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Gianandrea Noseda returns to La Scala, for the first time at the head of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington
The Milanese maestro brings the prestigious American team of which he has been musical director since 2017 to Europe for the first time. The only Italian stop on the tour is in Milan

La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra Association Presents

“ 42nd Concert Season – 2024 ”
It's set for Monday February 26, 2024 (8pm) on debut at La Scala of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, one of the most famous and important orchestras in the United States: the baton of Gianandrea Noseda, musical director of the team since 2017.

The concert, included in 2024 season of the Filarmonica della Scala, will be the only Italian stage of the tour European National Symphony, the twelfth in its 93-year history, but the first since 2016 after the cancellation of the one in Asia due to the pandemic and the first undertaken under the guidance of the Milanese master. The tour will hit from February 16th to 28th Spain, Germany is Italy, with the violin star Hilary Hahn and the pianist Seong-Jin Cho who will alternate alongside the orchestra in the ten concerts scheduled in nine cities, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Berlin, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg and Milan.

“Returning to my city with my orchestra fills me with pride and trepidation,” says Noseda, who will conduct a performance at La Scala sealed by the three recent sold-outs at the Kennedy Center: the evening opens with the first Italian performance of  Wake Up!, Concerto for orchestra commissioned to the 'composer-in-residence' Carlos Simon; follows the Piano Concerto No. 4 op. 58 of Ludwig van Beethoven, the talented South Korean pianist is a soloist SeongJin Cho, winner of the 2015 Chopin Prize; the program will conclude there Symphony no. 5 op. 47 of Shostakovich.

Gianandrea Noseda returns to La Scala, for the first time at the head of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington

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Founded in 1931, the National Symphony Orchestra is among the most famous groups in the United States, protagonist of hundreds of prestigious concerts and involved in a dense program of 'educational' initiatives dedicated to new audiences. The commissioning and performance of new music constitute one of the cornerstones of the NSO's activity, as do the much-attended free concerts on Capitol Hill in Washington on national holidays.


National Symphony Orchestra
Seong-Jin Cho piano

Gianandrea Noseda director


Carlos Simon
Wake up! A Concerto for Orchestra
First Italian performance

Ludwig van Beethoven
Concert no. 4 in G major. op. 58 for piano and orchestra

Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony no. 5 in D minor. op. 47

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