• The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the Capital Festival

    Event Start Date:
    February 16, 2018
    Event End Date:
    February 20, 2018
    Event Venue:
    The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

    Newport Orchestra to Perform at Kennedy Center

    Newport Philharmonic has been selected to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the Capital Festival on President’s Day.

    The orchestra was invited by the National Orchestra Festival Administrators and will travel to D.C. Feb. 16-20 to perform A Prayer for Peace by John Williams and Romeo and Juliet Overture by Tchaikovsky. During the trip, the students will also hear the National Symphony Orchestra perform the music from West Side Story, a 20th century adaption of the Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet.

    In addition to their Kennedy Center performance, Newport students will have the opportunity to visit many important sights in D.C. including the Holocaust museum, the newly opened African American Museum, and Arlington National Cemetery where students will be laying a wreath at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier.

    Here is the schedule for the trip:


    Itinerary for the Trip

    Trip meeting

    Thursday, February 8th at 6:30 pm. Please the student and at least one parent/guardian to attend. 

    For airplane travel:

    18 and over need to travel with a driver’s license or passport. Under 18 is fine with a photo ID (school ID works).  

    Planning to be in D.C. or have family/friends there who would like to attend our Kennedy Center performance?

    Anyone not traveling with the orchestra may order tickets to be mailed to them, or held at the MCI will call table on the following link:


    You can also find this link by just googling Capital Orchestra Festival.  It will take them to the festival page where they can click on “Tickets” on the menu bar.

    Have you seen the blurb on BSD website about the trip?!


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