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DECLASSIFIED: Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring with the National Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Friday, November 3, 2017 9:00 PM

DECLASSIFIED: Fridays at 9 with the NSO National Symphony Orchestra

Immerse yourself in Russian revelry with this casual way to "step out to the symphony" in an evening that's part concert, part party, and all fantastic fun in the grandeur of the Kennedy Center. 

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The National Symphony Orchestra’s DECLASSIFIED series is a casual way to "step out to the symphony" through an immersive experience that's part concert, part party,  and all fantastic fun in the grandeur of the Kennedy Center. Don't miss what all of D.C.'s coolest culture addicts are talking about! 

November 3, join the NSO for a program featuring Stravinsky’s notorious ballet score The Rite of Spring, a primal work that caused audiences to riot at its 1913 premiere. Experience the music’s enduring shock value first-hand with your friends in a night of Russian revelry. Arrive by 8:15 p.m. for Bowen Macauley Dance in a pulse-pounding excerpt from Rite of Spring on the Millennium Stage. Then head into the Concert Hall with the evening's signature cocktail – the Moscow Mule – for the full score played live at 9 p.m. in a National Symphony Orchestra showcase of Russian classics laced with dynamic multimedia, all conducted by former NSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin. Immediately following the concert, cap off your late night in the Grand Foyer as you groove to the lively vocals and authentic instruments of the Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble.

More about the DECLASSIFIED experience:

These late-night Friday programs feature bold and boundary-breaking music, engaging multimedia, exciting pre/post-concert performances and parties, and audience interaction. Plus, you can bring drinks and snacks purchased at the intermission bars into the Concert Hall!

Performance Timing: Approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.

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