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Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)

Tue, Mar 6, 2018, 8:00 PM

Take a walk through American history with fabulous entertainer Taylor Mac! A 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, his work uses songs of the time to chronicle our country from its founding in 1776 to today in a highly immersive and outrageously entertaining crash course in the 240 years (and counting) of American culture and dysfunction.


DEMO II: Protest

DEMO by Damian Woetzel: Now

Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 7:30 PM

This special DEMO event will present recently commissioned works and D.C. premieres by creative voices of today, including Alexei Ratmansky's critically acclaimed Fandango, set to the music of Luigi Boccherini.


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National Symphony Orchestra: John Adams's The Gospel According to the Other Mary

Mar 8 - Mar 10, 2018

In celebration of John Adams's 70th birthday year, Gianandrea Noseda conducts The Gospel According to the Other Mary, Adams's expansive composition for chorus, soloists, and orchestra depicting Jesus's final weeks as told from the unique perspective of Mary Magdalene.


Philip Glass: Etudes

Philip Glass's 20 Etudes: A 5-Pianist Collaboration with Philip Glass, Jason Moran, Aaron Diehl & Others

Fri, Mar 9, 2018, 8:00 PM

Contemporary classical piano meets jazz improvisation in this live musical performance of Philip Glass's Etudes.


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KC Jazz Club: Myra Melford, Snowy Egret

Sat, Mar 10

American avant-garde jazz pianist and composer Myra Melford returns to the Kennedy Center with her quintet.

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Jukebox: California Mystics

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: California Mystics

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/Anthracite Fields

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.


The Colorado/Roomful of Teeth

The Colorado: A Documentary Film & Live Music Experience

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.


Jukebox: Mercury Soul

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Mercury Soul

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.


Philip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi

Philip Glass's Koyaanisqatsi: Film & Music with the Philip Glass Ensemble

Fri, Mar 16, 2018, 8:00 PM

Philip Glass's classic multimedia collaboration with experimental filmmaker Godfrey Reggio is a prescient mediation on the imbalance between humans and our environment. In the D.C. premiere of the film, the Philip Glass Ensemble makes its eagerly anticipated Kennedy Center debut, performing the score live.

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