The Kennedy Center’s year-long celebration of the 100th birthday of its namesake honors five enduring ideals embodied by President Kennedy: Courage, Freedom, Justice, Service, and Gratitude. Take an immersive journey through our award-winning website to explore the stories of artists who embody that legacy through special events and performances, culminating in the centennial of JFK’s birth on May 29, 2017.
The Kennedy Center and National Symphony Orchestra are proud to announce an exciting new collaboration with classical music video broadcaster medici.tv to film and live webcast select NSO concerts this season. All three performances, which take place at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, will be available worldwide free of charge for live HD streaming, and subsequently on demand for 90 days after the live concert. Read more for details on the events and times.
Did you know you can watch the Expansion Project’s day-to-day progress on the Expansion Cam? All of the 500+ piles (steel support beams) have been driven into the bedrock and 2,150 trucks of dirt have been removed from the expansion site. Also, the first of two tower cranes was erected on the site in early July. Once completed, the new spaces will provide innovative and accessible experiences for both the artist and audience, including open rehearsal viewing and unique, interactive programming.
Kennedy Center News is now available to read online! The January-February issue features American Ballet Theatre, Mariinsky Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the three-play cycle The Gabriels, Renée Fleming VOICES series, Mason Bates's KC Jukebox series, chamber music, jazz, and much more!
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