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Music and Movement: The National Symphony Orchestra & National Dance Day

Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:00 PM

National Symphony Orchestra NSO Summer Concerts

Watch, listen, dance, and sing at this FREE community celebration on the National Mall of National Dance Day and the new National Symphony Orchestra season, culminating in a night of Dancing Under the Stars. 

Venue

National Mall

Run Time

Running Time: TBA

About

Music and Movement: The National Symphony Orchestra & National Dance Day
Music, dance, and activities for all ages and experience levels on the National Mall (between 4th & 7th Streets)
Free and open to the public - no tickets required!
Saturday, July 29, 2017


Watch, listen, dance, and sing at this community celebration of National Dance Day and the new National Symphony Orchestra season! Come as you are and soak up the summer with dancing, music, food, and more in the heart of the nation’s capital.

GENERAL SCHEDULE:

4 p.m. - National Dance Day activities
National Dance Day will feature special guest dancers, interactive dance lessons, and performances in a wide variety of dance styles, as well as the official National Dance Day routine for this year’s event, led by a well-known dance star, to be announced. (This performance also marks the first time a Kennedy Center Millennium Stage event has taken place outside the Center.)

7 p.m. - National Symphony Orchestra concert
Incoming NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda leads the NSO—for the first time ever on the Mall—and several community choruses in a program of classic favorites featuring songs and familiar tunes by Bernstein, Verdi, Beethoven, John Williams, Gershwin, Rossini, and John Philip Sousa. Additional activities for all ages, including an Instrument “Petting Zoo” and short performances by community ensembles, will also be featured. 

8:30 p.m. - Dancing Under the Stars
Following the NSO concert, Dancing Under the Stars begins with a dance lesson, followed by two hours of dancing on the Mall.

Performance Timing: TBA

In case of inclement weather on July 29, events will move to the Kennedy Center. Check the Kennedy Center website
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