Full Concert: National Symphony Orchestra Plays Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Francesco Piemontesi, piano Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances – Suite No. 2 Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Casella: Symphony No. 2 Music Director Gianandrea Noseda continues the Kennedy Center’s spring celebration of his home country! In his NSO debut, superb Swiss-Italian pianist Francesco Piemontesi lends his depth, intensity, and sincerity to Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Rachmaninoff’s well-loved homage to extraordinary Italian violinist Niccolò Paganini. The program also features Respighi’s charming “Ancient Airs and Dances” and Casella’s Symphony No. 2—one of Noseda’s favorite symphonies of all time. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture.