National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Holiday Concert

December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The Anthem
901 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC 20024
$15 - 35

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) will return to D.C.’s hottest entertainment venue, The Anthem, for a special, one-night-only holiday concert, presented by I.M.P. on Wednesday, December 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets for National Symphony Orchestra: Holidays at The Anthem are $15, $25 and $35, and can be purchased at The Anthem Box Office, online, and via phone at 1.877.4FLY.TIX.

After its debut appearance at The Anthem last fall, the NSO returns to collaborate with this award-winning new venue at The Wharf for a concert of seasonal favorites including music from The Nutcracker, Greensleeves, and “Carol of the Bells,” as well as an audience sing along, featuring “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty, the Snowman,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Jingle Bells” and more. Nicholas Hersh conducts. As always, The Anthem will feature a full bar and food for purchase.

Concert details follow: 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 8 p.m.; doors open at 6 :30 p.m.

The Anthem, 901 Wharf Street, SW, Washington, D.C.




Nicholas Hersh, conductor


Anderson                       A Christmas Festival

Waldteufel                     Skater’s Waltz

Vaughn Williams           Fantasia on “Greensleeves”

Herbert                          Babes in Toyland

Prokofiev                       “Troika” from Lt. Kije Suite


Tchaikovsky                  Selections from The Nutcracker



Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies


Waltz of the Flowers

Humperdinck                  Dream Pantomime from Hansel and Gretel

Hayman                         Carol of the Bells

Various                           Jingle Jangle Singalong



Tickets ($15, $25, $35) are available at the Anthem Box Office, online, and via phone at 1.877.4FLY.TIX.

The 2018–2019 season marks the National Symphony Orchestra’s 88th, and Gianandrea Noseda’s second as its music director. The Italian conductor serves as the Orchestra’s seventh music director, joining the NSO’s legacy of distinguished leaders. Its artistic leadership also includes Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and Artistic Advisor Ben Folds.

Founded in 1931, the Orchestra has always been committed to artistic excellence and music education. In 1986, the National Symphony became an artistic affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where it performs year-round. The NSO’s community engagement projects are nationally recognized, including NSO In Your Neighborhood, an annual week of approximately 50 performances in schools, churches, community centers, and other unexpected venues; Notes of Honor, which offers free performances for active, veteran, prior service, and retired members of the military and their families; and Sound Health, a collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its affiliated organizations. Career development opportunities for young musicians include the NSO Youth Fellowship Program and its tuition-free Summer Music Institute. For more information, visit


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