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This performance: The festival presents its Young Pianist Showcase featuring award-winning local talent.
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    Saturday, August 2, 2014
    Washington International Piano Festival

    The festival presents its Young Pianist Showcase featuring award-winning local talent.

    Sunday, August 3, 2014
    Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists

    The innovative lounge-punk powerhouse performs.

    Monday, August 4, 2014
    Orrin Star

    The award-winning guitarist, who’s been featured on A Prairie Home Companion, brings his hot picking, cool singing, and good humor to a repertoire of bluegrass, folk, blues, and Celtic tunes.

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014
    Silk Road Dance Company

    The acclaimed company showcases its repertoire of dance from throughout the Eastern world.

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    Phil Wiggins

    The all-star blues and dance quartet features Phil Wiggins (harmonica), Rick Franklin (guitar and vocals), Marcus Moore (violin), and Junious Brickhouse (dance). Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

    Thursday, August 7, 2014
    Charanjit Singh

    The Indian multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger pairs raga with a disco beat, offering several variations on Indian classical music.

    Friday, August 8, 2014
    Rodner Padilla

    The trio fuses jazz with music from members’ home countries of Cuba and Venezuela.

    Friday, August 8, 2014
    Cesar Orozco

    The trio fuses jazz with music from members’ home countries of Cuba and Venezuela.

    Friday, August 8, 2014
    Euro Zambrano

    The trio fuses jazz with music from members’ home countries of Cuba and Venezuela.

    Friday, August 8, 2014
    Francisco Vielma

    The trio fuses jazz with music from members’ home countries of Cuba and Venezuela.

    Saturday, August 9, 2014
    U.S. Marine Band

    The band’s saxophone quartet and brass quintet perform.

    Sunday, August 10, 2014
    Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra

    The orchestra presents a concert by some of the best high school and college jazz musicians in the Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey regions.

    Monday, August 11, 2014
    Cardinal Sons

    The New Orleans band of brothers balances indie rock with folk and pop.

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    International Young Artist Piano Competition

    The competition’s 2014 winner offers a recital.

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Synetic Theater

    The campers perform an original adaptation of The Wizard of Oz using mime, pantomime, acrobatics, song, and dance.

    Thursday, August 14, 2014
    Theatre Lab School of Dramatic Arts

    Participants perform scenes from Evita and West Side Story.

    Friday, August 15, 2014
    Quraishi

    World-class Afghan-American rubab player Quraishi offers a performance of original compositions that carry a deep dedication to his native country’s artistic tradition and its national instrument.

    Saturday, August 16, 2014
    Ken Kimery

    The trio offers a performance of jazz standards.

    Saturday, August 16, 2014
    Steven Abshire

    The trio offers a performance of jazz standards.

    Saturday, August 16, 2014
    Charles Covington Jr.

    The trio offers a performance of jazz standards.

    Sunday, August 17, 2014
    Kyle Dunnigan
    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Comedian Kyle Dunnigan takes the stage with an opening set by D.C. comic and writer Jenn Tisdale. A writer for Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Shumer, Dunnigan both wrote and performed on season one and is currently writing and shooting season two. A significant online presence, he has more than 8 million views on his YouTube page and co-hosts a weekly podcast with fellow comedian Tig Notaro called Professor Blastoff. He has performed at music and comedy festivals all over the world and had his own half hour special on Comedy Central. This program contains mature themes and strong language.

    Monday, August 18, 2014
    Ezekiel's Wheels

    The internationally recognized klezmer ensemble blends the intimacy of chamber music with the rowdiness of a dance band.

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Carlos Nunez

    The Galician multi-instrumentalist and world-famous gaita (bagpipe) player plays expressive Celtic traditional music.

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    The Quebe Sisters Band

    The trio brings three-part harmony and Texas-style fiddling to a refreshing blend of swing, vintage country, bluegrass, and jazz. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

    Thursday, August 21, 2014
    U.S. Navy Band Cruisers

    The Navy’s premier contemporary entertainment ensemble plays jazz, R&B, pop, rock, and original material.

    Friday, August 22, 2014
    U.S. Marine Band

    The band offers a concert of chamber music.

    Saturday, August 23, 2014
    Thaylobleu

    The alt-rock outfit led by singer/writer Terence Nicholson and bassist Ezra Greer joins the heavy-hitting go-go group formed by hip-hop icon Head-Roc and the MVP Band to present Chocolate City Rocks!

    Saturday, August 23, 2014
    Chocolate City Rocks!

    The alt-rock outfit led by singer/writer Terence Nicholson and bassist Ezra Greer joins the heavy-hitting go-go group formed by hip-hop icon Head-Roc and the MVP Band to present Chocolate City Rocks!

    Saturday, August 23, 2014
    Godisheus

    The alt-rock outfit led by singer/writer Terence Nicholson and bassist Ezra Greer joins the heavy-hitting go-go group formed by hip-hop icon Head-Roc and the MVP Band to present Chocolate City Rocks!

    Sunday, August 24, 2014
    Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

    The ragtime ensemble performs a concert of favorites and underscores Charlie Chaplin’s silent comedy classic One A.M. using the original period orchestra scores.

    Monday, August 25, 2014
    U.S. Navy Country Current

    The Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble blends modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Gina Ling Chinese Dance Chamber

    The talented young dancers of the Maryland-based group perform Chinese classical and folk dances.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    Kotebel

    The progressive Latin American act fuses avant-garde symphonic rock with a wide range of classical, jazz, and world music influences. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain.

    Thursday, August 28, 2014
    Footworks

    The Maryland-based dance company blends traditional Americana music and percussive dance.

    Friday, August 29, 2014
    MetroPerforms!

    The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority presents the talents of D.C’s best street performers.

    Saturday, August 30, 2014
    Page to Stage

    The Kennedy Center, in collaboration with the University of Maryland, presents a performance combining music, dance, and spoken word with text from Myers's books, including We Are America and Monster, and his memoir Bad Boy.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014
    Page to Stage

    Winners of the competition and their winning scripts will be celebrated. Excerpts of a few scripts will be performed as staged readings.

    Sunday, August 31, 2014
    VSA Playwright Discovery

    Winners of the competition and their winning scripts will be celebrated. Excerpts of a few scripts will be performed as staged readings.

    Monday, September 22, 2014
    Aparna Nancherla
    IN THE THEATER LAB
    Comedian and D.C. native Aparna Nancherla takes the stage with an opening set by Chelsea Shorte. Nancherla was most recently a writer and correspondent of FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. An alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program, she was one of the breakout New Faces at the 2013 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. She has been a contributing writer for NPR, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post Magazine, and can regularly be seen performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigades in Los Angeles and New York City. 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.