Posts Tagged ‘Christoph Eschenbach’

National Symphony Orchestra Names Gianandrea Noseda as Next Music Director

The (short) wait is over.

Lang Lang With the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Reviewed

Lang Lang's panache was in full-force at the Kennedy Center last night.

Donald Runnicles and Olga Peretyatko with The National Symphony Orchestra, Reviewed

If Donald Runnicles is in the running to direct the NSO, last night's performance was an impressive audition.

Leonidas Kavakos with the National Symphony Orchestra, Reviewed

This violinist once sued a guy who broke his bow and demanded an audience not clap for him. Anyway, how'd he play?

Leticia Moreno with the National Symphony Orchestra, Reviewed

A regal Spanish violinist plays French composers' interpretations of Spain

Christoph Eschenbach Will Step Down as NSO Director

Here's who should replace him.

Why Tchaikovsky is a Good Choice for the National Symphony’s Series

Like Michael Bay, who gave us the Transformers and Bad Boys franchises, Tchaikovsky was considered a hack in his day.

Pianist/Novelist/Bodybuilder Tzimon Barto with the National Symphony Orchestra, Reviewed

There are some bizarre elements in the piece, which supposedly illustrate an opium hallucination and a Satanic orgy.

Aaron Goldman with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, Reviewed

A star flutist is all well and good, but how many people would show up for two Stravinsky programs in a row?

Eschenbach’s Not Going Anywhere

The Kennedy Center announced it will extend the contract of National Symphony Orchestra director Christoph Eschenbach through 2017, the Washington Post’s Anne Midgette reported Monday.
Is this a surprise? No. NSO directors tend to stick around for a while: Antal Doráti had the shortest tenure, of just seven years in the '70s; Mstislav Rostropovich, his successor, [...]

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