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The National Symphony Orchestra Comes to Borderstan

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“NSO in your Neighborhood “is coming to local venues, including the Howard Theatre. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com.

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. The week long program is called “NSO In Your Neighborhood.”

Throughout the week, members of the NSO will break into small ensembles and perform chamber music and educational activities at local venues, such as the Howard Theater, the Lincoln Theater and Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium.

“The 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 Pollin’s generosity, which allows the Orchestra to go out into the local community and offer free admission to all events.”

Special guests at the events include WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi, Howard University’s Afro Blue, Kennedy Center Creative Advisory for Jazz Jason Moran, NSO Music Director Christoph Eschenbach and several others!

All of the performances and events are free of charge, and a detailed schedule of the week’s programs are available online.

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