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Pianist Lisa Emenheiser earned every decibel of the ovation that erupted as she ended her marathon one-hour performance of Frederic Rzewski's variations on the Chilean protest son "The People United Will Never Be Defeated!" that made up the first half of the 21st Century Consort's program at the Smithsonian's McEvoy Auditorium on Saturday. It was an hour of the most intense music-making and pianism..."

Joan Reinthaler, The Washington Post

February, 2014

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September 04, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sept 4

National Symphony Orchestra, Teddy Abrams conductor, "Order of Nature"

Jim James joins conductor Teddy Abrams in an exciting program of music including works of Bates, Copland, Wolfe and others.

September 11, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sept 11

National Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke conductor, "REACH Opening Festival"

Be part of the celebration of the opening of this exciting new venue at the Kennedy Center.  Music of Alan Mencken and more.  Steven Reineke, conductor

September 26, 2019

National Institute of Health, Sept 26

National Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke, conductor

Steven Reineke and the NSO perform at the National Institute of Health.  Free

September 28, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sept 28

National Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Maestro Noseda conducts the NSO in the Opening Gala of the season.  Yuja Wang, piano.  Program to include Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Gershwin.  

October 03, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, October 3, 4, 5

National Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Maestro Noseda conducts the NSO in a not to be missed program including "Carmina Burana" and works by Poulenc and Higdon.  Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Children's Chorus of Washington.

October 20, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, October 20

National Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Hersh, conductor

NSO and Nicholas Hersh present "Halloween Spooktacular".  Wear your costume and enjoy a spooky program, designed for families.  Concerts at 2 and 4PM

October 22, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, October 22-24

National Symphony Orchestra, Michelle Merrill, conductor

NSO present Young Peoples Concerts for school children.  Concerts in the morning.

October 28, 2019

Anthem, October 28

National Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Hersh, conductor

NSO performs at the Anthem, "An American in Paris".

November 04, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Emil de Cou, "Anti-Defamation League"

The NSO performs a special program "Concert Against Hate" honoring those who have persevered as victims of hate crimes.  This program honors extraordinary people and amazing strength.

November 09, 2019

St Marks Episcopal Church, 5PM

21st Century Consort, "State of Mind"

Lisa will be performing with the 21st Century Consort in this exciting program featuring works by Currier, Dundee, Peacocke, Adams, Paterson, Saariaho and Wagner.  This concert is FREE!

November 21, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, November 21, 23

National Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Maestro Noseda conducts the NSO .  Program to include works of Strauss and Kevin Puts.

November 29, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, November 29, 30, Dec 1

National Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke conductor, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

Experience this classic Harry Potter film  on the big screen with conductor Steven Reineke and the NSO Pops.

December 05, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dec 5, 6, 7

National Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin conductor

Leonard Slatkin returns to conduct the NSO in a program including the beautiful Rachmaninoff Concerto in F Sharp minor.  Olga Kern solo piano.

December 11, 2019

The Anthem, December 11

National Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Hersh, conductor

NSO and Nicholas Hersh present "Ugly Sweater Holiday Concert".  Enjoy Holiday music at this exciting venue." 

December 12, 2019

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dec 12-14

National Symphony Orchestra, Steven Reineke, conductor, NSO Pops, A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr

Steven Reineke and the NSO perform with Leslie Odom, Jr, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington.  Holiday favorites.

December 21, 2019

St Marks Episcopal Church, 5PM

21st Century Consort, "Round About Midnight"

Lisa will be performing with the 21st Century Consort in this exciting program featuring works by Crumb, Larson, Froom, Levering, Thomas and Chambers.  Lisa is excited to perform George Crumb's beautiful solo work, "Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik".  This concert is FREE!

January 08, 2020

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, January 8, 2020

National Symphony Orchestra, Andy Bricks, conductor, "Game On!"

Any Bricks conducts the NSO Pops in the symphonic celebration of video game music. Come hear the concert premieres of over a dozen blockbuster video game sound tracks. All with stunning videos on the big screen.

January 16, 2020

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, January 16-19

National Symphony Orchestra, Gemma New, conductor

Maestra Gemma New conducts the NSO in an exciting program with piano soloist Yefim Bronfman.  Bronfman will perform Beethoven's  beautiful Piano Concerto No. 4, and the NSO will perform Holst's magical "Planets".

January 22, 2020

Anthem, January 22

National Symphony Orchestra, Gemma New, conductor

NSO performs at the Anthem, "Planets" by Gustav Holst.

January 30, 2020

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jan 30-Feb 1

National Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, conductor

Maestro Honeck conducts works by Dovrak and Bates.  Pianist Lugansky performs Mozart.

February 16, 2020

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, February 16

National Symphony Orchestra, Michelle Merrill, conductor, Family Concert, "Girl Power, Celebrating Women in Music"

NSO presents a Family concert featuring music by women composers.  Michelle Merill, conductor. 

February 22, 2020

St Marks Episcopal Church, 5PM

21st Century Consort, "Times Up"

Lisa will be performing with the 21st Century Consort in this exciting program featuring works by Kander, Carter and Messiaen's incredible "Quartet for the End of Time".  This concert is FREE!

February 27, 2020

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, February 27-29

National Symphony Orchestra, Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Maestro Noseda conducts the NSO in a not to be missed program including  the beautiful Samuel Barber "First Essay", Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, and  Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements."

March 03, 2020

NSO performs in Fukii, Osaka, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, Mar 5-16

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS National Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Noseda, Asia Tour

Lisa performs with the National Symphony the beautiful Barber First Essay.  If you are in Japan or China and interested in attending, please email Lisa for more specific information.

April 02, 2020

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, April 2-4

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS National Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Gimeno, conductor

Maestro Gimeno conducts the National Symphony Orchestra in an exciting program featuring pianist Denis Kozhukhin performing the Grieg Piano Concerto.  Program includes Liadov Enchanted Lake and Shostakovich Symphony No. 1

April 18, 2020

St Marks Episcopal Church, 5PM

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Century Consort, "A Time of ..."

Lisa will be performing with the 21st Century Consort in this exciting program featuring works by Kander, O'Brien, Puts and the haunting George Crumb, "Ancient Voices of Children".  This concert is FREE!

April 19, 2020

John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, April 19

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Symphony Orchestra, music by Ben Folds, Family Concert, "Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs"

NSO presents a Family concert featuring music by Ben Folds and the "Goldilocks" story retold by Mo Willems.  Not to be missed!