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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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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Midwest Young Artists Voices Rising [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Hailing from Chicago, the 60 talented singers ages 10–17 come from widely diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and perform a wide variety of repertoire celebrating America, its cultural diversity, and the joy that comes from every child finding their voice so they can sing their own song. Part of Music in Our Schools Month.


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Monday, March 30, 2015

Very Be Careful (VBC) [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Straight from Los Angeles, the group performs Colombian vallenato music—a traditional cumbia sound that centers around the accordion, backed with percussion and bass.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Senri Oe [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Japanese pop star and actor turned New York City–based jazz pianist makes his Millennium Stage debut. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Now in its 17th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists/composers from across the world.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Now in its 17th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists/composers from across the world.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Now in its 17th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists/composers from across the world.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
National Symphony Orchestra
In Trombonists of the Kennedy Center, eight highly skilled players from the KCOHO and NSO perform arrangements of works by Handel, Brahms, and Bourgeois.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

The National Capital Area Choir [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Directed by Thomas K. Pierre Jr., the D.C. area musical ministry performs gospel and sacred music.




Monday, April 6, 2015

Masayo Ishigure [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Shuko Tada
Asako Tamura
The Japanese soprano, fresh off her London debut in Madama Butterfly at Royal Albert Hall, presents a recital of Japanese songs. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Integriti Reeves [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The singer and her sextet celebrate Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday with a dynamic performance that features classical jazz partnered with smooth storytelling.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Quilt [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The Boston-based, psychedelic indie-rock band’s music beams with unapologetic energy and wonder, turning simple songs into absolute anthems. Their latest album Held in Splendor is a collection of poetry, public questions, confessions, and aspirations.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kristen Koyama [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Mark H Taiko
UpRooted Dance
This collaboration is a program of visually striking images and storytelling through taiko (Japanese percussion instruments) and dance. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
One of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan performs thundering taiko drumming infused with traditional Japanese dance as nearly 30 drummers and dancers take the stage. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Under the direction of Mr. Michael Bowie, the talented local ensemble brings its energetic and youthful take on jazz. The group’s alumni are graduates of every major music conservatory in America.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Jonny Grave [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Lead Belly’s birth, local guitarist and singer/songwriter Jonny Grave is joined by fellow folk and blues musicians in a tribute performance to the folk music legend and his work. See also Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Howard University Dance Ensemble [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The impressive group, made up of 10-12 young women, performs freestyle moves in hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, and modern dance.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Colonial Forge Treble Makers
Two advanced, award-winning high school student groups from Maryland and Virginia perform a split program of jazz standards in various combinations. Part of Music in Our Schools Month.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, award-winning young playwrights present their work; a selection from HUFF from Cliff Cardinal; and a dark comedic one-man show. The Festival runs April 14–18 and showcases 140 college students from around the country in various disciplines. 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, April 16, 2015

NSO Youth Fellows [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The National Symphony Orchestra program develops and encourages high school students to become orchestral musicians through a monitored, performance-oriented training program.


Friday, April 17, 2015

NSO Prelude [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Members of the NSO play chamber works by Piston, Rossini, Schulhoff, and Meyer.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Manhattan School of Music [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
The Jazz Arts Quintet performs a variety of pieces by Duke Ellington, including “Caravan,” “Through the Night,” “Daydream,” and more.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Students perform opera works from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore with piano accompaniment.


Monday, April 20, 2015

New England Conservatory of Music [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Students perform string quartets by Bartók and Mendelssohn, songs by Faust and Dvorák, and violin solos by Tchaikovsky and Paganini.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Students perform songs and arias for mezzo-soprano by Strauss, DuParc, & Rossini; and classical works by Lutos?awski, Ravel, Schumann, Strauss, and Liszt.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Juilliard School [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Students perform piano trios by Mozart and Ravel.



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Eastman School of Music [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Students from the Eastman Saxophone Project perform arrangements by Bach, Ravel, Djupstrom, Bryant, and Gorb.


Friday, April 24, 2015

Berklee College of Music [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Students perform original compositions and works by modern jazz masters.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Oberlin Conservatory of Music [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Students perform works by Telemann, Kim, Lieberman, Dvorák, Liszt, and a work for electronics by Mitchell Hermann.


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ophira Eisenberg [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
A comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s hit trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another, Ophira Eisenberg has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, Comedy Central, and VH-1 and was selected as one of New York Magazine's Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny. She recently released her second comedy album BANGS! on Comedy Dynamics. Matty Litwack opens. 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.


Monday, April 27, 2015

The Youth Symphonic Orchestra and Choir “Polígono Don Bosco” [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE CONCERT HALL
The group, part of the arts promotion program carried out by the Polígono Industrial Don Bosco in San Salvador which supports at-risk youth, makes its U.S. debut. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 4:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.


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.


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.


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.




Saturday, May 2, 2015

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



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Queen Esther [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Afro Blue
Brianna Thomas
A Collaborative Presentation of The Apollo and The Kennedy Center.
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.


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