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National Symphony Orchestra

NSO Music for Young Audiences:
String Thing

Family Theater

This daring double act of classical fun is BACK for more music and mayhem. National Symphony Orchestra musicians—bassist Paul DeNola and violinist Heather LeDoux Green—introduce young audiences to some of the greatest music ever written.

Apr. 6 - 7, 2024

Photography by Steve Wilson.

Program

Featuring NSO violinist Heather LeDoux Green and NSO bassist Paul DeNola

Step right up—this daring double act of classical fun returns!

Attention: kids, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, rubber chickens... but especially kids and rubber chickens! This daring double act of classical fun is BACK. National Symphony Orchestra musicians—bassist Paul DeNola and violinist Heather LeDoux Green—introduce young audiences to some of the greatest music ever written. You’ll never hear a word out of them during the concert, but with instruments in hand and a trunk full of gags, this “silent” comedic tag-team presents a hilarious program of music and mayhem.

Most enjoyed by ages 3+

Come early for a Musical PLAYspace

Prior to each performance, the NSO Volunteer Council will hold a Musical PLAYspace in the Hall of States. Children will have the opportunity to try out the instruments they’ll see played on the stage.

Stay after for a Creative Conversation 

Following the performance on Saturday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m., young audience members can ask questions and hear stories from the show’s artists and creative team.

Know before you go: Learning Guide

Check out the Kennedy Center Education Learning Guide materials for engagement prompts, discussion and reflection questions, resources to explore, and more.

Sponsors

The Bender Foundation,

Support the National Symphony Orchestra

Help build a rich legacy on the values of artistic excellence, engagement with a broad community, and a thriving future for the art form of classical music and its audiences.

Terms and Conditions

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

All ticket prices are subject to change based on demand. Purchase early to lock in prices and the best seats!

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