Gianandrea Noseda named music director of National Symphony Orchestra

Posted on: January 4, 2016

“Months before expected, the National Symphony Orchestra has named Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda, 51, as its new music director,” writes Anne Midgette in Monday’s (1/4) Washington Post. “He will take over in the 2017-18 season, after one season as music director designate in 2016-17, the orchestra announced. His initial contract will run through 2020-21.” Last February, the orchestra announced that current Music Director Christoph Eschenbach would not extend his contract beyond 2017. “Noseda is a rising star at the world’s leading orchestras and opera houses, including the Mariinsky Theater, where he became the company’s first foreign-born principal guest conductor at the start of his career, as well as the Israel Philharmonic, where he is principal guest conductor, and the Metropolitan Opera.” He has served as music director of England’s BBC Philharmonic and Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy. “He has worked well with the NSO, an orchestra he first conducted in 2011, and to which he returned in November. ‘The impression was of a very responsive orchestra,’ Noseda said Saturday.… ‘I’m excited for the NSO,” said Deborah Rutter, the Kennedy Center’s president, speaking by phone.’ ”

Posted January 4, 2016

Pictured: Gianandrea Noseda conducts the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in 2011. Photo by Katherine Frey / The Washington Post