Music - Choral/Vocal

Janai Brugger

Janai Brugger in Recital (2016 Marian Anderson Vocal Award Winner)

Thu, Sep 8, 2016, 7:30 PM

Gifted young soprano Janai Brugger, recently named by Opera News as one of its top 25 "brilliant young artists," performs in recital after winning this Kennedy Center award named after the groundbreaking African American contralto.

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Amos Lee

Amos Lee

Tue, Sep 13, 2016, 8:00 PM

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Amos Lee makes his Kennedy Center debut with music from his new album, Spirit, as part of his North American headline tour.

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Joyce DiDonato

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Joyce DiDonato with Brentano String Quartet

Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 7:30 PM

Hailed for her "glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace, and remarkable talent" (New York Times), Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato joins the Yale School of Music's magnificent Quartet-In-Residence.

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KC Jazz Club: Sheila Jordan

KC Jazz Club: Sheila Jordan

Fri, Nov 4

NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan is "one of the most consistently creative of all jazz singers" (All Music Guide). Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers.

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Donald Runnicles

National Symphony Orchestra: Duruflé's Requiem / Debussy Préludes & Nocturnes

Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2016

Following his acclaimed NSO debut in 2015, Donald Runnicles returns to lead Duruflé's Requiem--featuring two soaring singers and the UMD Concert Choir--as well as Debussy's Three Nocturnes and new orchestrations of his Four Préludes.

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Megan Hilty

Renée Fleming VOICES: An Evening with Megan Hilty

Dec 8 - Dec 9, 2016

From Wicked, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and 9 to 5 on Broadway to NBC's Smash, America has fallen in love with the multi-talented Megan Hilty. Back by popular demand following sold-out concerts in 2012 and 2014, she returns to the Kennedy Center as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series to perform an intimate evening of music.

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Laura Benanti and Santino Fontana

NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! featuring Laura Benanti and Santino Fontana

Dec 9 - Dec 10, 2016

Warm your spirit and sing along with fresh takes on holiday classics led by Steven Reineke, as Tony winner Laura Benanti, Frozen's Santino Fontana, and The Washington Chorus join in the joy. Jolly Ol' Saint Nick may even pay a visit!

On Sale 9/14/2016

The Messiah

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah

Dec 15 - Dec 18, 2016

Get in the holiday spirit with Handel's epic masterpiece, performed each year with a fresh perspective by the NSO. This year, Laurence Cummings conducts four gifted singers and the University of Maryland Concert Choir in this NSO tradition.

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Georgia Anne Muldrow

The Crossroads Club: Jason +: Jason and Jyoti: Muldrow Meets Mingus

Sat, Jan 28

Jason Moran shares the stage with Los Angeles–born singer-songwriter Jyoti in a commissioned musical collaboration that transcends genres and styles and celebrates jazz bassist Charles Mingus.

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John Adams

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Ravishment

Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 7:30 PM

Step into a dreamlike world with Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates and a cadre of skilled artists for hot-off-the-press chamber music, including a new string quartet by John Adams, in celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer's 70th birthday.

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Rinde Eckert

Renée Fleming VOICES: Rinde Eckert

Fri, Feb 3, 2017, 7:00 PM

As part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series, multi-talented and Grammy-winning writer, librettist, composer, musician, performer, and director Rinde Eckert offers an intimate concert in the Family Theater.

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Jazzmeia Horn

Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Jazzmeia Horn

Fri, Feb 10

Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Horn returns to headline the KC Jazz Club.

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NSO Pops: An Evening with Ledisi

Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2017

American R&B, neo-soul, and jazz recording artist and nine-time Grammy nominee Ledisi joins the NSO Pops for two inspired evenings spotlighting her unique sound and "strident, soulful voice" (The New York Times).

On Sale 11/14/2016

Leslie Odom Jr.

Renée Fleming VOICES: Leslie Odom Jr.

Sat, Mar 11, 2017, 8:00 PM

Leslie Odom Jr. returns to the Kennedy Center as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series for a grand concert showcasing the remarkable talent that won him the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in the smash-hit Hamilton.

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Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover

NSO Pops: Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company

Mar 24 - Mar 25, 2017

For Ella Fitzgerald's 100th, acclaimed singers Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover come together to celebrate the legendary music of the First Lady of Song, plus favorites made famous by Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington.

On Sale 11/14/2016

Billy Childs

Renée Fleming VOICES: Billy Childs: Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro

Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 8:00 PM

As part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series, composer and pianist Billy Childs presents his exquisite interpretation of songwriter Laura Nyro's beloved works.

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LeAnn Rimes

NSO Pops: LeAnn Rimes

Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 8:00 PM

Patron Update on 7/8: This performance has been rescheduled from the earlier date of July 18, 2016. Please see further details below.

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Alan Cumming

Renée Fleming VOICES: Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

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 named "one of the most fun people in show business" by Time Magazine. Join us as he makes his Kennedy Center debut as part of the Renée Fleming VOICES series in this special concert event.

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Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Chanticleer

Tue, May 2, 2017, 8:00 PM

Hailed as "the world's reigning male chorus" by the New Yorker, the Grammy–winning a cappella ensemble performs the world premiere of a new Kennedy Center co-commission from Mason, in addition to works by a range of contemporary luminaries.

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Joyce DiDonato

Joyce DiDonato in Handel's Ariodante in Concert, with The English Concert

Tue, May 2, 2017, 8:00 PM

The superstar mezzo-soprano sings the title role in a concert version of the passionate Italian opera. She "confirms her reputation as the finest Handelian mezzo-soprano of the day with a magnificent princely reading" (London's Daily Telegraph).

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Abbey Lincoln

Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival: Abbey Lincoln Tribute

Thu, May 4, 2017, 8:00 PM

Under the musical direction of Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and producer Terri Lyne Carrington, iconic jazz vocalist and NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater headlines a celebration of the life and legacy of Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010).

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Jane Monheit

Renée Fleming VOICES: Jane Monheit with special guest Nicholas Payton: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration

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.

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Christoph Eschenbach

National Symphony Orchestra: Mahler's Second Symphony

Jun 1 - Jun 3, 2017

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Mahler's transformative "Resurrection" Symphony featuring the return of mezzo-soprano Nathalie Stutzmann, the NSO debut of soprano Golda Schultz, and The Washington Chorus.

On Sale 1/16/2017

Christoph Eschenbach

National Symphony Orchestra: Farewell to Christoph Eschenbach featuring Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Jun 15 - Jun 17, 2017

In his final program as NSO Music Director, Christoph Eschenbach conducts a program that includes Beethoven's unforgettable Ninth Symphony--the masterwork that began his tenure.

On Sale 1/16/2017

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