Critic’s Choice

Wed Mar 14, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Gianandrea Noseda is in the middle of a three-week stand with the National Symphony Orchestra, and his concerts this week center on the theme of dance.

With an emphasis on folk dances from Eastern Europe, the concert features selections from the Hungarian Dances of Brahms and the Slavonic Dances of Dvořák, as well as the complete Dances of Galánta by Kodály. Pianist Inon Barnatan makes his NSO debut in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with its finale inspired by Hungarian folk music. Salome’s Dance from Richard Strauss’s opera will close the program.

The NSO performs this program 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. kennedy-center.org; 202-467-4600.


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