Sat Sept 29, 2018, 8pm

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

EXPERIENCE A THRILLING NEW PRESENTATION OF THE ICONIC WINNER OF 8 OSCARS®! The National Philharmonic plays Leonard Bernstein’s score live with the re-mastered film (directed by Elia Kazan, screenplay by Budd Schulberg, featuring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb and Eva Marie Saint) shown in hi-definition with original dialogue intact.

“One of the best film scores of all time.” –American Film Institute

“Academy Award®” and/or “Oscar®” is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lenny’s Playlist

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 8pm

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 3pm

Sat + Sun: Member Encore Q&A

Sun 2-2:30pm: Meet the Musicians

Bella Hristova, violin

Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Barber Violin Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Bernstein Choral Celebration

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 8pm

Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Brian Cheney, tenor

National Philharmonic Chorale
Strathmore Children’s Chorus
Stan Engebretson, conductor

Selections from
West Side Story

Celebrate the Holidays with the National Philharmonic!

Handel’s Messiah

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 8pm
Sun Dec 23, 2018, 3pm

Suzanne Karpov, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Smith, tenor
Trevor Scheunemann, bass
National Philharmonic Chorale
Stan Engebretson, conductor

Infamous Brahms

Sat Jan 26, 2019, 8pm
Sun Jan 27, 2019, 3pm

Haochen Zhang, piano (Gold Medalist, 2009 Van Cliburn Competition)
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor

Chopin: Recollections of Home

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 8pm

Note: No pre-concert lecture

Brian Ganz, piano

Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano

The program will include:

7 Songs from Op. 74
2 Songs, Op. Posth.
3 Mazurkas, Op. 56
4 Mazurkas, Op. 41
Polonaise in B-flat minor, Op. Posth.
Polonaise in E-flat minor, Op. 26, No. 2
Etude in E major, Op. 10, No. 3
Allegro de Concert, Op. 46

The Debut

The Birth of a Superstar: Hear the program that catapulted Leonard Bernstein into the spotlight.

Sat Feb 23, 2019, 8pm
Member Encore Q&A

Zuill Bailey, cello (Three-time Grammy winner)
Roberto Diaz, viola (Grammy winner)
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Schumann Manfred Overture
Miklós Rózsa Theme, Variations and Finale, op. 13
Richard Strauss Don Quixote
Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger

Sunday Serenades

Sun March 10, 2019, 3pm
Member Encore Q&A

Colin Sorgi, violin
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”)

SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Sat March 30, 2019, 8pm

Byron Stripling, trumpet
National Philharmonic
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Performing musical hits from the Armstrong songbook and his signature version of When The Saints Go Marchin’ In to close the show, Byron celebrates the spirit of the great Louis Armstrong and leaves ’em dancing in the aisles!

Verdi Requiem

Sat April 13, 2019, 8pm

Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano
Zach Borichevsky, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Verdi Messa da Requiem


Bernstein & Beethoven, Part I

Sat May 11, 2019, 8pm
Member Encore Q&A
7-7:30 pm: Meet the Musicians

Michael Brown, piano
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Bernstein Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”)
Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor


Bernstein & Beethoven, Part II

Sat June 1, 2019, 8pm

Esther Heideman, soprano
Shirin Eskandani, mezzo-soprano
Colin Eaton, tenor
Kevin Short, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Beethoven Symphony No. 9

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