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The Washington International Piano Festival
8/1/2015 at 6:00 PM

The Festival returns to the Kennedy Center for solo and group performances by selected 2015 WIPF participants. Hosted by the Catholic University of America, the Festival seeks to provide a learning experience by engaging participants and observers in master classes, lectures, and performances.

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Washington International Piano Festival

The Washington International Piano Festival
7/31/2015 at 6:00 PM

The Festival returns to the Kennedy Center for solo and group performances by selected 2015 WIPF participants. Hosted by the Catholic University of America, the Festival seeks to provide a learning experience by engaging participants and observers in master classes, lectures, and performances.

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Washington International Piano Festival

The El Mansouris
7/30/2015 at 6:00 PM

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The El Mansouris

Creole United
7/29/2015 at 6:00 PM

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Creole United

All-American Boys Choir
7/28/2015 at 6:00 PM

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All-American Boys Choir

Target Family Night: Ukuleles for Peace
7/27/2015 at 6:00 PM

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Ukuleles for Peace

25/40 Celebration: Four x Four
7/26/2015 at 6:00 PM

The final performance of the 25/40 Celebration will showcase four unique artists performing four different styles of music. Enjoy performances by American pianist, conductor, and 2007 Kennedy Center Honoree Leon Fleisher; The Glee Project finalist Ali Stroker; Alabama-born songstress Laura Dodd, and versatile piano virtuoso and tenor Carlos Ibay! Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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Ali Stroker
Carlos Ibay
Laura Dodd
Leon Fleisher

Blessing Offor
7/24/2015 at 6:00 PM

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Blessing Offor

Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
7/23/2015 at 6:00 PM

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Michael Cleveland

Robotic Musicians and Musical Cyborgs
7/22/2015 at 6:00 PM

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Shimon Robotic

Stories told in American Sign Language
7/21/2015 at 6:00 PM

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25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

NSO Summer Music Institute
7/20/2015 at 6:00 PM

Participants in the NSO Summer Music Institute perform Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1, Maurer’s Concertante for Four Violins in A Minor, Op. 55, Bliss’s Oboe Quintet, and Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango in small chamber ensembles.

Featured Artist(s)
NSO Summer Music Institute

Frankie Lee
7/19/2015 at 6:00 PM

Whether Lee writes his world-weary alt-country songs because he knows how to sing 'em, or the other way around, he's found a calling. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

Featured Artist(s)
Frankie Lee

Brother Ali
7/18/2015 at 6:00 PM

Hip-hop artist Brother Ali is a social activist and cultural icon whose music sheds light on controversial issues. His sharp perspective has earned him accolades from Rolling Stone and NPR, and Dr. Cornel West has praised his musical activism. 

This program contains mature themes and strong language

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Brother Ali

VSA International Young Soloists Winners
7/17/2015 at 6:00 PM

Representatives from the past ten years of the VSA International Young Soloists Award Program perform. Part of the 25/40 Celebration: Celebrating the ADA 25th and VSA 40th Anniversaries.

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VSA International Young Soloists

Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Josh Blue and Shannon DeVido
7/16/2015 at 5:45 PM

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Josh Blue
Shannon DeVido

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles
7/15/2015 at 6:00 PM

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NSO Summer Music Institute

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles
7/14/2015 at 6:00 PM

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NSO Summer Music Institute

NSO Summer Music Institute Chamber Ensembles
7/13/2015 at 6:00 PM

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NSO Summer Music Institute

NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra
7/12/2015 at 6:03 PM

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NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

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