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Image for American Ballet Theatre American Ballet Theatre
The haunting Giselle, the enchanting Swan Lake, and Michel Fokine masterworks make for two weeks of spectacular dance.
Feb. 1 - 13, 2005, Opera House
$29.00-$99.00
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Image for New York City Ballet New York City Ballet
The company Balanchine co-founded carries on his classical ideals with pivotal works from its 1940s repertory.
Mar. 2 - 6, 2005, Opera House
$47.00-$112.00
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Image for National Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin conductor/Leonidas Kavakos, violin National Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin conductor/Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Five works take you on a journey through the 1940s' most fascinating music, including Korngold’s Violin Concerto, Thomson's Yankee Doodle Suite, and Schuman's Third Symphony.
Feb. 3 - 5, 2005, Concert Hall
$20.00-$77.00
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Image for The Fine Arts Quartet, with Yossi Kalichstein, piano The Fine Arts Quartet, with Yossi Kalichstein, piano
For nearly 60 years since its 1946 debut, this famous quartet has enjoyed astonishing success. Wolfensohn joins them for Schumann’s Piano Quintet, a timeless chamber favorite.
Tue., Feb. 8, 2005, 7:30 PM, Terrace Theater
$32.00
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Image for National Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin conductor/Lynn Harrell, cello National Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin conductor/Lynn Harrell, cello
This thrilling program features three famed works from the 1940s: Barber's Cello Concerto, Bernstein's "Jeremiah" Symphony, and Copland's Third Symphony.
Feb. 10 - 12, 2005, Concert Hall
$20.00-$77.00
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Image for NSO Family Concert: I Hear America: Back to the 40s! NSO Family Concert: I Hear America: Back to the 40s!
The NSO whisks families back to "the good old days" with the playful melodies of Leroy Anderson, the big band swing of Duke Ellington, and the breathtaking music of Aaron Copland.
Sun., Feb. 27, 2005, Concert Hall
$15.00-$18.00
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Image for Jimmy Heath Quartet Jimmy Heath Quartet
The legendary saxophonist—designated a national "Jazz Master" by the NEA—performs a program of bop and more from his 1940s beginnings.
Jan. 6 - 7, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Michel Camilo Michel Camilo
Moving to the fore of Latin jazz, this Grammy®-winning pianist is “a force to be reckoned with” (The Boston Globe).
Thu., Jan. 13, 2005, Terrace Theater
$30.00
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Image for Billy Stritch Billy Stritch
He's a "musician with chameleon-like skills" who "sings and plays the piano with real drive" (The New York Times).
Jan. 14 - 15, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Allan Harris: Allan Harris: "Unforgettable: The Songs of Cole"
Possessed with a voice that's “unusually warm and resonant" (The Washington Post), Allan Harris sings Nat King Cole's greatest hits.
Jan. 20 - 21, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Dave Holland Big Band Dave Holland Big Band
Rated by Down Beat as America’s number one big band, this ensemble combines 1940s traditions with today’s harmonies.
Sat., Jan. 22, 2005, Terrace Theater
$30.00
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Image for Jane Monheit Jane Monheit
The young singer exhibits “grace, charm, and a seasoned touch...[she's] an immense talent” (The Los Angeles Times).
Fri., Jan. 28, 2005, Terrace Theater
$30.00
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Image for Chip Jackson and Friends with special guest Anita O'Day Chip Jackson and Friends with special guest Anita O'Day
Through music and anecdotes, the bassist and other musicians share memories of singers they performed with in the 1940s.
Sat., Jan. 29, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Jimmy Scott & the Jazz Expressions Jimmy Scott & the Jazz Expressions
With his matchless phrasing and remarkable passion, the renowned vocalist sings with a thrillingly high contralto voice.
Feb. 3 - 4, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Lew Tabackin Quartet w/Mulgrew Miller: Lew Tabackin Quartet w/Mulgrew Miller: "100th Birthday Tribute to Coleman Hawkins"
Down Beat Magazine calls Tabackin “a tiger of a tenorman, lushly creative and sparkling with intensity.”
Sat., Feb. 5, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for An Evening with Christine Andreas An Evening with Christine Andreas
The two-time Tony® nominee performs standards, show tunes, and contemporary gems, with music ranging from George Gershwin and Cole Porter to Billy Joel and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Feb. 10 - 12, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band
Musical Director Slide Hampton leads an elite corps of musicians who have played with bebop legend Gillespie.
Fri., Feb. 11, 2005, Terrace Theater
$50.00
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Image for Dianne Reeves Dianne Reeves
For Valentine's Day, Dianne Reeves infuses a 1940s-inspired program of dreamy ballads, blues, and more with her stylish beauty, natural storyteller instinct, and incomparable voice.
Mon., Feb. 14, 2005, Terrace Theater
$30.00
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Image for Marian McPartland: Marian McPartland: "Memories of 52nd Street"
Boasting a career that spans six decades, the legendary English jazz pianist reflects on meeting 1940s jazz giants and performs some of their greatest hits.
Thu., Feb. 17, 2005, Terrace Theater
$30.00
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Image for James Carter Quintet: James Carter Quintet: "Gardenias for Lady Day"
The "dazzling postmodern saxophonist" (The New Yorker) pays tribute to Billie Holiday with interpretations of her classic songs, from "More Than You Know" to the immortal "Strange Fruit."
Feb. 18 - 19, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Vanessa Rubin and All-Stars: Vanessa Rubin and All-Stars: "The Tadd Dameron Vocal Legacy"
Praised for her "hushed balladry and brash, extemporaneous swing" (The Washington Post), Rubin leads a tribute to the innovative 1940s bebop songwriter.
Feb. 25 - 26, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Steve March Tormé Steve March Tormé
The son of the late Mel Tormé fires up the classics of yesteryear with a potent sense of swing and a silky-smooth voice.
Thu., Mar. 3, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for T.S. Monk T.S. Monk
This sizzling drummer is “unquenchably driving, and one of the few who can keep the pulse swinging” (The Boston Globe).
Mar. 4 - 5, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Megan Mullally and Supreme Music Program Megan Mullally and Supreme Music Program
Known for her Emmy®-winning role on NBC’s Will and Grace, this singer performs a concert that is not to be missed.
Mar. 11 - 12, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Roy Haynes: Roy Haynes: "Birds of a Feather, a Tribute to Charlie Parker"
Dubbed "one of the seven wonders of modern jazz" by Billboard, Haynes salutes the late Charlie "Bird" Parker, the legendary alto saxophonist.
Sat., Mar. 12, 2005, Terrace Theater
$30.00
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Image for Count Basie Orchestra featuring Nnenna Freelon Count Basie Orchestra featuring Nnenna Freelon
The multi-Grammy®-winning orchestra and acclaimed vocalist celebrate bandleader Count Basie with a concert of his best-known repertoire.
Fri., Mar. 25, 2005, Terrace Theater
$30.00
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Image for The Billy Taylor Trio: Billy Taylor's The Billy Taylor Trio: Billy Taylor's "Diz" featuring Jon Faddis
Taylor’s renowned trio joins forces with the prowess of trumpeter Jon Faddis in a thrilling demonstration of virtuosity.
Thu., Mar. 31, 2005, Terrace Theater
$30.00
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Image for Lorraine Feather and Shelly Berg Lorraine Feather and Shelly Berg
“A true original” (JazzTimes), this Café Society-bred singer blends downtown hipness with uptown sophistication.
Fri., Apr. 29, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for "Jazz Piano Summit I": Bruce Barth, Eric Reed, Jessica Williams
The first of these two unique concerts features individual performances by three gifted pianists.
Thu., May 5, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Carla Cook and the Terell Stafford Quartet: Carla Cook and the Terell Stafford Quartet: "Dizzy & Sarah"
Grammy®-nominated vocalist Carla Cook and trumpeter Terell Stafford perform music made famous by jazz legends Sarah Vaughan and Dizzy Gillespie.
May 6 - 7, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for "Jazz Piano Summit II": Geoffrey Keezer, Peter Martin, Mulgrew Miller
This unique showcase for great jazz piano continues with individual performances by three keyboard masters.
Thu., May 12, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for LaVerne Butler & Erin Bode with the Bruce Barth Trio: LaVerne Butler & Erin Bode with the Bruce Barth Trio: "The Great American Songbook I"
Two vocalists team with pianist Bruce Barth’s trio for the first of two evenings dedicated to American pop and jazz music.
Fri., May 13, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for The Dena DeRose Trio & Steve Wilson Quartet w/Jeremy Pelt: The Dena DeRose Trio & Steve Wilson Quartet w/Jeremy Pelt: "The Great American Songbook II"
Pianist/singer DeRose joins saxophonist Steve Wilson's quartet and trumpeter Pelt for a second evening of American popular song.
Sat., May 14, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Kevin Mahogany: Kevin Mahogany: "Tribute to Billy Eckstine"
"The standout vocalist of his generation" (Newsweek) uses his gifts for bebop, ballads, and blues to honor the late 1940s jazz icon Billy Eckstine.
Jun. 3 - 4, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for Russell Malone Quartet Russell Malone Quartet
The self-taught Grammy®-winning guitarist is capable of “lyrical solo mediations” (The Washington Post).
Jun. 9 - 10, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$25.00
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Image for NSO Pops:  Radio Days NSO Pops: Radio Days
Vocal group Five by Design and the NSO Pops paint a musical picture of radio’s golden years during the 1940s.
Feb. 24 - 26, 2005, Concert Hall
$20.00-$80.00
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Image for Sentimental Journey Sentimental Journey
Harolyn Blackwell, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Dwight Yoakam, and host Joel Grey present an all-star salute to American popular music of the 1940s.
Fri., Mar. 18, 2005, 7:00 PM, Concert Hall
$30.00-$150.00
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Image for Forties Double Features Forties Double Features
Enjoy screenings of 1940s cinematic treasures to include Meet Me in St. Louis, On the Town, It's a Wonderful Life, Casablanca, Mildred Pierce, The Maltese Falcon, Citizen Kane, and more.
Jan. 23 - Feb. 6, 2005, Terrace Theater
$10.00
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Image for American Renaissance American Renaissance
Television's Dick Cavett hosts a conversation about performing arts in the 1940s with Kitty Carlisle Hart, Debbie Reynolds, and Carol Channing.
Wed., Feb. 9, 2005, 7:30 PM, Eisenhower Theater
$28.00-$40.00
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No image available for Kennedy Center Gala Kennedy Center Gala
Stars from Hollywood, the concert hall, and the Great White Way join together for "A Salute to 1940s Broadway Musical."
Sun., Apr. 17, 2005, 8:30 PM, Concert Hall
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Image for Marc Blitzstein's Regina Marc Blitzstein's Regina
Tony®-winning actress and singer Patti LuPone stars in a semi-staged concert version of this soaring musical drama.
Mar. 10 - 12, 2005, Concert Hall
$20.00-$75.00
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Image for Mister Roberts Mister Roberts
This 1948 Tony Award®-winning American comedy is a tale of unusual heroism during World War II.
Mar. 12 - Apr. 3, 2005, Eisenhower Theater
$25.00-$78.00
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Sentamental Journey is the fourth installment of The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence.
 
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Image for Open Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre Open Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre
Ballet scholars guide you through a behind-the-scenes view of the company preparing onstage for a performance.
Tue., Feb. 1, 2005, 1:30 PM, Opera House
$12.00
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Image for What to Listen for in Music: American Composers of the 1940s What to Listen for in Music: American Composers of the 1940s
This four-part series surveys American composers from the 1940s: Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Richard Rodgers, Samuel Barber, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and more.
Jan. 10 - Feb. 7, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$12.00
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Image for Meet the Artists of the NSO: Leonard Slatkin Meet the Artists of the NSO: Leonard Slatkin
Enjoy a discussion with the NSO Music Director before he leads a classical American music program later that evening, followed by dinner.
Fri., Feb. 4, 2005, 6:00 PM, Atrium
$45.00
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Image for Beyond Bebop: Jazz in the 1940s Beyond Bebop: Jazz in the 1940s
In this three-part series, discover the giants who made jazz a household word in the 1940s, concluding with a Charlie Parker tribute concert by Roy Haynes.
Mar. 7 - 15, 2005, Terrace Gallery
$50.00
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Image for Beyond Bebop: Jazz in the 1940s Beyond Bebop: Jazz in the 1940s
In this three-part series, discover the giants who made jazz a household word in the 1940s, concluding with a Charlie Parker tribute concert by Roy Haynes.
Mar. 7 - 15, 2005, Rehearsal Room - Hall of States
$50.00
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Image for Beyond Bebop: Jazz in the 1940s Beyond Bebop: Jazz in the 1940s
In this three-part series, discover the giants who made jazz a household word in the 1940s, concluding with a Charlie Parker tribute concert by Roy Haynes.
Mar. 7 - 15, 2005, Terrace Theater
$50.00
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Image for Lunchtime Look-in: Mister Roberts Lunchtime Look-in: Mister Roberts
Bring a lunch, take a seat, and join cast members from our new production of this wartime classic for a one-on-one discussion.
Wed., Mar. 23, 2005, 12:00 PM, Atrium
$12.00
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