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Noseda Returns for Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2016
Nov 27, 2016

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Noseda Returns for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 25 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 26 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 27 2:00 PM 

Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Alexander Toradze Piano 

Petrassi Partita
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral") 

Newly appointed music director of the National Symphony, Gianandrea Noseda returns to lead a program that whirls from dance to jazz to Beethoven. The Milanese maestro has been sharing his love of underappreciated Italian repertoire with our audiences for the past two seasons (with the music of Casella inspiring wild ovations). This season he enchants us with Goffredo Petrassi, whose 1932 Partita celebrates traditional Italian dance forms. Noseda says he loves to conduct it with “fantastic orchestras!” Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major was written around the same time as the Partita, but is heavily influenced by jazz; masterful Georgian pianist Alexander Toradze is sure to impress. Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, the “Pastoral,” is a mainstay of the repertoire, but Noseda says every time he conducts it, the work “opens new windows on the idea of the symphony.” 

Verizon Hall