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National Symphony Orchestra: National Memorial Day Concert

This event is NOT taking place at the Kennedy Center

  • Sun., May 29, 2011, 8:00 PM
  • US Capitol Building - West Lawn
  • Approx. 90 minutes
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National Memorial Day Concert
National Symphony Orchestra
  Jack Everly, conductor
West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
Sunday, May 29, 2011, 8 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)

Hosted by Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna

Each year, the National Memorial Day Concert presents a unique program honoring the valor and patriotism of Americans who have served our country in times of conflict. The show pays tribute to their sacrifices as well as those of their families and loved ones. The 2011 event will include a 10-year commemoration of September 11th, a thank you to our troops who have been serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a tribute to our World War II veterans on the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Special guests and performers include Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA Ret., Forest Whitaker, Dianne Wiest, bluesman B.B. King, gospel singer Yolanda Adams, Kris Allen, Hayley Westenra, Daniel Rodriguez, Pia Toscano, Jason Ritter, and A.J. Cook.  The Military District of Washington coordinates the DOD participation of the Premier Service Bands and Service Honor Guards.  

Free event, no tickets required.
Free rehearsal on Sat., May 28 at 8 p.m.

Note:  No alcohol permitted.
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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