Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra 1/17/2017
Musicians from the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra present a concert of select classical works from Schumann.
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The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a free, ticketed musical tribute titled Let Freedom Ring! featuring Gladys Knight and the Let Freedom Ring Choir led by music director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Georgetown University will present the 15th Annual John Thompson Jr. Legacy of a Dream Award to Abel Enrique Núñez, executive director of the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN). The annual award is given by Georgetown University to an international or local individual who exemplifies the spirit of Dr. King.
Free reserved seat tickets will be distributed up to two per person on a first-come, first-served basis at the entrance to the Hall of Nations, beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Internationally renowned singer Betsayda Machado presents a high-energy, salsa dancing concert with Afro-Venezuelan percussion and vocal ensemble La Parranda El Clavo.
A free salsa dance lesson will take place in front of the stage at 5:00 pm.
| Betsayda Machado |
Specially selected by Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran, saxophonist Tal Shtuhl will explore a variety of pieces with his quartet, including works by Duke Ellington, Clifford Brown, as well as selections from his first release, Beauty Horizons.
| Tal Shtuhl |
Aaron “Ab” Abernathy is a multitalented entertainer who comes from a long line of historical pioneers including Civil Rights leader Rev. Ralph David Abernathy. An alum of Howard University, Abernathy has acted as musical director for global touring acts Black Milk and Slum Village and collaborated with many Grammy-nominated® artists including Jack White, The Foreign Exchange, and Eric Roberson.
Part of the Hometown Sounds series
| Aaron "Ab" Abernathy |