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Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
  • [February 6, 2016]

    Saturday, February 6, 2016
    Target Family Night: Revelations Workshop with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    DANCE CLASS STARTS AT 5:30 PM
    This performance will not be broadcast.
    Target Family Night: Learn choreography from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s most iconic work, Revelations. Master Teacher for Arts in Education and former dancer with the Alvin Ailey company, Nasha Thomas, teaches excerpts from the sections “I've Been 'Buked,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Rocka My Soul.” This is a beginner level class.

    This class will not be broadcast.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    Come back at 5:30 PM Eastern time to view today's live broadcast.


  • [February 7, 2016]

    Sunday, February 7, 2016
    Shenzhen Lily Girls’ Choir

    Regarded as a cultural calling card of the city of Shenzhen, China, the high school girls choir conducted by Hu Manxue performs a program of children’s choral music.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Shenzhen Lily Children’s Choir


  • [February 8, 2016]

    Monday, February 8, 2016
    Beijing Opera, Acrobats and Chinese Traditional Music by Henan Arts Troupe

    This performance features Beijing Opera, an art form combining singing, speaking, acting, and martial arts; traditional instrumental music on pipa, erhu, and bamboo flute; and stunning acrobatics of skills.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Henan Arts Troupe


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    Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Washington National Opera: Lost in the Stars Preview

    WNO Preview: Members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program offer a preview performance of the company’s upcoming production, Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars (Feb. 12–20 in the Eisenhower Theater).

    Featured Artist(s)

    Washington National Opera


  • [February 10, 2016]

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    LeeAnet Noble and Team Vicious

    The female percussion dance troupe Team Vicious performs exciting, and never-before-seen body music in collaboration with Lauretta Noble, Lionel Daniels, DJ The Josh Craig, recording artist Yahzarah, Kwame Opare (Stomp), Arin Maya, and other guests.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Team Vicious


  • [February 11, 2016]

    Thursday, February 11, 2016
    Listen Local First: The Sweater Set

    Listen Local First presents local folkstresses The Sweater Set and Jessica Eliot Myhre of the Bumper Jacksons and Letitia VanSant who will perform vintage love songs in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The duo backs up their vocal harmonies with ukulele, clarinet, guitar, and upright bass.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Sweater Set


  • [February 12, 2016]

    Friday, February 12, 2016
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Ricky Velez

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Recently named one of Variety’s 2015 “10 Comics to Watch,” Ricky Velez is a New-York based stand-up comic and actor who is currently a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Alex Barbag opens.

    This program contains mature themes and strong language. 

    Note: this program will not be streamed live or archived.
    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Ricky Velez


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    Saturday, February 13, 2016
    Cry, the Beloved Country!

    Rev. Nolan Williams Jr., artistic director, presents a concert of freedom songs from the South African liberation movement featuring combined choirs, Voices of Southern Africa and Williams’s D.C.- Voices of Inspiration, in performance with the Simunye Dance Ensemble of Southern Africa. Produced by NEWorks Productions as a community engagement initiative in support of Washington National Opera’s Lost in the Stars.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Rev. Nolan Williams Jr.


  • [February 14, 2016]

    Sunday, February 14, 2016
    Curtis Institute of Music

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Conservatory Project: Students from the Curtis Institute of Music perform Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire, featuring an ensemble of soprano, flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin/viola, cello, and piano.

    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Curtis Institute of Music


  • [February 15, 2016]

    Monday, February 15, 2016
    University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Conservatory Project: Students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance perform arias by Adams and Tchaikovsky; songs by Poulenc and Scheer; Hüe’s Fantaisie for flute and piano; Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D major; and movements from Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 5 for Solo Violin; among other works.

    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance


  • [February 16, 2016]

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Conservatory Project: Students from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University perform songs and arias for soprano by Massenet, Schumann, Burleigh, and Puccini; a movement from Marschnerr’s Sonata for Violin; Ravel’s Tzigane; Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano; Liszt’s Consolation No. 3 in D-flat major; and Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto for piano.

    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Northwestern University Bienen School of Music


  • [February 17, 2016]

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016
    San Francisco Conservatory of Music

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Conservatory Project: Students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music perform Shaw’s Entr’acte for string quartet; Zhang’s Between Love and Pain; Williams’s Meditation I; Goodhart’s Prelude and Gigue; and Riley’s Sunrise of the Planetary Dream Collector.

    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The San Francisco Conservatory of Music


  • [February 18, 2016]

    Thursday, February 18, 2016
    Cleveland Institute of Music

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Conservatory Project: Students from the Cleveland Institute of Music perform Grunfeld’s Paraphrase on a Theme from Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus; a movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major; Schumann’s Märchenbilder for viola and piano; Mahler’s “Liebst du um Schönheit” from Rückert Lieder, “Erinnerung” from Lieder und Gesänge, Vol. 1, and “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” from Rückert Lieder for voice and piano; and movements from Janácek’s String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata.”

    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Cleveland Institute of Music


  • [February 19, 2016]

    Friday, February 19, 2016
    Yale School of Music

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Conservatory Project: Students from the Yale School of Music perform Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles; an arrangement of Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco; Bresnick’s Just Time; Monteverdi’s Three Madrigals; and Schifrin’s La Nouvelle Orleans.

    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Yale School of Music


  • [February 20, 2016]

    Saturday, February 20, 2016
    Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Conservatory Project: Students from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University perform DiLorenzo’s Fire Dance; Hillborg’s Brass Quintet; Britten’s Reveille; a movement from Al-Zand’s Imaginary Scenes for Violin and Piano; movements from Barber’s Sonata for Piano; Ysaÿe’s Caprice d’après l’Etude en forme de Valse; Schumann’s Dichterliebe; and Donizetti’s “Ah! Mes Amis” from La fille du regiment.

    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University


  • [February 21, 2016]

    Sunday, February 21, 2016
    Oberlin Conservatory of Music

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Conservatory Project: Students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music perform movements from Norman’s The Companion Guide to Rome; Carter’s Gra for solo clarinet; Bach’s Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, on marimba; and movements from Saint-Saëns’s Sonata No. 1 in D minor for violin and piano. 

    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Oberlin Conservatory of Music


  • [February 22, 2016]

    Monday, February 22, 2016
    Juilliard School

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Conservatory Project: Students from the Juilliard School perform Haydn’s String Quartet in B-flat Major and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E minor.

    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Juilliard School


  • [February 23, 2016]

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    DC Legendary Musicians Band with Cash Jones

    The DC Legendary Musicians Band performs with emcee/hip-hop artist Cash Jones. Born in Northeast D.C., Jones grew up surrounded by music thanks to his father, Mike Jones, and the Motown sound of Jimi Smooth & HitTime. He belongs to the Composition League Music Group and has a catalog of videos and songs on YouTube and spinrilla.com.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Cash Jones


  • [February 24, 2016]

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    ScottClark4tet

    The ScottClark4tet performs its new suite, Bury My Heart, which is partially inspired by Dee Brown’s book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, as well as Clark’s own research into his Native American ancestry. The group is originally from Richmond, Virginia and is led by drummer Scott Clark.

    Featured Artist(s)

    ScottClark4tet


  • [February 25, 2016]

    Thursday, February 25, 2016
    Meena's Dream

    IN TERRACE THEATER
    In Meena’s Dream, Anu Yadav weaves a tale of nine-year-old Meena who wishes her mother could afford the medicine she needs, and Hindu God Lord Krishna who pleads for Meena’s help in his war against the Worry Machine. The play creates a magical world through storytelling and live music, from South Indian classical to indie folk. Music is by Anjna Swaminathan, Rajna Swaminathan, and Sam McCormally. 

    Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Anu Yadav


  • [February 26, 2016]

    Friday, February 26, 2016
    Alexander Claffy

    Alexander Claffy, a young lion of the New York jazz scene for the past five years, makes his Kennedy Center debut. The 23 year-old bassist from Philadelphia just finished writing, recording, and producing his self-titled debut album, CLAFFY, which introduces many of New York’s unheard young talents, including vocal powerhouse Michael Stephenson. Part of Elijah Jamal Balbed’s new Rising Stars Series.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Alexander Claffy


  • [February 27, 2016]

    Saturday, February 27, 2016
    Son Little

    James A. Johnson Young Artist Series: Aaron Livingston, who goes by the stage name Son Little, performs songs from his self-titled debut album. The rhythm and blues musician is the son of a preacher and originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also known for his work with The Roots and RJD2.

     

    Featured Artist(s)

    Son Little


  • [February 28, 2016]

    Sunday, February 28, 2016
    The Clara Barton Sessions

    The Clara Barton Sessions were recorded by a group of D.C.-based musicians in one night on March 14-15, 2015 in Clara Barton’s Missing Soldier’s Office located at 7th and E Streets, Northwest. Each musician chose a song from the Civil War era that could have echoed in these rooms. Each musician also composed a new song addressing the personal stories of soldiers and civilians alike. This is not a reenactment or a period piece, but rather a demonstration of the living tradition of music that transcends through time, as authentic now as it was 150 years ago.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Jonny Grave


  • [February 29, 2016]

    Monday, February 29, 2016
    Spencer Branch

    Spencer Branch makes its Kennedy Center debut. The collaboration of siblings Martha and Kilby Spencer from Whitetop Mountain, Virgina, along with North Carolina native Kelley Breiding, the trio plays music drawn from their mountain heritage in addition to traditional country, bluegrass, and original songs. Their vocal harmonies and exciting fiddle tunes are a powerful combination sure to keep you entertained.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Spencer Branch


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