Kendrick Lamar To Perform Live With The National Symphony In D.C.
Kendrick Lamar will soon be bringing more of To Pimp A Butterfly to life--on one of the world's grandest stages. The Compton MC will perform cuts from his instant-classic LP with the support of the National Symphony Orchestra during a one-night-only run at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
Billboard reports that the concert will take place on October 20th at 8 p.m. and will most definitely include selections from TPAB. Lamar will be supported by the 96-member orchestra under the direction of Steven Reineke.
This isn't Reineke's first foray into hip-hop collaboration; the conductor recently lead the NSO in the support of Nas during his Illmatic anniversary appearance at the Kennedy Center. Kendrick's music, however, is an entirely different animal, and it's a good bet that jazz musicians the likes of Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Thundercat, Bilal and others will be joining the MC on stage for this historic night. Tickets go on sale for Kennedy Center members at 10 a.m. September 29th, and the general public will get their chance to snag a seat on September 30th. You better believe we'll be there.