National Symphony Orchestra

Musicians on the National Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Eschenbach to Step Down from National Symphony Orchestra

Christoph Eschenbach plans to step down as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in 2017 and will become conductor laureate for three years, the orchestra announced Wednesday.

02/18/2015

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National Symphony to Open in Northeast D.C. Neighborhoods

The National Symphony Orchestra is opening the new year with a series of performances in the northeast Washington neighborhoods of Brookland and NoMa.

01/05/2015

A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly authored two fiction books depicting a “futuristic school shooting” using a pseudonym.  (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

National Symphony Orchestra Reaches Children in D.C.

Children at the Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan received a special surprise when the National Symphony Orchestra paid a visit as part of their initiative known as “N-S-O in your neighborhood.”

08/04/2014

Musicians on the National Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

National Symphony to Perform in D.C.’s Brookland, NoMa Neighborhoods

The National Symphony Orchestra plans to take its music to the northeast Washington neighborhoods of Brookland and NoMa next year.

06/25/2014

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Best Valentine’s Day Dates for Parents in Washington, D.C.

Schedule a babysitter for an exciting February 14th.

02/07/2014

Musicians on the National Symphony Orchestra. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

National Symphony Moves to Capitol Hill, H Street

The National Symphony Orchestra is opening a week of 50 free programs on Capitol Hill and in Washington’s H Street Northeast neighborhood.

01/07/2014

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National Symphony Orchestra Brings Holiday Music to D.C. Area Hospitals

The National Symphony Orchestra’s “Sound Health” program involves musicians making “house calls,” or traveling to perform for audiences that are too sick to attend a performance at a concert hall.

12/18/2013

Former Chicago Symphony President Deborah Rutter will become the Kennedy Center's first female president.  (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for David Yurman)

Kennedy Center Names 1st Female President

The head of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was named president of the Kennedy Center, becoming the first woman to lead the performing arts center since it opened in 1971, officials said Tuesday.

12/10/2013

National Symphony Orchestra. Credit: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect

National Symphony to Debut Music on George Washington’s Life

The National Symphony Orchestra is preparing a multimedia composition focused on George Washington’s life.

09/05/2013

National Symphony Orchestra. Credit: Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect

National Symphony to Spend Week on D.C.’s U Street

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

01/08/2013

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