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The National Symphony Orchestra

The 2015 National Symphony Orchestra Season Opening Ball
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Elise and Marc Lefkowitz, Chairs

We hope you will join us as we launch the 45th season of the Kennedy Center and the 85th season of the National Symphony Orchestra. This year will be an exuberant celebration of rhythm and energy with performances by masterful percussionist Martin Grubinger and Broadway sensation Sutton Foster alongside NSO and Kennedy Center Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke.

Following the concert, the festivities continue in a grand pavilion on the North Plaza as guests enjoy an exquisite dinner and dancing under the stars with the guest artists and musicians of the Orchestra. As the single largest fundraising event for the NSO, all proceeds of the evening provide critical support for the Orchestra's many artistic, education, and community engagement programs throughout the year. Furthermore, all contributions to the Ball count towards eligibility to purchase tickets to the Kennedy Center Honors in December.

If you would like more information on the Season Opening Ball, please call (202) 416-8102 or to join us for this special night, please click here to Register Online.

Now is the time to mark your calendars for this remarkable and extraordinary celebration!

Photo Gallery

  • Image of the spring Gala event
  • Image of the spring Gala event
  • Photo of the 2011 NSO Seasoning Opening Ball
  • Photo of the 2011 NSO Seasoning Opening Ball
  • Photo of the 2010 - 20011 NSO  with Christoph Eschenbach
  • Photo of the 2010 - 20011 NSO  with Christoph Eschenbach
  • Image of the spring Gala event
  • Photo of the 2010 - 20011 NSO  with Christoph Eschenbach
  • Image of the spring Gala event
  • Photo of the 2010 - 20011 NSO  with Christoph Eschenbach
  • Photo of the 2010 - 20011 NSO  with Christoph Eschenbach
  • Photo of the 2010 - 20011 NSO  with Christoph Eschenbach
  • Photo of the 2010 - 20011 NSO  with Christoph Eschenbach
  • Photo of the 2010 - 20011 NSO  with Christoph Eschenbach
  • Photo of the 2011 NSO Seasoning Opening Ball
  • Image of the spring Gala event
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