Washington D.C.’s National Symphony heads to neighborhoods, food bank, homeless shelter

Posted on: January 6, 2015

“The National Symphony Orchestra is opening the new year with a series of performances in the northeast Washington neighborhoods of Brookland and NoMa,” reads an unsigned Monday (1/5) Associated Press report. “The musicians will revive their ‘NSO In Your Neighborhood’ series with free concerts Jan. 5 through Jan. 12. The series opens Monday with a visit to Noyes Education Campus. Four larger events anchor the series with performances at Union Market, Echostage, Catholic University and McKinley Technology Education Campus. Those performances require free reservations. The full orchestra will perform at Catholic University to celebrate the music school’s 50th anniversary. Musicians will also perform in unexpected venues, including the Central Union Mission homeless shelter, NPR’s headquarters and the Capital Area Food Bank. A performance at Children’s Hospital on Thursday will include a musical instrument ‘petting zoo.’ ” The National Symphony Orchestra’s “NSO In Your Neighborhood” series was launched in January 2012 with a series of free concerts in D.C.’s Columbia Heights section, and since then has taken place annually throughout the city. This year’s events include three performances by the full orchestra.

Posted January 6, 2015