NSO In Your Neighborhood

National Symphony Orchestra

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NSO In Your Neighborhood is an annual residency that promotes cultural sharing, intentionally strives to have a social impact and uses music and art to better lives. This community engagement initiative offers free NSO performances, educational activities, and artistic collaborations for one week in specific D.C. neighborhoods. Events range from full orchestra concerts and chamber performances, to in-school workshops, master classes and more, in collaboration with local and community-based venues.

Through this, the NSO:

  • Ensures that all Washington, D.C. residents can participate in the arts.
  • Supports building connections and bridges throughout Washington, D.C. neighborhoods
  • Shares live classical music with as many people as possible, across all ages and backgrounds
  • Engages and inspires audiences of the future

32 Events, 20 Venues, 5,844 Attendees

Over the course of five days, NSO musicians and numerous local artists and collaborators participated in two full orchestra concerts and 13 chamber music events celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Washington, D.C. communities in northeast and southeast. Featuring local musicians like Cecily and the Go-Go Symphony, among others, performances featured the music of Mozart to Marvin Gaye and everything in between!

Call For Partners

Are you an organization, business, church, school, artist or musician based in the Petworth, 16th Street Heights, Crestwood, Brightwood, Fort Totten, Michigan Park, Shepherd Park or Takoma neighborhoods? We want to hear from you! Please click below to tell us about your interest to be a presenting partner for In Your Neighborhood 2020.

In Your Neighborhood Over the Years

NSO In Your Neighborhood began in 2012. Click below to view past neighborhoods and partnering venues!

Explore NSO events coming to your neighborhood.

Check back soon for details about the next In Your Neighborhood, coming in September 2020.

For More Information about In Your Neighborhood, Contact:

Vaughan Bradley-Willemann, Manager of Community Engagement


Phone: (202) 416-8173

NSO In Your Neighborhood is presented as part of The Irene Pollin Audience Development and Community Engagement Initiatives.

Major Support for NSO In Your Neighborhood is provided by

Linda and Tobia Mercuro, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, and Tina and Albert Small, Jr.

Additional support is provided by Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather, Melanie and Larry Nussdorf, and Dr. Michael Angell.