Performances for Young Audiences
Mar 25 - Mar 26, 2017
Set to the timeless music of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, this imaginative world premiere co-commission between the NSO and Company | E uses dance, film, storytelling, and musicians to weave together stories about the changing of the seasons. Age 4+
May 20 - May 21, 2017
Young Titus is in a situation that seems hopeless… he can either give up or fight. This exciting and challenging journey examines the obstacles faced by young people in our modern world and how we learn to find courage within ourselves as we confront those obstacles. Age 13+
May 20 - May 28, 2017
Don't miss a one-man show from Polarbear, one of the UK's most exciting spoken-word artists. International assassins, secret codes, dog-eating boa constrictors, and more come to life when a boy tries to make sense of his father's disappearance. Age 8+
Sun, May 21
Critically acclaimed Brooklyn-based production company Giants Are Small offers an invigorating new perspective on Prokofiev's classic, with a narrator and the musicians of the NSO creating all of the sound effects on stage. Age 5+
Jun 9 - Jun 11, 2017
Marc Bamuthi Joseph explores soccer by layering poetry, movement, visuals, and music into a fresh theatrical form based on Hip Hop aesthetics. This world premiere co-commission features verbally and physically energetic performances.
Bank of America is the Presenting Sponsor of Performances for Young Audiences.
Washington Gas is the proud sponsor of the NSO Family Concerts.
Additional support for these programs is provided by The Clark Charitable Foundation; Macy's; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; an endowment from the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation; U.S. Department of Education; and a the Women's Committee for the National Symphony Orchestra.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
The content of this program may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.