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Millennium Stage Schedule of Performances

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Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Band [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
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.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Akua Allrich [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Celebrating the release of her third album, Soul Singer, the soul-stirring jazz vocalist and D.C. native captures the blues, soul, R&B, jazz, and pan-African music with lyrics akin to Miriam Makeba, Bob Marley, and Nina Simone.




Monday, July 6, 2015

Hip Hop Theater Festival [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Uses theater, spoken word, music, and movement to journey through Washington, D.C’s changing neighborhoods and historic communities’ ventures. Through this multidisciplinary exploration, we discover the effects of gentrification and what it takes to survive it. Part of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival.


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

NSO Summer Music Institute [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Concerto Competition finalists from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform solos. The winner, to be announced at a later date, will perform with the SMI Orchestra on July 25 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.




Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hip Hop Theater Festival [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Intersects addiction, religion, and the law in a government-sponsored drug rehabilitation program. In this timely and personal exploration of the criminal justice system, an “anonymous” narrator shifts in-and-out of four characters as he examines his place in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Part of D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.




Thursday, July 9, 2015

9th Wonder [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Musiq Soulchild
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Is a panel discussion that takes an up-close look at the music and life of James Dewitt Yancey (aka J Dilla) from the unique perspective of fellow music producers, highly-respected DJs, incredible artists, and special guests. First-hand accounts will be accompanied by heart-felt conversation and highlight his raw beginnings, career heights, and the parts in between. Guests include Amp Fiddler, Slum Village, Musiq Soulchild, DJ Spinna, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and 9th Wonder. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Part of D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival and the 10th Annual D.C. Loves Dilla festivities at the Kennedy Center and The Howard Theatre, July 9 & 10. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Tim Park [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Tanya Gabrielian
Junichi Fukuda
S&R Foundation

 Cellist Tim Park and pianist Tanya Gabrielian play solo pieces by J.S. Bach and dancer Junichi Fukuda performs a modern dance work entitled Ecolosion. The S&R Foundation’s Washington Award recognizes young artists in various artistic fields, especially those who make a contribution to international cultural collaboration.




Saturday, July 11, 2015

WNO Opera Institute at American University [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Participants in the WNO Opera Institute collaborate for a musical evening featuring classical singers. The Institute is a three-week summer program that brings passionate, talented young musicians together to experience opera in a professional and nurturing environment.


Sunday, July 12, 2015

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE CONCERT HALL
 The NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra performs Strauss’s Don Juan and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2.


Monday, July 13, 2015

NSO Summer Music Institute [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Barber’s Woodwind Quintet, Debussy’s String Quartet No. 1, Schubert’s Trout Piano Quintet, and Brahms’s Horn Trio in E-flat Major in small chamber ensembles.   


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

NSO Summer Music Institute [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Dvorák’s String Quintet, Op. 77, Beach’s Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, and Arnold’s Brass Quintet, Op. 73 in small chamber ensembles.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NSO Summer Music Institute [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform J.S. Bach’s Fugue in G, Ewazen’s Eaglehawk Trombone Trios, Schubert’s Octet in F Major, and Mendelssohn’s String Octet in small and large chamber ensembles.


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Shannon DeVido [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Josh Blue
Begins at 5:45 p.m.
Comedians Josh Blue and Shannon DeVido will open the 25/40 celebration with a stand-up comedy performance. Headliner Josh Blue won the fourth season of NBC’s reality series Last Comic Standing. As a comedian living with cerebral palsy, Blue centers much of his act on his disability. Shannon DeVido is a comedian, actress, and singer who launched the popular web series Stare at Shannon, breaking the conventional image of disability through comedy. This performance, part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries highlighting the history, art, and culture of the disability community, is being offered in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and will be made available in embassies and consulates around the world via live-streaming.


Friday, July 17, 2015

VSA International Young Soloists [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Representatives from the past ten years of the VSA International Young Soloists Award Program perform. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.




Saturday, July 18, 2015

25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
This Millennium Stage performance is part of the 25/40 Celebration, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 40th anniversary of VSA. Details will be announced soon.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Frankie Lee [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Whether Lee writes his world-weary alt-country songs because he knows how to sing 'em, or the other way around, he's found a calling. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.




Monday, July 20, 2015

NSO Summer Music Institute [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1, Maurer’s Concertante for Four Violins in A Minor, Op. 55, Bliss’s Oboe Quintet, and Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango in small chamber ensembles.




Tuesday, July 21, 2015

25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Join us for this family friendly event in which three Deaf storytellers enthrall children and adults alike with stories told in American Sign Language with voice interpretation. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Shimon Robotic [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Georgia Tech’s Robotic Musicians and Musical Cyborgs features Shimon, the robotic marimba player, alongside other robotic musicians and a drummer who wears an assistive robotic drumming prosthesis. Shimon utilizes artificial intelligence and creativity algorithms that push musical experiences and outcomes to uncharted domains. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Michael Cleveland [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The winner of nine International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, Michael Cleveland is one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation. Together with his band Flamekeeper, four-time IBMA Instrumental Group winners, Cleveland, who is blind, delivers some of the most powerful, exciting, and authentic bluegrass. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.


Friday, July 24, 2015

Blessing Offor [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Blessing Offor is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and professional speaker who has appeared on The Voice and with musical legends Tower of Power and the Temptations. A 2010 VSA International Young Soloist Award recipient, his first full-length record was released this past February. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Baakari Wilder [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
AXIS Dance Company
4:30 P.M. IN THE GRAND FOYER
7 P.M. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Today features two special performances that depart from our usual time and offer dance and classical music.

At 4:30, the Kennedy Center and the Dizzy Feet Foundation present National Dance Day: Dance for Everybody. This free, two-and-a-half-hour celebration features a wide variety of dance classes and performances, including the well-known physically integrated AXIS Dance Company and local tap artist Baakari Wilder, among others.

At 7 p.m., the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, featuring the winner of the Concerto Competition, performs Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.




Sunday, July 26, 2015

25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
This Millennium Stage performance is part of the 25/40 Celebration, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 40th anniversary of VSA. Details will be announced soon.


Monday, July 27, 2015

Ukuleles for Peace [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The group brings its socially conscious message to the Millennium Stage community. The orchestra seeks to drive the wheel of social change by creating long-term opportunities for Jews and Arabs to meet and befriend one another.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

All-American Boys Choir [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
America’s quintessential professional boys’ chorus makes its Millennium Stage debut. Based in Costa Mesa, California, the chorus is comprised of more than 100 boys ages 8-15 drawn from throughout Southern California.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Creole United [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The group was founded by Andre Thierry and Sean Ardoin, and its mission is to further Louisiana’s Creole music tradition by creating new standards that incorporate the old styles. Creole United is a movement and a band that includes Creole artists from all living generations and styles. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Listen Local First [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The El Mansouris
The D.C. band is the creative union of artists Alex Braden (Young Rapids, Bella Russia), Drew Hagelin (Cigarette), Margot MacDonald, Sam Raymond (Rival Skies), Sarah Schaffer (Lies About), and Fiona Kohrman. A finalist in NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, the group made its live debut by playing three consecutive sold out performances in February 2015. Presented in collaboration with Listen Local First D.C.


Friday, July 31, 2015

Washington International Piano Festival [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

The Festival returns to the Kennedy Center for solo and group performances by selected 2015 WIPF participants. Hosted by the Catholic University of America, the Festival seeks to provide a learning experience by engaging participants and observers in master classes, lectures, and performances.




Saturday, August 1, 2015

Washington International Piano Festival [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Participants in the seventh annual festival perform a piano recital.



Sunday, August 2, 2015

Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Details will be announced soon.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dupont Brass [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Details will be announced soon.


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

George Washington University Summer Piano & Chamber Music Institute [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]



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