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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
El Trio de la Estudiantina Municipal de Ayacucho

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
Listen Local First

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
Kelley Kessell

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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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.

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June 11, 2015
W. Kamau Bell
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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. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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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.

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June 9, 2015
Words Beats & Life

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.

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June 8, 2015
The 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.

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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.

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June 6, 2015
Gottaswing

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.

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June 5, 2015
The 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.

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June 4, 2015
The United States 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.

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June 3, 2015
Levine Music

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

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June 2, 2015
Victor Provost Synthesis Quartet

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

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June 1, 2015
The 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.

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May 31, 2015
Janelle Gill

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.

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May 30, 2015
NSO Prelude

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

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May 29, 2015
Robert Priore

Dancer and choreographer Priore and performer Williams Jr. present an evening of original contemporary dance works. This program contains mature themes and strong language.

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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.

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May 27, 2015
Ensemble Harmonia

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.

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May 26, 2015
House of Tap

Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble, SOLE Rhythms, and House of Tap come together for an explosive evening of percussive dance.

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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.

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May 24, 2015
Bud’s Collective

The up-and-coming bluegrass band from UVA was a favorite at this year’s Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival. Presented by Listen Local First DC.

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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.

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May 22, 2015
VSA International Young Soloists

Outstanding young musicians with disabilities, ages 14–25, are recognized, and the four winners—Sophie Graf (harp), Alex Lee (viola), Jordan Lulloff (saxophone), and Amar Moturu (percussion)—get to attend the VSA International Young Soloists Professional Development Weekend and perform on the Millennium Stage.

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May 21, 2015
Reggie Melbrough

Reggie Melbrough is a standout stand-up comedian based in Washington, DC. Named one of the four comics to watch by The Washington Post and one of the best local standup comics in the city by CBS DC, Reggie’s dynamic and snarky take on the world as he knows it is taking him places. 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
Levine Music

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

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