National Symphony announces neighborhood concerts throughout DC area

Posted on: September 12, 2012

In Wednesday’s (9/12) Washington Post, Anne Midgette writes, “The National Symphony Orchestra will continue its all-out search for new American audiences this season—in its own home town. Last year, the orchestra came to Columbia Heights with a new program called ‘NSO in Your Neighborhood.’ On Tuesday afternoon at Ben’s Chili Bowl, the orchestra announced a second round of events in the program, now spreading through the area around U Street, Howard University, and Shaw. The events, all free, and presented in partnerships with more than 20 organizations, from the African American Civil War Museum to the Florida Avenue Baptist Church, will be held between January 8 and 14th, 2013. … There will be one family-oriented performance at the Lincoln Theatre, and one full orchestra concert at Howard University on January 14, for which Christoph Eschenbach, the orchestra’s music director, and its principal pops conductor, Steven Reineke, will share conducting duties. That concert will feature the soprano Jessye Norman, a Howard graduate, as well as the premiere of the Sinfonia No. 4 by George Walker, a DC native who also studied in Howard’s music department.”

Posted September 12, 2012