The Kennedy Center

YoungArts@KennedyCenter



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The Millennium Stage hosts seven nights of performances as part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter, which commemorates the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program’s 50th anniversary.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/27/2016: YoungArts Awareness Day

In observance of YoungArts Awareness Day, four young artists will sprint through the founding of our nation to the present day in A Very Brief History of the United States. Travel from the Revolutionary War to the birth of jazz, and from the Civil Rights Movement to modern politics in this celebration of improvisation, creativity, and collaboration.

Video 6/23/2014: Alice Blumenfeld: Semblanzas

The rising flamenco dance star and YoungArts alumna presents a showcase of her works exploring the varied facets of flamenco and dance music accompanied by Hector José Marquez on vocals, Ricardo Marlow on guitar, and Behzad Habibzai on percussion. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Video 6/22/2014: Kenyon Adams, Grace Weber, & King Pony

The U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts sing original soulful works with King Pony, a band of YoungArts alumni. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Video 6/21/2014: Caroline Campbell & Taylor Eigsti

Virtuosic violinist and YoungArts alumna Campbell offers a recital of popular film music and original arrangements accompanied by Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Eigsti. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Video 6/19/2014: NSO Guest Stars Young Soloists

The NSO presents winners from their Young Soloists’ Competition—violinist Rhea Chung, cellist Daniel Tavani, pianist Nicholas Biniaz-Harris—and cellist Peter Eom, a National YoungArts winner, in works by Sibelius, Elgar, Barber, and Dvorák. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Video 6/18/2014: Hip-hop, Tap and Spoken Word

This diverse group of talented artists and YoungArts and U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts alumni - Ernest Baker (Hip Hop Dance, 2009), Adam A. Anderson (Acting, 2009), Jimmy MacBride (Percussion, 2010), and Tim Callobre (Classical Guitar, 2011) - will perform solos and a collaborative work. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Video 6/17/2014: Zachary Ostroff

The bassist, vocalist, and 2011 YoungArts Winner in Jazz performs with his band of young mavericks. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Video 6/16/2014: Six Americans

Six recent YoungArts and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts alumni present an original theatrical performance exploring American identity and celebrating the history of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program: Michelle Ang (2012), Analisa Guiterrez (2013), Steven Lee Johnson (2009), Christian Strange (2014), Michael Silberblatt (2010) and Devyn Tyler (2009). Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

YoungArts@KennedyCenter