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NSO 'Messiah'

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Handel, Messiah, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, S. Cleobury

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T. F. Kelly, First Nights: Five Musical Premiers
Charles T. Downey, Guest conductor invigorates ‘Messiah’ in spirited NSO program (Washington Post, December 18)
Handel’s “Messiah” is one of the few pieces that the National Symphony Orchestra performs every year, like Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” on the Fourth of July. With something so familiar, surprise is a welcome sentiment for a listener. Nathalie Stutzmann made her NSO debut as conductor Thursday night, leading a whirlwind rendition of “Messiah.” It had its ups and its downs, but one seldom had any reason to doze off.

Stutzmann is a favorite singer of NSO music director Christoph Eschenbach. The French mezzo-soprano last sang with the orchestra in 2012, and she will return to Washington to sing Mahler’s “Rückert-Lieder” with Eschenbach in June. In 2009, Stutzmann founded a chamber orchestra called Orfeo 55... [Continue reading]
National Symphony Orchestra
Handel, Messiah
With Emöke Barath, Sara Mingardo, Lawrence Wiliford, Stephen Powell
University of Maryland Concert Choir
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Thả Diều, Nathalie Stutzmann conducting Händel Messiah in Detroit (thadieu, December 13, 2015)

Alfred Hickling, Messiah review – scripture and showbiz (The Guardian, January 11, 2015)

Charles T. Downey, More of Eschenbach's Bruckner (Ionarts, October 12, 2012)

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Anonymous said...

Just FYI, Alexandra Osborne is now a member of the first violin section, and is serving as acting assistant concertmaster until the associate position is filled.

Charles T. Downey said...

Thanks for the update. Time to update the personnel listing in the Playbill!