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NSO Musicians to Perform Throughout the City January 3 to the 8, 2018

NSO NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Neighborhood Washington Free

The Musicians of National Symphony Orchestra will be a part of a weeklong Orchestra’s In Your Neighborhood (IYN) program that will kick-off event takes place on Thursday, January 4, 8 p.m. at The Hamilton Live, featuring two string quartets from the NSO. This event is free but reservations are required; visit live.thehamiltondc.com to reserve seats.

The heart of NSO In Your Neighborhood consists of free orchestra concerts, chamber music, in-school events, and other activities by the NSO musicians, showcasing their creativity and skills in the programs they create. Small ensembles make eight school visits during this week, including the Department of Labor Child Development Center, Bunker Hill Elementary School, Archbishop Carroll High School, the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, Catholic University, and St. Anslem’s Abbey School.

A highlight of the week’s programming is Saturday, January 6, a full day of activities at Kogod Courtyard, which connects the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. Throughout the day, the NSO gives two free public performances: “Bernstein, Inside the Music” for families, led by conductor Emil de Cou, at 2:00p.m., while guest conductor Edwin Outwater leads the NSO in a community program at 7:00p.m. with music inspired by some of the artwork on display in the Gallery. Both public concerts are free.

Before and after the 2:00p.m. performance, a hands-on instrument “petting zoo” for families of all ages takes place from 12:30 and 3 p.m. in the McEvoy Auditorium, while additional chamber music performances by NSO members are scheduled throughout the day.

Among the many organizations partnering with the NSO in 2018 are Busboys and Poets, Central Union Mission, Dance Place, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Franciscan Monastery, Israel Manor, Inc., McKinley Technology Education Campus, National Building Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Smith Public Trust, Woodridge Library, and many others.

EVENT INFORMATION

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
11:00 a.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Central Union Mission, 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW
This 60-minute chamber performance will be for homeless men, Mission staff, and community neighbors. Featuring NSO musicians: Lisa-Beth Lambert, violin; Jennifer Mondie, viola; Eugena Chang, cello; and Nicholas Stovall, oboe. Free and open to the public.

7:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
“The Evolution of the Keyboard”
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St., NW
UCC Music Director John Horman leads a program titled “The Evolution of the Keyboard”, which will take place in the church’s sanctuary. Featuring organist Russell Weismann, and harpsichordist Todd Fickley. Free and open to the public.

7:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America,1400 Quincy St., NE
NSO members Marissa Regni, violin; Rachel Young, cello; Paul Cigan, clarinet; and Lisa Emenheiser, piano perform an evening chamber music. Free and open to the public.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
3:00 p.m.: IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCE (PRIVATE)
Department of Labor Child Development Center, 200 Constitution Ave.
NSO violinist Glenn Donnellan visit and performs for pre-school aged children in a classroom. Private.

6:30 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Woodridge Neighborhood Library, 1801 Hamlin St., NE
This 60-minute chamber performance takes place in the library’s Rotunda. Local musicians Brittney Allen (flute) and Herman Burney (cello and bass) are joined by NSO musicians Deanna Lee Bien and Claudia Chudacoff (violins); Eric deWaardt (viola); and Eugena Chang (cello).
Free and open to the public.

8:00 p.m.: KICK-OFF CONCERT
The Hamilton Live, 600 14th St., NW
This 60-minute chamber performance, featuring two NSO string quartets, is the official kick-off event for NSO In Your Neighborhood and welcomes the public to a week of free events. Musicians featured: Nurit Bar-Josef and Joel Fuller, violins; Mahoko Eguchi, viola; Rachel Young, cello; and Alexander Jacobsen, Charles Nilles, William Wasson, and Jeffery Weisner, basses. This event is free, but registration is required at live.thehamiltondc.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
6:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Shakespeare Theatre Company, 610 F St., NW
This performance features NSO musicians Ricardo Cyncynates, violin; Jae-Yeon Kim, violin; Tsuna Sakamoto, viola; Eugena Chang, cello; and Claire Eichhorn, clarinet in a program of music inspired by Shakespeare’s writings. The event takes place in the Forum at Sidney Harman Hall. Free and open to the public, but advance registration is required at shakespearetheatre.org/events.

7:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St., NW
This 60-minute performance features NSO musicians cellist Mark Evans and bassist Charles Nilles and will take place in the sanctuary. Free and open to the public.

8:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Israel Manor, Inc., 2021 14th St., NW
This 60-minute performance will take place in the church’s Capitol City Hall of Distinction and features NSO musicians Lisa-Beth Lambert, violin; Jennifer Mondie, viola; Eugena Chang, cello; and Nicholas Stovall, oboe. Free and open to the public.

8:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Smith Public Trust, 3514 12th St NE
This 60-minute performance will be shared by NSO violinist Glenn Donnellan and a local hip-hop artist. Free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018
11:00 a.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW
NSO musicians Joel Fuller, violin; Mahoko Eguchi, viola; and Rachel Young, cello, participate in a program called “1968: Shaping the District.” This program kicks off a year of programming and exhibitions at the National Building Museum as part of the 50th anniversary of the events that took place in 1968. Free and open to the public; more information can be found at www.nbm.org.

2:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Kogod Courtyard, National Portrait Gallery, 8th St. NW and F St. NW
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Emil de Cou, conductor
This NSO Family Concert, titled “Bernstein, Inside the Music,” is part of a year-long celebration of Leonard Bernstein. The program honors the creator of Young People’s Concerts by featuring his music and the idea that orchestral music can be accessible to everyone. The performance will take place in the Kogod Courtyard. A musical instrument “petting zoo” will take place before and after the performance in the McEvoy Auditorium. Free and open to the public.

4:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
National Portrait Gallery, 8th St. NW and F St. NW
An hour long concert of chamber music by a quartet of NSO musicians and friends— Jane Stewart and Susan Midkiff, violins; Denise Wilkinson, viola; and Kerry van Laanen, cello
will be performed in the museum’s Great Hall. Free and open to the public.

5:30 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
National Portrait Gallery, 8th St. NW and F St. NW
An hour long concert of chamber music will be performed by a quintet of NSO musicians—Nurit Bar-Josef and Heather LeDoux Green, violins; Dan Foster, viola; Mark Evans, cello; Eugene Mondie, clarinet—in the museum’s Great Hall. Free and open to the public.

7:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Kogod Courtyard, National Portrait Gallery, 8th St. NW and F St. NW
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA,
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Conductor Edwin Outwater leads the full NSO in a concert located in the Kogod Courtyard. Repertoire for this concert is tied to works of art housed in the National Portrait Gallery.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018
1:00 p.m.: MASTERCLASS
Asian American Music Society at First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G St., NW
This is a master class for cello students from the Asian American Music Society. Students will be pre-selected to perform and receive coaching from NSO cellist Rachel Young. The public is invited to observe; free.

2:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
McKinley Technology Education Campus, 151 T St., NW
An hour long concert of chamber music by the NSO bassoon section— Sue Heineman, Steven Wilson, Edward Rumzis, and Lewis Lipnick—will be performed in the school’s auditorium. Free and open to the public.

3:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
International Spy Museum, 800 F St., NW
This family-friendly event features an NSO string quartet—Marissa Regni and Glenn Donnellan violins; Eric deWaardt, viola; and Eugena Chang, cello—performing espionage-themed music. Free for museum attendees. Audiences for this performance will receive $5 discounts to visit the Museum.

6:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Busboys and Poets, 625 Monroe St., NE
NSO musicians and friends Ricardo Cyncynates and Jae-Yeon Kim, violins; Tsuna Sakamoto, viola; Eugena Chang, cello; and Claire Eichhorn, clarinet—will collaborate with local poets for this 2-hour performance. Free and open to the public.

6:30 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave., NE
An hour long concert of chamber music by members of the NSO horn section—
Abel Pereira, Robert Rearden, James Nickel, and Markus Osterlund, horn, and pianist Lisa Emenheiser—will be performed in the Crypt Church. Free and open to the public.

MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
10:00 a.m.: IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCE (PRIVATE)
Archbishop Carroll High School, 4300 Harewood Rd., NE
This performance, by a quartet of NSO bass players— Jeffrey Weisner, Charles Nilles, Alexander Jacobsen, and William Wasson— in an assembly for ACHS students. This event is closed to the public.

11:00 a.m.: IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCE (PRIVATE)
Archbishop Carroll High School, 4300 Harewood Rd., NE
Members of the NSO Robert Rearden (horn) and Joe Connell (percussion) coach wind, brass, and percussion students in ACHS’s band. This event is closed to the public.

2:00 p.m.: IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCE (PRIVATE)
Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, 14th and Constitution Ave, NW
A Teddy Bear experience for 60 children, featuring NSO violinist Glenn Donnellan, followed by a musical instrument petting zoo. This event is closed to the public.

2:30 p.m.: IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCE (PRIVATE)
St. Anslem’s Abbey School, 4501 South Dakota Ave., NW
A chamber performance for the school’s students, parents, and staff by NSO musicians Lisa-Beth Lambert, violin; Jennifer Mondie, viola; Eugena Chang, cello; and Nicholas Stovall, oboe. This event is closed to the public.

3:00 p.m.: IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCE (PRIVATE)
Bunker Hill Elementary School, 500 17th St., NW
NSO musicians will work with beginning students in the DC Youth Orchestra program at Bunker Hill ES, and give a short performance. This event is closed to the public.

3:40 p.m.: IN-SCHOOL PERFORMANCE (PRIVATE)
Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave., NE
NSO musicians Claudia Chudacoff (violin), Rachel Young (cello), and Peter Cain (clarinet) give master classes for School of Music students. This event is closed to the public.

7:00 p.m.: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE
Dance Place, 3225 8th St., NE
This hour-long chamber music concert by an NSO string quartet—
Jane Bowyer Stewart, violin; Susan Midkiff, violin; Denise Wilkinson, viola; and Kerry van Laanen, cello—will be performed in Dance Place’s Black Box Theatre. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at danceplace.org.

TICKET INFORMATION
All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Seating limited to capacity. Some events require advance (free) registration. All events/artists/programs are subject to change and/or cancellation without prior notice.

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