National Symphony Orchestra launches own label


American ensemble partners with LSO Live

National Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, launches own label (photo: Scott Suchman / NSO)
National Symphony Orchestra, under Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, launches own label (photo: Scott Suchman / NSO)

America’s National Symphony Orchestra has launched its own label. The first release – due on February 21 - will be of Copland’s Suite from Billy the Kid paired with Dvořák’s Symphony No 9, conducted by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda. It was recorded live in the Concert Hall of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in June.

The label is being produced in partnership with LSO Live, the pioneering London Symphony Orchestra own-label which launched 20 years ago, and has since formed own-label collaborations with the Mariinsky Theatre, King’s College, Cambridge and percussionist Colin Currie Records.

‘The National Symphony Orchestra and I are thrilled to present this first album on our new label,’ said Noseda. ‘We believe recordings are an essential part of an orchestra’s life because they capture singular musical experiences for future generations to enjoy. We are excited listeners worldwide will be able to hear the emotional and powerful results of the concerts we perform throughout the year at the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall in Washington, DC’

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