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Local Dance Commissioning Project

The Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project (LDCP) supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series. Learn More

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Performances from the Past Week

[Photo from the  December 19, 2014 performance.] December 19, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Part of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Blues returns with its festive program highlighting the music of pianist, composer, and orchestra leader Stan Kenton.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Army Blues
[Photo from the  December 18, 2014 performance.] December 18, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Celebrate the spirit of Hanukkah with D.C.’s widely acclaimed Jewish and Klezmer band, which provides lively and festive entertainment for all, with songs in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish as well as traditional Jewish folk dancing.
Featured Artist(s): Lox & Vodka
[Photo from the  December 17, 2014 performance.] December 17, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Saxophonist Marshall Keys brings his very own posse, The Marshall Keys Group, to the Millennium Stage for a jazz performance filled with versatility, emotion, and free improvisations. The group also features Lafayette Gilchrist (piano), with Taurus Mateen (bass) and Lenny Robinson (percussion).
Featured Artist(s): The Marshall Keys Group
[Photo from the  December 16, 2014 performance.] December 16, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
KCOHO members Ko Sugiyama (violin), Jennifer Kim (violin), Philippe Chao (viola), Allyson Goodman (viola), Kristen Wojcik (cello), and Ignacio Alcover (cello) perform chamber works by Brahms and a sextet by Strauss.
Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
[Photo from the  December 15, 2014 performance.] December 15, 2014 - This performance is not available for viewing.

Comedian Mark Normand takes the stage with opener Rahmein Mostafavi. A regular in comedy clubs and colleges across the country, Normand has been involved in many festivals, including being featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In NYC, Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. IN THE THEATER LAB
Featured Artist(s): Mark Normand
[Photo from the  December 14, 2014 performance.] December 14, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Don’t miss a special performance of Largo High School’s winter presentation, featuring dance, narration, instrumental, and vocal music by the talented students of the Largo Arts Department.
Featured Artist(s): Largo High School
[Photo from the  December 13, 2014 performance.] December 13, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Head-Roc presents La Orilla, a tribute to the place he has called home for the past six years. La Orilla, or "The Edge," is a paradise in the nation's capital where artists and creatives from all walks of life and pursuits have famously gathered for years to enjoy each other's acceptance and support. The performance also includes appearances by Face, Full Power Blues featuring Mama Moon, and Cristopolis. Presented by Chocolate City Rocks.
Featured Artist(s): Chocolate City Rocks Cristopolis Full Power Blues
[Photo from the  December 12, 2014 performance.] December 12, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
WNO gives audiences a preview of the holiday family opera The Little Prince, “a magical opera” based on the original storybook written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Relive its joy and wonder in Rachel Portman’s “enchanting opera…satisfying to child and adult alike” (Financial Times).
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
[Photo from the  December 11, 2014 performance.] December 11, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Members of the National Symphony Orchestra training program perform solos on the Millennium Stage. The purpose of the program is to develop and encourage high school students to become orchestral musicians of the future through a monitored, performance-oriented training program designed for serious music students.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows
[Photo from the  December 10, 2014 performance.] December 10, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
This year marks the 41st anniversary of this holiday tradition, founded by Harvey Phillips, in which hundreds of tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from the area come together to perform traditional Christmas music. Rehearsal starts at 3 p.m.; performance begins at 6 p.m.
Featured Artist(s): Merry TubaChristmas
[Photo from the  December 9, 2014 performance.] December 9, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Montreal/Philadelphia-based band Shtreiml and Turkish oud player and vocalist Ismail Fencioglu play non-traditional Eastern European Jewish and Turkish music.
Featured Artist(s): Shtreiml and Ismail Fencioglu
[Photo from the  December 8, 2014 performance.] December 8, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The ensemble mixes dance and performance art with technology in Chain of Events, with live electronic music by Steve Hilmy and John Driscoll and light design by Enoch Chan. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person. IN THE THEATER LAB
Featured Artist(s): Maida Withers Dance Construction Company
[Photo from the  December 7, 2014 performance.] December 7, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Story League, Washington D.C.'s home for funny stories, offers you Presents: A Collection of Funny True Holiday Stories about inappropriate gifts. Featuring Andy Christie (The Liar Show NYC),  Robin Gelfenbien (Yum's the Word NYC), Leslie Goshko (Sideshow Goshko NYC), JiJi Lee (Split Personality Show NYC), Adam Ruben (Host, Superhuman Science on Discovery International), Jennifer Tress (You're Not Pretty Enough project), D'Arcee Neal (Story League Contest Winner), Valentina Stackl (Story League Tournament Winner) and SM Shrake (Story League Creator; This American Life; The Moth). This program contains mature themes and strong language. IN THE THEATER LAB
Featured Artist(s): Story League
[Photo from the  December 6, 2014 performance.] December 6, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
A group of 16 high school students and 17 adult choristers join forces to present an annual concert that includes a repertoire of recognizable sacred, folk, and holiday music on traditional hand bells.
Featured Artist(s): The Carol Ringers The Peace Ringers
[Photo from the  December 5, 2014 performance.] December 5, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play works by Bach, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude
[Photo from the  December 4, 2014 performance.] December 4, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The ensembles perform folk and popular songs featuring soloists, vocal percussion, and movement.
Featured Artist(s): Calvert High School Musical Theatre Ensemble Swanson Middle School
[Photo from the  December 3, 2014 performance.] December 3, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Lisa Livesay, who recently starred in Wicked and Disney in Concert, brings her solo cabaret show Laughs, Love & Light, featuring her signature styles of Broadway belt and soft jazz vocals. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
Featured Artist(s): Lisa Livesay
[Photo from the  December 2, 2014 performance.] December 2, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Singer, songwriter, pianist, and raconteur Steven Lutvak performs, fresh from his 2014 Broadway debut as composer and co-lyricist of the musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
Featured Artist(s): Steven Lutvak
[Photo from the  December 1, 2014 performance.] December 1, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

Scott Coulter, star of the Emmy-nominated A Christmas Carol: The Concert as seen on PBS, sings favorites from some of the biggest musicals of all time in Blockbuster Broadway! Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).


Featured Artist(s): Scott Coulter
[Photo from the  November 30, 2014 performance.] November 30, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
An evening of musical selections from lyricist Gregory Nabours. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
Featured Artist(s): Gregory Nabours
[Photo from the  November 29, 2014 performance.] November 29, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
ASCAP presents a performance of musical selections from songwriters David Zellnik (lyrics) and Joseph Zellnik (music). Their collaborations include Yank! (off-broadway cast album released by PS Classics), The Wright Brothers: First in Flight, City of Dreams, and the upcoming Ruth and the Panda. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
Featured Artist(s): Zellnik Brothers
[Photo from the  November 28, 2014 performance.] November 28, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance

A Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and a former part-time member of the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown’s band, the saxophonist's 10-piece brainchild blends jazz, Go-Go, funk, R&B, and more in an energetic, hard grooving performance.


Featured Artist(s): The Elijah Balbed & The JoGo Project
[Photo from the  November 27, 2014 performance.] November 27, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
Dance off that turkey and stuffing at a 1940s-themed Swing Dance Party. Gotta Swing presents a festive program featuring dancing and music by Johnny Boyd. Free swing dance lessons begin at 6 p.m., followed by a dance party from 7–9 p.m.
Featured Artist(s): Gottaswing Johnny Boyd
[Photo from the  November 26, 2014 performance.] November 26, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
The internationally acclaimed violinist plays an evening of classical music. Presented in cooperation with the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.
Featured Artist(s): Alexandru Tomescu
[Photo from the  November 25, 2014 performance.] November 25, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the performance
This local D.C. blues band has been nominated for several Wammies and named a Top 4 Fan favorite the last three years in a row.
Featured Artist(s): Moonshine Society