January 8–14, 2013
NSO In Your Neighborhood 2013 Focuses on U Street, Howard University, Shaw, and Logan Circle
The National Symphony Orchestra is making U Street, Howard University, Shaw, and Logan Circle the focus of its free community engagement activities in January 2013. Between January 8 and 14, members of the NSO are breaking into small ensembles to perform chamber music and educational activities as requested by community organizations.
The NSO has worked with approximately 20 partners in these communities, and has agreed to fulfill more than 30 activities requested by the neighborhoods.
Among the partners are Howard University, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of its music department; D.C. Public Schools; the U Street Neighborhood Association; Florida Avenue Baptist Church; and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The majority of the schedule was determined by the community itself, with the partner organizations gathering requests from their neighborhoods.top
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.
This project is supported in part by an award from
the National Endowment for the Arts.