National Symphony Orchestra: Labor Day Capitol Concert 2012
- Sun., Sep. 2, 2012, 8:00 PM
- Eisenhower Theater
- Approx. 90 minutes
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The Eisenhower Theater
National Symphony Orchestra
Steven Reineke, conductor
Tony DeSare, vocalist
Michael John Casey, narrator
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PLEASE NOTE THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THE CAPITOL STEPS TO THE EISENHOWER THEATER
The National Symphony Orchestra, led by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, presents its annual, free Labor Day Weekend Concert in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater on Sunday, September 2 at 8 p.m. No tickets are required for this popular annual event and simulcast viewing will be made available in the Grand Foyer of the Kennedy Center.
The Labor Day Concert has been a tradition since 1979. This year in addition to patriotic classics such as "America the Beautiful" and "The Star Spangled Banner," the program will include music that highlights the American landscape, from Stephen Flaherty's American River Suite to the little town of Mudville in Casey at the Bat, narrated by Michael John Casey.Concluding the concert will be a number of selections from the Great American Songbook performed by composer, pianist, and singer Tony DeSare.
Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 8 p.m., Free event, no tickets required.
Gates open at 3 p.m., Open Rehearsal at 3:30 p.m. (No open rehearsal if concert is moved)
In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Eisenhower Theater, and the doors will open at 7:30 p.m., one half-hour before the performance.
Please call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline at (202) 416-8114 after1 p.m. on Sundayto find out if the performance has been moved.
The NSO's annual series of Capitol Concerts is made possible by the U.S. Department of the Army and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Capital Region, National Mall and Memorial Parks.