Baker (as Baroncelli), tenor
Stephen Bryant (as Cecco and Raimondo), bass-baritone
Washington Men’s Camerata
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Wagner   Rienzi
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BACH FAVORITES
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8:00 PM
Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
Yvette Smith, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Smith, tenor
Kevin Deas, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Victoria Gau, conductor
Bach   Orchestral Suite No. 3
  Cantata No. 80 (A Mighty Fortress)
  Cantata No. 147 (Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring)
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TCHAIKOVSKY’S SERENADE
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 29, 2015, 3:00 PM
Chee-Yun, violin
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Sibelius   Rakastava (The Lover)
Mozart   Violin Concerto No. 4
Tchaikovsky   Serenade for Strings
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HANDEL’S MESSIAH
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 20, 2015, 3:00 PM
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Smith, tenor
Christòpheren Nomura, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Stan Engebretson, conductor
Handel   Messiah
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BRIAN GANZ PLAYS CHOPIN: BEL CANTO OF THE PIANO
Saturday, January 9, 2016, 8:00 PM
Brian Ganz, piano
Iwona Sobotka, soprano
A selection of songs  
Cantabile in B-flat Major  
Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat Major, Op.29  
Nocturne in F Major, Op. 15, No. 1  
Nocturne in C minor, Op. Posth.  
Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58  
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BACH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8:00 PM
Colin Sorgi, violin
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Mozart   Divertimento in D Major
Bach   Violin Concerto No. 2
Grieg   Holberg Suite
Britten   Simple Symphony, Op. 4
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MOZART’S HAFFNER SYMPHONY
Saturday, February 6, 2016, 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 7, 2016, 3:00 PM
Brian Ganz, Piano
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Rossini   L’Italiana in Algeri Overture
Mozart   Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor
Chopin   Variations on “Là ci darem la mano”
Mozart   Symphony No. 35 (“Haffner”)
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VIVALDI’S GLORIA
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3:00 PM
Zuill Bailey, cello
Julie Keim, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Vivaldi   Cello Concertos RV 417 in G minor and RV 413 in G Major
Piatigorsky   Variations on a Paganini Theme
Beethoven   “Elegischer Gesang” (“Elegiac Song”)
Vivaldi   Gloria
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HAYDN’S LORD NELSON MASS
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 3:00 PM
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Robert Baker, tenor
Kevin Deas, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Stan Engebretson, conductor
Haydn   Lord Nelson Mass
Duruflé   Requiem
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Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique Symphony
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00 PM
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Brahms   Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates)
  Nänie
Tchaikovsky   Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”)
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