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A small-town feel on the Capitol lawn

Unlike the big Fourth of July Concert, with its cast of celebrities and national-TV simulcast, the Labor Day weekend celebration is more of a community concert - albeit one where the community band is the National Symphony Orchestra.

Sunday - 09/01/2013, 08:33pm EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, Labor Day, Labor Day Capitol Concert,

Local venues plan free Fourth of July parties

In this week's Backstage, Tim Bracken highlights local music venues hosting free July Fourth parties, in addition to some cool concerts over the weekend.

Thursday - 07/04/2013, 04:43am EDT

Tags: A Capitol Fourth, National Mall, iota, Rock & Roll Hotel, 9:30 Club, tim bracken, Fourth of July

Kenny Chesney, NSO headline long weekend of music

This weekend includes several musical tributes for Memorial Day, from country superstar Kenny Chesney to the National Symphony Orchestra.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 03:18am EDT

Tags: tim bracken, backstage, commodores, Kenny Chesney, Memorial Day

Backstage: Classical concerts, events for kids

This weekend brings several classical music events, including kid's concerts.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 01:36am EST

Tags: tim bracken, backstage, Strathmore,


National Symphony to spend week on DC's U Street

The National Symphony Orchestra is making its home in Washington's U Street, Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhoods this week.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 04:45pm EST

Tags: U Street, howard theatre

D.C.'s U Street area to host National Symphony

The National Symphony Orchestra will offer free community concerts in Washington's U Street, Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhoods for part of January, performing in area theaters, schools, churches and gathering spots.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 03:53pm EDT

Tags: U Street, howard theatre

National Symphony Orchestra plans 2013 Europe tour

The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington plans to visit Europe this winter in its second international tour under Christoph Eschenbach.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 04:10pm EDT

Tags: Christoph Eschenbach

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