Music Celebrations International is pleased to present the Capital Orchestra Festival, an exclusive music event that has historically taken place over Presidents Day Weekend in the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Four select orchestras will be featured in performance at this historic concert venue. Confirmation of the date and venue will happen in early April of 2018. All participating orchestras are selected by application process through Music Celebrations.
From its celebrated symbols of patriotism to its undiscovered neighborhoods, the sights and sounds of the nation’s capital inspire millions of visitors every year. Packed with famous sights, free attractions, and an endless calendar of special events, Washington, D.C. offers year-round inspiring experiences. Washington, D.C. is a town of much renown: it is a government town, a company town, a scandalous town and the political capital of the world. But Washington also has another significant distinction – it is a musical town. In a city that claims Duke Ellington, Pearl Bailey, Jelly Roll Morton and Shirley Horn, it is expected that jazz not only be appreciated, but showcased. John Philip Sousa, “The March King,” was a native of D.C. and conducted the U.S. Marine Band for a number of years. The city’s proximity to the Appalachian Mountains led to bluegrass and country first finding a large forum in the Washington, D.C. area. The fi rst nationally televised country music concert was broadcast from Constitution Hall in 1948. Opera and classical music is the entertainment for dignitaries, diplomats, the sophisticated and the romantic. Washington, D.C. is home to one of the best opera companies in the world, the Washington National Opera. The Washington, D.C. area is also the capital of choral music, with more than 70 choral groups throughout the region.