Students from Concert Chorus and Advanced Bel Canto joined the National Symphony Orchestra and The Choral Arts Society of Washington for the second act of the NSO’s season subscription concert program on October 3, 4, and 5 at The Kennedy Center. Near sold-out audiences enjoyed a program of contrasts, with Jennifer Higdon’s blue cathedral and Francis Poulenc’s Litanties à la Vierge Noire on the first half, and Carl Orff’s Carmina burana on the second half.
Joining the ensembles under the baton of Gianandrea Nosdea were soloists Amy Owens, Santiago Ballerini, and Elliot Madore.
Read the reviews:
“Noseda, NSO find the fun in a sacred and profane program”, Anne Midgette, The Washington Post
”Noseda, NSO go from the sacred to the profane with panache”, Charles T. Downey, Washington Classical Review
”National Symphony’s Carmina Burana pairs with gentler devotions for an opening concert of contrasts”, David Rohde, Backtrack