In demand as a distinguished guest conductor with the finest orchestras and opera houses throughout the world, Christoph Eschenbach began his tenure in September 2010 as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra as well as Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Since his appointment to these positions in 2008, he has played a key role in planning future seasons, international festivals and special projects for these two prestigious institutions. In 2011-12, in addition to conducting the National Symphony in its home at the Kennedy Center, Mr. Eschenbach led the orchestra on tour of South America. In 2012-13, he led the orchestra overseas again on a tour of Europe and Oman.
Highlights of his 2013-14 season as a conductor includes engagements in the United States with the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Throughout the season, Mr. Eschenbach will appear as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra, conducting a variety of programs in the Kennedy Center, including a special performance of Die Rosenkavalier with Rene Fleming in Spring 2014. He will also return to the Houston Symphony for a performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand."
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