National Symphony OrchestraThursday, October 8, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Friday, October 9, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 10, 2020 | 8:00 pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Beethoven believed Missa Solemnis was the greatest work he ever composed, and he may have been right. It’s not only one of the mightiest, most ambitious masses in existence—it’s the supreme spiritual vision of a genius and an intimate self-portrait of a human soul. In these performances, Gianandrea Noseda assembles a superb team of soloists and the Choral Arts Society of Washington for what should be the emotional summit of the National Symphony Orchestra’s Beethoven at 250 celebration.
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Genia Kühmeier, soprano*
Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo-soprano*
Benjamin Bruns, tenor*
Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Scott Tucker, Artistic Director
The Choral Arts Society of Washington gratefully acknowledges its 2019-2020 Season Sponsors:
The Choral Arts Society of Washington appreciates the on-going support of: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program & the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts National Endowment for the Arts.