The National Symphony Orchestra is being restricted in its use of the Kennedy Center during the absurd Government shutdown. So it’s heading down town and playing around Capitol Hill.
If it wasn’t for real, it would make a good farce. Read Anne Midgette here.
UPDATE: The NSO have asked us to clarify that the hours it uses the Center for rehearsal are unaffected by the shutdown. ‘However, members of the public who want to visit the memorial without seeing performances are certainly affected. The building does not open to the general public until an hour before the earliest scheduled performance.’
Press release: (WASHINGTON, D.C.): The National Symphony Orchestra will make Capitol Hill and H Street, NE, the focus of its free community engagement activities in January 2014. Between January 7 and 13, members of the NSO will break into small ensembles to perform chamber music and educational activities as requested by 20 community organizations. The events will include three orchestral concerts, one at Atlas Performing Arts Center and two at Union Station.