CANCELLD: National Philharmonic: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 8pm

The Music Center

National Philharmonic
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

We hope to have a new date for this performance confirmed soon, and at that time we will transfer all current ticket buyers to the new performance in the same seats. If we are unable to find a mutually agreeable date in the near term, we will notify you and refund the cost of your tickets.

Should you prefer to receive a refund or exchange the value of your tickets for another performance, you may contact our ticket office at 301.581.5100 or Please know that due to very high call volume during this time, hold times may be longer than usual. We will do everything that we can to respond to patrons in a timely manner and ensure that everyone is taken care of in the coming weeks. More info here. 

Pre-concert lecture 6:45pm

Esther Heideman, soprano
Shirin Eskandani, mezzo-soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Kerry Wilkerson, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor

Majestic. Visionary. Transcendent. Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis is a powerful testimony of his own motto that “music is a higher revelation than any philosophy.” Beethoven himself considered it to be his greatest work. When it premiered on April 7, 1824 in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Missa Solemnis was instantly recognized as a masterpiece and meditation on mortality and transcendence.

“From the heart –may it go to the heart.”—Beethoven wrote in his score for Missa Solemnis.

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Kids 7-17 Free

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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.

Missa Solemnis