- Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, 2013
- NSO Kinderclassics: Presto! The Case of the Vanishing Viola Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Upcoming Events: Performances for Young Audiences
Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!
Nov. 23 - Dec. 31, 2013
Best friends Gerald and Piggie find themselves on an excellent musical adventure in this world premiere adaptation of Mo Willems's award-winning Elephant & Piggie books. Age 4+
NSO Kinderclassics: Presto! The Case of the Vanishing Viola
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Oh no, a musician's viola has been stolen! Could the culprit be the magician next door? With the guidance of Presto!--a talented string trio--you get to follow the clues to help our detective crack the case! Age 4+
NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: Music Matters
Sun., Jan. 19, 2014
What do earthquakes, sports cars, and memories have in common? Music! This new multimedia program with NSO members takes you deep into the world of music and illustrates why music matters--and how it makes you smarter! Age 9+
Jan. 24 - 26, 2014
Canada's Cas Public dance ensemble uses everyday sounds and objects in to explore the joy, humor, and mischief of childhood--all performed to Canadian pianist Glenn Gould's famous recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations. Age 8+
Orphie and the Book of Heroes
Feb. 8 - 23, 2014
Spunky and curious Orphie, a young girl in Ancient Greece, sets out to save storyteller Homer and his Book of Heroes in this humorous world premiere musical--a quest that takes her from the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the underworld. Age 9+
NSO Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf
Sun., Feb. 23, 2014
Prokofiev's timeless musical tale of boy vs. wolf comes roaring to life with the NSO and a vaudeville-inspired performance by actor Michael Boudewyns from theater ensemble Really Inventive Stuff. Age 5+
NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Imagination Duo
Mar. 8 - 9, 2014
Join husband-and-wife violin duo--Glenn Donnellan of the NSO and Jan Chong--as they use stories, sound effects, children's songs, and gems from the classical repertoire to make your imagination come alive! Age 3–5
Robin Hood, Visible Fictions (Scotland)
Mar. 28 - Apr. 6, 2014
Updated, inventive, and hilarious, this U.S. premiere is unlike any Robin Hood you've seen before! Scotland's acclaimed theater company Visible Fictions returns to bring this classic tale to life with a few actors and lots of imagination. Age 8+
Fresh Noise: A Mashup of Youth Voices
Apr. 12 - 13, 2014
Know what a beatboxer does? Seen what a b-girl can do? Well you're about to get "schooled" (the fun way!) by this electrifying new production that takes all the artistry, originality, and pure awesomeness of hip-hop culture and mashes it up. Age 8+
Me and My Shadow
Apr. 26 - 27, 2014
This new show from Australia's renowned Patch Theatre Company uses a combination of light and shadow, paper and water, fantastical imagery, and intriguing sounds to reveal the perplexities and pleasures of friendship. Age 4+
NSO Kinderclassics: Bears, Bears Everywhere!
Sat., May 3, 2014
Back by popular demand! It's a big bear world out there, and every sort of bear has its own look and growl. This concert takes a peek at these adorable creatures and the sounds of their homelands--music that's as unique as they are. Age 4+
NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Two Divas and a Bear!
May 11 - 24, 2014
What happens when you bring together a concert violinist, an opera singer, and everyone's favorite stuffed animal? You get Two Divas and a Bear! Explore the human voice with NSO violinist Marissa Regni and soprano Kari Paludan. Age 3–5
NSO Family Concert: Mozart's Magnificent Voyage
Sun., Jun. 1, 2014
Mozart's young son Karl longs to leave boarding school and spend more time with his famous father. When he stumbles upon a magic traveling trunk, his wish comes unexpectedly true as he's swept back in time to Mozart's childhood! Age 5+
All programs are subject to change.
Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by
Additional support for Performances for Young Audiences is provided by Adobe Foundation,The Clark Charitable Foundation; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Macy's Foundation; 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; Washington Gas; and by generous contributors to the Abe Fortas Memorial Fund and by a major gift to the fund from the late Carolyn E. Agger, widow of Abe Fortas.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.