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The National Steel Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Akua Leith presents "Pan on the Steps" at the National Academy for the Performing Arts on February 8 and February 15 from 4.30pm. Celebrating 10 years of exceptional musicianship, exciting signature concerts and engaging community partnerships, the Orchestra will be featured at "Carnival at NAPA - Our Culture, Our Space", a series of musical and theatrical performances hosted by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts via the National Performing Arts Entities.

The series starts with two premier outdoor concerts featuring a mixed repertoire of music delivered by the dynamic and multi-talented NSSO ensemble. NSSO which uses the G-Pan exclusively represents the pinnacle of musical excellence in the arena of steelpan development.

There will also be a Carnival Exhibition showcasing the evolution of the steelpan in the lobby of the Lord Kitchener Auditorium of the National Academy for the Performing Arts.  This exhibition will be hosted by the Remember When Institute of the Culture Division.
These performances which are free to the public form part of an initiative to create a unique addition to the existing Carnival product that is truly Trinbagonian while providing a rich cultural experience for citizens and visitors during the 2017 Carnival season.

Upcoming performances for the "Carnival at NAPA - Our Culture, Our Space" include:
The theatrical production "Play Mas" at NAPA on February 15-16 at 7pm and three premier concerts entitled "Onstage: the Carnival Cooldown" featuring the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

For further information, please contact the Culture Division at 271-2894.