Gianandrea Noseda opens his third season as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra

«The espresso-intense buzz of Gianandrea Noseda’s tenure was palpable in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall Saturday night, as the Italian conductor opened his third season as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra. (…) From the critic’s perspective, one of the best features of the Noseda era is that the programming of these inaugural galas so far has not been merely tolerable but consistently alluring. (…) By the end, it was clear that Noseda had accomplished a mini-marvel, a jazz-inspired program easy on the ears but also of considerable musicological value.»
Washington Classical Review, Charles T. Downey

«For all of the evening’s actual performances, Noseda displayed lightness on his feet, literally, swaying with his hips to Bernstein’s dance tunes in his “Divertimento for Orchestra,” or leaning insouciantly against the railing of his podium during Shostakovich’s utterly beguiling “Suite for Jazz Orchestra.” The NSO is in the best place it’s been in for years, and you can’t always tell on paper just how far the orchestra has come. When you put Bernstein and Gershwin (“An American in Paris”) on an opening-night program, you might expect you were getting business as usual. But in practice, this program managed to be at once unfamiliar and invigorating and as purely entertaining and light as you could wish for on an evening that’s supposed to be more festive than earnest. (…) Most importantly, perhaps, the evening felt more genuine than the norm, without the striving to be something or take a stand that has been evident at some past opening-night galas. It felt like the start of a good year. Let’s hope it is one.»
The Washington Post, Anne Midgette

«Applausi e standing ovation per l'insolito ma apprezzato programma di natura jazz con cui il maestro Gianandrea Noseda ha inaugurato la sua terza stagione come direttore musicale della National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). (…) Il nuovo presidente del board della NSO, Ronald Abramson, che ha elogiato l'ascesa dell' orchestra sotto la direzione di Noseda - compresa l'assunzione di sedici nuovi musicisti - e ricordato le tournee del prossimo anno in Cina e in Giappone.»
ANSA, Claudio Salvalaggio