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Music's rising stars from the nation's top conservatories performing in the Terrace Theater
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- The Domestic Crusaders 11/14/2010
- Furia Flamenca 10/10/10
- They Might Be Giants 10/2/2010
- Ozomatli 9/15/2010
- Broadway Today & Tomorrow 2/1/2009
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Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets RequiredPerformance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
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Saturday, May 18, 2013Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks QuintetThe Millennium Stage presents a performance by the acclaimed group as part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.
Sunday, May 19, 2013Listen Local First Presents Drop ElectricThe DC–based experimental rock band combines evocative music, unique vocals, and narrative film.
Monday, May 20, 2013The Upper Anacostia – Lower Gold Coast Symphonic: DRUMS ALONG THE POTOMAC–A Global Go-Go FantasiaThe collaborative ensemble featuring New York-based experimental jazz group Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber and D.C. Go-Go players Donnell Floyd, Go-Go Mickey, and Kenny “Kwick” Gross, offers a performance of DRUMS ALONG THE POTOMAC–A Global Go-Go Fantasia, a new polyrhythmic and romantic orchestral Go-Go suite. The evening will feature a post-show discussion with WPFW's Bobby Hill. Co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center for the Millennium Stage and Lincoln Center for its Target® Free Thursdays series at the David Rubenstein Atrium.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013Austin Goodwin, Robbie Moore, & Ida SakiThe three—2010 YoungArts Alumni in dance, U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, and Juilliard students—come together to premiere a new dance choreographed by the trio. Ida Saki appears courtesy of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Part of National YoungArts Foundation’s YoungArts Week.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013The classical guitarist, composer, pianist, 2011 YoungArts alumnus, and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts plays in an evening of spectacular music by Albeniz, Piazzolla, Tarrega, and others. Part of National YoungArts Foundation’s YoungArts Week.
Thursday, May 23, 2013Tzveta Kassabova & Raja “Feather” Kelly
Bulgarian-born dancer/choreographer and five-time Metro DC Dance Awards recipient Kassabova returns in an evening of small works in collaboration with NY-based dancer/choreographer Kelly.
Friday, May 24, 2013YoungArts alumni Emmet Cohen (piano), Russell Hall (bass), and Evan Sherman (percussion), are joined by fellow alumnus and tap dancer Andrew Nemr for a fun, upbeat performance of sophisticated harmonic and rhythmic sounds. Part of National YoungArts Foundation’s YoungArts Week.
Saturday, May 25, 2013Conrad Tao, Sirena Huang, & Anna LitvinenkoPianist and composer Tao—a 2011 YoungArts alumnus, U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts and the only classical musician included on the 2012 Forbes 30 Under 30: Music list—plays a mix of original and classical pieces accompanied by fellow 2012 alumni Huang (violin) and Litvinenko (cello). Part of National YoungArts Foundation’s YoungArts Week.
Sunday, May 26, 2013Kate Davis, Gabe Schnider, & Noah KellmanSinger, songwriter, and bassist Davis, a 2009 YoungArts alumna and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, is accompanied by fellow alumni Schnider on guitar and Kellman on piano. Part of National YoungArts Foundation’s YoungArts Week.
Monday, May 27, 2013
The Millennium Stage presents a performance featuring Asian traditional music to K-pop and Gangnam Style.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013The Millennium Stage presents a performance of Fado music by the Portuguese singer. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Portugal as part of the “European Month of Culture.”
Wednesday, May 29, 2013The New York-based Kyrenia Opera performs Cyprus in the Heart of Europe, a concert of arias and songs from the Mediterranean featuring soprano Rebecca Davis, baritone Constantinos Yiannoudes, and pianist David Holkeboer, with classical and popular favorites by Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Tosti, Theodorakis, Hatzidakis, Markopoulos, Iakovides, and more. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Cyprus as part of the “European Month of Culture.”
Thursday, May 30, 2013Tamaki Kawakubo and FriendsIN THE FAMILY THEATERThe Overtures Chamber Music Project presents a group of young artists brought together by S&R Foundation Washington Award Winner Kawakubo.
Friday, May 31, 2013IN THE FAMILY THEATERThe S&R Foundation Artist Concert Series presents the pianist, one of Canada's most promising young concert artists.
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.
The Millennium Stage is brought to the public by Target Stores, with additional funding provided by
Capital One Bank, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc.,
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Jaylee M. Mead†, The Meredith Foundation,
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation,
Suzy and Bob Pence, Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, Thomas W. Haas Foundation,
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.