Millennium Stage Schedule of Performances
Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets RequiredPerformance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
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Saturday, November 1, 2014Jorge Luis Pacheco
One of Cuba’s most extraordinary pianists, Pacheco and his quartet perform a concert blending traditional Cuban and jazz music.
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Sunday, November 2, 2014The Ugly Animal Roadshow
The Ugly Animal Preservation Society’s popular family comedy show. Come and vote for your favorite ugly animal! For age 7+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the British Arts Council.
Monday, November 3, 2014Rozsafa Folk Ensemble
This program features traditional Hungarian folk music and dancing. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Hungary.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014Science Centre AHHAA
From Science Centre AHHAA, experience the multitude of awesome scientific experiments that the average Estonian goes through in a typical day! For age 4+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Estonia.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014Aglaia Koras
The concert pianist plays a program of classics, including Greek works. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Greece.
Thursday, November 6, 2014Sanna Valvanne
Valvanne uses storytelling, singing, dancing, and theater to take the audience on a journey around the globe. For age 5+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland.
Friday, November 7, 2014El Colegio del Cuerpo
This Colombian-based contemporary dance company performs traditional Afro-Indian and Caribbean styles.
This performance is presented in collaboration with the IDB Cultural Center and The Embassy of Colombia.
Saturday, November 8, 2014More or Less Theatre
More or Less Theatre’s hilarious family show offers 7,000 years of Maltese history in an action-packed and interactive hour. For age 7+. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2014 and presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Malta.
Sunday, November 9, 2014The Brazilian Jazz All-Stars
Duduaka Da Fonseca (drums), Maucha Adnet (vocals), Helio Alves (piano), and Chuck Redd (vibraphone) are internationally acclaimed musicians of the highest caliber.
Monday, November 10, 2014Brock McGuire Band
The “Traditional Irish Band of the Decade” (Irish American News), features Paul Brock (button accordion, melodeon), Manus McGuire (fiddle), Garry O’Meara (tenor banjo, mandolin, vocals), and Denis Carey (piano).
Tuesday, November 11, 2014U.S. Army Blues
Members of the band present an evening of music in celebration of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014Asian American Music Society
Winners of the Asian American Music Society’s 2014 Woodwind, Piano, String, and Voice International Competition perform.
Thursday, November 13, 2014The Oud Hobbyists Association
The ensemble returns to perform a concert featuring the oud (the Arabic lute).
Friday, November 14, 2014Chord-Ayres Male Chorus
Started in 1969 and invited into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2012, the group brings a program to the stage inspired by Veterans Day.
Saturday, November 15, 2014DC Public Schools
This program features the city’s finest young musicians as chosen by middle and high school band directors.
Sunday, November 16, 2014Cocek! Brass Band
The band performs original music based on the sounds of Eastern European brass bands that blend dance music with impeccable improvisation and melody.
Monday, November 17, 2014Chris Gethard
IN THE THEATER LAB
Comedian Chris Gethard takes the stage with an opening set by Courtney Fearrington. Gethard is the host of the cult public access hit The Chris Gethard Show and author of the book A Bad Idea I’m About to Do. He is a mainstay performer at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where he has been performing for 12 years, and was named one of Variety’s “Ten Comics to Watch” in 2010. 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, November 18, 2014Joe Walsh
Brooklyn-based guitarist Gordy and Portland, Maine–based mandolin player Walsh are entertaining and talented gentlemen of bluegrass.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014Steelism
Hailing from Nashville, guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel guitarist Spencer Cullum blend an eclectic array of vintage and modern influences.
Thursday, November 20, 2014U.S. Air Force Chamber Players
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.
Friday, November 21, 2014M3E
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, 2014NSO Prelude
Sunday, November 23, 2014Eishin Nose's The Gate
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, 2014The Voice of Anne Frank
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, 2014Moonshine Society
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, 2014Alexandru Tomescu
The internationally acclaimed violinist plays an evening of classical music. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Romania.
Thursday, November 27, 2014Johnny 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, 2014The Elijah Jamal Balbed Quintet
A Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and a former part-time member of the Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown’s band, the saxophonist leads his band in an evening of straight-ahead jazz.
Saturday, November 29, 2014Zellnik Brothers
A performance of musical selections from composer and lyricist/librettist (respectively) David Zellnik (Yank!, Orville and Wilbur Did It, Hunters and Thieves, Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom) and Joe Zellnik (Yank!, Trust Me, The Uncrowned Queen of Ireland, Destination: Murder, Broadway’s Epic Fail). Part of Broadway: Today and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
Sunday, November 30, 2014Gregory Nebours
An evening of musical selections from lyricist Gregory Nebours. Part of Broadway: Today and Tomorrow, presented under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
Monday, December 15, 2014Mark Normand
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.
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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.
Additional funding for the Millennium Stage is provided by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc., Jaylee M. Mead†, The Meredith Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation,
Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, 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.