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National Symphony Orchestra

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Sep 1, 2023

The National Symphony Orchestra's free annual Labor Day concert will return to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Read more here.

Apr 15, 2023

Since 2019, National Symphony Orchestra Music Director Gianandrea Noseda has been quietly loaning 17th-19th century Italian string instruments from his private collection to the NSO. The musicians playing them had no idea that they came from their conductor — until now. Read more here.

Jan 12, 2023

The National Symphony Orchestra has named Jean Davidson as their new Executive Director. Read more here.


Sep 2, 2022

For the concluding event of the Kennedy Center’s extended 50th anniversary season, Leonard Bernstein’s MASS will return for 3 performances by the National Symphony Orchestra Sept. 15-18, 2022. Read more here.

Jun 2, 2022

Gianandrea Noseda’s contract as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra has been extended by two years, through the 2026–27 season. Read more here.


Oct 28, 2021

The National Symphony Orchestra meets its audience at The Anthem, an industrial-chic venue. Read more here.

Sep 1, 2021

National Symphony Orchestra will perform a 9/11 Remembrance concert. Read more here.

Sep 1, 2021

The Kennedy Center is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s famed Mass on September 8th. Read more here.

May 26, 2021

National Symphony Orchestra announces 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Apr 7, 2021

The Kennedy Center is reopening this fall for its 50th anniversary season. Read more here.


Oct 10, 2020

The National Symphony Orchestra is giving back with NSO In Your Neighborhood, performing private concerts at hospitals to lift the spirits of brave health professionals. Read more here.

Sep 17, 2020

National Symphony Orchestra quartet performs for healthcare workers. Read more here.

Apr 7, 2020

Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra musicians reach agreement to avert furloughs. Read more here.

Apr 3, 2020

Kennedy Center musicians speak out as orchestra furloughed. Read more here.

Mar 29, 2020

After $25 million stimulus, stunned National Symphony Orchestra musicians receive one-week notice from Kennedy Center. Read more here.


Dec 5, 2019

Music Director Gianandrea Noseda is lifting the National Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

Nov 18, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra announces new label and release of first recording. Read more here.