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This performance: 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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    Thursday, 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.

    Thursday, July 30, 2015
    The El Mansouris

    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.

    Friday, 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.



    Saturday, August 1, 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.


    Sunday, August 2, 2015
    Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra

    Under the direction of Joe Bongiovi, the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra (PJO) brings the best high school and college jazz musicians from the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey region. Founded in 2003 by Joe Bongiovi, Rob Reeve, and Yorgo Papadakis, the group’s schedule has grown to include appearances in clubs and large concert venues across the East coast, as well as a tour to Italy in 2007.



    Monday, August 3, 2015
    Raymond Bokhour

    Artistic Director Tony Small present a tribute concert in which renowned artists give back to the youth who needs us most. The varied performance features presenter Raymond Bokhour, from the cast of Broadway’s Chicago; singer/songwriter/actor/photographer Jussie Smollett, from Fox’s Empire; Gospel award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark; jazz/classical violinist Chelsey Green; Ukrainian duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka; and The Boys & Girls Club children’s choir.

    Monday, August 3, 2015
    Maurette Brown Clark

    Artistic Director Tony Small present a tribute concert in which renowned artists give back to the youth who needs us most. The varied performance features presenter Raymond Bokhour, from the cast of Broadway’s Chicago; singer/songwriter/actor/photographer Jussie Smollett, from Fox’s Empire; Gospel award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark; jazz/classical violinist Chelsey Green; Ukrainian duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka; and The Boys & Girls Club children’s choir.

    Monday, August 3, 2015
    Andrei Pidkivka

    Artistic Director Tony Small present a tribute concert in which renowned artists give back to the youth who needs us most. The varied performance features presenter Raymond Bokhour, from the cast of Broadway’s Chicago; singer/songwriter/actor/photographer Jussie Smollett, from Fox’s Empire; Gospel award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark; jazz/classical violinist Chelsey Green; Ukrainian duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka; and The Boys & Girls Club children’s choir.

    Monday, August 3, 2015
    Jussie Smollett

    Artistic Director Tony Small present a tribute concert in which renowned artists give back to the youth who needs us most. The varied performance features presenter Raymond Bokhour, from the cast of Broadway’s Chicago; singer/songwriter/actor/photographer Jussie Smollett, from Fox’s Empire; Gospel award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark; jazz/classical violinist Chelsey Green; Ukrainian duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka; and The Boys & Girls Club children’s choir.

    Monday, August 3, 2015
    Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

    Artistic Director Tony Small present a tribute concert in which renowned artists give back to the youth who needs us most. The varied performance features presenter Raymond Bokhour, from the cast of Broadway’s Chicago; singer/songwriter/actor/photographer Jussie Smollett, from Fox’s Empire; Gospel award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark; jazz/classical violinist Chelsey Green; Ukrainian duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka; and The Boys & Girls Club children’s choir.

    Monday, August 3, 2015
    Gorokhivska Solomia

    Artistic Director Tony Small present a tribute concert in which renowned artists give back to the youth who needs us most. The varied performance features presenter Raymond Bokhour, from the cast of Broadway’s Chicago; singer/songwriter/actor/photographer Jussie Smollett, from Fox’s Empire; Gospel award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark; jazz/classical violinist Chelsey Green; Ukrainian duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka; and The Boys & Girls Club children’s choir.

    Monday, August 3, 2015
    Chelsey Green

    Artistic Director Tony Small present a tribute concert in which renowned artists give back to the youth who needs us most. The varied performance features presenter Raymond Bokhour, from the cast of Broadway’s Chicago; singer/songwriter/actor/photographer Jussie Smollett, from Fox’s Empire; Gospel award-winning artist Maurette Brown Clark; jazz/classical violinist Chelsey Green; Ukrainian duo Solomia Gorokhivska and Andrei Pidkivka; and The Boys & Girls Club children’s choir.

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015
    Dupont Brass

    Offers classical and contemporary arrangements performed by promising young musicians. Originally composed of five Howard University music students, the band gained popularity from playing at local Metro stations and now features nine members. DuPont Brass performs at private events throughout the city and has appeared as part of the D.C. Jazz Festival.



    Wednesday, August 5, 2015
    George Washington University Summer Piano & Chamber Music Institute

    Students and faculty-artists present an evening of chamber music featuring works by Shostakovich, Widor, Lefebvre, Migot, Dvo?ák, Boccherini, Brahms, and Mozart. The Institute invites middle, high school, and college students to study with faculty-artists from the GW Department of Music and esteemed guest artists from outside the university. Unique among musical programs in the Washington, D.C. area, the Institute places many of its students in ensembles in which resident faculty both coach, rehearse, and perform side-by-side with the students.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015
    WINGS Performing Arts

    In honor of the 100th anniversary of The Great War, Remembrance brings to life the rich legacy of poetry, letters, and music from WWI. The piece features an ensemble of actors, musicians, and dancers that take on the roles of soldiers and sweethearts sharing songs such as “Keep the Home Fires Burning,” “Over There,” and “Always Remembered.” Presented in collaboration with WINGS Performing Arts program.

    Friday, August 7, 2015
    International Young Artist Piano Competition

    First prize winners of the 30th International Young Artist Piano Competition—six talented young pianists, ages 7 to 29—perform masterworks from the West and a new premiere from the East. The program highlights works by Berkovich, Liszt, Ravel, and others.

    Saturday, August 8, 2015
    Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S
    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Showcases the colorful cultural diversity of Vietnam through traditional musical instruments, graceful dances, and traditional costumes by the National Art Troupe of Viet Nam. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Part of Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S.

    Sunday, August 9, 2015
    Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S

    Enjoy a fashion show that features designers Lan Huong, Quang Nhat, Chula, and Minh Hanh. These artists are introducing special collections made from Vietnamese ethnic fabric. Miss Vietnam Ngoc Han and Super Model Winner Hoang Yen join the model team to present the collections. Part of Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S.

    Monday, August 10, 2015
    Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S

    Presents traditional music and dances, showcasing the cultural heritages of Vietnam. This performance features Western music performed on Vietnamese bamboo musical instruments. Part of Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S

    Presents traditional music and dances, celebrating the beauty of the Lotus flower as the soul of the country. The Lotus is the national flower of Vietnam, and it symbolizes the simplicity and nobility of its people. Part of Vietnamese Cultural Days in the U.S.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015
    National Flute Association’s Flute Jamboree

    Features flutists from around the world uniting to share their cultures and celebrate a common passion. We invite you to bring your flute or voice to join in music from around the globe!

    Thursday, August 13, 2015
    Owen Benjamin
    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Comedian Owen Benjamin was a series regular on the TBS series Sullivan & Son, recurred on Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, and has appeared on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central Presents, and more. His next one-hour special Big Pianist is soon to be released. Jamel Johnson opens. 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 two tickets per person.

    Friday, August 14, 2015
    Duo Drumartica

    The group is one of the most active percussion ensembles in Europe today. Since 2010, they have organized the percussion festival XYLODRUM in Ljubljana, Slovenia and performed at Metelkova Street, Cadrg Records Festival, and the new music festival Slowind. Both artists are also engaged educators, giving seminars or workshops and taking part in Mini Musik children’s concerts in Munich, Germany. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Slovenia.

    Friday, August 14, 2015
    Jože Bogolin

    The group is one of the most active percussion ensembles in Europe today. Since 2010, they have organized the percussion festival XYLODRUM in Ljubljana, Slovenia and performed at Metelkova Street, Cadrg Records Festival, and the new music festival Slowind. Both artists are also engaged educators, giving seminars or workshops and taking part in Mini Musik children’s concerts in Munich, Germany. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Slovenia.

    Friday, August 14, 2015
    Simon Klavžar

    The group is one of the most active percussion ensembles in Europe today. Since 2010, they have organized the percussion festival XYLODRUM in Ljubljana, Slovenia and performed at Metelkova Street, Cadrg Records Festival, and the new music festival Slowind. Both artists are also engaged educators, giving seminars or workshops and taking part in Mini Musik children’s concerts in Munich, Germany. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Slovenia.

    Saturday, August 15, 2015
    Charles Covington Jr.

    The celebrated jazz pianist returns to perform on the Hammond B-3 with his Jazz Organ Trio. Covington is a professor at Peabody Conservatory and has performed with legendary artists such as Herbie Hancock, the late Clark Terry and B.B. King, and others.

    Sunday, August 16, 2015
    Humming House

    The Nashville acoustic group performs tunes from their most recent album, Revelries. The quintet combines mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, bass, and vocals to create a pleasing tension between rousing energy and nuanced arrangements.

    Monday, August 17, 2015
    Laura Rogers

    Direct from Alabama, Laura and Lydia Rogers deliver traditional American country music as well as mesmerizing arrangements of classic and original pop tunes.



    Monday, August 17, 2015
    Lydia Rogers

    Direct from Alabama, Laura and Lydia Rogers deliver traditional American country music as well as mesmerizing arrangements of classic and original pop tunes.



    Monday, August 17, 2015
    Secret Sisters

    Direct from Alabama, Laura and Lydia Rogers deliver traditional American country music as well as mesmerizing arrangements of classic and original pop tunes.



    Thursday, September 17, 2015
    Kate Berlant
    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Brooklyn-based comedian Kate Berlant performs in comedy festivals across the country and was recently profiled by the New York Times as a “magnetic improvisational comic” at the forefront of experimental comedy. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Note: this program will be streamed live but will not be archived. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.