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Unlike the big Fourth of July Concert, with its cast of celebrities and national-TV simulcast, the Labor Day weekend celebration is more of a community concert - albeit one where the community band is the National Symphony Orchestra.
In this week's Backstage, Tim Bracken highlights local music venues hosting free July Fourth parties, in addition to some cool concerts over the weekend.
This weekend includes several musical tributes for Memorial Day, from country superstar Kenny Chesney to the National Symphony Orchestra.
This weekend brings several classical music events, including kid's concerts.
The National Symphony Orchestra is making its home in Washington's U Street, Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhoods this week.
The National Symphony Orchestra will offer free community concerts in Washington's U Street, Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhoods for part of January, performing in area theaters, schools, churches and gathering spots.
The National Symphony Orchestra in Washington plans to visit Europe this winter in its second international tour under Christoph Eschenbach.
The Kennedy Center is opening a monthlong festival featuring the classical music of Budapest, Prague and Vienna with artists from each city performing in Washington.