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The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

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Image for “Concerts for Young People by Young People”: Sierra Hull

“Concerts for Young People by Young People”: Sierra Hull

Only 16 years old, mandolin virtuoso and vocalist Sierra Hull has already emerged as a leading light in a new generation of bluegrass musicians. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Sat., Jan. 22, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Image for National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Tzimon Barto, piano, plays Gershwin

National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Tzimon Barto, piano, plays Gershwin

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Tzimon Barto in Gershwin's Piano Concerto. Also on the program is Remembering JFK (An American Elegy) by Peter Lieberson, with narration by Richard Dreyfuss of text taken from President Kennedy's speeches and writings.

Jan. 22 - 24, 2011

Concert Hall

$20.00 - $85.00

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U.S. Navy Band in “John F. Kennedy: Celebrating 50 years of Diplomacy Through Culture”

The US Navy presents select members of the U.S. Navy Band in the first concert of a special two-part series on the cultural diplomatic mission of Navy music. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Sun., Jan. 23, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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U.S. Navy Band in “John F. Kennedy: Celebrating 50 years of Diplomacy Through Culture”

The US Navy presents the second concer in a special two-part series on the cultural diplomatic mission of Navy music. The Navy Band Jazz Combo, members of the Navy's premier jazz ensemble the Commodores, perform. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Mon., Jan. 24, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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A Tribute to the Pablo Casals Concert in the Kennedy White House

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax join with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio to present a tribute to cellist Pablo Casals' 1961 White House concert. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Tue., Jan. 25, 2011, 7:30 PM

Concert Hall

$20.00 - $85.00

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Blessing Offor

The soul/R&B singer-songwriter, a 2010 VSA International Young Soloists Award recipient, crafts an eclectic mix of retro sounds and grooves as heard on his 2010 release Guilty Pleasure. Presented in cooperation with VSA. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Wed., Jan. 26, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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Justin Kauflin Trio

The trio led by the talented jazz pianist and Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumnus, though young, displays musical maturity, finesse, and imagination. Presented in cooperation with VSA. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Fri., Jan. 28, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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“Concerts for Young People by Young People”: The Capitol Jazz Project

Participants in this partnership between Washington Performing Arts Society and DC Public Schools in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center showcase their musicianship and performance style. Having its roots in the New York jazz tradition, the Armand Hirsch Trio explores modern gospel, world percussion, Brazilian song, progressive rock, classical aesthetics, and the lexicon of American soul music. Emphasizing singable, lingering melodies and frontiers in harmony and rhythm, this group reinvents the organ trio setting.
Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Sun., Jan. 30, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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A Tribute to the Grace Bumbry Concert in the Kennedy White House

One of today's most exciting vocal stars, Denyce Graves delivers a tribute to Kennedy Center Honoree Grace Bumbry's recital at the White House in 1962. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Tue., Feb. 1, 2011, 7:30 PM

Terrace Theater

$50.00

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“Concerts for Young People by Young People”

Classical violinist Niv Ashkenazi is a 2007 VSA International Young Soloists Award recipient. The NSO Youth Fellowship Emerald Quartet features violinists Jessica and Katelyn Lyons, viola player Aiden Kane, and cellist Ryan Hintzman. Sixteen-year-old cellist Kristina Winiarski is a first-year NSO Youth Fellow. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Wed., Feb. 2, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance in the Terrace Theater

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“Concerts for Young People by Young People”

Leo Manzari is a 15-year-old tap phenomenon. Presented by VSA, siblings Amanda (22), Michael (18), and Amelia (16) Ransom form The Ransom Notes, a group that blends classical, Celtic, bluegrass, and gospel music. Jazz pianist and vocalist Amy K. Bormet is a Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumnus. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Fri., Feb. 4, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance in the Terrace Theater

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Scott MacIntyre

Since captivating the nation as a finalist on American Idol, Scott MacIntyre has continued to move audiences to laughter, tears, and standing ovations all over the world.  He is a 2008 VSA International Young Soloists Award recipient, and his latest CD Heartstrings debuted at #18 on iTunes.
Presented in cooperation with VSA. Part of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy: A 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Sat., Feb. 5, 2011, 6:00 PM

Free Millennium Stage Performance

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