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Sound Health in Concert: Music and the Mind with the National Symphony Orchestra

Fri, Jun 2, 2017, 8:00 PM

Uncover mysteries about the human brain and its connection to music with this fascinating NSO concert. Three renowned neuroscientists are joined by Renée Fleming, Ben Folds, and Jussie Smollett.

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Sound Health: Music and the Mind—Music and Childhood Development

Sat, Jun 3, 2017, 11:00 AM

Dr. Kraus, a leading neuroscientist, is joined by the D.C. Youth Orchestra to explain basic principles of music and its connection to the brain through demonstration, visuals, and participation.

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Sound Health: Music and the Mind—Breakthroughs with Music Therapy: Recovery, Resilience & Quality of Life

Sat, Jun 3, 2017, 1:30 PM

A longtime advocate of music therapy, singer-songwriter-composer Ben Folds joins prominent researcher Dr. Sheri Robb where they, along with patients and families, share powerful stories that will be woven together with observations and research reports. 

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Sound Health: Music and the Mind—Creative Aging

Sat, Jun 3, 2017, 5:00 PM

Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Aniruddh Patel partners with D.C.–based jazz trio Mark G. Meadows & the Movement and the Different Strokes for Different Folks choir for this interactive presentation that uses neuroscience to explain how the mind and body respond to the act of creating music.

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Sound Health: Music and the Mind—Jazz, Creativity, and the Brain

Sat, Jun 3, 2017, 7:30 PM

Neuroscientists have recently begun to examine the elusive nature of human creativity. Join Dr. Charles Limb and jazz pianist Vijay Iyer as they discuss this fascinating new science and examine improvisational art forms such as jazz. 

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Ballet 360°: New York City Ballet

Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 4:00 PM

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

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Profiles in Creativity with David M. Rubenstein: Bernadette Peters

Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 7:30 PM

Philanthropist and Kennedy Center Board Chairman David M. Rubenstein continues his new series of sit-down conversations with high-profile figures from the arts and culture field, this time welcoming three-time Tony Award®–winning actress, author, and songwriter Bernadette Peters.

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Making of Aida

The Making of Aida

Thu, Sep 7, 2017, 5:30 PM

Join WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello along with other members of the creative team of Aida for a discussion about bringing this new WNO production to the stage.

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Ballet 360°: The Choreographer and the Muse: The Extraordinary Relationship of George Balanchine and Suzanne Farrell

Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 4:00 PM

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses discussion and video to explore various topics in the art form. In this session, explore the deep connection  between legendary choreographer George Balanchine and Suzanne Farrell, one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century.

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Creating an Opera: Proving Up with Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek

Mon, Jan 8, 2018, 5:30 PM

Join two of the most important new talents in American music--composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek--as they discuss creating their captivating tale of homesteading in the American West, as part of WNO's American Opera Initiative Festival.

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Ballet 360°: American Ballet Theatre & the Ballets of Alexei Ratmansky

Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 4:00 PM

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses discussion and video to explore various topics in the art form. In this session, delve into Serenade after Plato's Symposium, Whipped Cream, and other ballets by Alexei Ratmansky, ABT's Artist in Residence.

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Exploring Don Carlo with Philippe Auguin

Tue, Feb 6, 2018, 5:30 PM

Enjoy Don Carlo's return to the Kennedy Center after 17 years with a session led by the WNO Music Director, who takes us into the music to explore and deepen our knowledge of one of Guiseppe Verdi's mightiest creations.

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Ballet 360°: Robbins, Bernstein, and New York City Ballet

Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 4:00 PM

Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses discussion and video to explore various topics in the art form. In this session, enjoy a discussion on Jerome Robbins's ballets set to Leonard Bernstein's music, including Fancy Free and West Side Story, two of their legendary collaborations.

On Sale 5/31/2017

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