The first SHIFT Festival brings four of America's orchestras to the nation's capital for an immersive (and accessible, with many free residency events, and concert tickets at a flat $25) festival, March 27 through April 1. Boulder, North Carolina, Atlanta, and The Knights reveal their unique identities and relationships with their listeners. SHIFT is co-presented by the Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts. Classical WETA morning host David Ginder chats with Washington Performing Arts president and CEO Jenny Bilfield and Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter about the inspiration for the Festival, what they hope we Washingtonians will gain from the immersive experience, and what growth in the orchestra world might be nurtured here.
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