Kennedy Center Chamber Players of the National Symphony Orchestra to Present Cunard Command Performances Aboard Queen Mary 2

    Cunard, the Official Cruise Line of the National Symphony Orchestra,
    Welcomes The Players and Nigel Boon, NSO Director of Artistic Planning, on
    8 September 2009 Transatlantic Crossing

    SOUTHAMPTON, England, Aug. 12 /CNW/ -- Cunard Line is honoured to
announce that the Kennedy Center Chamber Players - Nurit Bar-Josef and Marissa
Regni (violin), Daniel Foster (viola),  David Hardy (cello), Lambert Orkis
(piano), and Loren Kitt (clarinet) - and Director of Artistic Planning Nigel
Boon of the National Symphony Orchestra will perform during Queen Mary 2's 8
September eastbound Transatlantic Crossing. Sailing from New York to
Southampton, England, The Players and Mr. Boon will present three different
programmes in the Royal Court Theatre during the six-day voyage as part of
their Cunard Command Performance.

    "We are elated to welcome the Kennedy Center Chamber Players and Nigel
Boon aboard our flagship liner Queen Mary 2, and proud to host them as part of
our lineage of world-class performers who have sailed with Cunard," said Peter
Shanks, recently named president of Cunard Line. "Our guests will surely
delight in this amazing concert experience."

    "To sail with Cunard Line is sure to be a wonderful experience," said
Nigel Boon, Director of Artistic Planning for the National Symphony Orchestra.
"We are extremely honoured to have been invited to perform on board, and we
know that this will be an experience that we'll never forget," he added.

    To view the entire press release, click here.


For further information:

For further information: Jackie Chase of Cunard Public Relations,
+1-661-753-1035,; or Lauren Bennett of GolinHarris,
+1-213-438-8732,, for Cunard Line; or Patricia
O'Kelly of Kennedy Center Chamber Players, +1-202-416-8443, Web Site:

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