The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), led by Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, will give a free concert on Veterans Day—Monday, November 12—at 1 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The concert, part of the NSO’s ongoing Notes of Honor: NSO Salutes the Military initiative, will feature guest vocalist Nikki Renée Daniels and a program of music related to space, as well as American tunes and patriotic marches to honor veterans and all members of the U.S. Armed Forces past and present.
The NSO’s Notes of Honor initiative offers free programming for veterans, active duty, and retired service members and their families throughout the year at the Kennedy Center and at venues around Washington, D.C. The NSO also reaches audiences worldwide on major holidays through its Memorial Day and Independence Day concerts on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, which are nationally televised and broadcast on the Armed Forces Network.
Monday, November 12, 2018, at 1 p.m.
National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151
National Symphony Orchestra
Steven Reineke, conductor
Nikki Renée Daniels, vocalist
arr. Jim Stephensen World War I Medley
Kenneth Alford Colonel Bogey March
arr. John Bachalis “Fly Me to the Moon”
arr. John Moss Music from Apollo 13
Stephen Flaherty/Lynn Aherns
arr. William David Brohn “Back to Before” from Ragtime
John Williams Liberty Fanfare
Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal/
arr. S. Reineke “I’ll Be Seeing You”
John Williams “Hymn to the Fallen” from Saving Private Ryan
arr. Jim Kessler Salute to the Armed Forces
Samuel Augustus Ward
arr. Carmen Dragon “America the Beautiful”
Concert and Museum entry are free. $15 parking fee applies.