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April 24, 2015
Berklee College of Music

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors perform both original compositions and works by modern jazz masters. The sextet includes top student composer/performers from Israel, Japan, Korea, Spain, and the United States.

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April 23, 2015
Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester

Students from the Eastman Saxophone Project perform arrangements by Bach, Ravel, Djupstrom, Bryant, and Gorb. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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April 22, 2015
The Juilliard School

Students perform piano trios by Mozart and Ravel.
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April 21, 2015
Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

Students perform songs and arias for mezzo-soprano by Strauss, DuParc, & Rossini; and classical works by Lutoslawski, Ravel, Schumann, Strauss, and Liszt. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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April 20, 2015
New England Conservatory of Music

Students perform string quartets by Bartók and Mendelssohn, songs by Faust and Dvorák, and violin solos by Tchaikovsky and Paganini. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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April 19, 2015
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Students perform selections from Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amore with piano accompaniment. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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April 18, 2015
Manhattan School of Music

The Jazz Arts Quintet performs a variety of pieces by Duke Ellington, including “Caravan,” “Through the Night,” “Daydream,” and more. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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April 17, 2015
NSO Prelude

Members of the NSO play chamber works by Piston, Rossini, Schulhoff, and Meyer.

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April 16, 2015
NSO Youth Fellows

The National Symphony Orchestra program develops and encourages high school students to become orchestral musicians through monitored, performance-oriented training.

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April 15, 2015
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, award-winning young playwrights present their work; a selection from HUFF from Cliff Cardinal; and a dark comedic one-man show. The Festival runs April 14–18 and showcases 140 college students from around the country in various disciplines. 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. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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April 14, 2015
Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble

Two advanced, award-winning high school student groups from Maryland and Virginia perform a split program of jazz standards in various combinations. Part of Music in Our Schools Month.

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April 13, 2015
Howard University Dance Ensemble

Made up of 18-20 young women and men, this ensemble performs works from renowned choreographers as well as student composition in genres of contemporary, modern, hip-hop, and ballet.

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April 12, 2015
Jonny Grave

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Lead Belly’s birth, D.C. guitarist and singer/songwriter Jonny Grave, guitarist/vocalist Tom Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist Jess Eliot Myhre of the Bumper Jacksons, and bassist Brian Farrow join in a tribute performance to the folk music legend and his work. See also Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster.

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April 11, 2015
The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

Under the direction of Mr. Michael Bowie, the talented local ensemble brings its energetic and youthful take on big band jazz. The group’s alumni are graduates of every major music conservatory in America.

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April 10, 2015
Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe

One of the top-ranking taiko groups in Japan performs thundering taiko drumming infused with traditional Japanese dance as nearly 30 drummers and dancers take the stage. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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April 9, 2015
Kristen Koyama

This collaboration is a program of visually striking images and storytelling through taiko (Japanese percussion instruments) and dance. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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April 8, 2015
Quilt

The Boston-based, psychedelic indie-rock band’s music beams with unapologetic energy and wonder, turning simple songs into absolute anthems. Their latest album Held in Splendor is a collection of poetry, public questions, confessions, and aspirations.

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April 7, 2015
Integriti Reeves

The singer and her sextet celebrate Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday with a dynamic performance that features classical jazz partnered with smooth storytelling.

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April 6, 2015
Masayo Ishigure

The Japanese soprano, fresh off her London debut in Madama Butterfly at Royal Albert Hall, presents a recital of Japanese songs. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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April 5, 2015
The National Capital Area Choir

Directed by Thomas K. Pierre Jr., the D.C. area musical ministry performs gospel and sacred music.

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April 4, 2015
The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

In Trombonists of the Kennedy Center, eight highly skilled players from the KCOHO and NSO perform arrangements of works by Handel, Brahms, and Bourgeois.

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April 3, 2015
Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 17th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists/composers from across the world.

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April 2, 2015
Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 17th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists/composers from across the world.

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April 1, 2015
Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

Now in its 17th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists/composers from across the world.

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March 31, 2015
Senri Oe

The Japanese pop star and actor turned New York City–based jazz pianist makes his Millennium Stage debut. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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March 30, 2015
Very Be Careful (VBC)

Straight from Los Angeles, the group performs Colombian vallenato music—a traditional cumbia sound that centers around the accordion, backed with percussion and bass.

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March 29, 2015
Midwest Young Artists Voices Rising

Hailing from Chicago, the 60 talented singers ages 10–17 come from widely diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and perform a wide variety of repertoire celebrating America, its cultural diversity, and the joy that comes from every child finding their voice so they can sing their own song. Part of Music in Our Schools Month.

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March 28, 2015
Samuel Prather

The D.C.-based collective of musicians and vocalists breaks down barriers of jazz, funk, Latin, Brazilian, Afrobeat, R&B, soul, hip-hop, and modern gospel in a way that respects their traditions without being confined by them.

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March 27, 2015
Mike Lawrence

The New York City–based comedian has been featured as a stand-up on TBS's Conan and Comedy Central’s John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show and The Half Hour. Opening set by DC area native Jason Saenz. 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. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

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March 26, 2015
Jameson Rodgers

Mississippi-based singer/songwriter Rodgers and Brooklyn-based jazz composer, vocalist, and French hornist McDonald perform original works. Part of Songwriters: The Next Generation, presented by The ASCAP Foundation.

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March 25, 2015
Todd Schefflin & Jacob Webb - The JT Project

The Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/guitarist performs on a double bill with the jazz/soul/R&B group created by keyboardist/bassist Jacob Webb and saxophonist Todd Schefflin for a night of jazz, soul, and great guitar. Part of Songwriters: The Next Generation, presented by The ASCAP Foundation.

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March 24, 2015
Le Bruit Court dans la Ville

Direct from Quebec, the trio brings meticulous accompaniment on the guitar, a pulsing accordion, grit-and-polish vocals, and a fiery fiddle to create soaring harmonies.

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[Photo from the  March 23, 2015 performance.]

March 23, 2015
American Ballet Theatre
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The Kennedy Center hosts the world premiere screening of Steeplechase Films’s feature-length documentary celebrating the rich history and legacy of ABT. Directed by Ric Burns. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. 

Please note this performance will not be live streamed.
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March 22, 2015
DC Casineros

Timba Street sports a modern Cuban salsa-fusion of Son Montuno, Cuban Rumba, and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Directed by Havana native Aramis Pazos Barrera and featuring members from different parts of D.C. and the United States, the ensemble strives to inspire its audience to dance while introducing this lesser-known, modern style of Cuban salsa. Leading this dance party is DC Casineros, a world-renowned dance company that performs and teaches Cuban dance styles including Rueda de Casino, Afro-Cuban rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Danzón, and Yoruba Orisha dance. Free salsa class beginning at 5 p.m. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 21, 2015
Brass Ensemble São Paulo

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 Carnaval, and more. Free samba class beginning at 5 p.m. Presented with the support of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Governo do Estado de São Paulo, Consulado Geral dos Estados Unidos em São Paulo, Ministério da Cultura do Brasil, and Governo Federal do Brasil. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 20, 2015
Rodrigo Leão

The founding musician behind well-known Portuguese ensemble Madredeus—and founding member of indie-rock band Sétima Legião—began a solo career in 1993. A multi-instrumentalist, he has also composed scores for several films, including 2013's Lee Daniels' The Butler. Presented in collaboration with Arte Institute. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 19, 2015
António Zambujo

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. Presented in collaboration with Arte Institute. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 18, 2015
José André

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. He is joined on stage by two D.C.-based jazz musicians, Alejandro Lucini on drums and David Jernigan on bass. This performance was made possible through the generous support of the World Bank Group. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 17, 2015
Sofia Ribeiro

Two of today's top female Portuguese artists perform a double bill. Songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sobral's first album, The Cherry on My Cake, went platinum and was nominated for two Golden Globes. Multi-award-winning singer Ribeiro is a past participant of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead at the Kennedy Center. Presented in collaboration with Arte Institute. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 16, 2015
The Gift

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. Their first album Vinyl went platinum—a first for a debut record of an independent band. Their subsequent album releases were met with equal enthusiasm and success, garnering gold and silver certifications. They've also toured with bands like The Flaming Lips. Presented in collaboration with Arte Institute. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 15, 2015
Hiromi Suda

Vocalist Hiromi Suda began her studies at Berklee College of Music in 2005, quickly developing a keen interest in Brazilian music. Her singular and innovative sound has been recognized by critics as a serious contribution in vocal style and technique. She has performed at clubs and venues throughout New York City, and has toured extensively throughout her native country of Japan. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 14, 2015
NSO Chamber Ensemble

NSO members Lisa Emenheiser (piano), Natasha Bogachek (violin), and Mark Evans (cello) play Granados’s Piano Trio, Op. 50 in a recital of music from the Iberian Peninsula.

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March 13, 2015
Manhattan Camerata

This performance explores the connections between Argentine tango and Portuguese fado and features fado singer Catarina Avelar, bandoneón player Juan Pablo Jofre Romarion, and Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman. Manhattan Camerata is a New York–based world music chamber orchestra that integrates Western classical chamber music with several instruments from around the world. The Camerata was founded in 2009 by Argentine composer/pianist Lucía Caruso and Portuguese composer/guitarist Pedro H. da Silva. Free tango class by Luis Angel beginning at 5 p.m.

Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 12, 2015
Hanna Khoury

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. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 11, 2015
Hadi Eldebek

Al Andalusyun re-creates the age-old heritage and transcendent art of poetry and music of Andalusia. Emerging from the unique cultural melting pot of the ancient Iberian Peninsula and fostered by centuries of tradition, their music not only captivates the ear and the soul, but is a symbol of integration and coexistence. The repertoire focuses on Arab Andalusian music, preserved and still practiced today in different regions of the Arab world. Hadi Eldebek is an oudist and composer from Beirut, Lebanon. He studied with oud and violin master Simon Shaheen and is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Eldebek is joined on stage by Abdallah Moussa (vocals), Navid Kandelousi (violin), Zafer Tawil (qanun), Ramzi Edelbi (percussion), Nick Chbat (percussion), and Mohamad Eldebek (percussion).

Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 10, 2015
Romero Lubambo

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. Lubambo's music has been featured in major motion pictures. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 9, 2015
Sílvia Pérez Cruz

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. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 8, 2015
Aldo López-Gavilán

Two of Cuba's top jazz pianists perform a lively two-hour marathon concert with one or two onstage at any given time. Pacheco is also a percussionist, composer, and vocalist, while López-Gavilán was born to a family of acclaimed classical musicians. Presented in collaboration with FUNDarte. Begins at 5 p.m. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 7, 2015
Moreira Chonguiça

Internationally renowned saxophonist, producer, composer, and ethnomusicologist Moreira Chonguiça makes his U.S. debut as he brings the Moreira Project, featuring Thapelo Motshegwe on keyboard, Kevin Gibson on drums, and Helder Gonzaga on bass. The project was officially launched in 2005 with the debut of Moreira Chonguiça’s debut album, Volume 1: The Journey. The project’s participants represent contemporary African jazz at its best; they’ve performed across Mozambique, South Africa, and Brazil, as well as in several international festivals.

Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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March 6, 2015
Papo Vázquez Pirates Troubadours

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. Part of IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix

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