National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Concert
FREE! The NSO celebrates the beginning of the 2007–2008 season with this free annual concert.
This event is NOT taking place at the Kennedy Center
- Sun., Sep. 2, 2007, 8:00 PM
- US Capitol Building - West Lawn
- 1-1/2 hrs.
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Annual Labor Day Concert
West Lawn, U.S. Capitol
Sunday, September 2, 2007, 8:00 p.m.
Emil de Cou Conductor
Vocalists from the Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band
SFC Laura Dause, soprano
MSG Joan Mercer, mezzo-soprano
SFC Robert McIver, tenor
SSG Mark Huseth, baritone
SSC Andre McRae, baritone
Free, no tickets required
The Kennedy Center's Prelude celebration begins on a high note with this free annual Labor Day concert led by NSO Associate Conductor Emil de Cou. Program to be announced.
This concert is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service, National Capital Region.
Gates open to the public at 3:20 p.m.
In case of inclement weather: The concert will be moved to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Please call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline at (202) 416-8113 after 2:30 p.m. to find out if the performance has been moved.
Program and Notes
- The Star Spangled Banner
- Fanfare for the Common Man
- "The Sound of Music" from The Sound of Music
- Fiddle Faddle
- Bugler's Holiday
- Trepak from The Nutcracker
- Finale from The Firebird (complete ballet)
- "Il Mondo Era Vuoto" from The Light in the Piazza
- "The Light in the Piazza" from The Light in the Piazza
- Selections from Porgy and Bess , arr. Robert Russell Bennett
- Largo (Movement 2) from Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95
- Songs for a New World: The New World
- Overture to Overture to Candide
- Mambo from West Side Story
- West Side Story: Concert Suite No. 2
- Variations on a Shaker Melody
- An American in Paris
- Flying Theme from Flying Theme from E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial