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Past Performances

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Ophira Eisenberg

A comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s hit trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another, Ophira Eisenberg has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, Comedy Central, and VH-1 and was selected as one of New York Magazine's Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny. She recently released her second comedy album BANGS! on Comedy Dynamics. Matty Litwack opens. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

Ophira Eisenberg

Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Students perform works by Telemann, Kim, Lieberman, Dvorák, Liszt, and a work for electronics by Mitchell Hermann. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Friday, April 24, 2015
Berklee College of Music

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors perform both original compositions and works by modern jazz masters. The sextet includes top student composer/performers from Israel, Japan, Korea, Spain, and the United States.

IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

Berklee College of Music

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester

Students from the Eastman Saxophone Project perform arrangements by Bach, Ravel, Djupstrom, Bryant, and Gorb. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The Juilliard School

Students perform piano trios by Mozart and Ravel.
IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

The Juilliard School

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University

Students perform songs and arias for mezzo-soprano by Strauss, DuParc, & Rossini; and classical works by Lutoslawski, Ravel, Schumann, Strauss, and Liszt. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

Monday, April 20, 2015
The New England Conservatory

Students perform string quartets by Bartók and Mendelssohn, songs by Faust and Dvorák, and violin solos by Tchaikovsky and Paganini. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

New England Conservatory of Music

Sunday, April 19, 2015
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Students perform selections from Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amore with piano accompaniment. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Saturday, April 18, 2015
The Manhattan School of Music

The Jazz Arts Quintet performs a variety of pieces by Duke Ellington, including “Caravan,” “Through the Night,” “Daydream,” and more. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

Manhattan School of Music

Friday, April 17, 2015
NSO Prelude

Members of the NSO play chamber works by Piston, Rossini, Schulhoff, and Meyer.

Featured Artist(s)

NSO Prelude

Thursday, April 16, 2015
NSO Youth Fellows

The National Symphony Orchestra program develops and encourages high school students to become orchestral musicians through monitored, performance-oriented training.

Featured Artist(s)

NSO Youth Fellows

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival: The Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Showcase

Part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, award-winning young playwrights present their work; a selection from HUFF from Cliff Cardinal; and a dark comedic one-man show. The Festival runs April 14–18 and showcases 140 college students from around the country in various disciplines. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Glenelg High Jazz Ensemble & Colonial Forge Jazz Choir

Two advanced, award-winning high school student groups from Maryland and Virginia perform a split program of jazz standards in various combinations. Part of Music in Our Schools Month.

Featured Artist(s)

Colonial Forge Treble Makers
Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble

Monday, April 13, 2015
Howard University Dance Ensemble

Made up of 18-20 young women and men, this ensemble performs works from renowned choreographers as well as student composition in genres of contemporary, modern, hip-hop, and ballet.

Featured Artist(s)

Howard University Dance Ensemble

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Bourgeois Blues: A District of Columbia Tribute to Lead Belly

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Lead Belly’s birth, D.C. guitarist and singer/songwriter Jonny Grave, guitarist/vocalist Tom Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist Jess Eliot Myhre of the Bumper Jacksons, and bassist Brian Farrow join in a tribute performance to the folk music legend and his work. See also Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster.

Featured Artist(s)

Jonny Grave

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Target Family Night: The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Under the direction of Mr. Michael Bowie, the talented local ensemble brings its energetic and youthful take on big band jazz. The group’s alumni are graduates of every major music conservatory in America.

Featured Artist(s)

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Friday, April 10, 2015
Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group

One of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan performs thundering taiko drumming infused with traditional Japanese dance as nearly 30 drummers and dancers take the stage. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Mark H Rooney, Kristen Koyama, & UpRooted Dance

This collaboration is a program of visually striking images and storytelling through taiko (Japanese percussion instruments) and dance. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Mark H Taiko
UpRooted Dance
Kristen Koyama

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Quilt

The Boston-based, psychedelic indie-rock band’s music beams with unapologetic energy and wonder, turning simple songs into absolute anthems. Their latest album Held in Splendor is a collection of poetry, public questions, confessions, and aspirations.

Featured Artist(s)

Quilt

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Integriti Reeves

The singer and her sextet celebrate Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday with a dynamic performance that features classical jazz partnered with smooth storytelling.

Featured Artist(s)

Integriti Reeves

Monday, April 6, 2015
Asako Tamura: Kokoro: Japanese Melodies from the Heart

The Japanese soprano, fresh off her London debut in Madama Butterfly at Royal Albert Hall, presents a recital of Japanese songs. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Asako Tamura
Shuko Tada
Masayo Ishigure

Sunday, April 5, 2015
National Capital Area Choir

Directed by Thomas K. Pierre Jr., the D.C. area musical ministry performs gospel and sacred music.


Featured Artist(s)

The National Capital Area Choir

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

In Trombonists of the Kennedy Center, eight highly skilled players from the KCOHO and NSO perform arrangements of works by Handel, Brahms, and Bourgeois.

Featured Artist(s)

The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra

Friday, April 3, 2015
Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 17th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists/composers from across the world.

Featured Artist(s)

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 17th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists/composers from across the world.

Featured Artist(s)

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

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