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2015-2016 Season Announcement



Ballet

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015
Opera House
 Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

Nov. 25-29, 2015
Opera House
 National Ballet of Canada

National Ballet of Canada: The Winter's Tale

Jan. 19-24, 2016
Opera House
American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty

Jan. 27-31, 2016
Opera House
Mariinsky Ballet

Mariinsky Ballet: Raymonda

Feb. 23-28, 2016
Opera House
New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet

Mar. 1-6, 2016
Opera House
 Royal Swedish Ballet

Royal Swedish Ballet: Juliet and Romeo

June 1-4, 2016
Opera House

Contemporary Dance

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company with Jason Moran & The Bandwagon

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company with Jason Moran & The Bandwagon

Oct. 28-30, 2015
Eisenhower Theater
*part of Jason+
Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary

Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary

Nov. 11-14, 2015
Eisenhower Theater
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Feb. 2-7, 2016
Opera House
 Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Rice

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Rice

Feb. 12-13, 2016
Opera House
Paul Taylor Dance Company

Paul Taylor Dance Company

May 25-28, 2016
Eisenhower Theater
Monica Bill Barnes: Happy Hour

Monica Bill Barnes: Happy Hour

Mar. 10 & 11, 2016
Terrace Gallery

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts

Vijay Iyer and the Brentano String Quartet

Vijay Iyer and the Brentano String Quartet

Oct. 7, 2015
Terrace Theater
David Aaron Carpenter with the Salomé Chamber Orchestra

David Aaron Carpenter with the Salomé Chamber Orchestra

Oct. 26, 2015
Terrace Theater
The Shanghai Quartet with Joseph Kalichstein and Jaime Laredo

The Shanghai Quartet with Joseph Kalichstein and Jaime Laredo

Nov. 11, 2015
Terrace Theater
duo parnas with Ran Dank

duo parnas with Ran Dank

Nov. 17, 2015
Terrace Theater
The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars

Dec. 3, 2015
Terrace Theater
Thymos Quartet with Christoph Eschenbach

Thymos Quartet with Christoph Eschenbach

Jan. 25, 2016
Terrace Theater
eighth blackbird

eighth blackbird

Mar. 7, 2016
Terrace Theater
Sharon Robinson & Benjamin Hochman

Sharon Robinson & Benjamin Hochman

Mar. 22 & 23, 2016
Terrace Theater
Takács Quartet

Takács Quartet

Apr. 20, 2016
Terrace Theater
Josef Špacek

Josef Špacek

Apr. 26, 2016
Terrace Theater
Enso String Quartet with Avi Avital

Enso String Quartet with Avi Avital

May 4, 2016
Terrace Theater

International Programming

Seuls

Seuls

Sep. 14, 2015
Eisenhower Theater
*part of World Stages
STEW: Wagner – A New Song-Cycle by Stew & Heidi

STEW: Wagner – A New Song-Cycle by Stew & Heidi

Sep. 21–26, 2015
Terrace Theater
*part of World Stages
Gate Theater: Sancho

Gate Theater: Sancho

Oct. 23 & 24, 2015
Terrace Theater
*part of World Stages
Laurie Anderson: The Language of the Future

Laurie Anderson: The Language of the Future

Feb. 29, 2016
Terrace Theater
 Vân-Áhn Võ Company: The Odyssey: from Vietnam to America

Vân-Áhn Võ Company: The Odyssey: from Vietnam to America

Mar. 7, 2016
Terrace Theater
*part of World Stages
Ira Glass: Reinventing Radio

Ira Glass: Reinventing Radio

Mar. 7, 2016
Eisenhower Theater
Ireland Festival

Ireland Festival

Date and Venues TBD

Jazz

KC Jazz Club: Jimmy Cobb Trio

KC Jazz Club: Jimmy Cobb Trio

Oct. 2, 2015
Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club: Kurt Rosenwinkel

KC Jazz Club: Kurt Rosenwinkel

Oct. 3, 2015
Terrace Gallery
Jeremy Denk and Jason Moran

Jeremy Denk and Jason Moran

Oct. 9, 2015
Terrace Theater
*part of Jason+
KC Jazz Club: E.J. and Marcus Strickland

KC Jazz Club: E.J. and Marcus Strickland

Oct. 10, 2015
Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club: Joanne Brackeen

KC Jazz Club: Joanne Brackeen

Oct. 16, 2015
Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club: Derrick Hodge

KC Jazz Club: Derrick Hodge

Oct. 17, 2015
Terrace Gallery
The Crossroads Club: Revive Music: Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown Reimagined

The Crossroads Club: Revive Music: Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown Reimagined

Oct. 24, 2015
Atrium
Discovery Artist: Marquis Hill Blacktet

Discovery Artist: Marquis Hill Blacktet

Nov. 6, 2015
Terrace Gallery
Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9

Butler, Bernstein & the Hot 9

Nov. 7, 2015
Terrace Theater
Dorado Schmitt and the Django Festival All-Stars

Dorado Schmitt and the Django Festival All-Stars

Nov. 13, 2015
Terrace Theater
KC Jazz Club: Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook and Grace Kelly

KC Jazz Club: Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook and Grace Kelly, Celebrating Great Women of Jazz: Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell

Nov. 14, 2015
Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club: Carmen Lundy

KC Jazz Club: Carmen Lundy

Nov. 20 & 21, 2015
Terrace Gallery
NPR's A Jazz Piano Christmas

NPR's A Jazz Piano Christmas

Dec. 4, 2015
Terrace Theater
Discovery Artist: Fresh Cut Orchestra

Discovery Artist: Fresh Cut Orchestra

Dec. 12, 2015
Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club: Javon Jackson and Sax Appeal

KC Jazz Club: Javon Jackson and Sax Appeal, featuring NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath

Dec. 18 & 19, 2015
Terrace Gallery
A Jazz New Year's Eve

A Jazz New Year's Eve: Diane Schuur and Strings, Celebrating Sinatra's Centenary

Dec. 31, 2015
Terrace Theater
KC Jazz Club: Rene Marie, I Wanna Be Evil, A Tribute to Eartha Kitt

KC Jazz Club: Rene Marie, I Wanna Be Evil, A Tribute to Eartha Kitt

Jan. 29, 2015
Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club: Frank Wess Tribute

KC Jazz Club: Frank Wess Tribute

Jan. 30, 2016
Terrace Gallery
Mack Avenue SuperBand featuring Gary Burton and Christian McBride

Mack Avenue SuperBand featuring Gary Burton and Christian McBride

Feb. 5, 2016
Terrace Theater
Discovery Artist: Matthew Whitaker

Discovery Artist: Matthew Whitaker

Feb. 12, 2016
Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club: The Whitfield Family Band

KC Jazz Club: The Whitfield Family Band

Feb. 13, 2016
Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club: Joe Lovano Village Rhythms Band featuring Liberty Ellman, Michael Olatuja, Abdou Mboup, and Otis Brown III

KC Jazz Club: Joe Lovano Village Rhythms Band featuring Liberty Ellman, Michael Olatuja, Abdou Mboup, and Otis Brown III

Feb. 19 & 20, 2016
Terrace Gallery
The Crossroads Club: Jason Moran with Special Guest Mason Bates

The Crossroads Club: Jason Moran with Special Guest Mason Bates

Mar. 5, 2016
Atrium
*part of Jason+
Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead

March 9-11, 2016
Millennium Stage
KC Jazz Club: Helen Sung Quintet

KC Jazz Club: Helen Sung Quintet

Apr. 1, 2016
Terrace Gallery
Discovery Artist: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, New Washingtonians with special guest Integriti Reeves

Discovery Artist: Duke Ellington School of the Arts, New Washingtonians with special guest Integriti Reeves

Apr. 8, 2016
Terrace Gallery
Stefon Harris and Sonic Creed

Stefon Harris and Sonic Creed

Apr. 9, 2016
Family Theater
The Crossroads Club: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

The Crossroads Club: The Bad Plus Joshua Redman

Apr. 15, 2016
Atrium
Discovery Artist: Peter and Will Anderson Quintet

Discovery Artist: Peter and Will Anderson Quintet

Apr. 22, 2016
Terrace Gallery
Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran

Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran

Apr. 29, 2016
Terrace Theater
*part of Jason+
Ambrose Akinmusire

Ambrose Akinmusire

May 6, 2016
Terrace Theater
21st Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival

21st Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival

May 13 & 14, 2016
Terrace Theater

Young Audiences

Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure

Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure

Oct. 9-18, 2015
Family Theater
Darius & Twig

Darius & Twig

Oct. 31-Nov. 8, 2015
Family Theater
Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!

Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!

Nov. 27, 2015-Jan. 3, 2016
Family Theater
OLIVERio: A Brazilian Twist

OLIVERio: A Brazilian Twist

Jan. 30-Feb. 21, 2016
Family Theater
Superman 2050

Superman 2050

Apr. 1-3, 2016
Family Theater
Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Apr. 23-24, 2016
Family Theater
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly

The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly

May 20-22, 2016
Family Theater

Mason Bates's KC Jukebox

Lounge Regime: 100 Years of Ambient Music

Lounge Regime: 100 Years of Ambient Music

Nov. 9, 2015
Atrium
Of Land & Sea

Of Land & Sea

Feb. 22, 2016
Theater Lab
New Voices, Old Muses

New Voices, Old Muses

Apr. 18, 2016
Atrium

National Symphony Orchestra

NSO: Opening Night

Opening Night: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor; Steven Reineke, conductor

Sep. 20, 2015
Concert Hall
NSO: Runnicles

Donald Runnicles, conductor: Olga Peretyatko, soprano, sings R. Strauss's Four Last Songs / Works by Mozart & Elgar

Oct. 1-3, 2015
Concert Hall
NSO: Morlot

Ludovic Morlot, conductor: Miloš Karadaglic, classical guitar, plays Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez / Works by Berlioz, Ravel, & Dukas

Oct. 8-10, 2015
Concert Hall
Organ Recital

Organ Recital

Oct. 14, 2015
Concert Hall
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players

Oct. 18, 2015
Terrace Theater
NSO: Eschenbach/Lang

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Lang Lang, piano, plays Grieg's Piano Concerto / Works by Wagner & Dvorák

Oct. 29-31, 2015
Concert Hall
NSO: Eschenbach - Mahler No. 3

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Mahler: Symphony No. 3 / Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano, Choral Arts Society of Washington, and Children's Chorus of Washington

Nov. 5-7, 2015
Concert Hall
NSO: Noseda

Gianandrea Noseda, conductor: James Ehnes, violin, plays Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 / Works by Casella & Rachmaninoff

Nov. 12-14, 2015
Concert Hall
NSO: Bělohlávek

Jirí Belohlávek, conductor: Igor Levit, piano plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" / Works by Mozart & Martinu

Nov. 19-21, 2015
Concert Hall
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players

Nov. 22, 2015
Terrace Theater
NSO: Hicks

Sarah Hicks, conductor: Thu. & Sat. – Cameron Carpenter, organ / Fri. – Ben Folds, piano

Dec. 3-5, 2015
Concert Hall
Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah, Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor

Dec. 17-20, 2015
Concert Hall
NSO: Järvi

Neeme Järvi, conductor: Baiba Skride, violin, plays Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 / Works by Eller and Sibelius

Jan. 14-16, 2016
Concert Hall
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players

Jan. 17, 2016
Terrace Theater
NSO: Eschenbach/Müller-Schott

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Daniel Müller-Schott, cello plays Dvorák's Cello Concerto / Works by Rouse and Brahms

Jan. 21-23, 2016
Concert Hall
NSO: Eschenbach - Schubert's Symphony No. 8

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished") / works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Weber

Jan. 28-30, 2015
Concert Hall
NSO: Eschenbach/Chen

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 / Ray Chen, violin & Adriana Horne, harp

Mar. 3-5, 2016
Concert Hall
NSO: Eschenbach/Thibaudet

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano, plays Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 / Works by Brahms and Picker

Mar. 10-12, 2016
Concert Hall
Organ Recital: Paul Jacobs

Organ Recital: Paul Jacobs

Mar. 16, 2016
Concert Hall
NSO: Vänskä

Osmo Vänskä, conductor: Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral") / Nikolai Lugansky, piano, plays Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1

Mar. 17-19, 2016
Concert Hall
NSO: Macelaru

Cristian Macelaru, conductor: Nikolaj Znaider, violin, plays Brahms's Violin Concerto / Works by Fauré , Jalbert, & Debussy

Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2016
Concert Hall
NSO: Znaider

Nikolaj Znaider, conductor: Mahler's Symphony No. 1 / Benjamin Grosvenor, piano, plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27

Apr. 7 & 9, 2016
Concert Hall
NSO: Wolff

Hugh Wolff, conductor: Anne Akiko Meyers, violin, plays Bates's Violin Concerto / Works by Barber and Ives

Apr. 14-16, 2016
Concert Hall
NSO: James Gaffigan

James Gaffigan, conductor: Thu. & Sat. – Works by Rodgers, Weill, Dvorák, & Ravel / Fri. – Storm Large sings Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins

Apr. 28-30, 2016
Concert Hall
Organ Recital: Christopher Houlihan

Organ Recital: Christopher Houlihan

May 4, 2016
Concert Hall
NSO: Litton

Andrew Litton, conductor: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 / Vadim Gluzman, violin, plays Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

May 5-7, 2016
Concert Hall
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players

May 8, 2016
Terrace Theater
NSO: MacMillan

James MacMillan, conductor: Alisa Weilerstein, cello, plays Barber's Cello Concerto / Works by MacMillan & Vaughan Williams

May 12-14, 2016
Concert Hall
NSO: Eschenbach

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Leila Josefowicz, violin, premieres Shepherd's Violin Concerto / Works by Haydn & Schumann

June 2-4, 2016
Concert Hall
NSO: Eschenbach

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 / Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto, sings Mahler's Rückert-Lieder

June 9-11, 2016
Concert Hall

NSO Family

Halloween Concert

Halloween Concert

Oct. 25, 2015
Concert Hall
NSO Family Concert: Steven Reineke

NSO Family Concert: Steven Reineke, conductor: Christylez Bacon, human beatbox & Wytold, electric cello

Feb. 28, 2016
Concert Hall
Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

Apr. 24, 2016
Concert Hall

NSO Pops

Rajaton: Best of the Beatles

Rajaton: Best of the Beatles

Sep. 25 & 26, 2015
Concert Hall
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Oct. 23 & 24, 2015
Concert Hall
Home Alone: Film with Live Orchestra

Home Alone: Film with Live Orchestra

Nov. 27 & 28, 2015
Concert Hall
The von Trapps & Ashley Brown Family Holiday with the NSO Pops

The von Trapps & Ashley Brown Family Holiday with the NSO Pops

Dec. 10-12, 2015
Concert Hall
Broadway Today with Jeremy Jordan & Betsy Wolfe

Broadway Today with Jeremy Jordan & Betsy Wolfe

Feb. 26 & 27, 2016
Concert Hall
Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men

May 20 & 21, 2016
Concert Hall
Forever Gershwin

Forever Gershwin

June 17 & 18, 2016
Concert Hall
*part of Jason+

Theater

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Oct. 6-24, 2015
Opera House
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Terri White

Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Terri White

Oct. 16, 2015
Terrace Theater
Antigone

Antigone

Oct. 22-25, 2015
Eisenhower Theater
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Randy Graff

Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Randy Graff

Oct. 30, 2015
Terrace Theater
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Michele Lee

Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Michele Lee

Nov. 6, 2015
Terrace Theater
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: John Lloyd Young

Barbara Cook's Spotlight: John Lloyd Young

Nov. 20, 2015
Terrace Theater
Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical

Dec. 15, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016
Opera House
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Jan. 13-30, 2016
Eisenhower Theater
Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Frances Ruffelle

Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Frances Ruffelle

March 25, 2016
Terrace Theater
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

June 14-July 10, 2016
Opera House
The Bridges of Madison County: A New Musical

The Bridges of Madison County: A New Musical

June 28-July 17, 2016
Eisenhower Theater
The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

July 13-Aug. 20, 2016
Opera House

Washington National Opera

Carmen

Carmen

Sep. 19-Oct. 3, 2015
Opera House
Appomattox

Appomattox

Nov. 14-22, 2015
Opera House
Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

Dec. 12-20, 2015
Terrace Theater
Lost in the Stars

Lost in the Stars

Feb. 12-20, 2016
Eisenhower Theater
Leah Crocetto Recital

Leah Crocetto Recital

Feb. 26, 2016
Terrace Theater
WNO Ring Cycle: The Rhinegold

WNO Ring Cycle:The Rhinegold

Apr. 30-May 22, 2016
Opera House
WNO Ring Cycle: The Valkyrie

WNO Ring Cycle:The Valkyrie

Apr. 30-May 22, 2016
Opera House
WNO Ring Cycle: Siegfried

WNO Ring Cycle: Siegfried

Apr. 30-May 22, 2016
Opera House
WNO Ring Cycle: Twilight of the Gods

WNO Ring Cycle: Twilight of the Gods

Apr. 30-May 22, 2016
Opera House
Stars of Tomorrow—The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists in Concert

Stars of Tomorrow—The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists in Concert

May 21, 2016
Terrace Theater

Other Events

Spring Gala

Spring Gala

Date TBD
Concert Hall
Mark Twain Prize

Mark Twain Prize

Date TBD
Concert Hall

Performing Arts for Everyone

Finding  a Line: Skateboarding, Music, and Media

Finding a Line: Skateboarding, Music, and Media

Sep. 11 & 12, 2015
*part of Jason+
New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center

New Year's Eve at the Kennedy Center

Dec. 31, 2015
Concert Hall
American Strings: A Tradition of Innovation, with Chris Thile

American Strings: A Tradition of Innovation, with Chris Thile

June 24 & 25, 2016