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DECLASSIFIED: Fridays at 9 with the NSO


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DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents 

Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 9:00 PM

Newly named Artistic Advisor Ben Folds curates, hosts and performs with the NSO—conducted by Jacomo Bairos—for a special evening that features music by Folds, singer/composer/producer/guitarist Blake Mills, and Cuban R&B/rap singer Danay Suárez.

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

Fri, Nov 3, 2017, 9:00 PM

Former NSO Music Director Lenoard Slatkin conducts a DECLASSIFIED concert featuring Stravinsky's bold and famously controversial The Rite of Spring. The evening will also include pre- and post-concert activities.


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DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents with the National Symphony Orchestra, Guest Artists TBA

Fri, Jan 12, 2018, 9:00 PM

Ben Folds presents a curated NSO concert uniting musicians from multiple genres and styles to collaborate with the NSO and create new experiences for audiences and performers alike. Featured guests will be announced at a later date.


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DECLASSIFIED: Selections from Variations on Bach with the National Symphony Orchestra / Gianandrea Noseda, conductor

Fri, May 18, 2018, 9:00 PM

Gianandrea Noseda, the NSO's new music director, leads an abbreviated DECLASSIFIED concert featuring selected works from his Variations on Bach program with violinist James Ehnes taking place the same week. The evening will also include pre- and post-concert activities.


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DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents with the National Symphony Orchestra, Guest Artists TBA

Fri, Jun 29, 2018, 9:00 PM

Ben Folds presents a curated NSO concert uniting musicians from multiple genres and styles to collaborate with the NSO and create new experiences for audiences and performers alike. Featured guests will be announced at a later date. 

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