November 11 5:30 pm

Travel with CCS to the golden era of silent films with a live performance of Andrew Earle Simpson’s original score accompanying a screening of famed comedian Buster Keaton’s hilarious – but silent – romp One Week. Ideal for audiences of all ages, One Week chronicles the comedic misadventures of a newly-wed couple’s attempt to build a DIY house they were given as a wedding gift – all in 22 minutes.
Join us as we celebrate CCS with a rollicking performance, One Week, with an original orchestral score by acclaimed silent film composer Andrew Earle Simpson. This evening will include a conversation with composer Andrew Earle Simpson. This event is created with our grown-up audience members in mind. Plan to arrive 30 minutes before the concert to enjoy a cocktail and to get to know our artists and their instruments at our instrument petting zoo!
Ages 13+
5 PM: Cocktails and Instrument Petting Zoo in the Lobby
5:30 PM: Concert in the Lang Theatre


Based at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in the H Street Corridor, Capital City Symphony (CCS) serves both audience members and orchestra members. By engaging with CCS, our audience members support our musicians, hear high-quality live music at a reasonable price, and enjoy our concerts in a fun, intimate environment. Our orchestra members volunteer with our orchestra in order to have the opportunity to engage with the joy of symphonic music-making. CCS draws over 80 orchestra members annually from Washington, D.C.’s unique pool of talented amateur musicians – many of whom have extensive training through the college or conservatory level – providing them with an opportunity to reconnect with their passion for music-making. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Victoria Gau, the orchestra performs fun, challenging, and exciting repertoire from the 18th century to today!