About this event
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) returns to D.C.’s popular entertainment venue, The Anthem, for a third series with three concerts across the 2021–2022 season.
The series will kick off on Sunday, October 24, led by Nicholas Hersh, with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, along with The Block by new Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Carlos Simon. Composed in 2018, The Block’s title refers to a single Harlem city block and the variety of spaces that make up the texture of daily life. In Simon’s words, the work “aims to highlight the rich energy and joyous sceneries that Harlem expressed as a hotbed for African American culture.” The evening will also include an opening act by local contemporary classical flutist, Ceylon Mitchell.