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[Photo from the  May 21, 2015 performance.]

May 21, 2015
Kurt Metzger
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A regular in the New York comedy scene, he's a writer for Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer, has written for Chappelle's Show, and has been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood, and VH1's Best Week Ever. 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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May 20, 2015
Washington National Opera

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

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May 19, 2015
Colleen Daly

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.

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May 18, 2015
The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra's Chamber Ensemble Program

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

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May 17, 2015
The Levine School of Music

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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May 10, 2015
Afro Blue

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.

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May 9, 2015
Curtis Harding

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

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May 8, 2015
Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

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

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May 7, 2015
School Without Walls Stage Band

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

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May 6, 2015
DC Youth Orchestra

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. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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May 5, 2015
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.

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May 4, 2015
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts

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

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May 3, 2015
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.

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May 2, 2015
NSO Prelude

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

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May 1, 2015
H20 Ensemble

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.

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April 30, 2015
Rebellum

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.

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April 29, 2015
Maris Briezkalns Quintet

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.

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April 28, 2015
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.

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

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. IN THE CONCERT HALL

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April 26, 2015
Ophira Eisenberg

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. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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April 25, 2015
Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Students perform works by Telemann, Kim, Lieberman, Dvorák, Liszt, and a work for electronics by Mitchell Hermann. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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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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