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National Symphony Orchestra’s Labor Day Concert

National Symphony Orchestra Concert

NSO Pops Conductor Steven Reineke leads the NSO in its Labor Day Concert, an annual tradition on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. This year’s program explores American music from TV shows, movies and Broadway musicals, and features actress and singer Nicole Parker, best known for her work in comedy via MADtv but currently starring as Elphaba in the national tour of Wicked, and actor and singer Christopher Johnstone, who regularly performs opera and showtunes.

Sunday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m. U.S. Capitol Building, West Lawn. (Or Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, in case of inclement weather.) Free. Call 202-467-4600or visit

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