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NSO In Your Neighborhood (Sep. 3–22, 2021)

Petworth | Brightwood | Brightwood Park | Shepherd Park | Takoma | Takoma Park & Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland

NSO In Your Neighborhood Uptown

About In Your Neighborhood 2021

Taking place across three weeks in September, the National Symphony Orchestra’s In Your Neighborhood partners with local artists and venues to celebrate the power of live music. Join us for a month of FREE performances as we reflect and reconnect with each other.

You can follow all of the action on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — and don’t forget to share your own In Your Neighborhood experiences on social media. Tag your posts, photos, and videos using the hashtag #NSOneighbor!

Full Schedule of Free Events

All of these concerts are free to the public with first-come, first-served seating. Face masks are required for all indoor performances. Other COVID protocols are listed below.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center

Music and Mandala Making Workshop
6:15–7 p.m.
, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Adriana Horne (harp) and IYN Visual Artist Stephanie Kiah
This year’s commissioned In Your Neighborhood visual artist, Stephanie Kiah, leads an art therapy informed mandala making workshop, geared for all ages. This session will take place prior to the full orchestra concert that evening, and feature a solo harp performance to support the creative process.

Full Orchestra Concert
7:30 p.m.
, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Lina Gonzalez-Granados, conductor
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend all indoor performances and events at the Center. Patrons with a medical condition or a closely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination must provide proof of a recent (within 72hrs) negative COVID-19 test to attend an indoor performance. More information: https://mcblogs.montgomerycollege.edu/cac/nso/

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

DC International School

*Private Event* Mini-Concerts
12–1 p.m.
, 1400 Main Dr NW, Washington, DC 20012
Mahoko Eguchi (viola), Jennifer Mondie (viola)
DC International School prides themselves on inspiring multilingual and culturally competent students, and creating socially engaged global citizens. An NSO viola duo will serenade students with four, 15 minute pop-up performances in various outdoor and indoor locations around the campus. This event is not open to the public. Face masks are required for indoor performances.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Fort Stevens Recreation Center Park

Outdoor Chamber Performance
12–1 p.m.
, 1327 Van Buren St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Natasha Bogachek (violin), Zino Bogachek (violin)
This department of Parks and Recreation community center is home to a community of active seniors from the local neighborhood who convene here regularly for arts and recreational programming. An NSO and WNO violin duo will perform a lunchtime concert in the outdoor public park.

Potter Violins

Masterclass
5–6 p.m.
, 7711 Eastern Ave NW, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Nurit Bar-Josef (violin)
This full-service violin shop run by musicians for musicians, has been a staple in the Takoma Park community for professional musicians, students and classical music lovers alike. Join NSO Concertmaster for a masterclass in the recital hall at Potter Violins.
Face masks are required.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

La Coop Coffee Company

Outdoor Chamber Performance
3–4 p.m.
, 5505 1st St NW, Washington, DC 20011
With deep roots in the Guatamalan coffee industry, La Coop Coffee Company is a family-owned and operated business from the beginning of the value chain in Union Cantinil, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, to the end in Washington, D.C. La Coop Coffee prides themselves on using the business to foster community in this uptown neighborhood of Brightwood Park. Join members of the NSO for an outdoor concert in the backyard of this home-style coffee shop. Bringing your own blankets and chairs are encouraged.

Franz-Anton Hoffmeister: Duo in C Major, op. 6 no. 1 (movements 1 & 3)
William Shield, arr. Mark O’Connor: “When Bidden to the Wake or Fair”
Adolphus Hailstork: “Twilight” from Evensong
José L. Elizondo: Danzas Latinoamericanas
Jeremy Cohen: “Superspy”
Jeremy Cohen: “Tango Eight”
Jeremy Cohen: “Stromp”
Dave Richarson & John McCusker, arr. Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: “Calliope Meets Frank”
Roger Tallroth, arr. Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: Josephine’s Waltz
Traditional, arr. Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas: The Scandinavian

The Parks at Walter Reed

Outdoor Chamber Performance
6–7 p.m.
, 1010 Butternut St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Steve Honigberg String Quartet: Peiming Lin (violin), Angelia Cho (violin), Mahoko Eguchi (viola), and Steve Honigberg (cello)
The Parks at Walter Reed is a vibrant community of mixed-use development spaces on 66 acres of land, formerly known as the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This NSO string quartet performance will take place on the Great Lawn, prior to a screening of Disney Pixar’s Soul. Bringing your own blankets and chairs are encouraged.

Haydn: Op. 33 №2 Joke Quartet
Mozart: Dissonant Quartet KV 465

Takoma Station Tavern

Outdoor Chamber Performance
7–8 p.m.
, Triangle Park located at the intersection of 4th and Blair Roads, NW across from 6914 4th St NW
Natasha Bogachek (violin), Zino Bogachek (violin)
Takoma Station Tavern is a well-established and historic DC venue, known for supporting local musicians, particularly jazz musicians and soul singers. This chamber concert will take place outdoors across the street from the venue. In the event of rain, this event will be held indoors at Takoma Station Tavern. Come enjoy live music along with local food trucks and family friendly activities.

Works for two violins composed and arranged by Zino Bogachek:
1. March
2. Graben Waltzer
3. Fleischmarkt Waltzer
4. Prater Waltzer
5. Memories
6. Hamantashen
7. Rhapsody on a theme by A. Piazzolla
8. Royal Street Stroll
9. Cafe Cubano
10. Blues Alley

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center

Chamber Performance
12–1 p.m.
, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Jennifer Kim (violin), Jane Stewart (violin)
The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in downtown Silver Spring is a historic landmark dedicated to preserving the art of the moving image, and concentrates on presenting film and video generally unavailable elsewhere. This chamber performance will take place against the backdrop of 1938 art deco details, in the historic Theater 1.
FREE event; tickets required! RSVP here, then pick up your tickets at the theater on Sun, Sept. 12, starting at 11:30 a.m. RSVP is strongly recommended. Walk-up admissions on Sept. 12 will be accepted on the basis of availability, but are not guaranteed.
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center will require proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result from within the past 72 hours for entry. Read the full policy here.

Rock Creek Nature Park Center

Outdoor Chamber Performance
12–1 p.m.
, 5200 Glover Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015
Leah Arsenault Barrick (Flute), Jamie Roberts (Oboe), Kristin Bowers (Clarinet), Robert Rearden (Horn), Sam Blair (Bassoon)
Rock Creek Nature Park consists of 1,754 acres of lush greenery. The Nature Park Center serves as the hub, where park ranger-led programs meet and numerous trails begin. This chamber concert will take place outdoors in front of the center, accompanied by the quiet bustling sounds of nature.
This is a limited capacity event with a max of 49 attendees. Please RSVP here.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Levine Music Silver Spring

Chamber Performance
7–8 p.m.
, 900 Wayne Ave 2nd floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Marissa Regni (violin), Derek Powell (violin), Mahoko Eguchi (viola), Rachel Young (cello)
Levine Music kicks off the academic year with this collaborative concert to celebrate the return of a live audience. Taking place in the recital hall, this concert highlights NSO musicians and Levine faculty musicians to inspire young audiences. Capacity is limited and first come first serve.
All eligible individuals 12+ must provide proof of completed vaccination at the door or evidence of an approved accommodation for medical or religious reasons.

Levine Faculty Piano Trio
Erin Durham, violin; Maxfield Wollam-Fisher, cello; Topher Ruggiero, piano

Dolores White: Las Tarantulas for Cello and Piano
Rachel Eubanks: Kiép Nào CóYeu Nhau for Violin and Piano
Gabriela Lena Frank: Four Folk Songs for Piano Trio

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Due to inclement weather, the events on Thursday, September 16 have been canceled or postponed to a later date.

CANCELED: Roosevelt High School

Outdoor Chamber Performance
4:30–5:30 p.m.
, 4301 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
Heather Green (violin), Jennifer Mondie (viola), Britton Riley (cello)
This string trio performance welcomes students, teachers, staff and the local Roosevelt High School community back to campus with an outdoor celebratory performance on the front steps. Seats are first-come-first serve.

POSTPONED: Fort Slocum Park Picnic Pavilion

Outdoor Chamber Performance
5:30–6:30 p.m.
, 5800 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
Leah Arsenault Barrick (Flute), Jamie Roberts (Oboe), Kristin Bowers (Clarinet), Robert Rearden (Horn), Sam Blair (Bassoon)
Fort Slocum Park is a historic site and marker honoring Civil War History. Together with the Rock Creek Conservatory, the National Parks Service led a restoration project of the Picnic Pavilion, which was just completed in September 2020. This performance will celebrate this neighborhood park with an NSO winds and brass quintet.

POSTPONED: Money Muscle BBQ

Outdoor Chamber Performance
7–8 p.m.
, 8630 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Aaron Goldman (flute), Sue Heineman (bassoon)
This chamber performance at Money Muscle BBQ (an affiliate of All Set Restaurant, next door) in downtown Silver Spring is positioned as a concrete oasis in the middle of a busy downtown area, transformed by colorful murals, picnic benches and food trucks. Bringing your own blankets and chairs are encouraged.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Due to inclement weather, the events on Friday, September 17 have been postponed.

POSTPONED: Rhizome DC

Outdoor Chamber Performance
7:30–8:30 p.m.
, 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Alexander Jacobsen (bass), Charles Nilles (bass), Michael Marks (bass) and Jeffrey Weisner (bass)
Rhizome DC is a nonprofit community arts space in the Takoma neighborhood of D.C. Their mission to promote creativity as a force for personal empowerment and community engagement. Rhizome DC prioritizes non-mainstream programming with the goal of promoting creativity in all its forms. Bringing your own blankets and chairs are encouraged.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Emery Recreation Center

Meet the Composer Workshop
6–7 p.m.
, 5701 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence, Carlos Simon
Face masks are required.

Full Orchestra Concert
7:30 p.m.
, 5701 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
Joseph Young, conductor
Imani-Grace Cooper, vocalist
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Join us for the FREE closing concert of this year’s NSO In Your Neighborhood series with works by Rossini, Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon, and more.
Face masks are required.

Thursday, September 23

Fort Slocum Park Picnic Pavilion

Outdoor Chamber Performance
5:30–6:30 p.m.
, 5800 Kansas Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
Leah Arsenault Barrick (Flute), Jamie Roberts (Oboe), Kristin Bowers (Clarinet), Robert Rearden (Horn), Sam Blair (Bassoon)
Fort Slocum Park is a historic site and marker honoring Civil War History. Together with the Rock Creek Conservatory, the National Parks Service led a restoration project of the Picnic Pavilion, which was just completed in September 2020. This performance will celebrate this neighborhood park with an NSO winds and brass quintet. It is encouraged to bring your own chair.

Money Muscle BBQ

Chamber Performance
7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
, 8630 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Aaron Goldman (flute), Sue Heineman (bassoon)
This chamber performance at Money Muscle BBQ (an affiliate of All Set Restaurant, next door) in downtown Silver Spring is positioned as a concrete oasis in the middle of a busy downtown area, transformed by colorful murals, picnic benches and food trucks.

Due to weather, this event is moving indoors to All Set Restaurant next door. Masks are required.

Rhizome DC

Outdoor Chamber Performance
7:30–8:30 p.m.
, 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Alexander Jacobsen (bass), Charles Nilles (bass), Michael Marks (bass) and Jeffrey Weisner (bass)
Rhizome DC is a nonprofit community arts space in the Takoma neighborhood of D.C. Their mission to promote creativity as a force for personal empowerment and community engagement. Rhizome DC prioritizes non-mainstream programming with the goal of promoting creativity in all its forms. Bringing your own blankets and chairs are encouraged.

Funding Credits

NSO In Your Neighborhood is presented as part of the Irene Pollin Audience Development and Community Engagement Initiatives.

Major support for NSO In Your Neighborhood is provided by

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Linda and Tobia Mercuro†, and Tina and Albert Small, Jr.

Additional support is provided by Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather, and Melanie and Larry Nussdorf.

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