Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required
WNO Preview: Members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program offer a preview performance of the company’s upcoming production, Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars (Feb. 12–20 in the Eisenhower Theater).
| Washington National Opera |
This performance features Beijing Opera, an art form combining singing, speaking, acting, and martial arts; traditional instrumental music on pipa, erhu, and bamboo flute; and stunning acrobatics of skills.
| Henan Arts Troupe |
Target Family Night: Revelations Workshop with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Target Family Night: Learn choreography from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s most iconic work, Revelations. Master Teacher for Arts in Education and former dancer with the Alvin Ailey company, Nasha Thomas, teaches excerpts from the sections “I've Been 'Buked,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Rocka My Soul.” This is a beginner level class.
This class will not be broadcast.
This show is not available for viewing
| Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater |
Shenzhen Pop Music Show
This concert features the band Jam You from Shenzhen City; female singers Tsinger from Inner Mongolia and Majia Jiado from Yunnan Province; male singer Ray M from Shaanxi; and the rappers Too Phat from Guizhou Province.
Jamie McLean Band
The Brooklyn-based Jamie McLean Band presents its electric mix of original rock, blues, country, and soul music. The trio has toured with the likes of Gregg Allman, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Tedeschi/Trucks Band, and Blues Traveler. The band features Brian Griffin (drums and vocals), Ben Mars (bass and vocals), and Jamie McLean (guitar and vocals).
| Jamie McLean Band |
The Daniela Schächter Quartet presents A New Journey, featuring a selection of original works by Schächter. The quartet is formed by Mike Tucker (tenor saxophone), Jeff Reed (acoustic bass), Billy Williams (drums), and Daniela Schächter (piano and vocals). Schächter is a 2002 alumnus of the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program.
| Daniela Schächter |
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir presents A Spiritual Experience, a set of choreographed gospel pieces that will drive the beat of your heart and inspire the soul. The Show Choir is directed by Dr. Monique Holmes.
| The Duke Ellington School of the Arts |
Join us for a contemporary jazz dance class with instructor Jocelyn Issac. The hottest and smoothest moves in jazz are taught to the expressive lyrics of today’s music.
| Joy of Motion Dance Company |
National Symphony Orchestra Prelude
Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform chamber works, including Doppler’s Souvenir du Rigi, Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Horn, Bach’s Four Two-Bit Contraptions, Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata, and Wilson’s Shallow Streams, Deep Rivers. The program features flutist Julianna Nickel; horn player James Nickel; and pianist Sophie Kim Cook.
| NSO Prelude |
Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Cameron Esposito
Called “the future of comedy” by none other than Jay Leno, Cameron Esposito is a fast-rising Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor, and writer who appears regularly on late night TV and in comedy festivals across the country. Her sophomore album, SAME SEX SYMBOL, was released in fall 2014, debuting at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Her first book is forthcoming from Hachette/Grand Central Publishing. Rhea Butcher opens.
This program contains mature themes and strong language.
Note: this program will not be streamed live or archived. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.
This show is not available for viewing
| Cameron Esposito |
We welcome back Steven Lutvak, composer and co-lyricist of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, the Tony Award®-winning Best Musical, running January 13-30, 2016 in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. Come hear the songs and repartee of the man whom the New York Times called, “an upper-middlebrow Billy Joel crossed with a lower-highbrow Tom Lehrer with a pinch of Debussy.”
| Steven Lutvak |
The Dhol Foundation
Led by the UK’s most celebrated player of the Punjabi dhol drum, Johnny Kalsi, The Dhol Foundation performs energetic arrangements of dhols, bass, drums, guitar, and dholak. It can also include bhangra dancers and guest singers powering out a sound that is as eclectic as it is forceful. They have been featured on Hollywood film soundtracks, performed at the Royal Variety Performance in 2011, and helped to close the London 2012 Olympics with a live performance before their biggest-ever crowd.
| Dhol Foundation |
The winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, Jazzmeia Horn, performs on the Millennium Stage with her band Artistry of Jazz Horn, as part of the James A. Johnson Young Artist Series, made possible by Target. Originally from Dallas, the jazz vocalist and band leader has a name that speaks for itself. In 2013, she was named winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.
| Jazzmeia Horn |
The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host Let Freedom Ring!, a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, featuring a special performance with Yolanda Adams and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Georgetown University will also award the 13th annual John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award during the event. Free reserved seating tickets are required and will be given away two (2) per person in line on Monday, January 18 at the entrance to the Hall of Nations beginning at 4:30 p.m.
| Yolanda Adams |
The Millennium Stage was created and underwritten by James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs to make the performing arts
accessible to everyone in fulfillment of the Kennedy Center's mission to its community and the nation.
Additional funding for the Millennium Stage is provided by The Isadore and Bertha Gudelsky Family Foundation, Inc., The Meredith Foundation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Dr. Deborah Rose and Dr. Jan A.J. Stolwijk, U.S. Department of Education, and the Millennium Stage Endowment Fund.
Millennium Stage Endowment Fund - James A. Johnson and Maxine Isaacs, Fannie Mae Foundation, James V. Kimsey, Gilbert† and Jaylee† Mead,
Mortgage Bankers Association of America, Anonymous, and other gifts to secure the future of the Millennium Stage.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.