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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, music director
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Fri, Oct 21, 8pm
Strathmore
Britain’s award-winning CBSO and their acclaimed music director, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, perform a D.C. premiere by Thomas Adès, Debussy’s La Mer, and—joined by star soloist Sheku Kanneh-Mason—Elgar’s Cello Concerto.

Sphinx Symphony Orchestra

Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
Tito Muñoz and Eugene Rogers
Members of The Washington Chorus
Aundi Marie Moore, soprano
Tue, Jan 31, 8pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
The unique all Black and Latinx Sphinx Symphony Orchestra celebrates its namesake organization’s 25th anniversary, joined by very special guests.

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Rafael Payare, music director
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Mon, Mar 6, 8pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
The “OSM” returns to D.C. led by its celebrated new music director, Rafael Payare, with a program of Mahler, Dorothy Chang, and (joined by revered pianist Yefim Bronfman) Bartók.

Taiwan Philharmonic

Taiwan Philharmonic
(a.k.a. National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan)
Jun Märkl, music director
Paul Huang, violin
Wed, Apr 19, 8pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
The Taiwan Philharmonic makes its first-ever Washington Performing Arts appearance in a wide-ranging program, joined by acclaimed violin virtuoso Paul Huang.

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Susanna Mälkki, music director
Claire Chase, solo flute
Mon, May 8, 8pm
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Finland’s foremost orchestra salutes two of its homeland’s greatest composers: Jean Sibelius and (joined by the acclaimed flute soloist Claire Chase) Kaija Saariaho.