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Past Performances

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Zulal and Ara Dinkjian

The vocal trio and famed oud player join forces to present a celebration of Armenian culture. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

Featured Artist(s)

Zulal and Ara Dinkjian

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Ensemble Harmonia: Exploring Slovakia’s Folkloric Traditions!

Discover the rich culture of Slovakia through music, dance, costumes, and more. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Slovakia.

Featured Artist(s)

Ensemble Harmonia

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Youth Tap Showcase

Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble, SOLE Rhythms, and House of Tap come together for an explosive evening of percussive dance.


Featured Artist(s)

House of Tap
Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble
SOLE Rhythms

Monday, May 25, 2015
The Greek Chamber Music Project

The group performs classical music by Greek composers, both little-known and popular, as well as Western classical works. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Greece.

Featured Artist(s)

The Greek Chamber Music Project

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Bud's Collective

The up-and-coming bluegrass band from UVA was a favorite at this year’s Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival. Presented by Listen Local First DC.

Featured Artist(s)

Listen Local First
Bud’s Collective

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Marko Hatlak

The Slovenian accordionist explores the versatility of his instrument in a solo concert featuring baroque, contemporary, and folk music. He infuses each performance with witty storytelling and spices up some of the pieces with singing. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Slovenia.

Featured Artist(s)

Marko Hatlak

Friday, May 22, 2015
VSA International Young Soloists Competition

Outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 14–25, are recognized, and the four winners—Sophie Graf (harp), Alex Lee (viola), Jordan Lulloff (saxophone), and Amar Moturu (percussion)—get to attend the VSA International Young Soloists Professional Development Weekend and perform on the Millennium Stage.

Featured Artist(s)

VSA International Young Soloists

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Reggie Melbrough

Reggie Melbrough is a standout stand-up comedian based in Washington, DC. Named one of the four comics to watch by The Washington Post and one of the best local standup comics in the city by CBS DC, Reggie’s dynamic and snarky take on the world as he knows it is taking him places. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

Reggie Melbrough

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Washington National Opera 2015–2016 Season Preview

Members of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and other special guests perform songs to preview the upcoming season.

Featured Artist(s)

Washington National Opera
Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Vocal Arts D.C. presents Colleen Daly and Julia Dawson

The first and second prize winners of Vocal Arts DC’s Art Song Discovery Competition offer a varied program to serve as an introduction to the endless richness of the classical song literature.

Featured Artist(s)

Vocal Arts DC
Colleen Daly
Julia Dawson

Monday, May 18, 2015
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra’s Chamber Ensemble

Led by the orchestra’s ensemble-in-residence, the Ensemble da Camera of Washington, the group performs its closing program of the season.

Featured Artist(s)

The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra's Chamber Ensemble Program

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Levine Music Honors Students

Instrumentalists from the community music school, where children and adults find lifelong inspiration through music, perform a varied program.

Featured Artist(s)

Levine Music

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Shacara Rogers

The vocalist, a Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead and Howard University alumna, performs in her Kennedy Center debut as a headlining artist. Part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Shacara Rogers

Friday, May 15, 2015
Camille Thurman

The jazz saxophonist/vocalist/composer and runner-up for the 2014 International Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition performs with her quartet. Part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Camille Thurman

Thursday, May 14, 2015
NSO Youth Fellows

Graduating seniors from the NSO training program perform solos: percussionist Alex Arshadi, euphonium player Kevin Joel Broom Jr., cellist Didi Park, French horn player Nathaniel Silberschlag, and violinist Abigail Tucker.

Featured Artist(s)

NSO Youth Fellows

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
NSO Youth Fellows

Participants in the NSO training program play Persichetti’s Serenade for flute and harp and Ewald’s brass quintet.

Featured Artist(s)

NSO Youth Fellows

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
NSO Youth Fellows

Participants in the NSO training program play Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Ravel’s Sonata for violin and cello.

Featured Artist(s)

NSO Youth Fellows

Monday, May 11, 2015
Christie Dashiell

The D.C.-born jazz vocalist showcases her contemporary and soulful flair. She is a Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alum, has appeared on NBC’s The Sing-Off, and has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Smokey Robinson, and others.

Featured Artist(s)

Christie Dashiell

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Harlem Nights/U Street Lights: A Collaborative Presentation of The Apollo and the Kennedy Center

With dual pianos onstage, all-star pianists Jason Moran, Marc Cary (Music Director), Bertha Hope, and Gerald Clayton connect the dots between jazz luminaries with histories in both New York and D.C., including late greats Duke Ellington and Dr. Billy Taylor. In addition, vocalists Queen Esther and Brianna Thomas perform with Howard University’s premier vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue (directed by Connaitre Miller), mining the rich, related vocal history of the New York and Washington, DC jazz scenes. The evening continues with a ticketed show in The Crossroads Club featuring Jason Moran, Marc Cary, and many others.


Featured Artist(s)

Afro Blue
Queen Esther
Brianna Thomas

Saturday, May 9, 2015
Curtis Harding

The Georgia-based singer makes his Kennedy Center debut with music inspired by the old soul of yesterday.

Featured Artist(s)

Curtis Harding

Friday, May 8, 2015
Washington National Opera Preview: Cinderella

Members of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program perform selections from the upcoming production of Rossini’s Cinderella with Ken Weiss as host.

Featured Artist(s)

Washington National Opera
Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

Thursday, May 7, 2015
School Without Walls Stage Band and Senior High School Concert Choir

Students share the stage for an evening of instrumental and vocal performances. Both groups have performed at venues and in events around D.C.

Featured Artist(s)

School Without Walls Senior High School Concert Choir
School Without Walls Stage Band

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
D.C. Youth Orchestra

The orchestra has fostered musical development and changed lives of more than 50,000 D.C. youths for more than 50 years and was the first youth orchestra to perform at the Kennedy Center. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

DC Youth Orchestra

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Dr. Mira Yang and the Asian American Music Society

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with the group’s program entitled Asian, Spiritual, and Zarzuela Songs featuring Society president Dr. Yang, who is on the voice faculty at George Mason University and an adjunct at American University.

Featured Artist(s)

Asian American Music Society
Mira Yang

Monday, May 4, 2015
Duke Ellington Jazz Presents Reignite: Fanning The Flames

The Jazz Orchestra and The Mellow Tones, two student groups, present Reignite: Fanning the Flames, featuring music of Ellington, Strayhorn, Holiday, and Gaye.

Featured Artist(s)

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts

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