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This performance: Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.
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    Thursday, July 24, 2014
    NSO Summer Music Institute

    Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.

    Friday, July 25, 2014
    NSO Summer Music Institute

    Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.

    Saturday, July 26, 2014
    AXIS Dance Company
    Performance begins at 5 p.m.

    The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation in conjunction with Eleanor Holmes Norton, present performances in honor of National Dance Day. AXIS offers a program of “physically integrated dance,” evolving from collaboration between dancers with and without disabilities in celebration of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and National Council on Independent Living Conference. Actress Jenna Elfman and hip-hop dancer Fik-Shun will lead patrons in dance routines and demonstrations.

    Sunday, July 27, 2014
    NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
    The orchestra, under the direction of conductor Elizabth Schulze, will feature Emma Resmini, the winner of the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute Concerto Competition, performs Debussy’s Nocturnes (Nuages and Fêtes) and Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 2 in G major, “London.” Emma is a 14-year-old NSO Youth Fellow, and will begin study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia this fall. She is a true prodigy.

    Monday, July 28, 2014
    Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

    The youth program presents RUKA, a cross-disciplined family musical that explores the lives of a caterpillar, an ant, and a pair of twin crickets.

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Led by musician Mikkel Hess, the seven-piece New York band showcases its collaborative skills in an orchestral performance.

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    Mandy Brown

    The art song recital, Dances, Ditties, Ballads, & Rags, is a celebration of American and British Isles folksongs and melodies showcasing the works of Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Britten, Copland, Bowles, Bolcom, Heggie and their contemporaries. Featured on this program is Mandy Brown, soprano, assisted by Sherry Freund, piano, Jasmine Hogan, harp, and Nick Montopoli, violin.

    Thursday, July 31, 2014
    James Adomian
    Actor and comedian James Adomian takes the stage with opener Pete Bladel. Having recently wrapped production on David Cross’s feature directorial debut Hits, James Adomian is currently developing a new show for IFC called The Embassy. His television appearances include Adult Swim’s Children’s Hospital, IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show. This program contains mature themes and strong language.

    Friday, August 1, 2014
    Washington International Piano Festival

    Saturday, August 2, 2014
    Washington International Piano Festival

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

    Sunday, August 3, 2014
    Listen Local First

    Monday, August 4, 2014
    Orrin Star

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014
    Silk Road Dance Company

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    Phil Wiggins

    Thursday, August 7, 2014
    Charanjit Singh

    Friday, August 8, 2014
    Rodner Padilla

    Friday, August 8, 2014
    Cesar Orozco

    Friday, August 8, 2014
    Francisco Vielma

    Saturday, August 9, 2014
    United States Marine Band

    Sunday, August 10, 2014
    Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra

    Monday, August 11, 2014
    Cardinal Sons

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    International Young Artist Piano Competition

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Synetic Theater

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

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    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

    Saturday, August 16, 2014
    Steven Abshire

    Saturday, August 16, 2014
    Charles Covington Jr.

    Sunday, August 17, 2014
    Kyle Dunnigan
    Comedian Kyle Dunnigan takes the stage with an opening set by 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

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    Carlos Nunez

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014
    The Quebe Sisters Band

    Thursday, August 21, 2014
    Navy Band Cruisers

    Friday, August 22, 2014
    United States Marine Band

    Saturday, August 23, 2014
    Chocolate City Rocks!

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Sunday, August 24, 2014
    Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

    Monday, August 25, 2014
    Country Current

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014
    Gina Ling Chinese Dance Chamber

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Saturday, August 30, 2014
    Page to Stage

    Sunday, August 31, 2014
    Page to Stage

    Sunday, August 31, 2014
    VSA Playwright Discovery

    Monday, September 22, 2014
    Aparna Nancherla
    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.