F.P. Santangelo, narrator
The NSO gears up for Spring Training with this fun program inspired by America's favorite pastime. Wear your team's jersey for this thrilling music program about teamwork. The highlight of the concert is Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke's beguiling baseball composition set to the famous poem Casey at the Bat, narrated by F.P. Santangelo, color analyst for the Washington Nationals on MASN and a former Major League Baseball player. Also on the program is the zany and virtuosic 4-violin version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" performed by NSO violinists Heather LeDoux Green, Holly Hamilton, Marissa Regni, and Jane Bowyer Stewart. Don't miss an exciting day of sports-themed music, jersey-wearing musicians and conductors, and more! For age 5 and up.
Note (as of Nov. 20): The program for this concert has changed from The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.
New this season! The 2 p.m. performance is sensory-friendly.
Our 2 p.m. performance of Casey at the Bat is a sensory-friendly performance, designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. In fact, we hear from many of our families that sensory-friendly performances are a great opportunity to introduce the orchestra or the performing arts to young children who are new to these exciting experiences. (If you attend the 2 p.m. performance of Casey at the Bat and do not require these accommodations, your family is still very much welcome at the concert.)
Performance Timing: Approximately 60 minutes, with no intermission
Come early for a Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo" in the lobbies of Opera House. 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. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.
Stay after the 4 p.m. concert for a Kids' Chat. Young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with the concert artists.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by
Macy's and Washington Gas are the proud sponsors of the NSO Family Concerts.
Additional support for the NSO Family Concerts is provided by
The Clark Charitable Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation;
an endowment from the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; the U.S. Department of Education;
and the Women’s Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
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