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January 2013

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January 31, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Four authors perform their most electric writing for a panel of all-star judges who spout off-the-wall commentary and select two finalists for an absurd climax that determines who takes home the crown. Note: Program contains mature themes and strong language. For age 13 and up.
Featured Artist(s): Literary Death Match

January 30, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Members of Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program team up with music director, conductor, and pianist Luke Frazier to present an evening of works from musical theater to jazz.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

January 29, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Students from the Musical Theater Division present an evening of music by Marvin Hamlisch.


Featured Artist(s): Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University

January 28, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Members of the program (a string quintet, flute/percussion duo, and brass trio) play chamber music works by Dvorák, Dahl, Nelhýbel, and others.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

January 27, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Students participating in the Peabody Preparatory Pre-Conservatory Violin Program play a program of classical works.
Featured Artist(s): The Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University

January 26, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The Massachusetts-based band features musicians tapped from the greatest circuses in the United States, including Ringling Brothers, Big Apple Circus, and Circus Smirkus, among others.
Featured Artist(s): Cirkestra

January 25, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The group presents a youth dance showcase including Benjamin D. Foulois Creative and Performing Arts Academy, West Las Vegas Arts Center Performaning Arts Ensemble Xtension Program, MLK Jr. Senior High School, Renaissance High School, and others.


Featured Artist(s): The International Association of Blacks in Dance

January 24, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Members of the program (a woodwind quintet, flute/harp duo, and string quartet) play chamber music works by Boccherini, Donizetti, Jon Deak, and others.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

January 23, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The education and media organization celebrates the words and ideas of young people, bringing a musical sketch comedy show featuring stories written by students and performed by professional artists.
Featured Artist(s): Story Pirates

January 22, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The Baltimore-based bass clarinetist, composer, and arranger performs with his own ensemble.
Featured Artist(s): Todd Marcus

January 21, 2013 - Watch this Performance

New Jersey’s Princeton High School brings its students for a performance highlighting their abilities to recognize, understand, and play advanced jazz music.
Featured Artist(s): Princeton Studio Band

January 20, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Please visit the event page for more information. A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): Smokey Robinson

January 19, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

January 18, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The Americana band from Connecticut creates music rooted in the folk and Appalachian mountain music tradition with guitars, banjos, pump organ, mandolin, string bass, musical saw, washboard, and even a yard-sale, scrap-metal drum set.
Featured Artist(s): Poor Old Shine

January 17, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The New York-based band has left hundreds in the wake of its high-energy, joyously outrageous gypsy punk rock shows, which combine the richness of world music, punk rock attitude, and the spunk of ska.
Featured Artist(s): Bad Buka

January 16, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

January 15, 2013 - Watch this Performance

One of the rare feminine voices of maloya, she blends lyrics in Creole, Malagasy, Comoran, and Swahili with music from the Indian Ocean region and African rhythms.
Featured Artist(s): Christine Salem

January 14, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Iranian musician Kalhor, a virtuoso on the kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle), performs with Turkish folk musician, composer, and singer Erzincan. Tickets required. Tickets distributed in the States Gallery/Roof Terrace Level, two per person in line, starting at 5:30 p.m. IN THE THEATER LAB
Featured Artist(s): Erdal Erzincan

January 13, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The Chicago-based singer-songwriter and pianist is known for infectious melodies and simultaneously funny yet tragic lyrics.
Featured Artist(s): Daniel Knox

January 12, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The Los Angeles–based band uses Pan-American rhythms like cumbia, bossa nova, rumba, bolero, tango, and jazz in its creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock, and world music.
Featured Artist(s): La Santa Cecilia

January 11, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The Grammy-nominated band uses sophisticated compositions and virtuosic improvisation to blend aspects of post-bop, indie-rock, and hip hop.
Featured Artist(s): Kneebody

January 10, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The New Orleans–based group brings its exhilarating brand of high-voltage funk, rock, jazz, and hip hop.
Featured Artist(s): Big Sam's Funky Nation

January 9, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The D.C.-based group performs traditional and innovative interpretations of Guatemalan marimba.
Featured Artist(s): Marimba Linda Xelajú

January 8, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Several outstanding young chamber ensembles mentored through Levine’s Young Artist Quartet and Sonata Project programs play works by Brahms, Prokofiev, Mozart, Corigliano, Handel, and Lecuona.
Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

January 7, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The D.C.-based troupe brings its mix of theater, vaudeville, rock ‘n’ roll, and Gypsy punk with its latest rock ‘n’ roll show The Brontes. (Note: Program contains mature themes and strong language. For age 13 and up.) Tickets required. Tickets distributed in the States Gallery/Roof Terrace Level, two per person in line, starting at 5:30 p.m. IN THE THEATER LAB
Featured Artist(s): Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue

January 6, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Celebrate with the hit educational television series’s legendary songwriter and former musical director Bob Dorough and award-winning D.C. children’s band Rocknoceros.
Featured Artist(s): Rocknoceros

January 5, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The group performs standard jazz tunes in a swing jazz format based on the small bands of the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s.
Featured Artist(s): The Greg Harrison Jazz Band

January 4, 2013 - Watch this Performance

This self-declared group of DC pranksters recently released Chapter Two: Past Lives, a 10-track collection of musings over past love, dream love, bad love, and more with totally crush-worthy and hum-worthy tunes.
Featured Artist(s): The Nighttime Adventure Society

January 3, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The D.C.-based new music/new media performing ensemble creates musical happenings with visual elements of live, interactive video and/or kinetic installations.
Featured Artist(s): Fuse Ensemble

January 2, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Hailing from New York City, it’s dedicated to reviving and renewing the music known as Latin bugalú, the sound that sprang from the street corners, transistor radios, pool halls, and clubs of 1960s Spanish Harlem.
Featured Artist(s): Spanglish Fly

January 1, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Celebrate the New Year with guitarist Zan McLeod, the New Century Dancers, and other special guests.
Featured Artist(s): New Century Dancers

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