Target Family Night: New Voices
The World Children’s Choir, whose current members (ages 4 - 18) include vocalists representing 14 countries and cultural heritages, offers a program of beautiful operatic selections by Bizet, Girodano, Handel, and Puccini; a group of inspirational pieces from "Songs of Love and Hope" by James Selway; the US premiere of “Peace” by British singer-songwriter Anna Taylor, and well-known tunes accompanied by an audience sing-along. Truly a delightful concert for all ages. Part of Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition.
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On the late President Kennedy’s 99th birthday, performances from artists across genres culminate with luminaries and young artists unveiling a special installation created by the Kennedy Center for the centennial celebration of its namesake. For full details on the special evening, visit the event page.
Leah Glenn Dance Theatre
Leah Glenn Dance Theatre (LGDT) seeks to cultivate a greater understanding of the world through thought-provoking dance works that entertain, inspire, and challenge. This eclectic collection of choreography will feature performances by guest artists Parisa Khobdeh (courtesy of the Paul Taylor Dance Company) and Jamal Story, as well as LGDT members.
| Leah Glen Dance Theatre |
A showcase of the 2016 VSA International Young Soloists Competition winners recognizing outstanding musicians with disabilities, aged 14–25, from around the world. The concert features: Gabrielle Barker (KY), soprano; Stuart Carlson (MI), violin; Andrew Nguyen (CA), piano; Abigel Szilagyi (CA), violin; and Roi Aldric Trawon (Philippines), violin.
| VSA International Young Soloists |
This Celtic rock band from Ireland consists of the four Diver sisters who play their own melodic pop as well as traditional songs. Their blend of Irish roots with American influences has garnered them an Irish Music Award for Top Celtic Rock band.
| Screaming Orphans |
Chef Cathal Armstrong (Restaurant Eve in Alexandria; multiple James Beard Award nominee) leads a cooking demonstration to showcase his commitment to complex, thoughtful dishes that combine his Irish roots and French training with American cuisine.
| Cathal Armstrong |