A weekend of events Feb. 5-8, 2016 will inaugurate an annual celebration of the Chinese New Year at the Kennedy Center. Activities to ring in the Year of the Monkey include a family day; free Millennium Stage performances of pop music, a children's choir, and acrobats; and the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Muhai Tang and featuring pianist Haochen Zhang and violinist Dan Zhu.
Kennedy Center News is now available to read online! The November-December issue features Matilda The Musical, Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour, Renée Fleming and Patricia Barber in concert, holiday performances including The Joffrey Ballet's production of The Nutcracker, and more!
May 17–June 5, 2016, the Kennedy Center presents a major festival highlighting Irish culture and its relationship to America, to include dozens of performances from some of Ireland’s best contemporary musicians, dancers, theater companies, and more. Other events include free daily Millennium Stage performances, a literature series, film screenings, culinary events, educational activities, an open playwriting challenge, and activities featuring Fiona Shaw, Artist-in-Residence. Tickets for most performances go on sale to Members on Sep. 15 and to the public on Sep. 18.
This fall, as part of the citywide Women’s Voices Theater Festival, the Kennedy Center presents a full-scale production of Darius & Twig adapted by playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings; two readings of works by Lisa Loomer and Naomi Iizuka; and more.
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