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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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Music's rising stars from the nation's top conservatories performing in the Terrace Theater
Note: There is no free parking when attending or picking up tickets for free events.
Performances from the Past WeekJanuary 24, 2015 - Watch this Performance
NSO members David Brubaker (violin), Joel Fuller (violin), Mahoko Eguchi (viola), Rachel Young (cello), Kathryn Meany Wilson (English horn), and Adriana Horne (harp) perform chamber works by Beethoven and Bax.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude
January 23, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The Afro-Cuban project showcases its mix of Cuban folk music with Latin jazz, world, funk, and son. The program also includes a free Rumba dance lesson with Yudisleidy “Yudi” Valdés at 5 p.m.
Featured Artist(s): Gato’s Sin Frontera
January 22, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The ensemble, which has a more than 100-year tradition at the Alabama institution, honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Presented with the National Museum of African American History and Culture in association with the Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals exhibition at Talladega College.
Featured Artist(s): Talladega College Choir
January 21, 2015 - Watch this Performance
Students from Liechtenstein perform chamber works by Ravel and Dvorák. Presented with the Embassy of the Principality of Liechtenstein in Washington, D.C.
Featured Artist(s): International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein
January 20, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The musician, motivator, and youth advocate fuses clean lyrics with varied vocal melodies to create his unique flow filled with social consciousness and optimism. Presented with Words Beats & Life.
Featured Artist(s): Javier Starks
January 19, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert featuring nine-time Grammy Award®–winning singer and recording artist Natalie Cole also includes the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Note: Free tickets will be given away up to two (2) per person in line at the entrance to the Hall of Nations at 5 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 19 on a first-come, first-served basis. A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Natalie Cole Let Freedom Ring Choir
January 18, 2015 - Watch this Performance
This group, which represents more than 50 years of music and was organized to accompany performers and vocalists in the DMV, features the talents of D.C. musicians who have performed with their own bands and such renowned performers as Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Al Green, and The Manhattans.
Featured Artist(s): D.C. Legendary Musicians Band
January 17, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The Billboard-charting group tears down all stereotypes of violin-playing by fusing traditional classical technique into performances of R&B, pop, soul, funk, jazz, and more.
Featured Artist(s): Chelsey Green
January 16, 2015 - Watch this Performance
Nomad Dancers bring their multicultural choreographies in a program inspired by the dance traditions of Iran, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, India, and Turkey. The D.C. area ensemble seeks to cross borders and bridges cultures with the ultimate dance experience.
Featured Artist(s): Nomad Dancers
January 15, 2015 - Watch this Performance
Participants in the NSO training program—Hannah Conn (clarinet),HeeYun Naenah Jeon (cello), Sean Yongjoo Lim (violin), Isabella Lorenzo-Giguere (cello), Kai-Lan Olson (harp), Robert Kraig (piano), Nathaniel Silberschlag (horn), Myriam Avalos Teie (piano) —perform on the Millennium Stage.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows
January 14, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The drum and bass trio—vocalist Vinx along with Living Colour bandmates Will Calhoun (drums) and Doug Wimbish (bass)—creates grooves of DJ-influenced virtuosity.
Featured Artist(s): Jungle Funk
January 13, 2015 - Watch this Performance
On their first U.S. tour, the Grammy Award®–nominated “Kings of Hawaiian Swing” blend traditional Hawaiian music with big band swing.
Featured Artist(s): KAHULANUI
January 12, 2015 - Watch this Performance
During a 3rd grade lesson on the Civil Rights movement and Rosa Parks, a Latino boy raises his hand to ask "Where did we sit on the bus?" and his teacher can't answer the question. This autobiographical one-man show explores what it means to be Latino in America through rap, hip-hop, spoken word, and live looping. 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): Brian Quijada
January 11, 2015 - Watch this Performance
Members of the KCOHO—Jennifer Kim (violin), Uri Wassertzug (viola), Ignacio Alcover (cello), and Kathryn Brake (piano)—perform a master chamber work by Brahms.
Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
January 10, 2015 - Watch this Performance
Singing fervent gospel music influenced by vintage soul and R&B, the five sisters, two brothers, and their father have performed in numerous churches and festivals for more than two decades.
Featured Artist(s): Jones Family Singers
January 9, 2015 - Watch this Performance
Longtime Trey Anastasio Band members Ray Paczkowski (Organ & Keyboards) and Russ Lawton (Drums) put a new spin on soul-jazz with their organ-driven funky rhythms, luscious melodies, and leaping improvisations.
Featured Artist(s): Soule Monde
January 8, 2015 - This performance is not available for viewing.
A nationally touring comedian and actress, D.C. area native Rachel Feinstein is known for her ability to morph into any ethnicity and even cross genders to skewer issues of race, class, and pop culture. Rachel was a finalist on Season 7 of Last Comic Standing, she was featured on Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey, and she has had her own half hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Rachel Feinstein. NYC-based comic Anthony DeVito opens. 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 TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Rachel Feinstein
January 7, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The Colombian cumbia troupe dabbles with eclectic folk rhythms and Latin jazz beats, infused by social satire and loads of enthusiasm. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Colombia.
Featured Artist(s): Puerto Candelaria
January 6, 2015 - Watch this Performance
Inspired by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, the Baltimore-based gypsy jazz band led by guitarist Michael Joseph Harris is an acoustic powerhouse.
Featured Artist(s): UltraFaux
January 5, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The funk/Afro-beat ensemble plays music that is gritty, soulful, and invigorating. Presented with Listen Local First DC.
Featured Artist(s): The Funk Ark Listen Local First
January 4, 2015 - Watch this Performance
A participant in the National Symphony Orchestra training program, Sean Yongjoo Lim, age 15, is an up-and-coming solo violinist hailing from McLean, VA.
Featured Artist(s): Sean Yongjoo Lim NSO Youth Fellows
January 3, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The jazz pianist, composer, and arranger’s group, which plays original works and unparalleled improvisations, features musicians Joe Herrera (trumpet), Marty Nau (alto saxophone), Elijah Jamal Balbed (tenor saxophone), Matthew Niess (trombone), Regan Brough (bass), Harold Summey (drums), and Tim Whalen (piano).
Featured Artist(s): The Tim Whalen Septet
January 2, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The Strathmore Artist In Residence, who plays a six-string electric cello, performs original live-looping compositions accompanied by double bass, violin/viola, flute/sax, and world percussion.
Featured Artist(s): Wytold
January 1, 2015 - Watch this Performance
The D.C.-based group brings its eclectic whirlpool of New Orleans R&B, rockabilly, swing, and country two-steps.
Featured Artist(s): The Grandsons
December 31, 2014 - Watch this Performance
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Brooklyn-based Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, led by percussionist Gianni Mano and fronted by Argentinian superstar Solange Prat. The program features indie pop tunes arranged under the influence of the ’70s Fania/Salsa Dura scene and Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
Featured Artist(s): Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
The Millennium Stage was created and underwritten by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs to make the performing arts
accessible to everyone in fulfillment of the Kennedy Center's mission to its community and the nation.
Additional funding for the Millennium Stage is provided by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc., Jaylee M. Mead†, The Meredith Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation,
Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, U.S. Department of Education, and the
Millennium Stage Endowment Fund.
Millennium Stage Endowment Fund - James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs, Fannie Mae Foundation, James V. Kimsey, Gilbert† and Jaylee† Mead,
Mortgage Bankers Association of America, Anonymous, and other gifts to secure the future of the Millennium Stage.