NSO In Your Neighborhood

The National Symphony Orchestra is coming back to the Penn Quarter for their “In Your Neighborhood” program.  And we’re hosting three events! Admission to all three events is free and parking garage will be open with access to the parking validator.




Wednesday, January 3, 7–8 pm

The Evolution of Keyboard Instruments

Presented by NSO, Washington Bach Consort, and First Church

Guest musicians Eric Schnobrick (piano), Russell Weismann (organ), and Todd Fickley (harpsichord) participate in a program hosted by First Church Director of Music, John Horman that will explore the evolution of keyboard instruments.  Eric Schnobrick is Assistant Executive Director at the American Youth Philharmonic, Russell Weismann is the Director of Music at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Bethesda, and Todd Fickley is Acting Artistic Director at Washington Bach Consort.  The church’s sanctuary camera and projection system will be used to the audience a close-up view of instruments as they are played and demonstrated.


Friday, January 5, 7–8 pm

NSO musicians Mark Evans (cello) and Charles Nilles (bass) perform in the church’s sanctuary.


Sunday, January 7, 1–2:30 pm

Audiences are invited to observe NSO musician Rachel Young (cello) lead a master class for Asian American Music Society students in the church’s sanctuary.