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Lunar New Year Celebration

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Lunar New Year:  Guangdong National Orchestra Ensemble

Thu, Feb 7, 2019, 6:00 PM

Lunar New Year:  Guangdong National Orchestra Ensemble presents Chinese folk music featuring members of the Guangdong National Orchestra playing instruments such as the pipa, erhu, daruan, guzheng gunagdong gaohu, and others.

Presented as a part of the Kennedy Center’s Lunar New Year Celebration events.


Lunar New Year: Guangdong Arts Troupe

Fri, Feb 8, 2019, 6:00 PM

Lunar New Year: Guangdong Arts Troupe presents a magical program of dance, acrobatics, and puppetry by prominent award-winning artists from the Guangdong province: Guangzhou Song & Dance, Guangdong Puppet Theater, Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe, and Guangzhou Cantonese Theater.

Presented as a part of the Kennedy Center’s Lunar New Year Celebration events.


KC Chinese New Year Family Day 2019

Sat, Feb 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Free, no tickets required. All ages are welcome to this fun-filled day of activities and entertainment! Family Day is part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Lunar New Year festivities, this year celebrating the Year of the Pig with three days of festivities, including special events showcasing the arts and culture of China's Guangdong Province.


National Ballet of China: Raise the Red Lantern

Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2019

The renowned company returns with the award-winning ballet, performed with full orchestra as the cornerstone event of our 2019 Lunar New Year festivities.

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