The National Symphony Orchestra performs a free Labor Day Concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol each year, the Sunday before Labor Day. The annual concert, produced by the Kennedy Center, celebrates the beginning of the performing arts season featuring Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and musical selections made by composer, vocalist and pianist Tony DeSare. In addition to patriotic classics, the Labor Day Concert will include music that highlights the American landscape, from Stephen Flaherty’s American River Suite to the little town of Mudville in Casey at the Bat, narrated by Michael John Casey.
Date and Time: Sunday, September 1, 2013, 8 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m.
In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Call the NSO Summer Concert Hotline at (202) 416-8114 after 11 a.m. for details.
Location: West Lawn, U.S. Capitol
The closest Metro stations are Union Station and Capitol South. See a map of the U.S. Capitol
Admission: Free, no tickets required.
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