NSO trombones + a go-go band

This made my day the other night. The National Symphony Orchestra’s “In Your Neighborhood” program came to the Hill Center, bringing two NSO trombonists, two guest trombonists and a go-go band.

The only video I can find from the event is this one, and the sound isn’t great. But you get the idea, back and forth between the trombones and the band, including through this Imperial March, and later they all came together for a big finish. Will post it if/when I find it.

Hemingway at the Hill Center

Was fortunate last night to see a cool Hemingway reading at the Hill Center near Barracks Row. A production of the Shakespeare Theatre and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, actors and authors did readings of Hemingway passages meaningful to them, and Capitol Hill Books and Lori’s Riverby Books put together a beautiful selection of books from Earnest and his friends and inspirations. Among the readers was an actor I’ve loved in several Folger productions, Craig Wallace.

And Capitol Hill Books did a beautiful catalog for the show.

Washington is in rough shape these days, so I’m trying to keep my District separate from its Washington. It’s been a good District weekend so far. Today I tried a new barber on East Capitol Street: Charlie, owner of Hair by Charlie. Not only did Charlie turn out to be a former Senate and Supreme Court barber, but the son of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton came in with his family. And the sun is out. So, we’ve got that.