National Symphony Orchestra’s ‘NSO In Your Neighborhood’ Program Coming To Brookland Area Venues

We thought neighbors would be excited to hear that free world class NSO performances are coming to our neighborhood in the new year. From the program’s website:

NSO In Your Neighborhood is an initiative that provides free performances and educational activities by the National Symphony Orchestra in neighborhoods throughout the Washington DC area.

Here is a rundown of the events in our area. All of these concerts are free to the public with first-come, first-served seating (though note: some may require RSVP, as indicted below). For more information, check the NSO in your Neighborhood schedule here.

  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018 7:00 p.m.
    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 6:30 p.m.
    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.
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018 8:00 p.m.
    Israel Manor, Inc., 1251 Saratoga Ave., NE
    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.
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018 8:00 p.m.
    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 11:30 a.m.
    Woodridge Neighborhood Library, 1801 Hamlin St., NE
    NSO musicians Heather LeDoux Green (violin) and Paul DeNola (bass) give a performance for families.
  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018 6:00 p.m.
    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.
  • SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018 6:30 p.m.
    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 7:00 p.m.
    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.

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