Image Courtesy Mark Davis/NBCKendrick Lamar is gearing up for a memorable showcase. The rapper is scheduled to performs selections from his critically acclaimed album, To Pimp a Butterfly, with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Reineke during a special one-night-only event.
The sold-out performance, taking place October 20 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., marks the first time the rapper has performed with an orchestra.
Lamar’s upcoming performance follows on the heels of on by Nas, who performed Illmatic with the NSO last year to celebrate the album’s twentieth anniversary.
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