The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will host a week of free activities in the U Street, Shaw, Howard and Logan Circle neighborhoods January 8 through 14.Â The week long program is called â€śNSOÂ In Your Neighborhood.â€ť
Throughout the week,Â members of the NSO will break into small ensembles and perform chamber music and educational activities at local venues, such as theÂ Howard Theater, the Lincoln Theater and Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium.
â€śThe rich musical history of the U Street area, Howard and Shaw immediately attracted us,” said NSO Executive Director Rita Shapiro in a press release. “We are grateful for Irene Pollinâ€™s generosity, which allows the Orchestra to go out into the local community and offer free admission to all events.â€ť
Special guests at the eventsÂ include WAMUâ€™s Kojo Nnamdi, Howard Universityâ€™s Afro Blue, Kennedy Center Creative Advisory for Jazz Jason Moran,Â NSOÂ Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and several others!
All of the performances and events areÂ free of charge, and a detailed schedule of the week’s programs are available online.