National Symphony Orchestra: National Memorial Day Concert
This event is NOT taking place at the Kennedy Center
- Sun., May 27, 2012, 8:00 PM
- US Capitol Building - West Lawn
- Approx. 90 minutes
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National Symphony Orchestra
West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol
Sunday, May 27, 2012, 8 p.m. (Gates open at 5 p.m.)
An American tradition honoring our men and women in uniform, their families at home, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, the National Memorial Day Concert will be hosted for the seventh year by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise. They will be joined by an all-star line-up including Colin L. Powell (USA Ret.), multi-platinum rock band Daughtry, singer/songwriter Natalie Cole, country music star Trace Adkins, American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez, actress Ellen Burstyn, actress Selma Blair, and tenor Russell Watson. Conductor Jack Everly will lead the National Symphony Orchestra.
Free event, no tickets required.
Free rehearsal on Sat., May 26 at 8 p.m.
Note: No alcohol permitted.
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.