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Screaming Orphans (County Donegal, Ireland)
5/26/2016

This Celtic rock band from Ireland consists of the four Diver sisters who play their own melodic pop as well as traditional songs. Their blend of Irish roots with American influences has garnered them an Irish Music Award for Top Celtic Rock band.

Featured Artist(s)
| Screaming Orphans |

Culinary Demonstration and Lecture from Chef Cathal Armstrong (Alexandria, VA)
5/25/2016

Chef Cathal Armstrong (Restaurant Eve in Alexandria; multiple James Beard Award nominee) leads a cooking demonstration to showcase his commitment to complex, thoughtful dishes that combine his Irish roots and French training with American cuisine.

Featured Artist(s)
| Cathal Armstrong |

The Tossers (Chicago, IL)
5/24/2016

Formed in 1993, the six-piece Celtic punk band from Chicago has been proudly spreading their Irish gospel across the globe, with no plans of slowing down. The Tossers’ five albums have shown their impressive command of song structure and instrumentation.

Featured Artist(s)
| The Tossers |

The Gothard Sisters (Seattle, WA)
5/23/2016

These three siblings from the Pacific Northwest bring the exciting rhythms of Ireland to their live shows with dance, music, and storytelling. Their special brand of performance blends folk and classical with new arrangements for a distinct Celtic flair.

Featured Artist(s)
| The Gothard Sisters |

Danny Burns Band (Washington, DC)
5/22/2016

Burns’s Irish blood has cultivated his passion for narrative songwriting, unique vocals, and soulful delivery on his debut CD, Off the Grid. Since age 17, he’s been honing his craft on the road, playing throughout the U.S. and on the European circuit.

Featured Artist(s)
| Danny Burns Band |

Matt & Shannon Heaton (Boston, MA)
5/21/2016

An integral part of Boston’s vibrant Irish music and neo-Celtic acoustic scenes, this passionate husband-and-wife duo offers well-traveled Irish music from the heart with engaging stage presence, masterfully crafted songs, and sweet harmony singing.

Featured Artist(s)
| Matt and Shannon Heaton |

NSO Youth Fellows
5/20/2016

Participants in the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Chamber Groups present a program including Dvorák’s Serenade for Strings, Op. 22 and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18.

Featured Artist(s)
| NSO Youth Fellows |

NSO Youth Fellows
5/19/2016

Participants in the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Chamber Groups perform a program including Malcolm Arnold’s Quintet for Brass, Op. 73 and Three Shanties for Wind Quintet.

Featured Artist(s)
| NSO Youth Fellows |

Open the Door for Three (Portland, ME & Chicago, IL)
5/18/2016

Veteran mainstays on the international Irish music scene, the trio (Liz Knowles, fiddle; Kieran O’Hare, uilleann pipes; Pat Broaders, bouzouki and vocals) showcases its signature sound of good friends playing great tunes together.

Featured Artist(s)
| Open the Door for Three |

RebollarDance
5/17/2016

Directed by local artist Erica Rebollar in collaboration with RebollarDance and John Moletress, 2077 is a performance of post-human ideas. Cyborgs dance futuristic prototypes before, during, and after an imagined apocalyptic transformation. With live sound by John Moletress and original composition by Jeffrey Dorfman and Charlie Campagna, Rebollar highlights both visceral and mechanical physicality.

Featured Artist(s)
| Rebollar Dance |

Columbia Heights Educational Campus
5/16/2016

The Columbia Heights Educational Campus, a Kennedy Center D.C. Partnership Initiative School, is proud to present the Lincoln Middle School Band, CHEC String Orchestra, CHEC Concert Band, and the CHEC Jazz Band in an evening at the Millennium Stage. Performances will feature a wide diversity of styles within each ensemble as well as several outstanding soloists.

Featured Artist(s)
| Columbia Heights Educational Campus |

Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Brooks Wheelan
5/15/2016

Enjoy an evening of comedy on the Millennium Stage with Brooks Wheelan. A self-proclaimed “chill dude from Iowa,” Wheelan attended University of Iowa and got a biomedical engineering degree before pursuing comedy. His first album, This Is Cool, Right?, debuted as the #1 comedy album on iTunes in January 2015 to rave reviews, with The A.V. Club describing it as absurd and honest, saying, “Wheelan is a considerable talent with a unique voice and perspective.” Comedian Max Rosenblum will open the show. This program contains mature themes and strong language. It will not be streamed live or archived. 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)
| Brooks Wheelan |

Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival: Savannah Harris Trio
5/14/2016

The Savannah Harris Trio, featuring drummer Savannah Harris, a recent graduate of Howard University, performs as part of the Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival. Harris returns following her featured turn in the Revive Music’s Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown concert at the Kennedy Center Crossroads Club last October. The Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival is an annual event, which highlights the legacy of jazz bandleader, pianist, arranger, composer, and educator Mary Lou Williams (1910–1981).

Featured Artist(s)
| Savannah Harris Trio |

Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival: Ingrid Jensen
5/13/2016

Canadian-born, international jazz performing artist and Kennedy Center favorite Ingrid Jensen (jazz trumpet and flugelhorn) performs with her jazz ensemble as part of the Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, an annual event highlighting the legacy of jazz bandleader, pianist, arranger, composer, and educator Mary Lou Williams (1910–1981).

Featured Artist(s)
| Ingrid Jensen |

WNO's Ring Company in Concert
5/12/2016

WNO’s Ring Company in Concert: Artists in Washington National Opera’s Ring cycle showcase a variety of repertoire beyond the Ring in this special concert with piano.

Featured Artist(s)
| Washington National Opera |

100 Years of Classical Croatian Music
5/11/2016

This concert includes works by celebrated Croatian composers Bruno Bjelinski, Boris Papandopulo, Marko Ruždjak, and Marko Tajcevic, as well as premieres by emerging composers Tomislav Oliver and Lana Janjanin. Performers include cellist Dorotea Racz (Croatia), pianists Javor Bracic (Croatia) and Dmitry Samogray (U.S.A.), flutist Ginevra Petrucci (Italy), clarinettist Gleb Kanasevich (Belarus), violinist Lydia Chernikoff (U.S.A.), and guitarist Yisak Lee (Korea). Part of the Fourth Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with Audeamus International Music Festival and the Embassy of Croatia.

Featured Artist(s)
| Dmitry Samogray | Dorotea Racz | Gleb Kanasevich | Javor Bracic | Lydia Chernikoff | Yisak Lee |

DC Youth Orchestra
5/10/2016

Students of the DC Youth Orchestra’s chamber music program join forces with DC Youth Orchestra’s Children’s Orchestra and Washington Performing Arts’ Capitol Strings Students for a collaboration that features musicians of all ages performing works by Telemann, Mozart, and Haydn. 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)
| DC Youth Orchestra |

Woodrow Wilson High School Vocal Music Program
5/9/2016

The award-winning Woodrow Wilson High School Vocal Music Program, a Kennedy Center D.C. Partnership Initiative School, comes to the Millennium Stage. Join the school’s Concert Choir, Women’s Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and The Wilson Singers as they perform a varied repertoire of music under the direction of Lori Williams.

Featured Artist(s)
| The Woodrow Wilson High School Vocal Music Program |

McLean Youth Orchestra
5/8/2016

The McLean Youth Orchestra (MYO) presents a concert version of Mozart’s dramatic opera, Don Giovanni. John Devlin will conduct the honor-level MYO, who will be joined by soloists Mandy Brown (Anna), Elizabeth Mondragon (Elvira), Jeffrey Gates (Don Giovanni and Leporello), and Patrick Kilbride (Ottavio). The performance will also feature original narration by the acclaimed dramaturg Robin Phillips.

Featured Artist(s)
| McLean Youth Orchestra |

Target Family Night: Arts on the Horizon presents <i>Blossom's Rainbow</i>

Target Family Night: Arts on the Horizon presents Blossom's Rainbow
5/7/2016

Target Family Night: Arts on the Horizon presents Blossom’s Rainbow, a nonverbal theater piece celebrating Japanese culture and specifically designed for children ages 2–5. Infused with whimsical dance, vibrant colors, and dynamic live music, follow Blossom on her journey from the red mountains down to the indigo city after a painter’s brush sets the young cherry blossom’s world into motion.

This show is not available for viewing

Featured Artist(s)
| Arts on the Horizon |


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