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Past Performances

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Monterey Jazz Festival County High School All-Star Band

The ensemble makes its Millennium Stage debut in a program of familiar jazz standards. The band offers 32 select Monterey County high school students with the opportunity to study and perform a much more advanced level of music than what might be presented in their respective school music programs.

Featured Artist(s)

Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Band

Friday, July 3, 2015
Los Wembler’s de Iquitos

The family-based musical group is recognized across Peru as innovators of the style known as cumbia amazónica. They came together in the late 1960s, creating a unique sound loosely inspired by Colombian cumbias. Part of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Los Wembler’s de Iquitos

Thursday, July 2, 2015
El Trio de la Estudiantina Municipal de Ayacucho and Tradiciones Carumeñas

The two groups preserve and promote the music and culture from the Ayacucho and Tixani Valley regions of Peru, respectively. The trio is part of a community ensemble, which includes guitars, mandolins, charangos, violins, quenas, and occasionally harps, bandurrias, and lutes. Part of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Tradiciones Carumeñas
El Trio de la Estudiantina Municipal de Ayacucho

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
TUTUMA

The ensemble formed by the Ballumbrosio family from El Carmen in Peru presents an evening of Afro-Peruvian music and dance that pays homage to the culture, music, and people of the northern, central, and south-central coast of Peru. Part of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

TUTUMA

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Marinera Viva!!!

The group showcases a different way of living, feeling, and dancing the Marinera—the national dance of Peru that has become a symbol of what it means to be Peruvian. Part of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Family Theater lobby starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

Marinera Viva

Monday, June 29, 2015
Australian Children's Choir & Los Angeles Children's Chorus

A youth choral showcase. Presented in collaboration with Classical Movements.

Featured Artist(s)

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
Australian Children’s Choir

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Tapiola Chamber Choir

The prominent Finnish choir is known for adventurous programming and diverse repertoire, ranging from major classical choral works to contemporary a cappella renditions.

Featured Artist(s)

Tapiola Chamber Choir

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Chicago Children’s Choir

The diverse ensemble’s repertoire spans classical, world, gospel, and popular music.

Featured Artist(s)

Chicago Children’s Choir

Friday, June 26, 2015
Target Family Night: The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus

The group empowers young Palestinian and Israeli singers from East and West Jerusalem to grow together in song and dialogue and become leaders for peace within their communities.

Featured Artist(s)

The Israeli-Palestinian YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Coro Entrevoces

The Cuban choir is known for unparalleled performances of music from all periods and styles, including polyphony as well as contemporary music, spirituals, Latin American, and Cuban folk music. Presented in collaboration with Classical Movements.

Featured Artist(s)

Coro Entrevoces

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
New Inca Son

The splendor of Andean folklore comes alive in performances by this Boston-based group. Part of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

New Inca Son

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Louis Weeks

The DC-based, Baltimore-bred electro/acoustic composer and songwriter uniquely combines thoughtful and introspective lyrics with acoustic and electronic arrangements. Presented in collaboration with Listen Local First DC.

Featured Artist(s)

Listen Local First
Louis Weeks

Monday, June 22, 2015
Tyné Angela Freeman, Mel Bryant, Kelley Kessell, and Miranda Scott

Lost & Found is a performance showcase that features a collection of original works by Tyné Angela Freeman, Mel Bryant, Kelley Kessell, and Miranda Scott. The four singer/songwriters weave together their stories and songs, accompanied by Jack Schunk on percussion and Max Lorick on bass.

Featured Artist(s)

Miranda Scott
Tyné Angela Freeman
Mel Bryant
Kelley Kessell

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Chicago Harp Quartet

The group performs its innovative, charismatic, and forward-thinking program of classical arrangements and new commissions. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation.

Featured Artist(s)

Chicago Harp Quartet

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Mariela Shaker

The accomplished Syrian violinist Mariela Shaker and pianist Riyad Nicolas performs to raise awareness about the plight of Syrian refugees. Part of UNHCR World Refugee Day. Part of UNHCR World Refugee Day.


Featured Artist(s)

Mariela Shaker

Friday, June 19, 2015
Brittany Bailey Dance Company

The Company performs Shape Dance. Bailey’s technique, The Dance Warm-Up, emphasizes moving with the body and not against it. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation.

Featured Artist(s)

Brittany Bailey

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Teodross “Teo”Avery

A Jazz Sound features a jazz quartet led by the award-winning saxophonist, who has performed with Amy Winehouse, G-Unit All Stars, and Joss Stone. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation.

Featured Artist(s)

Teodross “Teo” Avery

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Joel Fan

From China with Love–Connecting Cultures through Music is an engaging piano recital that showcases both Chinese and Western favorites. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation.

Featured Artist(s)

Joel Fan

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Samarpane: A Dedication of Indian Classical Dance

This performance exemplifies the three pillars of Indian dance: Bhava, or expressions, Raga, or melody, and Tala, or rhythm. In this classical Bharatanatyam performance, the dancer depicts different stories through hand gestures and expressions, interjected by pure dance segments.

Featured Artist(s)

Bharath Mohan Ram

Monday, June 15, 2015
Danny Rothschild: Home, Again

Written by Rothschild, Home, Again tells the story of Dakota, who has returned to the small town of Silver Creek for a family funeral, 11 years after she ran away, and reconnects with her friend Lucy. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation. *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)

Danny Rothschild

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Crush Funk Brass

The local jazz band aims to bring life to the city through music where it’s least expected. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Crush Funk Brass

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Siné Qua Non

Igniting the stage with its fusion of classical and world music flavors, the jazz quintet is joined by Elite String Quartet and vocalist Christie Dashiell for selections from their upcoming album Of the People. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Christie Dashiell
Siné Qua Non

Friday, June 12, 2015
Alison Crockett

Known for her velvety tone and sensual singing-style, the acclaimed vocalist stands out as the quintessential nu jazz/progressive soul singer of her generation. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Alison Crockett

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Comedy at the Kennedy Center: W. Kamau Bell

This performance is not available for viewing. Praised by the New York Times as "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years," Bell has multiple comedy albums to his credit, is a regular on several of the biggest comedy podcasts including WTF with Marc Maron, and was named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU. 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. Note: this program will be streamed live but will not be archived. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s)

W. Kamau Bell

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Sweet Lu Sextet

Vocalist Sweet Lu Olutosin and his sextet perform a unique brand of soul jazz, blended with straight-ahead styles. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s)

Sweet Lu Sextet

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