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Free Livestreamed Concert at Park Up DC with Events DC featuring Musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra

08/31/2020

Free Livestreamed Concert at Park Up DC with Events DC featuring Musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra

In celebration of Labor Day, more than 30 musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will perform a safe, physically distant concert on the Kennedy Center Concert Hall stage to be livestreamed at Event’s DC’s Park Up DC, a pop-up drive-in movie and entertainment experience at the RFK Campus. The performance, which is in place of the NSO’s annual Labor Day Capital Concerts performance, is FREE to attend and is open up to 350 cars. Each car will need to be registered via the Park Up DC site in order to attend. This event also marks the first concert simulcast at Park Up DC.

The full program, featuring all American composers, is located below. The performance will also be recorded and broadcast on Labor Day (September 7) via the Kennedy Center’s Social Media channels at 12 noon.

WHO:                Members of the National Symphony Orchestra

WHEN:              Sunday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Park Up DC located at the historic RFK Campus Lot 5                                (2400 East Capitol St NE, Washington, D.C. 20003)
 
Full Program (with Composers)
Strum…………………………………………………………………………….………..Jessie Montgomery
Lyric for Strings ……………………………………………..…………………………...George Walker
Danzas de Panama, “Tamborito”……………………………………………………….William Grant Still
Mother and Child………………………………………………………….………….…..William Grant Still
Danzas de Panama, “Cumbia y Congo”……………………………….………………William Grant Still
“Coquetos” from An Andean Walkabout ……………………………………………....Gabriela Lena Frank
Appalachian Spring ………………………………………………………………………Aaron Copland
“America the Beautiful”……………………………………………………..…………….Arr. Kessler
 
About Park Up DC
A partnership between Broccoli City Festival and Events DC, Park Up DC is located at the historic RFK Campus Lot 5 and is a safe experience to bring the community together to enjoy movies and other entertainment. Featuring a 45 foot HD LED digital screen, and high quality sound tuned directly through your car’s FM stereo, the pop-up drive in also includes options for prepaid delivery food from local food trucks and clean portable restrooms.  
 
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, delivers premier event services and flexible venues across the nation's capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District's hospitality and tourism economy that hosts more than 1.7 million visitors and generates more than $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the RFK Stadium-Armory Campus (RFK Campus), including Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Festival Grounds at RFK Campus, The Fields at RFK Campus, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and the Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Stay current on the 190-acre RFK Campus Redevelopment Project at www.RFKCampus.com. Events DC also built and serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. Events DC manages Gateway DC, R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center and the Entertainment and Sports Arena (www.ESAontheRise.com), all conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
 
About the National Symphony Orchestra
The 2019–2020 season marks the National Symphony Orchestra’s 89th, and Gianandrea Noseda’s third as its music director. The Italian conductor serves as the Orchestra’s seventh music director, joining the NSO’s legacy of distinguished leaders. Its artistic leadership also includes Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and Artistic Advisor Ben Folds. Founded in 1931, the Orchestra has always been committed to artistic excellence and music education. In 1986, the National Symphony became an artistic affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where it performs year-round. The NSO’s community engagement projects are nationally recognized, including NSO In Your Neighborhood, an annual week of approximately 50 performances in schools, churches, community centers, and other unexpected venues; Notes of Honor, which offers free performances for active, veteran, prior service, and retired members of the military and their families; and Sound Health, a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its affiliated organizations. Career development opportunities for young musicians include the NSO Youth Fellowship Program and its tuition-free Summer Music Institute. For more information, visit nationalsymphony.org.