NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC, 2018-2019 SEASON


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
Mass
Candide
West Side Story


National Philharmonic Holiday Sing-Along with Guest Artist Iyona Blake

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Friday, Dec 7, 7:30pm

Iyona Blake, soprano
Members of National Philharmonic Chorale
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Victoria Gau, conductor

Bring your family and friends to Strathmore to hear well-loved holiday classics and sing along to traditional seasonal songs! Highlights include It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the YearO Holy Night and White Christmas.

This special holiday concert features award-winning soprano/actress Iyona Blake, recently seen in Signature Theater’s Titanic and Jelly’s Last Jam.


Celebrate the Holidays with the National Philharmonic!

Handel’s Messiah

Sat Dec 22, 2018, 8pm
Sun Dec 23, 2018, 3pm
Sat: Pre-concert lecture with Associate Conductor Victoria Gau, 6:45-7:15pm; Sun: 1:45-2:15pm

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
Sat: Pre-concert lecture with Associate Conductor Victoria Gau, 6:45-7:15pm; Sun: 1:45-2:15pm

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. 6


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
Pre-concert lecture with Associate Conductor Victoria Gau, 6:45-7:15pm

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

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


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
Pre-concert lecture with Associate Conductor Victoria Gau, 6:45-7:15pm

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

Verdi Messa da Requiem


Anxiety

Bernstein & Beethoven, Part I

Sat May 11, 2019, 8pm
Pre-concert lecture with Associate Conductor Victoria Gau, 6:45-7:15pm
7-7:30 pm: Meet the Musicians
Member Encore Q&A

Michael Brown, piano
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

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


Freedom

Bernstein & Beethoven, Part II

Sat June 1, 2019, 8pm
Pre-concert lecture with Associate Conductor Victoria Gau, 6:45-7:15pm

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 in D minor (“Choral”)

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