National Symphony announces outreach in DC neighborhoods
The venture includes a concert in January at Howard University with NSO music director Christoph Eschenbach, principal pops conductor Steven Reineke and an eminent Howard U alumna -- soprano Jessye Norman.
The program will include ...
Here are more details from the press release:
The National Symphony Orchestra will make U Street, Howard University, Shaw, and Logan Circle the focus of its free community engagement activities in January 2013. Between January 8 and 14, members of the NSO will break into small ensembles to perform chamber music and educational activities as requested by approximately 20 community organizations.
The NSO’s performances during this period will be free of charge, thanks to a gift from Irene Pollin.
Among the partners are Howard University, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of its music department; D.C. Public Schools; the U Street Neighborhood Association; Florida Avenue Baptist Church; and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
The majority of the schedule will be determined by the community itself, with the partner organizations gathering requests from their neighborhoods.