NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC, 2017-2018 SEASON

STAR-STUDDED SEASON OPENING - SATURDAY

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 8pm

Members-Only Encore Q&A

Sarah Chang, violin

Zuill Bailey, cello

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Beethoven Egmont Overture
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Dvoƙák Cello Concerto in B minor

STAR-STUDDED SEASON OPENING - SUNDAY

Sun Oct 15, 2017, 3pm

Members-Only Encore Q&A

2:00pm-2:30pm: Meet the Instruments

Sarah Chang, violin

Santiago Rodriguez, piano

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Beethoven Egmont Overture
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor


BACH AND BACHIANAS

Sat Nov 11, 2017, 8pm

Danielle Talamantes, soprano

Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano

Matthew Loyal Smith, tenor

Kerry Wilkerson, baritone

National Philharmonic Chorale

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 for 8 cello
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 for soprano and 8 cellos
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9 for chorus
J.S. Bach Magnificat


Celebrate the Holidays With the National Philharmonic!

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 8pm

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 3pm

Esther Heideman, soprano

Yvette Smith, mezzo-soprano

Norman Shankle, tenor

Trevor Scheunemann, baritone

National Philharmonic Chorale

Stan Engebretson, conductor


COSMIC DESIGNS

A multimedia production!

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 8pm

Sun Jan 28, 2018, 3pm

Journey through a stunning multimedia presentation featuring original NASA footage of our solar system, explore exhibits about the latest NASA discoveries and missions, and engage in conversation with Goddard scientists and engineers about their cutting-edge work.

National Philharmonic Chorale

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Debussy La Mer
Holst The Planets


BRIAN GANZ PLAYS CHOPIN’S HIDDEN GEMS AND ALL-TIME FAVORITES

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 8pm

Note: No pre-concert lecture

Bolero, Op. 19

Two Bourrées

Fugue in A minor

Souvenir de Paganini

“Minute” Waltz

Fantaisie-Impromptu

Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53

Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40, No. 1

and much more!


GERSHWIN’S PORGY AND BESS

A Concert Opera

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 8pm

Porgy Kevin Deas
Bess Marlissa Hudson
Crown Michael Redding
Sportin’ Life Chauncey Packer
Serena Aundi Moore
Jake Edward Pleasant
Carla/Maria NaGuanda Nobles
Mingo/Peter Robbins Colin Eaton

National Philharmonic Chorale
Stan Engebretson, conductor


SPIRITED BRAHMS

Sat March 17, 2018, 8pm

Sun March 18, 2018, 3pm

Sat + Sun: Member Encore Q&A

Sun 2-2:30 pm: Meet the Instruments

Melissa White, violin

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major
Symphony No. 4 in E minor


SCHOOL FOR LOVERS

Mozart’s

Cosi Fan Tutte

A Concert Opera

Sat April 14, 2018, 8pm

Fiordiligi Danielle Talamantes
Dorabella Shirin Eskandani
Guglielmo Trevor Scheunemann
Ferrando Norman Shankle
Despina Arianna Zukerman
Don Alfonso Kenneth Kellogg

Piotr Gajewski, conductor


NORTHERN LIGHTS

Sat April 28, 2018, 8pm

Member Encore Q&A

National Philharmonic Chorale

Stan Engebretson, conductor

Rachmaninoff Vespers (selections)
Ola Gjeilo Northern Lights
Unicornis Captivatur
The Lake Isle
Alistair Coleman World Premiere of Commissioned Work


BEETHOVEN’S PASTORAL SYMPHONY

Sat May 5, 2018, 8pm

Member Encore Q&A

Meet the Instruments 2-2:30pm

Colin Sorgi, violin

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major (“Pastoral”)


100 th ANNIVERSARY OF POLAND’S INDEPENDENCE

SAT JUNE 2 2018

Krzesimir Debski Hussars' Polonaise
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
Szymanowski Stabat Mater

Brian Ganz, piano

Esther Heideman, soprano

Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano

Tyler Duncan, baritone

Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk, conductor

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