Upcoming Events: Pops
One Mic: NSO Pops: Nas with the 20th Anniversary Celebration of ILLMATIC / Steven Reineke, conductor
Mar. 28 - 29, 2014 | Buy Now
The NSO Pops venture into the realm of hip-hop with famed rapper and actor Nas, who marks the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic and launches the Kennedy Center's weeklong celebration One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.
NSO Pops: Rajaton: The Music of ABBA / Steven Reineke, conductor
May 30 - 31, 2014 | Buy Now
With a name that's Finnish for "boundless," genre-crossing ensemble Rajaton joins the NSO Pops to pay tribute to Scandinavian pop sensations ABBA--who gave the world one hit after another, from "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia" to "Take a Chance on Me."
NSO Pops: The Midtown Men / Steven Reineke, conductor
Jun. 27 - 28, 2014 | On Sale 4/2/14
For the grand finale of the NSO Pops season, The Midtown Men--the four original stars of Broadway's hugely popular Jersey Boys--showcase their trademark sounds, choreography, and chemistry that took the musical theater world by storm.
NSO Pops: Pink Martini / Steven Reineke, conductor
Sep. 11 - 13, 2014
With Pink Martini, one minute you're in a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, the next you're in a palazzo in Naples. This crowd-pleasing band returns to the NSO Pops with its cool vibe and "musical travelogue" style.
NSO Pops: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton / John Mauceri, conductor
Oct. 23 - 25, 2014
Danny Elfman has composed unforgettable scores for director Tim Burton's weirdly wonderful worlds of Edward Scissorhands, Batman, Alice in Wonderland, and more. John Mauceri conducts his music with visuals from Burton's films.
NSO Pops: An Evening with Sutton Foster / Steven Reineke, conductor
Nov. 28 - 29, 2014
Thanksgiving weekend, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster--"the musical theater dynamo with the long legs and cheery smile" (Washington Post)--performs music from her Broadway hits Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and more.
NSO Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie / Steven Reineke, conductor
Dec. 11 - 13, 2014
Back by popular demand for the holidays--with new acts and returning favorites! Aerialists, jugglers, illusionists, and more bring the circus to the Concert Hall. "Dazzling and elegant, if not death-defying!" says the San Francisco Examiner.
NSO Pops: Do You Hear the People Sing / Steven Reineke, conductor
Mar. 27 - 28, 2015
Celebrate the musicals of Boublil & Schönberg--Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, The Pirate Queen, and more--with songs performed by a cast of talented vocalists.
NSO Pops: Let's Be Frank / Steven Reineke, conductor
Jun. 5 - 6, 2015
In the centennial year of Frank Sinatra's birth, Steven Reineke brings together his own "Rat Pack" of entertainers to pay tribute to America's original idol. Songs include "My Way," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "New York, New York," and more.
All programs are subject to change.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
The 2013-2014 NSO Pops Season is presented through the generosity of
Additional support is provided by
The Honorable Barbara H. Franklin and Mr. Wallace Barnes.