Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
“Morning Mood;” “The Death of Åse;” “Anitra’s Dance;” “In the Hall of the Mountain King”
Luciano Berio: Folk Songs
Carlos Simon: Songs of Separation** (WORLD PREMIERE, NSO COMMISSION)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture
“If music be the food of love, play on!” Join us for a program inspired by the written word, from epic tales to stories rich in folk flavor.
J’Nai Bridges, praised for her “plush-voiced mezzo-soprano” (The New York Times), joins the NSO for Berio’s timeless Folk Songs and the world premiere of Songs of Separation by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon—a work inspired by the words of 13th century Persian poet Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī. Gianandrea Noseda also conducts Tchaikovsky’s open-hearted rendering of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Opening the program is Grieg’s suite from his music for Henrik Ibsen’s five-act play Peer Gynt, an eternally popular score featuring the spirited “In the Hall of the Mountain King.”
April 21st, 2023
April 23rd, 2023
Concert Hall at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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