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Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required

Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
  • [May 30, 2015]

    Saturday, May 30, 2015
    NSO Prelude

    Members of the NSO play chamber works by Loeillet, Moszkowski, and Sarasate.

    Featured Artist(s)

    NSO Prelude
    Come back at 6:00 PM Eastern time to view today's live broadcast.


  • [May 31, 2015]

    Sunday, May 31, 2015
    Janelle Gill: Exploring Strayhorn!

    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.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Janelle Gill


  • [June 1, 2015]

    Monday, June 1, 2015
    Woodrow Wilson High School Vocal Music Program

    The performance features the DC public school’s Concert Choir, Women’s Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and The Wilson Singers.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Woodrow Wilson High School Vocal Music Program


  • [June 2, 2015]

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015
    Victor Provost Quartet

    The D.C.-based steelpan player and his quartet perform music from his soon-to-be-recorded project Bright Eyes.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Victor Provost Synthesis Quartet


  • [June 3, 2015]

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015
    Levine Music's Voice Department

    Students from the community music school’s renowned Act Two @ Levine musical theater program and adult choruses perform.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Levine Music


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    Thursday, June 4, 2015
    Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band

    Army Goes to the Opera! with songs and arias from well-known operas such as Rigoletto, La Cenerentola, Der Rosenkavalier, and Werther.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The United States Army Field Band


  • [June 5, 2015]

    Friday, June 5, 2015
    Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

    Members of the KCOHO play Onslow’s String Quartet in C minor and Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F major.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra


  • [June 6, 2015]

    Saturday, June 6, 2015
    MyTix My Way Soirée Pre and Post-Let's Be Frank Swing Dance Party

    Join in a celebration of the centennial year of Frank Sinatra’s birth with the acclaimed Seth Kibel Quintet. Tom Koerner and Debra Sternberg (Gottaswing) lead free swing dance lessons at 5 p.m. After the Let's Be Frank NSO Pops concert, the fun continues 10 p.m.–midnight with more dancing, social photo booths, and cash bars pouring signature cocktails.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Gottaswing
    Seth Kibel Quartet


  • [June 7, 2015]

    Sunday, June 7, 2015
    The Fairfax Wind Symphony

    A Salute to the Cappies features music from Broadway favorites and Cappies-nominated shows, including Chicago, West Side Story, and Fiddler on the Roof.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Fairfax Wind Symphony


  • [June 8, 2015]

    Monday, June 8, 2015
    Elijah Balbed & The JoGo Project

    The D.C.-based group created by saxophonist Elijah Balbed brings its mix of jazz, rock, hip-hop, and, of course, go-go for a lively performance. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Elijah Balbed & The JoGo Project


  • [June 9, 2015]

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015
    Rep Ya Hood: The Untold Stories of D.C. Neighborhoods

    Poets and MCs in this city-wide spoken-word and rap competition face off for college scholarships. Presented in collaboration with Words Beats & Life and The Diamond Cutter DJs.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Words Beats & Life


  • [June 10, 2015]

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Sweet Lu Sextet

    Vocalist Sweet Lu Olutosin and his sextet perform a unique brand of soul jazz, blended with straight-ahead styles. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Sweet Lu Sextet


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    Thursday, June 11, 2015
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: W. Kamau Bell

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Praised by the New York Times as "the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years," Bell has multiple comedy albums to his credit, is a regular on several of the biggest comedy podcasts including WTF with Marc Maron, and was named an Ambassador of Racial Justice by the ACLU. 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. Note: this program will be streamed live but will not be archived.

    Featured Artist(s)

    W. Kamau Bell


  • [June 12, 2015]

    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Alison Crockett

    Known for her velvety tone and sensual singing-style, the acclaimed vocalist stands out as the quintessential nu jazz/progressive soul singer of her generation. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Alison Crockett


  • [June 13, 2015]

    Saturday, June 13, 2015
    Siné Qua Non

    Igniting the stage with its fusion of classical and world music flavors, the jazz quintet is joined by Elite String Quartet and vocalist Christie Dashiell for selections from their upcoming album Of the People. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Christie Dashiell
    Siné Qua Non


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    Sunday, June 14, 2015
    Crush Funk Brass

    The local jazz band aims to bring life to the city through music where it’s least expected. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Crush Funk Brass


  • [June 15, 2015]

    Monday, June 15, 2015
    Danny Rothschild: Home, Again

    IN THE THEATER LAB
    Written by Rothschild, Home, Again tells the story of Dakota, who has returned to the small town of Silver Creek for a family funeral, 11 years after she ran away, and reconnects with her friend Lucy. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation. *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)

    Danny Rothschild


  • [June 16, 2015]

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015
    Ranjani Murthy

    The accomplished dancer is skilled in Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi styles of Indian classical dance. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Ranjani Murthy


  • [June 17, 2015]

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    Joel Fan

    From China with Love–Connecting Cultures through Music is an engaging piano recital that showcases both Chinese and Western favorites. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Joel Fan


  • [June 18, 2015]

    Thursday, June 18, 2015
    Teodross “Teo”Avery

    A Jazz Sound features a jazz quartet led by the award-winning saxophonist, who has performed with Amy Winehouse, G-Unit All Stars, and Joss Stone. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Teodross “Teo” Avery


  • [June 19, 2015]

    Friday, June 19, 2015
    Brittany Bailey Dance Company

    The Company performs Shape Dance. Bailey’s technique, The Dance Warm-Up, emphasizes moving with the body and not against it. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Brittany Bailey


  • [June 20, 2015]

    Saturday, June 20, 2015
    Mariela Shaker

    The accomplished Syrian violinist performs to raise awareness about the plight of Syrian refugees. Part of UNHCR World Refugee Day.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Mariela Shaker


  • [June 21, 2015]

    Sunday, June 21, 2015
    YoungArts: Chicago Harp Quartet

    Featured Artist(s)

    Chicago Harp Quartet


  • [June 22, 2015]

    Monday, June 22, 2015
    YoungArts: Lost & Found

    Featured Artist(s)

    Lost & Found


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    Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    Listen Local First D.C.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Listen Local First


  • [June 24, 2015]

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    Smithsonian Folklife Festival: New Inca Son

    Featured Artist(s)

    New Inca Son


  • [June 25, 2015]

    Thursday, June 25, 2015
    Classical Movements: Coro Entrevoces

    Featured Artist(s)

    Coro Entrevoces


  • [June 26, 2015]

    Friday, June 26, 2015
    The Israeli-Palestinian YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Israeli-Palestinian YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus


  • [June 28, 2015]

    Sunday, June 28, 2015
    Tapiola Chamber Choir

    Featured Artist(s)

    Tapiola Chamber Choir


  • [June 29, 2015]

    Monday, June 29, 2015
    Classical Movements: Australian Children's Choir & Los Angeles Children's Chorus

    Featured Artist(s)

    Australian Children’s Choir
    Los Angeles Children’s Chorus


  • [June 30, 2015]

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Marinera Viva

    Featured Artist(s)

    Marinera Viva


  • [July 1, 2015]

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015
    Smithsonian Folklife Festival: TUTUMA

    Featured Artist(s)

    TUTUMA


  • [July 2, 2015]

    Thursday, July 2, 2015
    Smithsonian Folklife Festival: El Trio de la Estudiantina Municipal de Ayacucho and Tradiciones Carumeñas

    Featured Artist(s)

    Tradiciones Carumeñas
    El Trio de la Estudiantina Municipal de Ayacucho


  • [July 3, 2015]

    Friday, July 3, 2015
    Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Los Wembler’s de Iquitos

    Featured Artist(s)

    Los Wembler’s de Iquitos


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    Saturday, July 4, 2015
    Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Band

    Featured Artist(s)

    Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Band


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