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Past Events: Explore the Arts

  • The Kennedy Center What to Listen for in Music: Mozart in His Time

    Jan. 9 - Feb. 6, 2006
    2005-2006 Season
    Join Irwin Shainman, professor emeritus of music at Williams College in Massachusetts, in this four-part series as he acquaints you with one of classical music's most legendary composers.

  • The Kennedy Center History of the National Symphony Orchestra with Ted Libbey

    Wed., Nov. 30, 2005, 6:00 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the NSO, join Ted Libbey, author of the book The History of the National Symphony Orchestra, for this fascinating discussion.

  • The Kennedy Center Open Rehearsal: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Tue., Nov. 22, 2005, 1:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Join a ballet scholar for a rare behind-the-scenes view of company members as they prepare onstage for a performance.

  • The Kennedy Center Lost Jazz Film Classics

    Nov. 7 - 21, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor and film archivist Bob DeFlores share their personal stories and rare film clips of performances by the greats.

  • The Kennedy Center Lost Jazz Film Classics

    Nov. 7 - 21, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor and film archivist Bob DeFlores share their personal stories and rare film clips of performances by the greats.

  • The Kennedy Center Lost Jazz Film Classics

    Nov. 7 - 21, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor and film archivist Bob DeFlores share their personal stories and rare film clips of performances by the greats.

  • The Kennedy Center Lost Jazz Film Classics

    Nov. 7 - 21, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor and film archivist Bob DeFlores share their personal stories and rare film clips of performances by the greats.

  • The Kennedy Center Lost Jazz Film Classics

    Nov. 7 - 21, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor and film archivist Bob DeFlores share their personal stories and rare film clips of performances by the greats.

  • The Kennedy Center Lost Jazz Film Classics

    Nov. 7 - 21, 2005
    2005-2006 Season
    Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Dr. Billy Taylor and film archivist Bob DeFlores share their personal stories and rare film clips of performances by the greats.

  • The Kennedy Center Open Master Class: Master and Protégés

    Wed., Nov. 2, 2005, 4:00 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Observe Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Ballet Suzanne Farrell as she passes on her artistic wisdom through teaching local students the technical legacy that Balanchine created.

  • The Kennedy Center Open Master Class: Master and Protégés

    Wed., Nov. 2, 2005, 4:00 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Observe Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Ballet Suzanne Farrell as she passes on her artistic wisdom through teaching local students the technical legacy that Balanchine created.

  • Lunchtime Look-In: Teahouse

    Fri., Oct. 28, 2005, 12:00 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Bring a lunch, take a seat, and join a moderated discussion with cast members of Teahouse by Beijing People's Art Theatre.

  • Backstage at the Peking Opera

    Fri., Oct. 14, 2005, 4:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Tour the set of Female Generals of the Yang Family and explore the intricate process of bringing this acclaimed work to the stage.

  • Backstage at the Peking Opera

    Fri., Oct. 14, 2005, 4:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Tour the set of Female Generals of the Yang Family and explore the intricate process of bringing this acclaimed work to the stage.

  • The Kennedy Center Backstage at the Peking Opera

    Fri., Oct. 14, 2005, 4:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Tour the set of Female Generals of the Yang Family and explore the intricate process of bringing this acclaimed work to the stage.

  • The Kennedy Center Backstage at the Peking Opera

    Fri., Oct. 14, 2005, 4:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Tour the set of Female Generals of the Yang Family and explore the intricate process of bringing this acclaimed work to the stage.

  • Open Rehearsal: National Ballet of China

    Fri., Oct. 7, 2005, 3:30 PM
    2005-2006 Season
    Join a ballet scholar for a rare behind-the-scenes view of company members as they prepare onstage for a performance.

  • Lunchtime Look-in: Hairspray

    Thu., Jul. 21, 2005, 12:00 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    Bring a lunch, take a seat, and join the cast of the hit musical sensation for a one-on-one discussion.

  • The Kennedy Center Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS!

    Fri., Jun. 24, 2005, 5:00 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    Discover how it feels to dance as the legendary ballerina/choreographer leads an inspirational movement class for nondancers.

  • Suzanne Farrell Photo Exhibit Gallery Walk and Talk

    Tue., Jun. 21, 2005, 5:30 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    Photographer Paul Kolnik leads a walking tour of stunning photographic images of the legendary ballerina/choreographer and her own company, The Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

  • George Balanchine's "Don Quixote" Lecture

    Mon., Jun. 20, 2005, 6:00 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    A noted ballet scholar discusses the history of Balanchine's great work plus The Suzanne Farrell Ballet's new Kennedy Center production.

  • Lunchtime Look-in: Royal Shakespeare Company's Hecuba

    Wed., Jun. 1, 2005, 12:00 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    Bring a lunch, take a seat, and join a one-on-one discussion with cast members from Euripides' famous Greek tragedy, starring Vanessa Redgrave.

  • Lunchtime Look-in: Royal Shakespeare Company's Hecuba

    Wed., Jun. 1, 2005, 12:00 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    Bring a lunch, take a seat, and join a one-on-one discussion with cast members from Euripides' famous Greek tragedy, starring Vanessa Redgrave.

  • A Century of American Musical Theater

    May 9 - 23, 2005
    2004-2005 Season
    Explore 100 years of musical theater in America in a three-part lecture/demonstration series featuring special guests, including Jerry Herman and Stephen Schwartz.

  • The Kennedy Center Meet the Artists of the NSO: Gil Shaham

    Sat., Apr. 30, 2005, 6:00 PM
    2004-2005 Season
    Enjoy a discussion with the acclaimed violinist, followed by dinner.

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