Wolf Trap welcomes the National Symphony Orchestra’s new music director, Gianandrea Noseda, in his first weekend at the helm of the Orchestra. Maestro Noseda leads the NSO, a massive community chorus, and Wolf Trap Opera alumni in Orff’s epic Carmina Burana. Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the 2015 Chopin Competition, opens the program with Beethoven’s magnificent “Emperor” concerto.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 “Emperor”
Orff: Carmina Burana
A Pre-Performance Discussion is offered this evening on the Old Farmhouse Lawn. These discussions offer insight and interpretation of the evening's performance. They begin 1 hour before the scheduled show time and end with plenty of time to reach your seat before the show starts.
If you like NSO: Carmina Burana, you might also like NSO: Puccini's Tosca, Asian Youth Orchestra with Sarah Chang, or Gustavo Dudamel and the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.