Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required
Argentine guitarist and composer Cristian Perez presents original compositions and arrangements of music from throughout the world. With backgrounds in South American folk, classical guitar, and jazz, his group draws from various music styles with the refinement of classical music and the freedom of jazz.
| Cristian Perez |
D.C.-area studio Yoga Heights hosts #Yoga4All, a free introduction to yoga by instructor Jess Pierno and other experienced practitioners. They will demonstrate how yoga helps them achieve balance, strength, and flexibility of the mind, body, and spirit. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a basic yoga class for all ages and abilities.
| Jess Pierno |
The musicians of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra perform together in honor of the 54th ICSOM conference. KCOHO member Michael Rossi and former NSO Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl will conduct.
Rochelle Rice’s sound is a woven tapestry of jazz-inspired contemporary pop and soul. Her Kennedy Center debut will feature Rochelle's electric sound that is influenced by the socially conscious singer- songwriters of the ‘60s and ‘70s and contemporary jazz artists of today, and songs from her new release, Wonder, a beautiful landscape of personal compositions and thrilling arrangements.
| Rochelle Rice |
The Great Mindz
The Great Mindz are a group of hip-hop vets with a storied past and an equally bright future. Consisting of Mike G from the Jungle Brothers, a trendsetting crew that was pivotal in shaping trends in hip-hop's Golden Age and years to follow; YZ a heralded artist and entrepreneur in the music business since his teens; and Dumi RIGHT, member of the groundbreaking hip-hop crew Zimbabwe Legit, widely regarded as one of the first hip-hop groups from Africa to gain international recognition.
| The Great Mindz |
Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra is a 17-piece big band that presents a variety of jazz styles— from standard literature including Ellington, Basie, Strayhorn, Thad Jones, Oliver Nelson, and Maria Schneider, to originals by band members who will embrace and challenge the tradition of big band repertoire.
| The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra |
Jon Stickley Trio
Jon Stickley Trio combines Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin and the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums. The three have fused their styles into a repertoire of innovative original music along with some captivating covers.
| Jon Stickley Trio |
Three: A Jazz and Classical Collage
THREE, with violinists Kanako and Mariko Shimasaki and pianist Luke Gillespie, is an ensemble that plays classical, jazz, originals, and original arrangements, from Back to Brahms, Prokofiev to Piazzolla, Gershwin to Gillespie, and from concertos to standards and everything in between.
Ginkgoa is where inspirations meet and marry—the swing of old New York and Paris, electronica beats, elegant lyrics, and pop music. Think of a cross between Les Rita Mitsouko and Pink Martini, with only one idea in mind: to get absolutely everyone dancing
| Ginkgoa |
A showcase of up-and-coming youth talent as part of Washington Performing Arts’ Summer Performing Arts Academy.
| Washington Performing Arts |
With a distinctive voice and inspiring stories, Theo Jackson’s skilled songwriting and jazzy and contemporary songs are drawn from the imagination of a natural storyteller and have an ethereal, otherworldly quality while being grounded in reality.
| Theo Jackson |
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, 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.