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Free NSO Performances and Activities in Columbia Heights: January 4 to 9

The National Symphony Orchestra will offer free concerts and educational activities in Columbia Heights from January 4 to 9 as part of “NSO in your neighborhood.” Some events require tickets. 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4

Chamber Music
7:00-9:00pm
Acre 121 (1400 Irving St., NW)

NSO musicians Glenn Donnellan, violin; Ruth Wicker Schaaf, viola; David Teie, cello; and Jeffrey Weisner, bass, play works featuring a variety of classical composers, eras of music and styles.

Chamber Music
7:00-9:00pm
Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St., NW)

NSO musicians Alexandra Osborne and Joel Fuller, violins; Mahoko Eguchi, viola; Rachel Young, cello; and Anthony Manzo, bass perform classical works.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

Roundtable Discussion
10:00-11:30am
Sitar Arts Center (1700 Kalorama Rd., NW)

Professional arts administrators from the greater Washington region participate in a roundtable discussion addressing the topic of fundraising for arts education. To register, visit www.sitarartscenter.org or call (202) 797-2145. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6

Ensemble Performance: Viva Violins
4:00-5:00pm
Sitar Arts Center (1700 Kalorama Rd., NW)

NSO violinists Elisabeth Adkins, Holly Hamilton, Jane Bowyer Stewart and Linda Schroeder, perform classical works for children, youth and families.

Full Orchestra Concert: A World of Music
7:00-9:00pm
Columbia Heights Educational Campus (3101 16th St., NW) 

The National Symphony Orchestra performs classical works highlighting artistic and cultural influences from around the world.

National Symphony Orchestra
Ankush Kumar Bahl, conductor

Program to include:

DVORÁK: Carnival Overture
DEBUSSY: Clair de lune
COPLAND: El salón México
VIVALDI: “Winter” from The Four Seasons
BRAHMS: Tragic Overture
WALKER: Lyric for Strings
MÁRQUEZ: Danzón No.2
GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No.1

This event is free but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, email wgwilliams@kennedy-center.org or call (202) 416-8112.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

KINDERKONZERT: Follow That Fiddle!
10:15-11:00am
BloomBars (3222 11th St., NW)

Almost anything can become a musical instrument, when you look at it the right way. In this special Kinderkonzert, NSO member Glenn Donnellan plays multiple fiddles including his Electric Slugger™ –a violin made from a baseball bat! This performance is designed for ages 4 & up.

Chamber Music
1:00-3:00pm
All Souls Church (2835 16th St., NW)

NSO musicians Heather LeDoux Green, violin; Daniel Foster, viola; and Lisa Emenheiser, piano, play classical works.

This event is free but tickets are required. To reserve tickets, email wgwilliams@kennedy-center.org or call (202) 416-8112.

Ensemble Performance
2:00-3:30pm
GALA Hispanic Theatre (3333 14th St., NW)

NSO members will kick off GALA Hispanic Theatre’s traditional community celebration, Fiesta de los tres reyes magos/Three Kings Day, the most popular holiday event in the Latino community.

Dance and Music Collaboration
2:00-3:30pm
The Wonderland Ballroom (1101 Kenyon St., NW)

NSO violinist Glenn Donnellan and additional NSO colleagues perform with dancers Kelly Moss Southall, Maura Gahan and Gregg Corbino.

Ensemble Performance
3:00-4:00pm
St. Stephen’s and the Incarnation Episcopal Church (1525 Newton St., NW)

NSO trombonists Craig Mulcahy and Barry Hearn, and guest trombonists Dave Murray play classical works.

Hip-Hop and Classical Music Collaboration
7:00-8:00pm
BloomBars (3222 11th St., NW)

An artistic exchange with NSO musicians Alexandra Osborne and Joel Fuller, violins; Mahoko Eguchi, viola; Rachel Young, cello, and Peabody Award-winning Hip Hop artist Asheru and rising jazz/R&B vocalist Tamika Love Jones. The collaboration will celebrate the music of Afro-French composer and violin virtuoso Chevalier de Saint-Georges, also referred to as “The Black Mozart”. 

MONDAY, JANUARY 9

Chamber Music
5:30-6:30pm
Washington DC Jewish Community Center (1529 16th St., NW)

NSO musicians Natasha Bogachek, violin; Zino Bogachek, violin; Eric DeWaardt, viola; and Yvonne Caruthers, cello, play classical works. This event is a part of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s Open House and Locally Grown Festival.

Dance and Music Collaboration
5:30-6:30pm
The Dance Institute of Washington (3400 14th St., NW) 

Performances by students from the Dance Institute of Washington and NSO musicians Glenn Donnellan, violin; Ruth Wicker Schaaf, viola; David Teie, cello; and Jeffrey Weisner, bass, followed by a question and answer session.