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NSO at Carter Barron Amphitheatre

NSO at Carter Barron Amphitheatre

Friday, July 18, 2008 - Saturday, July 19, 2008

NSO Summer Concerts

FREE! The NSO performs two family-friendly concerts outdoors at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in beautiful Rock Creek Park.

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Carter Barron Amphitheatre
16th Street & Colorado Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Friday, July 18, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Emil de Cou, conductor
Paul Cigan, clarinet
Laurent Weibel, violin
"Around the World in 60 Minutes"
Wagner: Entrance of the Guests from Tannhäuser 
Bernstein: On the Town - Three Dance Episodes: Times Square
Weber: Concertino for clarinet and orchestra 
Sibelius:  Finlandia 
Nicolai: Overture – The Merry Wives of Windsor    
Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy for violin and orchestra
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Chabrier: España

Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
"Music from the Americas"
Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Williams: Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Copland: El Salón México
Chadwick: Symphonic Sketches – i. Jubilee
Gould: Latin-American Symphonette – ii. Tango
Grofé: Mississippi Suite – iv. Mardi Gras
Dvorák: Symphony No.9 "From the New World" – iv. finale

FREE, no tickets required. Gates open at 7 p.m. each evening. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Come early beginning at 6:45 p.m. for the musical instrument "Petting Zoo," a project of the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra.

In case of inclement weather: Please call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline at (202) 416-8113 after 5 p.m. on the day of the event to find out if the concert has been cancelled.  There is no rain date.  

Parking at Carter Barron is limited; neighborhood parking is restricted. Carter Barron is accessible by Metrobuses S1, S2, and S4.  Please visit for schedule information.