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Past Events: Explore the Arts

  • Theater Look-in: Mary Poppins

    Tue., Jul. 13, 2010, 5:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join company members from Mary Poppins for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

  • Theater Look-in: Thurgood

    Tue., Jun. 8, 2010, 5:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join company members from Thurgood for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

     

  • Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Showcase

    Sat., May 22, 2010, 6:01 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Witness the future of jazz in this concert featuring five exceptional pianists selected as the inaugural class of the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Workshop.

  • John Adams: A Portrait (Film Screening)

    Sat., May 15, 2010, 6:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Explore the Arts presents an insightful free film screening of the 2000 portrait of American composer John Adams.

  • Broadway Up Close and Personal: Frank Loesser

    Mon., May 3, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join ASCAP's Michael Kerker, Jo Sullivan Loesser, and special guests for an illumination of the late composer who created such gems for the stage as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Guys and Dolls.

  • Master Class: Shen Wei Dance Arts

    Wed., Apr. 28, 2010, 7:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    This participatory (sorry, no observers allowed) master class for intermediate to advanced dancers is led by Shen Wei Dance Arts members.

  • Harmony and Lead: Gospel Vocal Style

    Sat., Apr. 24, 2010, 2:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    In this free lecture and demonstration, performers including Cedric Dent and Richard Smallwood give a glimpse into the variety of ways vocal gospel music is translated to the world.

  • Ballet 360° - Choreographers: Frederick Ashton

    Sat., Apr. 10, 2010, 3:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    The Ballet 360° lecture series continues its in-depth look at ballet with this season's sessions focusing on some of the form's iconic choreographers.

  • Masters of McNally

    Mon., Mar. 22, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    In this moderated discussion, actors Zoe Caldwell, John Glover, Audra McDonald, and Richard Thomas reflect on the joys and the challenges in presenting the art of one of the great modern playwrights.

  • In Conversation: Terrence McNally

    Mon., Mar. 15, 2010, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally gives insight into his multi-faceted career and the upcoming production of his Nights at the Opera trilogy.

  • What to Listen for in Russian Opera II: Prokofiev's War and Peace

    Sat., Mar. 6, 2010, 3:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    As the Kennedy Center continues with its Focus on Russia, join popular music lecturer Saul Lillenstein for an in-depth look at Prokofiev's War & Peace, one of the operas presented by the Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra.

  • Open Rehearsal: The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

    Wed., Mar. 3, 2010, 1:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at The Suzanne Farrell Ballet as the dancers prepare onstage for performances of two mixed repertory programs.

  • Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS - II

    Sun., Feb. 28, 2010, 1:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    From pliés to pirouettes, discover how it feels to dance as Suzanne Farrell leads this unique and inspirational movement class for non-dancers.

  • What to Listen for in Russian Opera I: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin & Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov

    Sat., Feb. 20, 2010, 3:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join popular music lecturer Saul Lilienstein for an in-depth look at Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov, two of the operas presented by the Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra.

  • Ballet 360° - Choreographers: Yuri Grigorovich

    Sat., Jan. 30, 2010, 3:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    The Ballet 360° lecture series continues its in-depth look at ballet with this season's sessions focusing on some of the form's iconic choreographers.

  • Master Class: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

    Sat., Jan. 30, 2010, 11:00 AM
    2009-2010 Season
    This participatory (sorry, no observers allowed) master class for intermediate to advanced dancers is led by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre members.

  • Open Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre

    Tue., Jan. 26, 2010, 1:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join dance scholars for an insider's look at American Ballet Theatre as the dancers prepare onstage for performances.

  • Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald: Film & Discussion

    Sat., Jan. 23, 2010, 3:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Watch a special screening of concert footage from Ella Fitzgerald's career followed by a discussion with jazz artists.

  • What to Listen for in Russian Composers II: Tchaikovsky & Prokofiev

    Sat., Dec. 12, 2009, 3:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join National Symphony Orchestra cellist Yvonne Caruthers for an exploration of the works of influential Russian composers Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Sergei Prokofiev presented during the Kennedy Center's Focus on Russia.

  • Theater Look-in: August: Osage County

    Tue., Dec. 1, 2009, 5:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join company members from August: Osage County for an insider's look, complete with lively discussion and the opportunity to ask questions of the artists.

  • Ballet 360° - Choreographers: Jerome Robbins

    Sat., Nov. 21, 2009, 3:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    The Ballet 360° lecture series continues its in-depth look at ballet with this season's sessions focusing on some of the form's iconic choreographers.

  • Broadway Up Close and Personal: Marvin Hamlisch

    Mon., Nov. 16, 2009, 7:30 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join ASCAP's Michael Kerker for an intimate interview with the multi-award-winning NSO Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch and performances by Liz Callaway, Kevin Earley, and Karen Ziemba  performing the composer's best.

  • Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell FOR ADULTS - I

    Sun., Nov. 8, 2009, 1:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    From pliés to pirouettes, discover how it feels to dance as Suzanne Farrell leads this unique and inspirational movement class for non-dancers.

  • What to Listen for in Russian Composers I: Stravinsky & Rachmaninoff

    Sat., Nov. 7, 2009, 3:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Join National Symphony Orchestra cellist Yvonne Caruthers for an exploration of the works of influential Russian composers Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff presented during the Kennedy Center's Focus on Russia.

  • In Conversation: Cate Blanchett

    Tue., Nov. 3, 2009, 12:00 PM
    2009-2010 Season
    Academy Award–winning actress Cate Blanchett sits down with director/playwright Emily Mann for an intimate conversation.

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