Weekend Round Up June 28, 2018

The Georgetowner | June 28, 2018

“John Stamos returns to host “A Capitol Fourth” on Wednesday, July 4, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. What is said to be the nation’s greatest display of fireworks will be broadcast by PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The performers will include the Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffet, Renée Fleming, Chita Rivera, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Choral Arts Society and several military ensembles.” –Richard Selden

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WOUB Digital | June 28, 2018

“Also participating in the event will be the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, Members of the Armed Forces carrying the State and Territorial Flags and the Armed Forces Color Guard provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.”

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Metro Weekly | June 28, 2018

“Also on tap: Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, CeCe Winans, Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. It concludes with the NSO performing Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture as the soundtrack to what organizers tout as “the biggest, most distinctive fireworks display in the nation.”” –Doug Rule

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Hometown Focus | June 22, 2018

“U.S. symphonic engagements include Messiah with the Cincinnati Symphony and Houston Symphony Orchestra, and Britten’s War Requiem with the San Francisco Choral Society, as well as appearances with the Essen Philharmonic, Choral Arts Society of Washington, and New Century Chamber Orchestra.”

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NC Register | June 22, 2018

“A Capitol Fourth

PBS This annual patriotic concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol will celebrate the 242nd anniversary of America’s independence. Joining the National Symphony Orchestra under Jack Everly will be stars from the music world, including soprano Renée Fleming. Also taking part will be the Choral Arts Society of Washington, U.S. Army music units and color guards. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and fireworks will conclude the evening.” –Daniel Engler

Out On the Town: D.C. arts and entertainment highlights—June 21-27

Metro Weekly | June 21, 2018

“The festival draws to a close on Sunday, July 1, with performances from all 12 ensembles in the Concert Hall. “Mandela at 100: Songs of Hope, Justice & Unity,” includes the world premiere of a commissioned work by South Africa’s Qinisela Sibisi featuring the entire Serenade! mass choir conducted by Scott Tucker of the Choral Arts Society of Washington. All shows at 6 p.m. Kennedy Center. Call 202-467-4600 or visit kennedy-center.org.” –Doug Rule

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Washington Classical Review | June 21, 2018

“July 4

Washington Symphonic Brass
Cathedral Singers
Benjamin Straley and George Fergus, organists
Music for Independence Day
11 a.m. Washington National Cathedral
Free admission

National Symphony Orchestra
Choral Arts Society of Washington
U.S. Army Herald Trumpets
U.S. Army Ceremonial Band
Jack Everly, conductor
Joshua Bell, violinist
Renée Fleming, soprano
8 p.m. U.S. Capitol, West Lawn
Free admission”

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The Washington Post | June 7, 2018

“All of the featured acts, including standbys the National Symphony Orchestra, the United States Army Band and the Choral Arts Society of Washington, as well as this year’s special guests — including The Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffett — are slated to perform at the rehearsal. There won’t be fireworks, but there will be a boom: the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery will attend to fire the cannons.” –Sadie Dingfelderand Kristen Page-Kirby

Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy honored at commemoration ceremony

The Washington Times | June 6, 2018

“Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the eldest child of Kennedy, welcomed the audience to a memorial service at the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater that opened with songs sung by the Eastern High School Choir, American University Gospel Choir, and The Choral Arts Society of Washington.” –Adam Sabes and Jada Butler

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Variety | June 5, 2018

“On Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, along with Robert Kennedy’s daughter Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, and grandson Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.). Kenny Chesney, the Eastern High School Choir, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington will perform.” –Ted Johnson