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National Archives Remembers President Kennedy with Musical Tribute December 3
Press Release · Friday, Nov 22, 2013

Washington, DC

Camelot in Tune: Music in the Kennedy White House

Washington, DC…The National Archives honors President and Mrs. Kennedy’s commitment to the arts with a musical tribute and discussion, "Camelot in Tune: Music in the Kennedy White House," on Tuesday, December 3, at 7 PM, in the William G. McGowan Theater.

In 1961, Pablo Casals performed the Mendelssohn Trio in D minor at the White House. This special presentation will be recreated by Kenneth Slowik (cello), James Stern (violin), and Lura Johnson (piano. A panel discussion will follow the program, featuring: Kenneth Slowik, Artistic Director of the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society; Col. John R. Bourgeois, Director Emeritus, "The President’s Own" United States Marine Band; Leslie Jones, Curator, White House Historical Association; and Edith Mayo, Curator Emerita in political history, Smithsonian National Museum of American History. This program is presented in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the White House Historical Association.

The program is free and open to the public at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall and is fully accessible. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

The National Archives is fully accessible, and Assisted Listening Devices are available in the McGowan Theater upon request. To request a sign language interpreter for a public program, please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000. To verify dates and times of the programs, call 202-357-5000 or view the Calendar of Events online. To contact the National Archives, please call 1-866-272-6272 or 1-86-NARA-NARA (TDD 301-837-0482).

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