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Local Dance Commissioning Project

The Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project (LDCP) supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series. Learn More

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Conservatory Project

Music's rising stars from the nation's top conservatories performing in the Terrace Theater

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Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required

Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted

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  • Monday, January 26, 2015

    [January 26, 2015]
    Target Family Night: Duke Ellington School of the Arts
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    Three student vocal ensembles present The Many Moods of Ellington. The Mellow Tones, led by pianist and composer Mark Meadows, delights with compelling harmonies and improvisational stylings. The Dukes of Ellington, a young men’s choir (grades 9–12), performs standard literature for men's choirs and is led by Steven M. Allen. Sophisticated Ladies (grades 9–11), led by vocalist Sylvia Twine, offers classical and musical theater selections.
    Come back at 6:00 PM Eastern time to view today's live broadcast.
  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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    The group is comprised of the school’s top vocal and instrumental students.
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    [January 28, 2015]
    Tarus Mateen and WestAfroEast
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    Jazz bassist and member of the Jason Moran band Mateen leads the thrilling group—Umar Mateen on drums, Radji Mateen on saxophone, Abdu Mboup on percussion, Hope Udobi plays keyboard, and Samir Moulay, guitar—in African roots music and Afro-Cuban and Malian dance grooves.
  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

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    Participants in the NSO training program—Joe Broom (euphonium), Alex Arshaid (marimba), Abigail Tucker (violin), Tavifa Cojocari (violin), Eric Costantino (viola), Mairéad Flory (cello), Nathanael High (trumpet), Forrest Johnston (trumpet), Nathaniel Silberschlag (horn), Katie Franke (trombone), and Diego Stine (tuba)—play chamber works.
  • Friday, January 30, 2015

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    Participants in the NSO training program—Juliana Lu-Yang (violin), Sarah Slate (violin), Nadia Jo (cello), Areen Kim (bass), Xander Day (flute), Corinne Foley (oboe), Hannah Conn (clarinet), Marin Williams (bassoon), Gaby Pho (horn), Jillian Khoo (violin), Julia Angelov (violin), Stephan Loh (viola), Didi Park (cello), and Naenah Jeon (cello)—play chamber works.
  • Saturday, January 31, 2015

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    NSO members Natasha Bogachek (violin) and Zino Bogachek (viola), and Natsuki Fukasawa (piano), play chamber works by Brahms and Fuchs.
  • Sunday, February 1, 2015

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    Scot Reese presents My Favorite Things
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  • Monday, February 2, 2015

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    Imani-Grace Cooper Sings Fitzgerald
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  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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    Radford University Percussion Ensemble
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  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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    Washington National Opera Preview: Dialogues of the Carmelites and The Flying Dutchmen
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  • Thursday, February 5, 2015

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    Ashley Daneman Band presents Beauty Indestructable
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  • Friday, February 6, 2015

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    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids
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  • Saturday, February 7, 2015

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    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: learn Revelations!
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  • Sunday, February 8, 2015

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    Colette: The Author of Gigi in Her Own Words written by Zack Rogow and performed by Lorri Holt
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  • Monday, February 9, 2015

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  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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  • Thursday, February 12, 2015

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  • Friday, February 13, 2015

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  • Saturday, February 14, 2015

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    Eunbi Kim presents a Daniel Bernard Roumain world premiere
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  • Sunday, February 15, 2015

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    Conservatory Project: Curtis Institute of Music
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  • Monday, February 16, 2015

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    Conservatory Project: Curtis Institute of Music
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  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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    Conservatory Project: Manhattan School of Music
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  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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    Conservatory Project: Cleveland Institute of Music
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  • Thursday, February 19, 2015

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    Conservatory Project: University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
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  • Friday, February 20, 2015

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    Conservatory Project: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
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  • Saturday, February 21, 2015

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    Conservatory Project: Yale School of Music
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  • Sunday, February 22, 2015

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    Conservatory Project: Peabody Institute
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  • Monday, February 23, 2015

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  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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    Apollo Orchestra featuring Harolyn Blackwell
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  • Thursday, February 26, 2015

    [February 26, 2015]
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Hari Kondabolu
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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    The New York Times has called Hari Kondabolu “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” Hari served as a writer and correspondent on the Chris Rock–produced television show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX, and has performed on the Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. Opening set by Elahe Izadi. 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.
  • Friday, February 27, 2015

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  • Saturday, February 28, 2015

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    IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix presents Ukulele Joy: A Strum-Along Jam Session with The Sweater Set and Louis Hall
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  • Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    [March 3, 2015]
    Coral Cantigas (U.S.)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Directed by Puerto Rico-born Diana Sáez, this local chorus performs many styles of Latin American, Spanish, and Caribbean choral music in Spanish, Portuguese, and indigenous languages and dialects of the Americas—such as Nahuatl, Quechua, and Creole—with bilingual texts to allow audiences to follow along.
  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    [March 4, 2015]
    Metales M5 (Mexico)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Mix the shenanigans of the Blues Brothers with the seriousness of the Canadian Brass and you have Mexico's leading brass quintet. They synthesize classical, contemporary, folk, film, and pops arrangements with brilliant costumes, audience interaction, and Latin American charm.
  • Thursday, March 5, 2015

    [March 5, 2015]
    Claudia Acuña (Chile): Homage to Violeta Parra
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Possessing one of the most beautiful and compelling voices in jazz and creative music, the Chilean singer/songwriter presents a special program in honor of late Chilean composer/folklorist Violeta Parra, whose "Gracias a la Vida" is one of the most covered Latin American songs in history.
  • Friday, March 6, 2015

    [March 6, 2015]
    Papo Vázquez's Pirates Troubadours (Puerto Rico/U.S.)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    The veteran trombonist, composer, and Grammy nominee has performed and recorded jazz, Latin, Afro-Caribbean, and classical music for more than 35 years. He was recently invited by "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band to lead and direct their first Afro-Caribbean jazz performance in D.C.
  • Saturday, March 7, 2015

    [March 7, 2015]
    Moreira Chonguiça (Mozambique)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Making his U.S. debut, the internationally renowned saxophonist—also a well-known producer, composer, and ethnomusicologist—has performed across Mozambique, South Africa, and Brazil as well as in several international festivals.
  • Sunday, March 8, 2015

    [March 8, 2015]
    Piano Marathon Cubano featuring Jorge Luis Pacheco, Harold López-Nussa, and Aldo López-Gavilán (Cuba)
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    Begins at 5 p.m. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Three of Cuba's top jazz pianists perform a lively two-hour marathon concert with one, two, or all three onstage at any given time. Pacheco is also a percussionist, composer, and vocalist, while López-Nussa is an outstanding young jazz interpreter, and López-Gavilán was born to a family of acclaimed classical musicians. In partnership with FUNDarte.
  • Monday, March 9, 2015

    [March 9, 2015]
    Sílvia Pérez Cruz and Raül Fernández Miró (Spain)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Two of Spain's rising musical talents—collaborators for nearly a decade—present a unique blend of jazz, flamenco, and fado music. Vocalist Sílvia Pérez Cruz sings in seven languages; her first album went gold in Spain. Guitarist Raül Fernández Miró learned flamenco alongside Kiko Veneno.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    [March 10, 2015]
    Romero Lubambo (Brazil) and Hernán Romero (Spain)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    This dynamic musical pairing features two acclaimed classical guitarists performing a blend of styles. Lubambo has performed and recorded with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Harry Belafonte, and Diana Krall. Romero has hit the Top 10 World Music Billboard charts, and his music has been featured in major motion pictures.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    [March 11, 2015]
    Al Andalusyun – Arabic Andalusian Ensemble featuring Hadi Eldebek (U.S./Lebanon)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

    The composer, oud player, and Arabic music teaching artist has performed with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, Brooklyn Philharmonic, and more. Hadi will introduce poetry and music in the traditional Arab-Andalusian repertoire, performed by Farah Siraj (vocals), Navid Kandelousi (violin), Zafer Tawil (Qanun), Ramzi Edelbi (percussion), and Mohamad Eldebek (percussion).

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015

    [March 12, 2015]
    Nathalie Handal and Hanna Khoury (U.S.)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Handal's most recent books include the critically acclaimed Poet in Andalucía and Love and Strange Horses. Khoury is a violinist trained in Arab and Western classical music. In a performance combining music with Handal's writings, they'll explore the vast Arab influences in Iberian arts and culture.
  • Friday, March 13, 2015

    [March 13, 2015]
    Manhattan Camerata (Argentina/Portugal): Tango-Fado Project with Maestro Daniel Binelli
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    The New York–based chamber orchestra integrates Western music with world instruments and styles. Exploring the connections between Argentine tango and Portuguese fado, this performance features fado singer Catarina Avelar, pianist Polly Ferman, and Argentine composer/bandoneón player Maestro Daniel Binelli.
  • Saturday, March 14, 2015

    [March 14, 2015]
    Leticia Moreno with Christoph Eschenbach (Spain/Germany)
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    Violinist Leticia Moreno will be joined by NSO Music Director and pianist Christoph Eschenbach for a duo recital of music from the Iberian Peninsula. Leticia Muñoz Moreno has earned praise for her "captivating vehemence, virtuosity, and brilliancy" (El Païs).
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015

    [March 15, 2015]
    Hiromi Suda (Japan)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Originally from Japan, this stunning vocalist began her studies at Berklee College of Music and soon developed a keen interest in Brazilian music. She produces a singular and innovative sound, recognized by critics as a serious contribution in vocal style and technique.
  • Monday, March 16, 2015

    [March 16, 2015]
    The Gift (Portugal)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Formed in 1994, this popular alternative rock band has performed around the world in Germany, Macau, Paris, Spain, Prague, the United States, and more, with highlights including South by Southwest and the Sonar Festival. They've also toured with bands like The Flaming Lips. In partnership with Arte Institute.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    [March 17, 2015]
    Sofia Ribeiro (Portugal/Colombia) and Luísa Sobral (Portugal)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Two of the today's top female Portuguese musicians perform a double bill. Multi-award-winning singer Ribeiro is a past participant of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center. Songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sobral's first album went platinum and was nominated for two Golden Globes. In partnership with Arte Institute
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    [March 18, 2015]
    José André (Bolivia)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Making his U.S. debut, this nine-year-old pianist and Latin jazz phenom, who is blind, has performed with many great jazz musicians throughout Bolivia, Brazil, and Peru. Both Reuters and the BBC have covered him in international news stories.
  • Thursday, March 19, 2015

    [March 19, 2015]
    António Zambujo (Portugal)
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    The acclaimed fado singer merges cante alentejano (male chant from southern Portugal with North African influences) with traditional fado, bossa nova, Brazilian popular music, and jazz. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 as part of Carnegie's World Views program. In partnership with Arte Institute
  • Friday, March 20, 2015

    [March 20, 2015]
    Rodrigo Leão (Portugal)
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    The founding musician behind well-known Portuguese ensemble Madredeus—and founding member of indie-rock band Sétima Legião—began a solo career in 1993. He has also composed scores for several films, including 2013's The Butler directed by Lee Daniels. In partnership with Arte Institute
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015

    [March 21, 2015]
    Brass Ensemble São Paulo (Brazil): Carmen Miranda, Carnival, and Beyond
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    Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix
    Making their U.S. debut, an ensemble of musicians from the São Paulo Youth Orchestra plays a program of South American rhythms including songs made famous by Portuguese Brazilian entertainer Carmen Miranda, popular songs from Carnival, and more.
  • Friday, March 27, 2015

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    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Ron Funches
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    IN THE FAMILY THEATER
    Stand-up comedian Ron Funches’s easygoing, inventive style sounds the way fresh chocolate chip cookies taste. Ron performs stand-up all over the United States, impressing audiences everywhere. He has performed live on TBS's Conan O'Brien Show and is a regular on E!’s Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central’s @Midnight, and The Kroll Show.
  • Sunday, May 10, 2015

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    Harlem Nights / U Street Lights
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    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.
More performances to be announced soon.