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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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Thursday, November 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force Chamber Players [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The group performs music composed during the lifetime of French artist Edgar Degas in support of the world premiere original Kennedy Center musical, Little Dancer.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

M3E [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Students in George Mason University’s contemporary music ensemble perform varied repertoire, including arrangements of concert music by Frank Zappa and Beck, as well as original compositions.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

NSO Prelude [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
National Symphony Orchestra members Joel Fuller (violin), Alexandra Osborne (violin), Mahoko Eguchi (viola), and Rachel Young (cello), who make up the Last Stand Quartet, perform works by Haydn and Borodin.



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Eishin Nose's The Gate [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Jazz pianist Eishin Nose and percussionist Satoshi Takeishi perform selections from their critically acclaimed 2012 live album, The Gate. Presented by the S&R Foundation.


Monday, November 24, 2014

The Voice of Anne Frank [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Dancer Mirenka Cechová and cellist Nancy Jo Snider utilize dance, music, spoken word, sound effects, and lighting to convey the words of Anne Frank’s diary. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Moonshine Society [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
This local D.C. blues band has been nominated for several Wammies and named a Top 4 Fan favorite the last three years in a row.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Alexandru Tomescu [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The internationally acclaimed violinist plays an evening of classical music. Presented in cooperation with the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Gottaswing [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Johnny Boyd
Dance off that turkey and stuffing at a 1940s-themed Swing Dance Party. Gotta Swing presents a festive program featuring dancing and music by Johnny Boyd. Free swing dance lessons begin at 6 p.m., followed by a dance party from 7–9 p.m.


Friday, November 28, 2014

The Elijah Jamal Balbed Quintet [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

A Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and a former part-time member of the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown’s band, the saxophonist's 10-piece brainchild blends jazz, Go-Go, funk, R&B, and more in an energetic, hard grooving performance.




Saturday, November 29, 2014

Zellnik Brothers [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
ASCAP presents a performance of musical selections from songwriters David Zellnik (lyrics) and Joseph Zellnik (music). Their collaborations include Yank! (off-broadway cast album released by PS Classics), The Wright Brothers: First in Flight, City of Dreams, and the upcoming Ruth and the Panda. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gregory Nabours [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
An evening of musical selections from lyricist Gregory Nabours. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).


Monday, December 1, 2014

Scott Coulter [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Scott Coulter, star of the Emmy-nominated A Christmas Carol: The Concert as seen on PBS, sings favorites from some of the biggest musicals of all time in Blockbuster Broadway! Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).




Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Steven Lutvak [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Singer, songwriter, pianist, and raconteur Steven Lutvak performs, fresh from his 2014 Broadway debut as composer and co-lyricist of the musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lisa Livesay [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Lisa Livesay, who recently starred in Wicked and Disney in Concert, brings her solo cabaret show Laughs, Love & Light, featuring her signature styles of Broadway belt and soft jazz vocals. Part of Broadway: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Calvert High School Musical Theatre Ensemble [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Swanson Middle School



Friday, December 5, 2014

NSO Prelude [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]



Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Carol Ringers [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Peace Ringers
A group of 16 high school students and 17 adult choristers join forces to present an annual concert that includes a repertoire of recognizable sacred, folk, and holiday music on traditional hand bells.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Story League [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE THEATER LAB
Story League, Washington D.C.'s home for funny stories, offers you Presents: A Collection of Funny True Holiday Stories about inappropriate gifts. Featuring Andy Christie (The Liar Show NYC), Leslie Goshko (Sideshow Goshko NYC), JiJi Lee (Split Personality Show NYC), Adam Ruben (Host, Superhuman Science on Discovery International), Jennifer Tress (You're Not Pretty Enough project), D'Arcee Neal (Story League Contest Winner), Valentina Stackl (Story League Tournament Winner) and SM Shrake (Story League Creator; This American Life; The Moth). Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Maida Withers Dance Construction Company [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE THEATER LAB



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Shtreiml and Ismail Fencioglu [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]



Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Merry TubaChristmas [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
This year marks the 41st anniversary of this holiday tradition, founded by Harvey Phillips, in which hundreds of tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from the area come together to perform traditional Christmas music. Rehearsal starts at 3 p.m.; performance begins at 6 p.m.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

NSO Youth Fellows [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Members of the National Symphony Orchestra training program perform solos on the Millennium Stage. The purpose of the program is to develop and encourage high school students to become orchestral musicians of the future through a monitored, performance-oriented training program designed for serious music students.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Washington National Opera [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
WNO gives audiences a preview of the holiday family opera The Little Prince, “a magical opera” based on the original storybook written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Relive its joy and wonder in Rachel Portman’s “enchanting opera…satisfying to child and adult alike” (Financial Times).


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Chocolate City Rocks [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Cristopolis
Full Power Blues
Head-Roc presents La Orilla, a tribute to the place he has called home for the past six years. La Orilla, or "The Edge," is a paradise in the nation's capital where artists and creatives from all walks of life and pursuits have famously gathered for years to enjoy each other's acceptance and support. The performance also includes appearances by Face, Full Power Blues featuring Mama Moon, and Cristopolis. Presented by Chocolate City Rocks.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Largo High School [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Don’t miss a special performance of Largo High School’s winter presentation, featuring dance, narration, instrumental, and vocal music by the talented students of the Largo Arts Department.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Mark Normand [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE THEATER LAB
Comedian Mark Normand takes the stage with opener Rahmein Mostafavi. A regular in comedy clubs and colleges across the country, Normand has been involved in many festivals, including being featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In NYC, Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts. 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.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
KCOHO members Ko Sugiyama (violin), Jennifer Kim (violin), Philippe Chao (viola), Allyson Goodman (viola), Kristen Wojcik (cello), and Ignacio Alcover (cello) perform chamber works by Brahms and a sextet by Strauss.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Kaja Draksler [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lox & Vodka [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Celebrate the spirit of Hanukkah with D.C.’s widely acclaimed Jewish and Klezmer band, which provides lively and festive entertainment for all, with songs in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish as well as traditional Jewish folk dancing.


Friday, December 19, 2014

U.S. Army Blues [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Part of the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the U.S. Army Blues returns with its festive program highlighting the music of pianist, composer, and orchestra leader Stan Kenton.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Pasatono Orchestra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]



Sunday, December 21, 2014

Listen Local First [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Listen Local First D.C. and The 9 Songwriter Showcase offer a show with nine of DMV’s most talented songwriters and musicians, collaborating to create a show full of seasonal cheer for the entire family.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Encore Chorale [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The dynamic ensemble made up of first time or returning musicians over the age of 55, performs crowd-pleasing holiday music.


Thursday, December 25, 2014

All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Join in the 16th All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam, a Millennium Stage tradition, with host/vibraphonist Chuck Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Family of Praise [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Richmond-based gospel group presents an evening of gospel and holiday-related programming.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Sean Grissom [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Holiday Vaudeville
Alexandria Kleztet
Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Alexandria Kleztet [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Holiday Vaudeville
Sean Grissom
Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.


Monday, December 29, 2014

Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Zan McLeod
Skylark
Enjoy traditional Irish music and step-dancing as guitarist Zan McLeod collaborates with the group Skylark, comprised of Elise Kress (flute and vocals) and Alex Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin, and vocals), and with the Culkin Irish Dancers.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sweet Heaven Kings [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The acclaimed 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from Anacostia performs a joyful holiday program.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
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.


Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rachel Feinstein [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
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. 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.


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