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National Symphony Orchestra in Your Neighborhood

Contact Us

For more information about In Your Neighborhood
Warren G. Williams III
Manager of Community Relations
National Symphony Orchestra
Phone: 202-416-8112
wgwilliams@kennedy-center.org

NSO In Your Neighborhood

Brookland to NoMA
January 6–12, 2015

This year's NSO In Your Neighborhood program heads to the vibrant Brookland and NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue) areas of Washington, D.C.—bringing a week's worth of free chamber music, orchestral concerts, educational events for the entire family, and much more!

Over seven days, members of the NSO will break into various ensembles and configurations to present dozens of performances and activities throughout the community, including four special concerts at Union Market, EchoStage, McKinley Technology Campus, and Catholic University. Don't miss out!

RSVP for our 4 special free concerts »

Free tickets required. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Full schedule of free public events »

See what NSO In Your Neighborhood is all about:


About Sound Health

Sound Health is the National Symphony Orchestra's year-round community engagement initiative that sends musicians into local hospitals, pediatric units, and military health centers in the Washington, D.C. area. Activities include performances in lobby spaces, treatment areas and patient rooms, designed to serve all ages.

Program Goals

Sound Health aims to enhance the environment and experiences of patients, their family members, hospital staff and visitors, through live music and personal interaction. The program is tailored to reach a population that cannot frequently or easily travel to the Kennedy Center or other performing arts venues.


Collaborating Organizations

Musician visits are scheduled in collaboration with leading health care institutions, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Children's National Health System.


Events

Sound Health was launched on September 11, 2013, with a chamber orchestra performance at the National Institutes of Health to an audience of more than 600 people in the Clinical Center atrium. NSO ensemble Viva Violins later performed at the Children's Inn at NIH, along with an instrument petting zoo, a project of the Women's Committee for the NSO. Events are also planned at Children's National Health System, via their Creative and Therapeutic Arts Services division.


Due to the nature of the venues, NSO Sound Health events are not open to the general public.

Impact

Music has the extraordinary power to bring people together and enhance our common experiences. Research shows that music creates a healthier, more enriching environment, leading health care institutions to seek ways to incorporate this creative art form into their regular activities for patients, military personnel, families, staff members, and visitors. Sound Health provides a variety of targeted musical programming at medical facilities, with the goal of enhancing the institution's environment.

"To hear this caliber of orchestra, up close, and for free, was truly an experience I won't forget. My spirits were so lifted, my soul was so touched; that hour set the tone for the remainder of my week at the hospital. Thank you to all the musicians and organizers for this wonderful gift of gorgeous music."
- Patient
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

"Thank you for helping to bring much-needed smiles to our Inn families' faces – a gift that is truly priceless!"
- Katelyn Hansen
Community Outreach & Volunteer Program Assistant
The Children's Inn at NIH

"It's about giving back. We do it because it brings us so much joy."
- Holly Hamilton, violinist
National Symphony Orchestra

Children's National

The Kennedy Center

NIH


National Symphony Orchestra in Your Neighborhood

Contact Us

For more information about In Your Neighborhood
Warren G. Williams III
Manager of Community Relations
National Symphony Orchestra
Phone: 202-416-8112
wgwilliams@kennedy-center.org

Full Schedule

All of these concerts are free to the public with first-come, first-served seating. Some concerts require an RSVP for free tickets and are marked accordingly with links to register. Look for more details on all concerts to be posted here soon.

Tuesday, January 6

Chamber Performance

7–8:30 p.m.
National Public Radio

In-School Ensemble: Peter and the Wolf     

7–8 p.m.
Woodridge Interim Library, Main Floor  

Wednesday, January 7

Community Service Performance

11 a.m. –12 noon 
Art Enables

Official Kick-Off Event: Chamber Performance

6–7 p.m. 
Union Market
RSVP required

Artistic Exchange: Classical and Dance

7–8 p.m. 
Dance Place

Thursday, January 8

Chamber Performance

5–6 p.m.   
Howard University School of Divinity

Chamber Performance

5–6 p.m.
Turkey Thicket Recreation

Chamber Performance

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
NOMA Business Improvement District

Friday, January 9

Orchestra Performance

8–10 p.m.  
EchoStage
RSVP required

Saturday, January 10

Community Service Performance

12:30–1:30 p.m.
Art Enables

Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo"

3 p.m.
McKinley High School

NSO Family Concert: Orchestra Performance

4-5 p.m.  
McKinley High School
RSVP required

Community Service Performance

7–9 p.m.                             
Mount Sinai Baptist Church

Chamber Performance

7–8 p.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Chamber Performance

7:30–8:30 p.m. 
Franciscan Monastery

Sunday, January 11

Chamber Performance

2–3 p.m.  
Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family

Chamber Performance

2–3 p.m.   
Northwest One Library

Chamber Performance

2:30–3:30 p.m. 
Woodridge Interim Library

Monday, January 12

Community Service Performance   

11 a.m.–12 p.m.  
North Michigan Park Recreation Center

In-School Ensemble Assembly/Q&A

3:40–4:45 p.m. 
Catholic University of America

Orchestra Performance         

7:30–9:30 p.m.  
Catholic University of America, Hartke Theatre
RSVP required


National Symphony Orchestra in Your Neighborhood

Contact Us

For more information about In Your Neighborhood
Warren G. Williams III
Manager of Community Relations
National Symphony Orchestra
Phone: 202-416-8112
wgwilliams@kennedy-center.org

National Symphony Orchestra in Your Neighborhood

Contact Us

For more information about In Your Neighborhood
Warren G. Williams III
Manager of Community Relations
National Symphony Orchestra
Phone: 202-416-8112
wgwilliams@kennedy-center.org

RSVP for Special Events

Free tickets are required for the following concerts. Seating is general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit 4 free tickets per RSVP. Unclaimed seats will be released 15 minutes prior to the start of each performance.

NSO In Your Neighborhood Kick-Off Event @ Union Market RSVP required

Wednesday, January 7 at 7 p.m.
Dock5 (2nd Floor) | 1309 5th Street NE

Come early to dine, shop, and explore Union Market. Then enjoy NSO musicians in a special performance to celebrate the In Your Neighborhood program in NoMa/Brookland communities.

NSO @ EchoStage RSVP required

Friday, January 9 at 7:30 p.m.
2135 Queens Chapel RD NE

Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke leads the Orchestra in a classical-contemporary "mix" concert featuring progressive hip-hop artist and Grammy®-nominated Christylez Bacon, six-string electric cellist Wytold, and D.C.'s own DJ Stylus.

Program to include:
Torke:
Run
Shostakovich:
Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93
Christylez:
X-2
Bach/Wytold:
Cello Suite No. 1
Pachebel/ Christylez:
Canon in D
Prokofiev:
Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy
Wytold:
My Regards
Christylez:
Mambo Sauce

NSO Family Concert @ McKinley Technology Education Campus RSVP required

Saturday, January 10 at 4 p.m.
151 T Street, NE

The NSO explores the exciting range of music's extremes in a Family Concert, hosted by Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl along with NSO Principal Second Violinist Marissa Regni. Come one hour early for the Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo!"

Program to include:
Beethoven:
Adagio – Allegro vivace (Mvt. 1) from Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60
Holst:
"Mars" from The Planets
Mahler:
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Mozart:
Adagio-Allegro from String Quartet in C major, K. 465, "Dissonant"
Tchaikovsky:
"Ave verum corpus" from Suite No. 4 in G major, Op. 61, "Mozartiana"
Haydn:
Andante (Mvt. II) from Symphony No. 94 in G major, "Surprise"
Khachaturian:
"Sabre Dance" from Gayaneh
Veracini:
Allegro for Solo Violin
Strauss:
An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64
Brahms:
Adagio-Più andante—Allegro non troppo, ma con brio from Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Sousa:
The Stars and Stripes Forever

NSO Concert @ Catholic University Of America RSVP required

Monday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Hartke Theatre, 620 Michigan Ave NE

Music Director Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Orchestra in an all-Mozart program, featuring NSO Principal Flute Aaron Goldman.

Program to include:
Mozart:
Overture to Le nozze di Fiagaro, K. 492 [The Marriage of Figaro]
Mozart:
Concerto No. 2 in D major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 314
Mozart:
Symphony No. 41 in Ca major, K. 551, "Jupiter"