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Past Events: Explore the Arts

  • 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.

  • The Kennedy Center Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS! 101

    Sat., Sep. 21, 2013, 11:00 AM
    2013-2014 Season
    Designed for those who have never participated in an Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS! class, this session "101" is exclusively for non-dancers.

  • The Kennedy Center Theater Look-in: Anything Goes

    Tue., Jun. 25, 2013, 5:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Join company members from Anything Goes for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

  • The Kennedy Center Theater Look-in: The Guardsman

    Tue., Jun. 11, 2013, 5:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Join company members from The Guardsman for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

  • The Kennedy Center Politics, Propaganda, Prokofiev: The Intriguing Saga of Alexander Nevsky, with Yvonne Caruthers

    Sat., Jun. 1, 2013, 1:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    NSO cellist Yvonne Caruthers is your guide to the intriguing world of Sergei Prokofiev's score for Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 Russian propaganda film, Alexander Nevsky.

  • The Kennedy Center In Conversation: Stephen Schwartz

    Sat., May 18, 2013, 5:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Join ASCAP Director of Musical Theater Michael Kerker for an intimate conversation with legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz as he reflects on his career.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: Monica Bill Barnes & Company

    Tue., May 7, 2013, 7:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    This participatory, beginner level class for adults (sorry, no observers allowed) is led by company members from Monica Bill Barnes & Company.

  • The Kennedy Center Jazz Master Class: Julian Lage

    Sat., May 4, 2013, 10:30 AM
    2012-2013 Season
    Observe the creative process as pre-professional performers receive instruction from some of the greats in jazz.

  • The Kennedy Center Show Boat: Creating the Vision

    Sat., Apr. 27, 2013, 4:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    Join WNO Artistic Dir. and Show Boat director Francesca Zambello and other creative team members behind this spectacular new production, for a discussion about how they brought new life to this classic work.

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

    Sat., Apr. 27, 2013, 11:00 AM
    2012-2013 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°: The Magic Carpet

    Sat., Apr. 6, 2013, 3:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    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 Creative Movement with the New York City Ballet

    Sat., Mar. 30, 2013, 10:30 AM
    2012-2013 Season
    This creative movement class for non-dancers is led by New York City Ballet company members.

  • The Kennedy Center Master Class: New York City Ballet

    Mon., Mar. 25, 2013, 7:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    This participatory, intermediate to advanced level class for adults (sorry, no observers allowed) is led by company members from New York City Ballet.

  • The Kennedy Center Ballet 360°: Walking and Waltzing

    Sat., Mar. 23, 2013, 3:00 PM
    2012-2013 Season
    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.

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