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NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
The final concert of the NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra, conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, will feature the SMI Concerto Competition winner, performing Dvorák’s Carnival Overture, Op. 92 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9, Op. 70 in E-flat major.
| NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra |
One of Virginia’s premier gospel ensembles, the Ingramettes have been bringing their music and
ministry to congregations in the Tidewater and Piedmont for more than five decades. Their
commanding, spirit-filled performances demonstrate the extraordinary depth of talent in American
Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by the Library of Congress American Folklife Center.
| Ingramettes |
Colombian Afro Caribbean Music
A group of talented young musicians from Cartagena and San Basilio de Palenque will combine their
talents to perform Colombian Afro Caribbean Music for a unique cultural exchange in Washington,
D.C. The visiting ensemble performs a fusion of orchestra accompanied by alegre, tambora,
llamador drums, maracas, guache, and marimbula. This cultural initiative by the
Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Colombian Chancellery seeks to incite intercultural dialogue,
pacific coexistence, and social inclusion for communities on the Pacific Coast of Colombia that
have been affected by violence and criminal organizations.
Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Colombia.
| Colombian Afro Caribbean Musicians |
Democratoz lays down hard-grooving reggae with all the ecstasy and defiance of young North Africa.
Hailing from Oran, Algeria's cultural nexus, the group digs back into the city's best-loved pop form,
rai, and makes dance-floor filling-calls for social change in the bargain.
Presented in collaboration with Center Stage, a cultural diplomacy program run by the U.S. Department of State.
| Democratoz |
Based in Charlottesville,Virginia, the Olivarez Trio, Rick Olivarez, Dave Berzonsky and Jeff Cheers, along with accordionist Matty Metcalfe create a vibrant acoustic blend of French Gypsy jazz styles mixed with eastern European folklore, waltzes, early jazz improvisations, with a sampling of everything from Classical and Baroque themes to Beatles melodies. It's a new roots music that only the Olivarez Trio can provide.
Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Finals
The culminating event of the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, Brave New Voices features the top four teams from the slam series as well as some of the most talked-about poems from the week. The event will be hosted by Tony Award winner and Hamilton star Daveed Diggs.
This program may contain mature themes and strong language.
Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 4:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.
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Elizabeth Shea Dance
Called “a remarkable contemporary dance display,” Elizabeth Shea Dance travels from Bloomington, Indiana to present an exciting evening of mixed repertory featuring D.C. area dance phenoms Connie Dinapoli, Adriane Fang, and Arturo Garcia. Renowned composer Don Freund lends his talents to the opening work, Flawed, played live by world-class musicians from Indiana University.
WNO Opera Institute
Participants in the WNO Opera Institute collaborate for a musical evening featuring classical singers. The Institute is a three-week summer program that brings passionate, talented young musicians together to experience opera in a professional and nurturing environment.
| WNO Opera Institute at American University |
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 Bernstein Family Foundation, 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, the Kimsey Endowment, Gilbert† and Jaylee† Mead,
Mortgage Bankers Association of America, Anonymous, and other gifts to secure the future of the Millennium Stage.
Kennedy center and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.