Saturday, September 23, 2023 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm (EDT)
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$65-$145 (student, military, young professional discounts available)

The stage is set to celebrate a spectacular new season and the return of NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda! The glamorous evening begins with Rossini, Elgar, and Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon's Fate Now Conquers – an invigorating, emotional curtain-raiser inspired by Beethoven's journal entry of that phrase from the Iliad.

Music imitates art in Pictures at an Exhibition, a perfect fusion of drama and beauty based on the work of Mussorgsky’s close friend Viktor Hartmann, a Russian painter who died at age 39. Unfolding with joyous energy and daring surprise, Mussorgsky's musical scenes are as evocative as the pictures themselves.