Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center
We are thrilled to announce the world premiere of Roger Reynolds' “george WASHINGTON” as performed by the National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach. This new, multimedia work is described by the composer as “not a history lesson, but about trying to enter into Washington's world.” During the performance the concert hall will be equipped with surround sound and massive projection screens to invoke the sights and sounds of Mount Vernon. Washington’s own letters and journals provide the text for the three actors portraying the president in various stages of his life. The program will also include Haydn’s Symphony No. 21 and Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 in C minor. Performances run October 3rd to the 5th at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.