Constitution Gardens


Sila: The Breath of the World

Washington Performing Arts presents the DC premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams's "Sila: The Breath of the World," an outdoor musical presentation co-commissioned with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and featuring the U.S. Air Force Band. The second D.C. performance is woodwinds/voices only.

Editorial Review

Constitution Gardens is easy to miss if you are heading to the Mall’s bigger and better-known monuments and memorials. But this little island holds a subtly beautiful shrine to the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. Each signer, grouped by home state, is represented by a stone inscribed with his signature, occupation and city of residence.

--Amy Orndorff, April 20, 2012