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New Conductor Leads In Season Opener

February 27, 2004

THE National Symphony Orchestra and its new Artistic Director and Conductor Chosei Komatsu opens the 2004 concert season next weekend, at 8 p.m. Friday, March 5 and at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, March 7 in the National Theater.

Komatsu was chosen in a competitive search from among 190 candidates, and will lead the National Symphony as Artistic Director for the next three years.

Acclaimed violinist Misha Keylin will join the orchestra as soloist in the Dvorak Violin Concerto, and soprano Marianela Rojas will perform a Cantata by Costa Rican composer Eddie Mora. Brahms‚ First Symphony complete the program.

The 2004 season comprises 12 concerts from March through November. For a full season schedule or to purchase season tickets, contact Elena at the symphony office (236-5395 ext. 204) or Margaret Underwood (239-2551). Individual tickets are available at the National Theater box office (221-5341).

 

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