The Kennedy Center

SHIFT: Hip-Hop Orchestra of the University of Maryland

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This next generation of DMV artists color sound with spirit using a diverse palette of personality and strokes of Hip-Hop bringing you classic medleys and landmark originals. Welcome The HHO back to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 12th from 6pm-7pm on the Millennium Stage.

Thousands of people ventured from across the East Coast to fill the 630 foot Grand Foyer during their last visit in 2016 accompanied by the Illharmonic Orchestra. The HHO is super-group made up of members of the UMD Hip-Hop Orchestra, indie-funk band Box Era, rap collective 20NVR, MXDhouse’s Kleonaptra,the International School of Music’s Carly Cascio, KZMIBLZF’s Bluzf, The Void’s Ben Laurenson, Aina Puig, Ben Cannon, Eric Hofmeister, Milo King, and Rich Stalwart.

Presented as a part of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras.

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