National Symphony Orchestra in Your Neighborhood 2014
What is "NSO In Your Neighborhood"?
The National Symphony Orchestra aims to reach a wide audience through its classical subscription series, pops concerts, and one of the country's most extensive educational programs. Through the many activities the NSO provides, the Orchestra aims to share all the elements of classical music with the community members in a short time period.
The NSO is pleased to bring these programs to the H Street NE and Capitol Hill neighborhoods January 7-13, 2014. Due to the excitement the NSO recently experienced playing in the U Street/Howard University/Shaw/Logan Circle area, Capitol Hill/H St will be the focus in 2014. This flier describes many of the activities the NSO could present, with an emphasis on chamber performances, education and community engagement programs. We hope people of all ages will embrace classical music with the same excitement that we do at the NSO.
Please consider the following activities and let us know which you feel would be of greatest interest to your organization or venue. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
- Chamber Music Performances: Small groups of NSO musicians perform classical music for adults and/or family audiences.
- Night Clubs: Classical music can be enjoyed everywhere. NSO musicians perform in relaxed night clubs or other small venues for intimate musical experiences.
- "In-School" Ensembles: A small group of musicians perform and demonstrate their instruments for a school program. Best for grades 1-8.
- Community Service Performances: NSO musicians perform at various community venues (churches, businesses, senior centers).
- Conducting: NSO conductors or musicians work with and conduct college or high school small ensembles, orchestras, or bands.
- Sectionals/Coachings: Musicians work with a group of students who play the same instrument on current repertoire (e.g. the NSO clarinetist would work with the clarinet section of your ensemble).
- Clinics: NSO members coach groups on musical topics (intonations, reed making, etc.).
- Master Classes: Individual students perform for an NSO musician who then critiques the performance and offers constructive advice for an audience of other students and teachers.
- Pre-Concert Events: NSO members hold lectures and panel discussions before NSO concerts for audience members.
- Method Workshops: Popular workshops include Suzuki string classes or Alexander Technique.
- Artistic Exchanges: Explore the diverse forms of music native to your cultural heritage and how it has influenced classical music (Native American drumming, Mariachi bands, etc.).
- Music Appreciation Classes: NSO members introduce students to classical music in fun and interactive classes.
- Instrument "Petting Zoos": Children get a hands-on experience with the various orchestral instruments.
- Speakers Bureau: NSO members and staff speak at public events, at board meetings, with music teachers and principals, or at other special gatherings.
- Arts Professionals Round Table: NSO staff members meet with other arts professionals to discuss topics of mutual interests and to share ideas.
- Create Your Own: Have something else in mind? Come up with an idea or event and let us know! We will work to develop a program that suits your needs.
Requesting An Event
The deadline for registration is October 18, 2013.
To register your event, you can complete the accompanying Activity Request Form and return it to:
In Your Neighborhood: Capitol Hill/H St
National Symphony Orchestra
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
PO Box 101510
Arlington, VA 22210
For more information about In Your Neighborhood: Capitol Hill/H St,
Warren G. Williams, III
Manager of Community Relations
National Symphony Orchestra
Phone: (202) 416-8112
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
The National Symphony Orchestra's Community Engagement Program is made possible through the generosity of Mrs. Irene Pollin.
Additional support is provided by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Linda and Tobia Mercuro, and Tina and Albert Small Jr.
NSO In Your Neighborhood: Capitol Hill/H St. is sponsored by Wells Fargo.