NSO Pops: Marvin Gaye's What's Going On with John Legend and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
On May 1, 1972, Marvin Gaye made history performing his album What's Going On at the Kennedy Center. For the 40th anniversary of that legendary concert, R&B sensation John Legend and the NSO Pops echo Marvin's performance.
- May 3 - 4, 2012
- Concert Hall
- Approx. 2 hours
- $20.00 - $80.00
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What's Going On...NOW
Singer-songwriter John Legend joined the Kennedy Center to launch "What's Going On…NOW," a national arts and digital media campaign to inspire and engage youth while marking the 40th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's iconic album and his 1972 Kennedy Center performance. Using Marvin Gaye's music as a catalyst, the Kennedy Center's campaign asks: "How have things changed in the last 40 years? What's going on…now?" Young people can go to www.whatsgoingonnow.org and share their own creative perspectives on the similarities and differences between Marvin Gaye's "then" and their own "now." They can upload video, photos, poems, music--whatever art form inspires their own creative expression.
Watch and Listen
One of the nation's most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers, Steven Reineke is the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra and begins his first season in 2011/2012.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO, and generously fund What's Going On?, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
The 2011-2012 National Symphony Orchestra Pops Season is proudly sponsored by
Additional support is provided by Altria Group.