NSO heads to Washington, D.C.’s U Street/Columbia Heights/Shaw neighborhoods

Posted on: January 8, 2019

The National Symphony Orchestra’s eighth annual NSO In Your Neighborhood free performances in schools, churches, community centers, and other venues take place this year from January 8 to 14 in Washington, D.C.’s U Street/Columbia Heights/Shaw neighborhoods. Chamber ensembles of NSO musicians will visit Garrison, Seaton, and Tubman Elementary Schools and will also perform in libraries, churches, coffee shops, bars, group residences, and neighborhood community centers. A public January 8 panel discussion at Shaw Neighborhood Library will feature former NSO Music Director Hans Kindler, retired NSO staff member Patricia O’Kelly, writer Ted Libbey, and DCPL staff member Margaret Gilmore. There will be a public master class on January 12 at the Asian American Music Society at St. Stephen and The Incarnation Episcopal Church, for clarinet students from the Asian American Music Society, with NSO clarinetist Peter Cain. Orchestra programs include two full concerts by the NSO: January 10 at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus, led by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, and January 12 at the Lincoln Theatre, with composer and singer-songwriter Ted Hearne, led by guest conductor Christian Reif. In Your Neighborhood was launched in 2012 in the city’s Columbia Heights neighborhood.

Posted January 8, 2019