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NSO Family Concert:  This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration

NSO Family Concert nbspThis Is the Rope A Story from the Great Migration

The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts one summer with a little girl in South Carolina finding a rope under a tree. She has no idea, however, that the rope will become a compelling part of her family’s history. This world premiere NSO Family Concert features Education Artist-in-Residence Jacqueline Woodson reading This Is the Rope onstage, along with brand-new music played by the National Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Kyle Dickson.

Sun. Apr. 2, 2023 at 2 PM

Sun. Apr. 2, 2023 at 4 PM

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is an American writer of books for adults, children, and adolescents. She is best known for her National Book Award-Winning memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way. Her picture books The Day You Begin and The Year We Learned to Fly were NY Times Bestsellers. After serving as the Young People’s Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017, she was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress for 2018–19. She was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2020. Later that same year, she was named a MacArthur Fellow.