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July 31, 2015
Washington International Piano Festival

The Festival returns to the Kennedy Center for solo and group performances by selected 2015 WIPF participants. Hosted by the Catholic University of America, the Festival seeks to provide a learning experience by engaging participants and observers in master classes, lectures, and performances.

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July 30, 2015
Listen Local First

The D.C. band is the creative union of artists Alex Braden (Young Rapids, Bella Russia), Drew Hagelin (Cigarette), Margot MacDonald, Sam Raymond (Rival Skies), Sarah Schaffer (Lies About), and Fiona Kohrman. A finalist in NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, the group made its live debut by playing three consecutive sold out performances in February 2015. Presented in collaboration with Listen Local First D.C.

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July 29, 2015
Creole United

The group was founded by Andre Thierry and Sean Ardoin, and its mission is to further Louisiana’s Creole music tradition by creating new standards that incorporate the old styles. Creole United is a movement and a band that includes Creole artists from all living generations and styles. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

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July 28, 2015
All-American Boys Choir

America’s quintessential professional boys’ chorus makes its Millennium Stage debut. Based in Costa Mesa, California, the chorus is comprised of more than 100 boys ages 8-15 drawn from throughout Southern California.

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July 27, 2015
Ukuleles for Peace

The group brings its socially conscious message to the Millennium Stage community. The orchestra seeks to drive the wheel of social change by creating long-term opportunities for Jews and Arabs to meet and befriend one another.

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July 26, 2015
Laura Dodd

The final performance of the 25/40 Celebration will showcase four unique artists performing four different styles of music. Enjoy performances by American pianist, conductor, and 2007 Kennedy Center Honoree Leon Fleisher; The Glee Project finalist Ali Stroker; Alabama-born songstress Laura Dodd, and versatile piano virtuoso and tenor Carlos Ibay! Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 25, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

At 7 p.m., the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, featuring the winner of the Concerto Competition, performs Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.

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July 25, 2015
AXIS Dance Company

The Kennedy Center and the Dizzy Feet Foundation present National Dance Day: Dance for Everybody. This free, two-and-a-half-hour celebration features a wide variety of dance classes and performances, including the well-known physically integrated AXIS Dance Company and local tap artist Baakari Wilder, among others.

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July 24, 2015
Blessing Offor

Blessing Offor is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and professional speaker who has appeared on The Voice and with musical legends Tower of Power and the Temptations. A 2010 VSA International Young Soloist Award recipient, his first full-length record was released this past February. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 23, 2015
Michael Cleveland

The winner of nine International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, Michael Cleveland is one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation. Together with his band Flamekeeper, four-time IBMA Instrumental Group winners, Cleveland, who is blind, delivers some of the most powerful, exciting, and authentic bluegrass. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 22, 2015
Shimon Robotic

Georgia Tech’s Robotic Musicians and Musical Cyborgs features Shimon, the robotic marimba player, alongside other robotic musicians and a drummer who wears an assistive robotic drumming prosthesis. Shimon utilizes artificial intelligence and creativity algorithms that push musical experiences and outcomes to uncharted domains. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 21, 2015
25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Join us for this family friendly event in which three Deaf storytellers enthrall children and adults alike with stories told in American Sign Language with voice interpretation. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 20, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1, Maurer’s Concertante for Four Violins in A Minor, Op. 55, Bliss’s Oboe Quintet, and Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango in small chamber ensembles.

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July 19, 2015
Frankie Lee

Whether Lee writes his world-weary alt-country songs because he knows how to sing 'em, or the other way around, he's found a calling. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 18, 2015
Brother Ali

Hip-hop artist Brother Ali is a social activist and cultural icon whose music sheds light on controversial issues. His sharp perspective has earned him accolades from Rolling Stone and NPR, and Dr. Cornel West has praised his musical activism. 

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July 17, 2015
VSA International Young Soloists

Representatives from the past ten years of the VSA International Young Soloists Award Program perform. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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July 16, 2015
Josh Blue

Comedians Josh Blue and Shannon DeVido will open the 25/40 celebration with a stand-up comedy performance. Headliner Josh Blue won the fourth season of NBC’s reality series Last Comic Standing. As a comedian living with cerebral palsy, Blue centers much of his act on his disability. Shannon DeVido is a comedian, actress, and singer who launched the popular web series Stare at Shannon, breaking the conventional image of disability through comedy. This performance, part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries highlighting the history, art, and culture of the disability community, is being offered in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and will be made available in embassies and consulates around the world via live-streaming.

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July 15, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform J.S. Bach’s Fugue in G, Ewazen’s Eaglehawk Trombone Trios, Schubert’s Octet in F Major, and Mendelssohn’s String Octet in small and large chamber ensembles.

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July 14, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Dvorák’s String Quintet, Op. 77, Beach’s Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, and Arnold’s Brass Quintet, Op. 73 in small chamber ensembles.

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July 13, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Barber’s Woodwind Quintet, Debussy’s String Quartet No. 1, Schubert’s Trout Piano Quintet, and Brahms’s Horn Trio in E-flat Major in small chamber ensembles.   

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July 12, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

The orchestra performs Strauss’s Don Juan and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2. IN THE CONCERT HALL

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July 11, 2015
WNO Opera Institute at American University

Participants in the WNO Opera Institute collaborate for a musical evening featuring classical singers. The Institute is a three-week summer program that brings passionate, talented young musicians together to experience opera in a professional and nurturing environment.

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July 10, 2015
Junichi Fukuda

Cellist Tim Park and pianist Tanya Gabrielian play solo pieces by J.S. Bach and dancer Junichi Fukuda performs a modern dance work entitled Ecolosion. The S&R Foundation’s Washington Award recognizes young artists in various artistic fields, especially those who make a contribution to international cultural collaboration.

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July 9, 2015
Musiq Soulchild

A panel discussion that takes an up-close look at the music and life of James Dewitt Yancey (aka J Dilla) from the unique perspective of fellow music producers, highly-respected DJs, incredible artists, and special guests. Guests include Amp Fiddler, Slum Village, Musiq Soulchild, DJ Spinna, Georgia Anne Muldrow, 9th Wonder and Timothy Anne Burnside (Smithsonian NMAAHC). This program may contain mature themes and strong language. Part of D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival and the 10th Annual D.C. Loves Dilla festivities at the Kennedy Center and The Howard Theatre. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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July 8, 2015
Hip Hop Theater Festival

Intersects addiction, religion, and the law in a government-sponsored drug rehabilitation program. In this timely and personal exploration of the criminal justice system, an “anonymous” narrator shifts in-and-out of four characters as he examines his place in what appears to be a cultural rite of passage. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Part of D.C. Hip-Hop Theater Festival. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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July 7, 2015
NSO Summer Music Institute

Concerto Competition finalists from the NSO Summer Music Institute perform solos. The winner, to be announced at a later date, will perform with the SMI Orchestra on July 25 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

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July 6, 2015
Hip Hop Theater Festival

Uses theater, spoken word, music, and movement to journey through Washington, D.C’s changing neighborhoods and historic communities’ ventures. Through this multidisciplinary exploration, we discover the effects of gentrification and what it takes to survive it. Part of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival.

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July 5, 2015
Akua Allrich

Celebrating the release of her third album, Soul Singer, the soul-stirring jazz vocalist and D.C. native captures the blues, soul, R&B, jazz, and pan-African music with lyrics akin to Miriam Makeba, Bob Marley, and Nina Simone.

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July 4, 2015
Monterey Jazz Festival High School Honor Band

The ensemble makes its Millennium Stage debut in a program of familiar jazz standards. The band offers 32 select Monterey County high school students with the opportunity to study and perform a much more advanced level of music than what might be presented in their respective school music programs.

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July 3, 2015
Los Wembler’s de Iquitos

The family-based musical group is recognized across Peru as innovators of the style known as cumbia amazónica. They came together in the late 1960s, creating a unique sound loosely inspired by Colombian cumbias. Part of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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July 2, 2015
Tradiciones Carumeñas

The two groups preserve and promote the music and culture from the Ayacucho and Tixani Valley regions of Peru, respectively. The trio is part of a community ensemble, which includes guitars, mandolins, charangos, violins, quenas, and occasionally harps, bandurrias, and lutes. Part of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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July 1, 2015
TUTUMA

The ensemble formed by the Ballumbrosio family from El Carmen in Peru presents an evening of Afro-Peruvian music and dance that pays homage to the culture, music, and people of the northern, central, and south-central coast of Peru. Part of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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June 30, 2015
Marinera Viva

The group showcases a different way of living, feeling, and dancing the Marinera—the national dance of Peru that has become a symbol of what it means to be Peruvian. Part of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Family Theater lobby starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

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June 29, 2015
Australian Children’s Choir

A youth choral showcase. Presented in collaboration with Classical Movements.

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June 28, 2015
Tapiola Chamber Choir

The prominent Finnish choir is known for adventurous programming and diverse repertoire, ranging from major classical choral works to contemporary a cappella renditions.

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June 27, 2015
Chicago Children’s Choir

The diverse ensemble’s repertoire spans classical, world, gospel, and popular music.

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

The group empowers young Palestinian and Israeli singers from East and West Jerusalem to grow together in song and dialogue and become leaders for peace within their communities.

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June 25, 2015
Coro Entrevoces

The Cuban choir is known for unparalleled performances of music from all periods and styles, including polyphony as well as contemporary music, spirituals, Latin American, and Cuban folk music. Presented in collaboration with Classical Movements.

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June 24, 2015
New Inca Son

The splendor of Andean folklore comes alive in performances by this Boston-based group. Part of the 2015 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

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June 23, 2015
Louis Weeks

The DC-based, Baltimore-bred electro/acoustic composer and songwriter uniquely combines thoughtful and introspective lyrics with acoustic and electronic arrangements. Presented in collaboration with Listen Local First DC.

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June 22, 2015
Mel Bryant

Lost & Found is a performance showcase that features a collection of original works by Tyné Angela Freeman, Mel Bryant, Kelley Kessell, and Miranda Scott. The four singer/songwriters weave together their stories and songs, accompanied by Jack Schunk on percussion and Max Lorick on bass.

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June 21, 2015
Chicago Harp Quartet

The group performs its innovative, charismatic, and forward-thinking program of classical arrangements and new commissions. Part of YoungArts@KennedyCenter, presented in collaboration with the National YoungArts Foundation.

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June 20, 2015
Mariela Shaker

The accomplished Syrian violinist Mariela Shaker and pianist Riyad Nicolas performs to raise awareness about the plight of Syrian refugees. Part of UNHCR World Refugee Day. Part of UNHCR World Refugee Day.

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June 19, 2015
Brittany Bailey

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.

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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.

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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.

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June 16, 2015
Bharath Mohan Ram

This performance exemplifies the three pillars of Indian dance: Bhava, or expressions, Raga, or melody, and Tala, or rhythm. In this classical Bharatanatyam performance, the dancer depicts different stories through hand gestures and expressions, interjected by pure dance segments.

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June 15, 2015
Danny Rothschild

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. IN THE THEATER LAB

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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.

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June 13, 2015
Christie Dashiell

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.

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