Beethoven pairs up with Black composers in Washington DCNews
From Gianandrea Noseda’s new season:
In January 2022, Noseda conducts a three-week festival of music by American composers George Walker (pic) and William Grant Still paired with Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1, 4, 5, and 9, in a nod to the 250th Anniversary of the composer’s birth. These programs will be recorded for release on the NSO’s new recording label. In addition, former Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems will exhibit a series of large-scale abstractions in the Center’s Hall of Nations inspired by the music and genius of Beethoven.