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Past Events: Explore the Arts

  • The Kennedy Center Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS! 201

    Sat., Feb. 22, 2014, 11:00 AM
    2013-2014 Season

  • The Kennedy Center The Making of Moby-Dick with Jake Heggie

    Thu., Feb. 20, 2014, 5:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Join Moby-Dick composer Jake Heggie as he discusses the process of bringing Herman Melville's classic battle of man versus beast to life.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Mon., Feb. 3, 2014, 7:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    The Explore the Arts master class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance.

  • The Kennedy Center Ballet 360°: Contemporary Dance for Ballet Lovers: Revelations

    Sat., Feb. 1, 2014, 4:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    In this continuation of the popular Ballet 360° lecture series, dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

  • The Kennedy Center Open Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet

    Tue., Jan. 28, 2014, 12:30 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at Mariinsky Ballet as they prepare onstage for performance.

  • The Kennedy Center Ballet 360°: The Magic of Swan Lake

    Sat., Jan. 25, 2014, 4:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    In this continuation of the popular Ballet 360° lecture series, dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to take us beyond the steps and into the fine craft of making a ballet.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: Ballet Hispanico

    Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, 7:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    The Explore the Arts master class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance.

  • The Kennedy Center Ballet Hispanico Social Dance Party

    Wed., Dec. 4, 2013, 5:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season

  • American Voices: Gospel Master Session with Kim Burrell

    Sun., Nov. 24, 2013, 3:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Observe gospel star Kim Burrell as she coaches pre-selected young artists. The session concludes with a discussion moderated by Renée Fleming with Kim Burrell, Cedric Dent, Richard Smallwood, Deborah Smith Pollard, and Nolan Williams Jr.

  • American Voices Symposium: Voice Training Today

    Sun., Nov. 24, 2013, 1:30 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    How has voice training evolved with advances in voice research? Leading American voice teachers Dr. Thomas Cleveland, Dr. Rachelle Fleming, Joan Lader, and William Riley speak on training singers across multiple genres.

  • American Voices: Musical Theater Master Session with Sutton Foster

    Sun., Nov. 24, 2013, 11:00 AM
    2013-2014 Season
    Observe Tony winner Sutton Foster as she coaches pre-selected young artists. The session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes David Caddick, Sutton Foster; Joan Lader, David Lai, and Tara Rubin.

  • American Voices: Pop/Rock Master Session with Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles

    Sat., Nov. 23, 2013, 3:30 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Ben Folds and Sara Bareilles coach pre-selected young artists. The session concludes with a discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes Kristen Foster, Peter Mensch, William Riley, Chris Sampson, Don Was, and Dr. Steven Zeitels.

  • American Voices Symposium: The Business and Technology of Popular Singing Today

    Sat., Nov. 23, 2013, 1:30 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Universal Nashville CEO Mike Dungan, Exec. VP at PMK*BNC Kristen Foster, Q Prime founder Peter Mensch, Vice Dean USC Contemporary Music Div. Chris Sampson, EA Music President Steve Schnur, Blue Note President Don Was, discuss business trends.

  • American Voices: Country Master Session with Alison Krauss and Dr. Thomas Cleveland

    Sat., Nov. 23, 2013, 10:00 AM
    2013-2014 Season
    Observe country/bluegrass star Alison Krauss and Dr. Thomas F. Cleveland coaching pre-selected young artists. The session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes Darrell Brown, Mike Dungan, and Chris Sampson.

  • American Voices: Jazz Master Session with Dianne Reeves

    Fri., Nov. 22, 2013, 8:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Observe jazz sensation Dianne Reeves as she coaches pre-selected young artists. The session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes Kurt Elling, Darryl Pitt, Dianne Reeves, Larry Rosen, and Don Was.

  • American Voices Symposium: Vocal Health and Illness: Insights into the Past, Present, and Future

    Fri., Nov. 22, 2013, 4:30 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    As part of American Voices, otolaryngologist and laryngeal surgeon Dr. Steven Zeitels and speech-language pathologist and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Linda Carroll speak in a symposium on vocal health.

  • American Voices: Classical Master Session with Eric Owens

    Fri., Nov. 22, 2013, 2:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Bass-baritone Eric Owens coaches pre-selected young artists in the classical genre. The session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes Edith Bers, Anthony Freud, Matthew Horner, and Eric Owens.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: Matthew Bourne's New Adventures

    Sat., Nov. 16, 2013, 4:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season

  • The Kennedy Center Jam Session with the Django Reinhardt Festival All-Stars

    Sun., Nov. 3, 2013, 11:00 AM
    2013-2014 Season
    Bring your guitar and fiddle and join guitar virtuoso Dorado Schmitt and the Django Reinhardt Festival All-Stars for a participatory jam sesssion featuring music in the authentic Django Reinhardt style.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: Susan Marshall & Company

    Sun., Oct. 27, 2013, 3:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    The Explore the Arts master class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance.

  • The Kennedy Center Verdi at 200 with Saul Lilienstein

    Sat., Oct. 26, 2013, 5:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Musicologist Saul Lilienstein uses the opera The Force of Destiny as a starting point to examine the musically rich middle period of Giuseppe Verdi, the most important of all Italian composers.  

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

    Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 7:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    The Explore the Arts master class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance.

  • Wagner at 200 with Saul Lilienstein

    Sat., Oct. 12, 2013, 5:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Musicologist Saul Lilienstein examines the arc of artistic achievement that begins with Wagner's music and spreads across Europe to profoundly influence other composers, writers, artists, and more.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Sun., Oct. 6, 2013, 11:00 AM
    2013-2014 Season
    The Explore the Arts master class series gives you an opportunity to take classes led by some of the most talented and creative artists in the world of dance.

  • The Kennedy Center The Force of Destiny: Creating the Vision

    Sat., Oct. 5, 2013, 4:00 PM
    2013-2014 Season
    Join The Force of Destiny director Francesca Zambello, along with other members of the creative team behind this new production, for a discussion about bringing this demanding Verdi masterpiece to the stage.

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