The National Symphony Orchestra returns to popular DC entertainment venue The Anthem for a third series with three concerts in the 2021-2022 season.
The series will begin on Sunday, October 24, conducted by Nicholas Hersh, with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, as well as The Block by new Kennedy Center composer-in-residence Carlos Simon. Composed in 2018, The Block’s title refers to a single block of Harlem and the variety of spaces that make up the texture of everyday life. In Simon’s words, the work “aims to highlight the rich energy and joyful landscapes that Harlem has expressed as a hotbed for African-American culture.” The evening will also include an opening act by local contemporary classical flautist, Ceylon Mitchell.
The Wednesday, December 8 concert will feature a variety of seasonal music at the annual one-night-only Ugly Sweater Holiday event, led by guest conductor Emil de Cou. The series will end this spring on Friday April 8 with a concert conducted by Roderick Cox featuring Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Helix and Sergei Prokofievfrom Symphony No.5.
Designed as a fun night out, welcoming new and younger audiences, the programs showcase staples of the symphonic repertoire, performed in the laid-back and relaxed environment of The Anthem, and offered at affordable ticket prices. ONS musicians dress casually and each program is presented by a member of the Orchestra.
As always, The Anthem will offer a full bar and food for purchase.
Anthem COVID-19 Policy: Only customers fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to attend. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccination card or a photo of your card. Exceptions will only be made for children under 12 and those whose eligible medical conditions prevent them from being vaccinated. For these clients, a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR laboratory test performed within 48 hours of the date of the show will be accepted. Refunds will NOT be issued for failure to provide proof of vaccine or negative test. In addition, all customers must be fully masked unless actively eating or drinking, per the mayor’s order.
Tickets ($ 15, $ 25, $ 30) are available at The Anthem box office, in line, and by phone at 1.877.4FLY.TIX.
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