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Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
  • [April 26, 2015]

    Sunday, April 26, 2015
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Ophira Eisenberg

    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.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Ophira Eisenberg
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  • [April 27, 2015]

    Monday, April 27, 2015
    The Youth Symphonic Orchestra and Choir “Polígono Don Bosco”

    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.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Youth Symphonic Orchestra and Choir “Polígono Don Bosco”


  • [April 28, 2015]

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    Seneca Valley High School Chamber Choir & The Luther Jackson Concert 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.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Luther Jackson Concert Choir
    Seneca Valley High School Chamber Choir


  • [April 29, 2015]

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    Maris Briežkalns Quintet plays Rothko in Jazz

    The Latvian quintet performs works inspired by the great artwork of Mark Rothko with a unique audiovisual project. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Latvia.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Maris Briezkalns Quintet


  • [April 30, 2015]

    Thursday, April 30, 2015
    Rebellum—Selections from Brer Rabbit: The Opera ~ A Funky Meditation on Gentrification & Other Fey, Lovely, and Krunk Songs

    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.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Rebellum


  • [May 1, 2015]

    Friday, May 1, 2015
    H2O in Concert

    The Paraguayan ensemble performs with instruments made from recycled materials related to water—such as bottles, hoses, pipes, faucets, and funnels—in this unique show promoting environmental awareness.

    Featured Artist(s)

    H20 Ensemble


  • [May 2, 2015]

    Saturday, May 2, 2015
    NSO Prelude

    Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play chamber works by Poulenc and Schumann.

    Featured Artist(s)

    NSO Prelude


  • [May 3, 2015]

    Sunday, May 3, 2015
    Target Family Night: CaribeNostrum

    The Cuban quintet, formed by musicians of the YOA Orchestra of the Americas, presents a repertoire of recognized Latin American works with classical arrangements. The program combines the virtuosic elements of classical music, jazz, and American folk tunes.

    Featured Artist(s)

    CaribeNostrum


  • [May 4, 2015]

    Monday, May 4, 2015
    Duke Ellington Jazz Presents Reignite: Fanning The Flames

    The Jazz Orchestra and The Mellow Tones, two student groups, present Reignite: Fanning the Flames, featuring music of Ellington, Strayhorn, Holiday, and Gaye.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Duke Ellington School of the Arts


  • [May 5, 2015]

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    Dr. Mira Yang and the Asian American Music Society

    Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with the group’s program entitled Asian, Spiritual, and Zarzuela Songs featuring Society president Dr. Yang, who is on the voice faculty at George Mason University and an adjunct at American University.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Asian American Music Society
    Mira Yang


  • [May 6, 2015]

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    D.C. Youth Orchestra

    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    The orchestra has fostered musical development and changed lives of more than 50,000 D.C. youths for more than 50 years and was the first youth orchestra to perform at the Kennedy Center. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    DC Youth Orchestra


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    Thursday, May 7, 2015
    School Without Walls Stage Band and Senior High School Concert Choir

    Students share the stage for an evening of instrumental and vocal performances. Both groups have performed at venues and in events around D.C.

    Featured Artist(s)

    School Without Walls Stage Band
    School Without Walls Senior High School Concert Choir


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    Friday, May 8, 2015
    Washington National Opera Preview: Cinderella

    Members of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program perform selections from the upcoming production of Rossini’s Cinderella with Ken Weiss as host.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Washington National Opera
    Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program


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    Saturday, May 9, 2015
    Curtis Harding

    The Georgia-based singer makes his Kennedy Center debut with music inspired by the old soul of yesterday.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Curtis Harding


  • [May 10, 2015]

    Sunday, May 10, 2015
    Harlem Nights/U Street Lights: A Collaborative Presentation of The Apollo and the Kennedy Center

    With dual pianos onstage, all-star pianists Jason Moran, Marc Cary (Music Director), Bertha Hope, and Gerald Clayton connect the dots between jazz luminaries with histories in both New York and D.C., including late greats Duke Ellington and Dr. Billy Taylor. In addition, 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.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Afro Blue
    Brianna Thomas
    Queen Esther


  • [May 11, 2015]

    Monday, May 11, 2015
    Christie Dashiell

    The D.C.-born jazz vocalist showcases her contemporary and soulful flair. She is a Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alum, has appeared on NBC’s The Sing-Off, and has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Smokey Robinson, and others.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Christie Dashiell


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    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    NSO Youth Fellows

    Participants in the NSO training program play Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Ravel’s Sonata for violin and cello.

    Featured Artist(s)

    NSO Youth Fellows


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    Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    NSO Youth Fellows

    Participants in the NSO training program play Persichetti’s Serenade for flute and harp and Ewald’s brass quintet.

    Featured Artist(s)

    NSO Youth Fellows


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    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    NSO Youth Fellows

    Graduating seniors from the NSO training program perform solos: percussionist Alex Arshadi, euphonium player Kevin Joel Broom Jr., cellist Didi Park, French horn player Nathaniel Silberschlag, and violinist Abigail Tucker.

    Featured Artist(s)

    NSO Youth Fellows


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    Friday, May 15, 2015
    Camille Thurman

    The jazz saxophonist/vocalist/composer and runner-up for the 2014 International Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition performs with her quartet. Part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Camille Thurman


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    Saturday, May 16, 2015
    Shacara Rogers

    The vocalist, a Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead and Howard University alumna, performs in her Kennedy Center debut as a headlining artist. Part of the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Shacara Rogers


  • [May 17, 2015]

    Sunday, May 17, 2015
    Levine Music Honors Students

    Vocal students from the community music school, where children and adults find lifelong inspiration through music, perform a varied program.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Levine School of Music


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    Monday, May 18, 2015
    American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra’s Chamber Ensemble

    Led by the orchestra’s ensemble-in-residence, the Ensemble da Camera of Washington, the group performs its closing program of the season.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra


  • [May 19, 2015]

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    Vocal Arts D.C. presents Colleen Daly and Julia Dawson

    The first and second prize winners of Vocal Arts DC’s Art Song Discovery Competition offer a varied program to serve as an introduction to the endless richness of the classical song literature.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Colleen Daly
    Julia Dawson
    Vocal Arts DC


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    Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    Washington National Opera 2015–2016 Season Preview

    Members of WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and other special guests perform songs to preview the upcoming season.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
    Washington National Opera


  • [May 21, 2015]

    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Moshe Kosher

    IN THE FAMILY THEATER
    The L.A.-based comedian was selected as one of Variety Magazine’s Ten Comics to Watch, iTunes’s Comic of the Year, was a writer for NBC’s The New Normal, and has been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Showtime’s Shameless, and more. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Family Theater Lobby starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Moshe Kasher


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    Friday, May 22, 2015
    VSA International Young Soloists Competition

    Outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 14–25, are recognized, and the four winners get to attend the VSA International Young Soloists Professional Development Weekend and perform on the Millennium Stage.

    Featured Artist(s)

    VSA International Young Soloists


  • [May 23, 2015]

    Saturday, May 23, 2015
    Marko Hatlak

    The Slovenian accordionist explores the versatility of his instrument in a solo concert featuring baroque, contemporary, and folk music. He infuses each performance with witty storytelling and spices up some of the pieces with singing. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Slovenia.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Marko Hatlak


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    Sunday, May 24, 2015
    Listen Local First D.C.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Listen Local First


  • [May 25, 2015]

    Monday, May 25, 2015
    The Greek Chamber Music Project

    The group performs classical music by Greek composers, both little-known and popular, as well as Western classical works. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Greece.

    Featured Artist(s)

    The Greek Chamber Music Project


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    Tuesday, May 26, 2015
    Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble

    The 14 dancers, ages 10 to 18, perform tap routines to works by Vivaldi, Bach, and other contemporary pieces by modern composers and pop artists.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble


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    Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Ensemble Harmonia: Exploring Slovakia’s Folkloric Traditions!

    Discover the rich culture of Slovakia through music, dance, costumes, and more. Part of the Third Annual European Month of Culture. Presented in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassy of Slovakia.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Ensemble Harmonia


  • [May 28, 2015]

    Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Zulal and Ara Dinkjian

    The vocal trio and famed oud player join forces to present a celebration of Armenian culture. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Zulal and Ara Dinkjian


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    Friday, May 29, 2015
    Robert Priore and Trent D. Williams Jr.

    Dancer and choreographer Priore collaborates with performer and dance instructor Williams Jr. in an original work.

    Featured Artist(s)

    Robert Priore
    Trent D. Williams, Jr.


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    Saturday, May 30, 2015
    NSO Prelude

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

    Featured Artist(s)

    NSO Prelude


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    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


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