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Begin your New Year in peace and joy! Join us at Westminster Church (400 I Street SW) on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. for an evening of “Music and Meditation,” listening to uplifting classical music provided by members of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Chamber Ensemble. You can also take a reflective walk by candlelight through our beautiful labyrinth. A reception and opportunity to meet the performers will conclude the evening.

This event is part of the NSO’s Southeast/Southwest DC tour. The Jan. 5 event at Westminster features: Aaron Goldman, flute; Adriana Horne, harp; Daniel Foster, viola; Joel Fuller and Nutrit Bar-Josef, violin. The event is free of charge and open to the public.  Please make your reservation at wpcdcoffice@gmail.com.

NSO in Your Neighborhood provides FREE performances and educational activities by the NSO in neighborhoods throughout the Washington, DC area. Over the course of one week, events include full orchestra concerts, in-school visits, chamber performances, artistic exchanges, instrument petting zoos, and a range of classes, presented in schools, churches, community centers, night clubs, and performing arts venues that reflect the makeup of a participating neighborhood.

This year’s NSO In Your Neighborhood program heads to the vibrant Southeast and Southwest areas of Washington, DC—bringing a week’s worth of free chamber music, orchestral concerts, educational events for the entire family, and much more!

Come out and enjoy dozens of performances, including a kickoff chamber concert at Arena Stage and two full-orchestra performances at Ballou High School and Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Center (THEARC).

Learn more about this year’s FREE events at nationalsymphony.org/IYN.

Save your spot ahead of time! Our concerts are free and open to the public, but reservations are strongly encouraged for some events.

OTHER EVENTS:

ARENA STAGE (Kogod Cradle) – Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. OPENING EVENT

BALLOU HIGH SCHOOL – Friday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. COMMUNITY CONCERT

Jacomo Bairos, conductor | Black Violin

THEARC – Saturday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. FAMILY CONCERT

Jacomo Bairos, conductor | Christylez Bacon and Wytold

EVEN MORE FREE CONCERTS:

Featuring NSO musicians in various combinations playing at Anacostia Community Museum, Blind Whino, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, The Corner Store, East City Bookshop, Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library, Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Historic Congressional Cemetery, Holiday Inn Capitol, Mr. Henry’s Restaurant, Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and many more locations!

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