NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC, 2019-2020 SEASON


Brian Ganz Performs Chopin - 10th Year!

10th Year! Brian Ganz Plays Chopin

Chopin and the Growth of Genius

SAT, FEB 1 @ 8pm
Note: No pre-concert lecture

Join pianist extraordinaire Brian Ganz as he celebrates the 10th year in his monumental quest to perform the complete works of the great Romantic composer Frédéric Chopin.

Kids 7-17 Free; Complimentary parking


Black Classical Musicians & National Philharmonic

BLACK PIONEERS IN CLASSICAL MUSIC

SAT, FEB 22 @ 8pm
Pre-concert lecture 6:45pm

Melissa White, violin
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Wynton Marsalis Wild Strumming of Fiddle (from All Rise)
Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major
George Walker Lyric for Strings
William Grant Still Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American”)

Piotr Gajewski conducts the National Philharmonic in this tribute to Black Composers in Classical Music featuring compositions by Wynton Marsalis, Florence Price, George Walker and William Grant Still. Joining the National Philharmonic is Melissa White, violinist, Sphinx Competition winner and founding member of the Harlem Quartet. Come hear why The Cincinnati Enquirer says that Melissa White is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.”

Kids 7-17 Free; Complimentary parking


Mozart Requiem with National Philharmonic

MOZART REQUIEM

SAT, MARCH 21 @ 8pm
Pre-concert lecture, 6:45pm

Jon Manasse, clarinet
Suzanne Karpov, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major
Requiem in D minor

The genius of Mozart found its last expressions in two works of transcendent beauty and power, each of them an iconic masterpiece in its genre: the Clarinet Concerto and the Requiem.

Jon Manasse is “an absolutely first-rate clarinet soloist.” — The New York Times

Kids 7-17 Free; Complimentary parking


Music+Prose with National Philharmonic

MUSIC + PROSE

SAT, APRIL 18 @ 8pm
Meet the composers 6:45-7:30pm

Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Zuill Bailey, cello (three-time Grammy winner)
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Samuel Barber Overture to The School for Scandal
Henry Dehlinger The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
A Rhapsody for Voice and Orchestra
 (orchestral premiere)
Alistair Coleman Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (world premiere)
Michael Daugherty Tales of Hemingway

Hear cellist Zuill Bailey’s Grammy-winning performance of Michael Daughtery’s Tales ofHemingway and two world premieres.

“If you have not heard [Zuill] Bailey in live performance, you have not experienced all that the cello is capable of.”—The Spokesman Review

Kids 7-17 Free; Complimentary parking


Missa Solemis performed by National Philharmonic

MISSA SOLEMNIS

SAT, MAY 30 @ 8pm
Pre-concert lecture 6:45pm

Esther Heideman, soprano
Shirin Eskandani, mezzo-soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Kerry Wilkerson, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Immerse yourself in Beethoven’s powerful Missa Solemnis, which he regarded as his greatest work.

For Young People
Participate in the Color the Music Project

Kids 7-17 Free; Complimentary parking