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Millennium Stage Schedule of Performances

Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required

Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Luther Jackson Concert Choir [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Seneca Valley High School Chamber Choir
The talented local high school choirs from Maryland and Virginia present a joint program of classical works and contemporary favorites, including works by Mozart, and will perform in various languages. Part of Music in Our Schools Month.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Maris Briezkalns Quintet [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Latvian quintet performs works inspired by the great artwork of Mark Rothko with a unique audiovisual project. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Latvia.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rebellum [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Greg Tate, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, performance artist Aisha Cousins and director Letitia Guillory's collaboration this past January led to two BRIC Studio/Brooklyn, NY sold-out performances of Brer Rabbit: The Opera - A Funky Meditation on Gentrification. Rebellum, Burnt Sugar Arkestra's avant funk & roll splinter cell, performs music from Brer Rabbit along with new Burnt Sugar Arkestra selections from their yet-to-be-released DVD, Black from the Abyss.




Friday, May 1, 2015

H20 Ensemble [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Paraguayan ensemble performs with instruments made from recycled materials related to water—such as bottles, hoses, pipes, faucets, and funnels—in this unique show promoting environmental awareness.


Saturday, May 2, 2015

NSO Prelude [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play chamber works by Poulenc and Schumann.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

CaribeNostrum [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Cuban quintet, formed by musicians of the YOA Orchestra of the Americas, presents a repertoire of recognized Latin American works with classical arrangements. The program combines the virtuosic elements of classical music, jazz, and American folk tunes.


Monday, May 4, 2015

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Jazz Orchestra and The Mellow Tones, two student groups, present Reignite: Fanning the Flames, featuring music of Ellington, Strayhorn, Holiday, and Gaye.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Asian American Music Society [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Mira Yang
Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with the group’s program entitled Asian, Spiritual, and Zarzuela Songs featuring Society president Dr. Yang, who is on the voice faculty at George Mason University and an adjunct at American University.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

DC Youth Orchestra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
The orchestra has fostered musical development and changed lives of more than 50,000 D.C. youths for more than 50 years and was the first youth orchestra to perform at the Kennedy Center. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.


Thursday, May 7, 2015

School Without Walls Senior High School Concert Choir [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
School Without Walls Stage Band
Students share the stage for an evening of instrumental and vocal performances. Both groups have performed at venues and in events around D.C.


Friday, May 8, 2015

Washington National Opera [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
Members of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program perform selections from the upcoming production of Rossini’s Cinderella with Ken Weiss as host.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Curtis Harding [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Georgia-based singer makes his Kennedy Center debut with music inspired by the old soul of yesterday.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Afro Blue [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Brianna Thomas
Queen Esther

With dual pianos onstage, all-star pianists Jason Moran, Marc Cary (Music Director), Bertha Hope, and Gerald Clayton connect the dots between jazz luminaries with histories in both New York and D.C., including late greats Duke Ellington and Dr. Billy Taylor. In addition, vocalists Queen Esther and Brianna Thomas perform with Howard University’s premier vocal jazz ensemble Afro Blue (directed by Connaitre Miller), mining the rich, related vocal history of the New York and Washington, DC jazz scenes. The evening continues with a ticketed show in The Crossroads Club featuring Jason Moran, Marc Cary, and many others.




Monday, May 11, 2015

Christie Dashiell [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The D.C.-born jazz vocalist showcases her contemporary and soulful flair. She is a Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alum, has appeared on NBC’s The Sing-Off, and has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Smokey Robinson, and others.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NSO Youth Fellows [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Participants in the NSO training program play Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Ravel’s Sonata for violin and cello.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

NSO Youth Fellows [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Participants in the NSO training program play Persichetti’s Serenade for flute and harp and Ewald’s brass quintet.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

NSO Youth Fellows [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Graduating seniors from the NSO training program perform solos: percussionist Alex Arshadi, euphonium player Kevin Joel Broom Jr., cellist Didi Park, French horn player Nathaniel Silberschlag, and violinist Abigail Tucker.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Camille Thurman [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The jazz saxophonist/vocalist/composer and runner-up for the 2014 International Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition performs with her quartet. Part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Shacara Rogers [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The vocalist, a Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead and Howard University alumna, performs in her Kennedy Center debut as a headlining artist. Part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.


Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Levine School of Music [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Instrumentalists from the community music school, where children and adults find lifelong inspiration through music, perform a varied program.


Monday, May 18, 2015

The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Led by the orchestra’s ensemble-in-residence, the Ensemble da Camera of Washington, the group performs its closing program of the season.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Colleen Daly [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Julia Dawson
Vocal Arts DC
The first and second prize winners of Vocal Arts DC’s Art Song Discovery Competition offer a varied program to serve as an introduction to the endless richness of the classical song literature.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Washington National Opera
Members of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and other special guests perform songs to preview the upcoming season.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Moshe Kasher [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE FAMILY THEATER
The L.A.-based comedian was selected as one of Variety Magazine’s Ten Comics to Watch, iTunes’s Comic of the Year, was a writer for NBC’s The New Normal, and has been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Showtime’s Shameless, and more. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Family Theater Lobby starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.


Friday, May 22, 2015

VSA International Young Soloists [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 14–25, are recognized, and the four winners get to attend the VSA International Young Soloists Professional Development Weekend and perform on the Millennium Stage.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Marko Hatlak [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Slovenian accordionist explores the versatility of his instrument in a solo concert featuring baroque, contemporary, and folk music. He infuses each performance with witty storytelling and spices up some of the pieces with singing. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Slovenia.


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Listen Local First [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]



Monday, May 25, 2015

The Greek Chamber Music Project [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The group performs classical music by Greek composers, both little-known and popular, as well as Western classical works. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Greece.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The 14 dancers, ages 10 to 18, perform tap routines to works by Vivaldi, Bach, and other contemporary pieces by modern composers and pop artists.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ensemble Harmonia [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Discover the rich culture of Slovakia through music, dance, costumes, and more. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Slovakia.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Zulal and Ara Dinkjian [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The vocal trio and famed oud player join forces to present a celebration of Armenian culture. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.


Friday, May 29, 2015

Robert Priore [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Trent D. Williams, Jr.
Dancer and choreographer Priore collaborates with performer and dance instructor Williams Jr. in an original work.


Saturday, May 30, 2015

NSO Prelude [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Members of the NSO play chamber works by Loeillet, Moszkowski, and Sarasate.


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Janelle Gill [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The pianist brings her newest project, a musical homage to jazz pianist, composer, and lyricist Billy Strayhorn, which features a combination of swing and straight-ahead interpretations of rarely heard Strayhorn compositions. Part of East River JazzFest.


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