Lectures, Speakers, Readings
Sat, Feb 4, 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.
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 2:00 PM
Join Jason Moran, Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, artist Joan Jonas, and Lynne Cooke, senior curator, special projects in modern art at the National Gallery of Art as they discuss their process and share excerpts from previous collaborations. Note: This event does NOT take place at the Kennedy Center.
Sat, Feb 18, 2017, 5:30 PM
Join Washington National Opera Artistic Director Francesca Zambello along with other members of the creative team of Dead Man Walking and Champion, for a discussion about bringing these two new WNO productions to the stage.
Wed, Feb 22, 2017, 7:00 PM
Witness the journey of the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band to the stage of Orchestra Hall in Symphony Center where they were to play a score written specifically for them by eminent jazz pianist Jason Moran. Join Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran and others for a panel discussion following the screening.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 2:30 PM
Join in as vocalists Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover, and NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke delve into recordings of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington.
Mon, Apr 3, 2017, 8:00 PM
Dubbed the "Matchmaker" by the New York Times, Damian Woetzel has recently garnered acclaim for creating unusual combinations of music, dance, and theater. He brings together skilled artists to explore music and dance in this unique event.