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"Because" - World Premiere at the Kennedy Center

How can music change a young person’s life? See for yourself when Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems’s story of chance makes its world premiere as a concert with the National Symphony Orchestra.

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"Because" - World Premiere at the Kennedy Center
"Because" - World Premiere at the Kennedy Center

Time & Location

Mar 20, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Washington, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA

About the event

Because Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence MO WILLEMS wrote a powerful story of how chance, discovery, and persistence changed the life of a young girl, he needed an illustrator to bring it to life. Because illustrator AMBER REN related to the hero of the story, she created magical illustrations. Because the book moved them, the NSO wanted to turn it into an orchestral piece. Because acclaimed composer and violinist JESSIE MONTGOM­­­­­ERY was also changed by music as a young person, she composed the score. Because is a world premiere symphonic exploration that you and your loved ones want to see and hear to become part of the story.

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