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Yale Whiffenpoofs
5/3/2016

James A. Johnson Young Artist Series: The Yale Whiffenpoofs come to the Millennium Stage for an evening of a cappella music. Founded in 1909, the ‘Whiffs” began as a quartet of Yale seniors. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions and is the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. This performance is part of the James A. Johnson Young Artist Series, made possible by Target.

Featured Artist(s)
| Yale Whiffenpoofs |

School Without Walls
5/2/2016

School Without Walls, a Kennedy Center D.C. Partnership Initiative School, presents a musical evening featuring their eight-piece Stage Band and Concert Choir. The band will present a variety of contemporary popular music from the 1950s to the present day, while the choir, comprised of 25 students, will perform standard concert music. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Featured Artist(s)
| School Without Walls Stage Band | School Without Walls Senior High School Concert Choir |

Tarana
5/1/2016

Exciting and ground-breaking musical duo Tarana—featuring Rick Parker (trombone/synth) and Ravish Momin (drums/electronics)—present an evening of music that blurs the boundaries between the electronic and the acoustic. Drawing on a vast array of influences ranging from Jazz to Bollywood and utilizing digital and analog electronics, the duo layers live loops, harmonies, textures, and lush ambience on top of tight-knit acoustic instruments to create a symphonic sound that explores rhythms from across the world.

Featured Artist(s)
| Tarana |

Offlines Project feat. Yinon Muallem & Guy Mintus
4/30/2016

For International Jazz Day, Offlines Project feat. Yinon Muallem & Guy Mintus presents a border-defying duet that marries influences from Turkish makam to Indian rhythms, Jewish melodies, and originals treated through the lens of jazz improvisation.

Featured Artist(s)
| Guy Mintus | Yinon Muallem |

Funk Parade
4/29/2016

The Millennium Stage presents a special preview of Funk Parade, the D.C. day fair, music festival, and parade which will take place on May 7 along the U Street corridor. The parade celebrates the city’s vibrant cultural past, as well as showcases the current artistic community.

Featured Artist(s)
| Funk Parade |

WNO Preview: Siegfried and Twilight of the Gods
4/28/2016

Join cast members of Washington National Opera's The Ring for musical excerpts from Siegfried and Twilight of the Gods, combined with narration highlighting the opera’s story and background.

Featured Artist(s)
| Washington National Opera |

4SAXESS
4/27/2016

Saxophone quartet 4Saxess, presented on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence and to commemorate International Jazz Day, performs a night of classical music as well as genres such as ethno, jazz, and crossover. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Slovenia.

Featured Artist(s)
| 4SAXESS |

WNO Preview: The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie
4/26/2016

Join cast members of Washington National Opera’s The Ring for musical excerpts from The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie, combined with narration highlighting the opera’s story and background.

Featured Artist(s)
| Washington National Opera |

Sammy Miller and the Congregation
4/25/2016

Sammy Miller and the Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people. Playing joyful jazz—music that feels good—the band shares the power of community through music in a style that entertains, enriches, and most of all uplifts.

Featured Artist(s)
| Sammy Miller and the Congregation |

Target Family Night: Funk Parade
4/24/2016

Target Family Night: Funk Parade comes to the Kennedy Center in a special preview of the one-of-a-kind parade, street fair, and music festival. Funk Parade seeks to bring people together and make them feel all right through music, dance, and the visual arts. Funk Parade celebrates U Street, D.C., and the spirit of funk on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Featured Artist(s)
| Funk Parade |

Jessie Laurita-Spanglet and Friends: Alongside
4/23/2016

Dancer and choreographer Jessie Laurita-Spanglet, in collaboration with Meredith Bove, Matthew Cumbie, and Sarah Beth Oppenheim, presents Alongside, a rousing evening of contemporary dance that will spark and transport. Also featured are members of the Wake Forest University Dance Company, and the haunting tunes of electric violinist David Schulman.

Featured Artist(s)
| Jessie Laurita-Spanglet |

The Washington Ballet at THEARC
4/22/2016

Students from The Washington Ballet at THEARC present an evening of vibrant and visual dance. The program at TWB’s satellite campus in Southeast D.C. provides intensive and community-oriented ballet training for youth, ages 4–18, with programs that run throughout the calendar year with classes in the evenings and on weekends.

Featured Artist(s)
| The Washington Ballet |

Esma Redzepova
4/21/2016

From Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Esma Redzepova sings in more than 10 languages and earned the title “Queen of Romani Songs” at the 1976 World Festival of Romani Music in India. Presented in collaboration with Voice of Roma and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance as part of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center’s Homegrown: The Music of America series.

Featured Artist(s)
| Esma Redzepova |

Marriotts Ridge High School String Orchestra and Woodbridge Senior High School's Viketones
4/20/2016

Marriotts Ridge High School String Orchestra of Howard County, MD and Woodbridge Senior High School’s Viketones of Prince William County, VA perform as part of Music in Our Schools Month.

Featured Artist(s)
| Marriotts Ridge High School String Orchestra | Woodbridge Senior High School's Viketones |

Gunston Middle School Jazz Band and West Springield High School Jazz Guitar Combo
4/19/2016

Gunston Middle School Jazz Band from Arlington, VA and West Springfield High School Jazz Guitar Combo of Fairfax County, VA perform as part of Music in Our Schools Month.

Featured Artist(s)
| Gunston Middle School Jazz Band | West Springfield High School Jazz Guitar Combo |

Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri
4/18/2016

Created in 1820 the band of the Carabinieri, the national military police of Italy, has been playing in military parades and concert halls worldwide. Their splendid uniforms and the formal precision of their musical performances will bring to life traditional marches and classical music. The concert is part of the “Protecting our Heritage” series of events organized by the Washington cluster of the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC). In partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington D.C., it will be dedicated to those who risk their lives to preserve the Cultural Heritage of Humanity for future generations. With the support of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Banca Intesa Sanpaolo. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 5 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Featured Artist(s)
| Carabinieri Band |

Beats, the Bauhaus, and the Birth of Abstract Film
4/17/2016

A survey of short animated films from the 1920s, with a soundtrack composed and performed live by Chicago electric violist and DJ Dominic Johnson. Film history buffs, dance music enthusiasts, as well as practitioners of video art, VJs, Motion Graphics, or Generative Art can draw inspiration from the Bauhaus and their contemporaries. Artist selected by Composer-In-Residence Mason Bates.

Featured Artist(s)
| Dominic Johnson |

NSO Youth Fellows
4/16/2016

Participants in the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship training program—horn player Susannah Greenslit, violinist Amelia Bailey, and cellists Isabella Lorenzo-Giguere, Joha Kim, and Joshua Choi—perform solos on the Millennium Stage.

Featured Artist(s)
| NSO Youth Fellows |

Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group
4/15/2016

As part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Tamagawa University Dance and Taiko Group, one of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan, presents nearly 30 drummers and dancers in a performance where thundering taiko drumming meets traditional Japanese dance.

Featured Artist(s)
| Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe |

Word Becomes Flesh by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Directed by Psalmayene 24
4/14/2016

Through spoken word, dance, and visual imagery, an ensemble of performers delivers a series of letters from a single father to his unborn son, documenting the range of his emotions, fears, and expectations. Marc Bamuthi Joseph's Word Becomes Flesh, directed by Psalmayene 24, critically, lyrically, and choreographically examines masculinity and responsibility within the constructs of hip-hop culture. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Featured Artist(s)
| Theater Alliance |


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