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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.
- The Domestic Crusaders 11/14/2010
- Furia Flamenca 10/10/10
- They Might Be Giants 10/2/2010
- Ozomatli 9/15/2010
- Broadway Today & Tomorrow 2/1/2009
And More ...
The Conservatory Project is an initiative of Performing Arts for Everyone's Millennium Stage. It is a semi-annual event occurring in February and May, designed to present the best young musical artists in classical, jazz, musical theater, opera and more from our nation's leading undergraduate and graduate conservatories, colleges and universities in performance at the Kennedy Center.
The Conservatory Project creates an ongoing showcase for our nation's exceptional young talent and introduces Washington audiences to young musicians destined to have important careers.
February 2013 Performances
The below performances take place at 6:00 p.m. and are FREE to the public.
Please find the schedule for February - March 2013 Conservatory Project below. To watch past Conservatory Project performances, please click on the school links below.
All events will be held in the Terrace Theater
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 6:00
- Conservatory Project: Conservatory Project: Students from Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University perform as part of the Kennedy Center's Conservatory Project.
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:00
- Conservatory Project: Students from the Cleveland Institute of Music offer a program featuring the works of Eugene Ysaye, Alexander Scriabin, Domenico Scarlatti, Giulio Regondi, and Felix Mendelssohn.
- Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:00
- Conservatory Project: Students from the New England Conservatory of Music perform the works of Joseph Schwantner, Emmanuel Séjourné, Pius Cheung, Leoš Janàcek, and Franz Liszt.
- Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:00
- Conservatory Project: Students from Berklee College of Music perform Waves of Visions, a collaboration between pianist and composer Yakir Arbib and visual artist Tamar Haber-Schaim.
- Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 6:00
- Conservatory Project: Students from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University offer a performance of works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, William Bolcom, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Paul Hindemith.
- Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:00
- Conservatory Project: Students from Oberlin Conservatory of Music perform works by composers Witold Lutoslawski, Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
- Monday, April 15, 2013 at 6:00
- Conservatory Project: Students from Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University offer a program featuring the works of Niccol ò Paganini, Henryk Wieniawski, Aaron Copland, Maurice Ravel, Erich Korngold, George Gershwin, Efrem Zimbalist, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Fritz Kreisler.
Past Seasons of the Conservatory Project
- February - May 2011 Performances
- May 2010
- March 2010
- May 2009
- February 2009
- October 2008
- May 2008
- February 2008
- May 2007
- February 2007
- May 2006
- May 2005
- February 2005
- May 2004
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.
The Millennium Stage is brought to the public by Target Stores, with additional funding provided by
Capital One Bank, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc.,
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Jaylee M. Mead†, The Meredith Foundation,
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation,
Suzy and Bob Pence, Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, Thomas W. Haas Foundation,
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.