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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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Performances from the Past Week

[Photo from the  January 24, 2015 performance.] January 24, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 23, 2015 performance.] January 23, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 22, 2015 performance.] January 22, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 21, 2015 performance.] January 21, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 20, 2015 performance.] January 20, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 19, 2015 performance.] January 19, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 18, 2015 performance.] January 18, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 17, 2015 performance.] January 17, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 16, 2015 performance.] January 16, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 15, 2015 performance.] January 15, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 14, 2015 performance.] January 14, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 13, 2015 performance.] January 13, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 12, 2015 performance.] January 12, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 11, 2015 performance.] January 11, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 10, 2015 performance.] January 10, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 9, 2015 performance.] January 9, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 8, 2015 performance.] 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
[Photo from the  January 7, 2015 performance.] January 7, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 6, 2015 performance.] January 6, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 5, 2015 performance.] January 5, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 4, 2015 performance.] January 4, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 3, 2015 performance.] January 3, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 2, 2015 performance.] January 2, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  January 1, 2015 performance.] January 1, 2015 - Watch this Performance view the 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
[Photo from the  December 31, 2014 performance.] December 31, 2014 - Watch this Performance view the 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