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The Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project (LDCP) supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series. Learn More

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Performances from the Past Week

[Photo from the  July 27, 2014 performance.] July 27, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The orchestra, under the direction of conductor Elizabth Schulze, will feature Emma Resmini, the winner of the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute Concerto Competition, performs Debussy’s Nocturnes (Nuages and Fêtes) and Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 2 in G major, “London.” Emma is a 14-year-old NSO Youth Fellow, and will begin study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia this fall. She is a true prodigy. IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
[Photo from the  July 26, 2014 performance.] July 26, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation in conjunction with Eleanor Holmes Norton, present performances in honor of National Dance Day. AXIS offers a program of “physically integrated dance,” evolving from collaboration between dancers with and without disabilities in celebration of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and National Council on Independent Living Conference. Actress Jenna Elfman and hip-hop dancer Fik-Shun will lead patrons in dance routines and demonstrations.

Performance begins at 5 p.m.
Featured Artist(s): AXIS Dance Company
[Photo from the  July 25, 2014 performance.] July 25, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute
[Photo from the  July 24, 2014 performance.] July 24, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute
[Photo from the  July 23, 2014 performance.] July 23, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
A dance troupe, chamber group, and percussion ensemble offer a collaborative performance.
Featured Artist(s): Sounds of Korea
[Photo from the  July 22, 2014 performance.] July 22, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Dancers/choreographers from Italy (Miccolis) and Austria (Benedikt) collaborate on a contemporary dance program entitled “An Evening for Humanity,” which features the American premiere of Miccolis’ Rights(?) and the world premiere of Benedikt and Miccolis’ Growth. The duo develops contemporary dance on the edge of innovation and human need. Presented with support from the Embassy of Italy.
Featured Artist(s): Gloria Benedikt Mimmo Miccolis
[Photo from the  July 21, 2014 performance.] July 21, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Cuban son band is led by trumpet player, arranger, and musical director Jesus Angel Chappotín Coto and percussionist and singer Miguel Cuni Jr.
Featured Artist(s): Conjunto Chappottin
[Photo from the  July 20, 2014 performance.] July 20, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The young ensembles play Vaughan Williams's Piano Quintet in C minor and Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute
[Photo from the  July 19, 2014 performance.] July 19, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The young ensembles play Barber's Summer Music for wind quintet, Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat major, and Debussy's Sonata for Viola, Flute, and Harp
Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute
[Photo from the  July 18, 2014 performance.] July 18, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The young ensembles play Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, Bacewicz's Quartetto for Four Violins, Premru's Two Pieces for Three Trombones, and Albononi's Trio Sonata.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute
[Photo from the  July 17, 2014 performance.] July 17, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The young ensembles play Ligeti’s Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Debussy’s String Quartet No. 1, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute
[Photo from the  July 16, 2014 performance.] July 16, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

The young ensembles play Ravel String Quartet in F major, Brahms Horn Trio, Brass Quintet Sampson Morning Music


Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute
[Photo from the  July 15, 2014 performance.] July 15, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Internationally acclaimed flutists Nina Assimakopoulos and Matej Grahek and pianist Tadej Horvat present a blend of multicultural works combining classical, jazz, rock, folk, Caribbean, Asian, and South American musical influences. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Slovenia.
Featured Artist(s): Tadej Horvat Nina Assimakopoulos Matej Grahek
[Photo from the  July 14, 2014 performance.] July 14, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students of one of the leading summer programs for pre-professional musicians play a variety of works.
Featured Artist(s): Eastern Music Festival Piano Program
[Photo from the  July 13, 2014 performance.] July 13, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Elizabeth Schulze conducts students in Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah: Bacchanale and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
[Photo from the  July 12, 2014 performance.] July 12, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The young classical singers and pianists of the Washington National Opera’s summer program offer a night of collaborative performance.
Featured Artist(s): WNO Opera Institute at American University
[Photo from the  July 11, 2014 performance.] July 11, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

The Russian-American concert guitarist has been awarded top prizes at multiple international guitar competitions.


Featured Artist(s): Piotr Pakhomkin
[Photo from the  July 10, 2014 performance.] July 10, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Students of the institute play a selection of piano and chamber pieces.
Featured Artist(s): George Washington University Summer Piano & Chamber Music Institute
[Photo from the  July 9, 2014 performance.] July 9, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The New Orleans–based indie rock group blends progressive music with South Louisiana’s French-speaking tradition.
Featured Artist(s): Sweet Crude
[Photo from the  July 8, 2014 performance.] July 8, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The finalists of the Concerto Competition play solos to determine who will play with the full SMI orchestra on July 27.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute
[Photo from the  July 7, 2014 performance.] July 7, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The vibraphonist and guitarist offer a jazz jam session.
Featured Artist(s): Graham Dechter Chuck Redd
[Photo from the  July 6, 2014 performance.] July 6, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Kenyan singer-songwriter and guitarist uses Luo, Afro-fusion, Afro-jazz, and benga styles to tell stories through rich melodies sung in English, Kiswahili, and Dhuluo. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Winyo
[Photo from the  July 5, 2014 performance.] July 5, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The Chinese group presents the musical heritage of Xiaoxing Village, Aba Qiang, and Tibetan Autonomous Region with traditional polyphonic singing and group dancing. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Biman Brothers and Family
[Photo from the  July 4, 2014 performance.] July 4, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Jonny Grave and Gordon Daniels of Lucky Dub, Candice Mills of Future, and Mike Ounallah and Kristen Long of Black Masala celebrate the Fourth of July.
Featured Artist(s): Listen Local First
[Photo from the  July 3, 2014 performance.] July 3, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The renowned Kenyan artist fuses benga and ohangla music in his own “Anglo-Ohlanga” style. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Makadem