Critic’s Choice

Wed Jan 16, 2019 at 9:18 am
Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming

Gianandrea Noseda leads a likely highlight of his second season with the National Symphony Orchestra this week. This program is devoted to the music of Franz Schubert, beginning with the Overture and incidental music he composed for the play Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern. Adding more star power is soprano Renée Fleming, who will sing a selection of the composer’s songs, in orchestral arrangements.

The concert closes with a twist, Luciano Berio’s Rendering, a haunting piece built around the fragments of Schubert’s Tenth Symphony, drafted as a piano sketch in the last weeks of the composer’s life. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.; 202-467-4600

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