Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 7:00 PM
The 2017 DC-CAPITAL STARS performance features the top ten finalists from the DC-CAPITAL STARS Talent Competition, held among DC's public and public charter high school students. Winners will be chosen by a panel of celebrity judges and the audience.
Renée Fleming VOICES: Billy Childs: Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro featuring Alicia Olatuja and Becca Stevens
Fri, Mar 31
Composer and pianist Billy Childs presents from his exquisite album interpreting the works of late songwriter and singer Laura Nyro. The album was recorded in conjunction with Renée Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma, both Kennedy Center Artistic Advisors.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 7:30 PM
Sat, Apr 15, 2017, 8:00 PM
In collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum, the Kennedy Center pays tribute to the late iconic American folk singer-songwriter Pete Seeger with a special performance.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017, 8:00 PM
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 9:00 PM
Classical tabla virtuoso and international phenomenon Hussain performs his new concerto Peshkar with the NSO and is joined by santoor player Rahul Sharma for a unique world music duet.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 8:00 PM
With his acclaimed performances in Cabaret, CBS's The Good Wife, and scores of other diverse credits, Alan Cumming has been hailed as "a formidable all-around entertainer" by the New York Times. Join us as he makes his Kennedy Center debut as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series in this powerful concert event featuring an appearance by the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington.
Fri, May 5
Vocalist Jane Monheit returns to the Kennedy Center as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series with a contemporary take on Ella Fitzgerald's songbook, joined by special guest trumpeter Nicholas Payton and others.
Mon, May 8, 2017, 8:15 PM
The Kennedy Center 2017 Spring Gala pays tribute to musical icon John Lennon as artists influenced by his work come together under the direction of T Bone Burnett to perform the Lennon songbook.
Mon, Jun 5, 2017, 8:00 PM
A star-studded lineup of celebrities and artists, including Jerry Seinfeld, Hugh Jackman, Jay Leno, and Margaret Cho, will perform in support of veterans and at-risk youth.
Jun 22 - Jun 24, 2017
From a faraway galaxy to the magical Hogwarts, John Williams's scores have transported moviegoers for decades. Journey through the storied catalogue of music composed by the most Oscar-nominated man alive, including an all-Star Wars second half celebrating the 40th anniversary of the franchise.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017, 7:30 PM
Vivaldi Music Academy's faculty and students offer a recital showcasing all levels of musicianship.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 9:00 PM
The Kennedy Center favorite curates and hosts a special evening of exquisite and inspired music featuring exciting guest artists to be announced.
NSO at Wolf Trap: Emil de Cou, conductor / Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone™ (film with orchestra)
Jul 7 - Jul 8, 2017
This concert will feature the National Symphony Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™. Tickets for this performance go on sale March 18 and are available through Wolf Trap only.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 8:15 PM
UPDATE as of 3/17: Grace Potter has had to cancel her appearance with the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap. Further details can be found below.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017, 8:30 PM
Experience the legendary video games with live music and clips. Tickets for this performance go on sale March 18 and are available through Wolf Trap only.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017, 8:30 PM
2016's vibrant musical love story with a live soundtrack. Tickets for this performance go on sale March 18 and are available through Wolf Trap only.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017, 8:30 PM
Spielberg's super-sized classic with John Williams's score played live. Tickets for this performance go on sale March 18 and are available through Wolf Trap only.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 6:00 PM
Gianandrea Noseda leads cellist Yo-Yo Ma and Tony-winning singer Cynthia Erivo in a tribute to the late Leonard Bernstein that includes the composer's Overture to Candide, "Three Meditations" from Mass, "Symphonic Dances" from West Side Story, and a selection of vocal works.
Fri, Oct 13
Fleming pairs her radiant vocals with the iconic jazz sounds of four-time Grammy Award–winning bassist Christian McBride.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017, 8:00 PM
Following his acclaimed performance at the 2016 Kennedy Center Spring Gala, Leslie Odom Jr. returns to showcase the remarkable talent that also won him that year's Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, for his performance as Aaron Burr in the smash hit Hamilton.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 7:30 PM
Tap dancer Kazunori Kumagai and koto player Yumi Kurosawa join forces to pay tribute to the connection forged between the Kennedy Center and the government and people of Japan who supported the original opening of the Terrace Theater.
Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2017
The British actress known for her inspiring Tony-winning performance as Celie in the 2015 Broadway revival of The Color Purple showcases her powerhouse voice for two remarkable evenings.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 7:30 PM
Barbara Hannigan is a Canadian soprano and conductor, and one of the world's leading performers of contemporary opera. She is joined for a fantastic evening of music by prolific and respected Dutch conductor, pianist, and composer Reinbert de Leeuw.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 7:30 PM
Renowned German electronica duo Mouse on Mars brings its visionary sound to the Kennedy Center in a visceral event combining live electronica and acoustic instruments. Widely acknowledged as the heirs to Kraftwerk, Mouse on Mars makes a rare D.C. appearance.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017, 8:00 PM
Angélique Kidjo is a Beninese Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter and activist, noted for her diverse musical influences and creativity. Time Magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva."
Feb 14 - Feb 17, 2018
NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke leads three concert performances of Bernstein's cherished musical take on Romeo & Juliet. Soloists will be announced in the coming months.
Sun, Mar 11, 2018, 7:30 PM
A journey in ambience, rhythm, and texture featuring composers from California's past and present. Using Bedouin-inspired tenting and pillows, the Atrium will be transformed into an immersive and inviting environment to explore works by Lou Harrison, Steve Reich, Nathaniel Stookey, and Mason Bates.
Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields: Bang on a Can All-Stars, Choir of Trinity Wall Street & Julian Wachner, conductor
Tue, Mar 13, 2018, 7:30 PM
The Bang on a Can All-Stars, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and conductor Julian Wachner present the multimedia D.C. premiere of Anthracite Fields--reprising their Grammy-nominated account of American composer Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize–winning oratorio, in which historic photo-montages help recall Pennsylvania's coal-mining past.
Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 7:30 PM
The D.C. premiere of this groundbreaking music-driven eco-documentary from filmmaker Murat Eyuboglu features the score performed live by Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and others, with narration by Academy Award winner Sir Mark Rylance.
Thu, Mar 15, 2018, 7:30 PM
After a successful sold-out engagement in 2016, Mason Bates's signature event, Mercury Soul, returns to Washington for another custom blend of live electronica, classical music, DJing, and visual art, creating a cutting-edge, immersive dance club within the Kennedy Center.
Fri, Mar 16, 2018, 8:00 PM
The German singer and actress renowned for her interpretations of the work of Kurt Weill performs a collection of songs that journey through Europe and Argentina, featuring the Vogler Quartet.
Wed, Apr 25, 2018, 7:30 PM
In celebration of President Kennedy, KC Jukebox presents a program of music informed by the Civil Rights movement, from a haunting string quartet by Carlos Simon--Elegy: A Cry From the Grave, dedicated to those who have been murdered wrongfully by an oppressive power--to a special performance by David T. Little's band, Newspeak. The evening's featured piece is The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc for 10 cellos by recently rediscovered visionary Julius Eastman.