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National Symphony Orchestra:
NEW MOVES: symphony + dance

Across two spectacular weeks in May, the National Symphony Orchestra celebrates the glorious marriage of American music and dance in NEW MOVES: symphony + dance. Conducted by Thomas Wilkins, three unique programs consist entirely of American music—classic repertoire as well as NSO-commissioned works by American composers. Each program also features a live dance component with newly commissioned work by an American choreographer, all performed on an extended stage in the Concert Hall.

National Symphony Orchestra: NEW MOVES: symphony + dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; KEIGWIN + COMPANY / From Schuman to Bernstein

Enjoy selections from Bernstein's On the Town and On the Waterfront with KEIGWIN + COMPANY in new choreography by Larry Keigwin, plus Schuman's New England Triptych and a new concerto with Sue Heineman, principal bassoon.

National Symphony Orchestra: NEW MOVES: symphony + dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; New Ballet Ensemble / From Gershwin to Ellington

Enjoy music by Duke Ellington with a dance performance by Memphis jookin' artists. Also: Barber's Souvenirs, music from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, and a concerto featuring Jauvon Gilliam, principal timpani.

National Symphony Orchestra: NEW MOVES: symphony + dance: Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Jessica Lang Dance; with Leila Josefowicz, violin / From Adams to Copland

Enjoy Adams's Violin Concerto featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz with original choreography by Jessica Lang performed by her company. Also: Copland's Appalachian Spring and more.