NSO Family Concert: Go, Team, Go!
Sunday, March 15, 2009

The NSO salutes the start of the new baseball season with Steven Reineke's beguiling baseball cantata Casey at the Bat in this NSO Family Concert.

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About

Emil de Cou, conductor
Wear your favorite team's jersey for the NSO's thrilling music program inspired by teamwork and all things baseball. Just like a day at the stadium, the program will include our national anthem, here played by a group of young Suzuki violinists. The highlight of the concert will be Steven Reineke's Casey at the Bat. Don't miss an exciting day of baseball-themed music, jersey-wearing conductors, and appearances by local sports and music stars.
 
Come Early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo," a project of the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra. An hour before each NSO Family Concert, young concertgoers can get up close and hands-on with the instruments they'll see played on the stage--from violins, trumpets, and oboes to trombones and percussion--in the Kennedy Center Atrium.

Kids' Chats--Following the 3 p.m. concert, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with the concert artists.

Program and Notes

    Leroy Anderson
    Bugler's Holiday
    Sergei Prokofiev
    Suite from Romeo and Juliet
    Johann Bach
    Minuet no. 1, arr. Muller
    Shinichi Suzuki
    Allegro
    Shinichi Suzuki
    Variations on Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
    Damian Montano
    Scherzo: Allegro giocoso from Concerto for piccolo, contrabassoon, and orchestra
    John Smith
    The Star Spangled Banner
    Mathes
    The Star Spangled Banner
    Albert Von Tilzer
    "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," A Bench-Clearing Brawl for Four Violins, arr. Grier
    Steven Reineke
    Casey at the Bat

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