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National Symphony Orchestra Performs at Hartke Theatre

Hundreds of students, faculty members, and members of the Brookland community were in attendance Jan. 12 as the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), led by Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, performed a free concert at The Catholic University of America’s Hartke Theatre. The performance marked the beginning of the music school’s year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration and was the culmination of the 2015 NSO In Your Neighborhood series, a week of events in the Brookland and NoMa (North of Massachusetts Avenue) neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. In the hours leading up to the concert, a brass quartet from the NSO interacted with music students as part of Studio X, the music school’s weekly music colloquium in which undergraduates gather for presentations, performances, and master classes. (Photos by Ed Pfueller)