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Young Concert Artists presents Do-Hyun Kim, piano

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Pianist Do-Hyun Kim displays incredible depth of artistry on a debut program of music he grew up listening to, culminating with Chopin's Op. 25 Etudes.

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Vocal Arts DC presents Rosa Feola, soprano, in Recital

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

This enchanting young Italian soprano has begun in the past couple seasons to create the same excitement in the US that she sparked in Europe from the time of her first major continental appearances in 2011.

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Jay Campbell

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja makes her long-awaited Kennedy Center debut alongside her frequent collaborator, cellist Jay Campbell.

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Washington Performing Arts presents Kian Soltani, cello, with Julio Elizalde, piano

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Kian Soltani’s playing is characterized by a depth of expression, sense of individuality, and technical mastery alongside a charismatic stage presence and ability to create an immediate emotional connection with his audience. 

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Nelly’s New Harpsichord: Music from Mount Vernon

Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Harpsichordist Richard Egarr plays the newly completed replica of Eleanor “Nelly” Custis one-of-a-kind harpsichord, a gift from her grandfather George Washington in 1793. The program features popular music from Nelly's time and selections from her own song book to be announced from the stage.

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Vocal Arts DC presents Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano, and Julius Drake, piano, in Recital

Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Magnificent mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke can seemingly do everything—from Baroque to "ink barely dry" world premieres written specifically for her voice and artistry, she has won the devotion of concert and opera audiences, blue chip conductors, and collaborative accompanists on both sides of the Atlantic

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Washington Performing Arts presents Paul Lewis & Steven Osborne, pianos

Tue, Feb 18, 2020


Two of the great British pianists of our time come together to interpret gems from the French repertoire for piano duet.

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Trio Con Brio Copenhagen

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Last at the Kennedy Center for the Nordic Cool Festival in 2013, Trio con Brio Copenhagen's program is mysterious yet personal featuring Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Bent Sørensen.

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The Kennedy Center Chamber Players—Winter Concert

Sun, Feb 23, 2020

For their February concert The Kennedy Center Chamber Players share two Beethoven works: String Quartet in C major, Op. 29 and "Kreutzer" Sonata, arranged for String Quintet.

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Young Concert Artists presents Jonathan Swensen, cello

Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Cellist Jonathan Swensen makes the cello sing with Beethoven, Ligeti, Franck, and Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne.

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Washington Performing Arts presents Michael Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Ensemble

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Led by concertmaster Michael Barenboim, the West-Eastern Divan Ensemble is the chamber formation of the namesake orchestra founded by renowned conductor/pianist Daniel Barenboim and the late Palestinian scholar/author Edward Said.

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Washington Performing Arts presents Seong-Jin Cho, piano

Sun, Mar 8, 2020

With an overwhelming talent and innate musicality, Seong-Jin Cho is rapidly embarking on a world-class career and is considered one of the most distinctive artists on the current music scene.

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Vocal Arts DC presents Davóne Tines, bass-baritone, in Recital

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Davóne Tines deemed a “…charismatic, full-voiced bass-baritone…” by the New York Times, is building an international career commanding a broad spectrum of opera and concert performance from early music to adventurous contemporary music. 

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: A Far Cry

Tue, Mar 31, 2020

The Boston-based Grammy®-nominated string orchestra makes its Kennedy Center debut with a program of works by Pärt, Mozart, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky. 

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Washington Performing Arts presents Jenny Lin, piano

Sun, Apr 5, 2020

Jenny Lin is one of the most respected young pianists today, admired for her adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. She has been acclaimed for her “remarkable technical command” and “a gift for melodic flow” by the New York Times.

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Washington Performing Arts presents Argus Quartet

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

One of the hottest quartets on the scene today, the Argus Quartet rose to international prominence after winning the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and the M-Prize.

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Dover Quartet

Wed, Apr 15, 2020

Now ingrained in the Kennedy Center’s rich history, “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker) enters its second season as our Quartet-in-Residence.

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Young Concert Artists present Aristo Sham, piano

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Pianist Aristo Sham's debut program includes the monumental Sonata in F minor by Brahms, and the premiere of a new work by YCA Composer-in-Residence, Saad Haddad.

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Vocal Arts DC presents Matthew Polenzani, tenor, and Julius Drake, piano, in Recital

Mon, May 4, 2020

No American tenor of his generation has amassed a more loyal or sizeable following than tenor Matthew Polenzani. 

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Maurizio Pollini in recital

Sun, May 10, 2020

Extraordinary Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini returns to the Concert Hall with a program celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

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Washington Performing Arts presents Beatrice Rana, piano

Tue, May 12, 2020

Gramophone’s 2017 Artist of the Year returns for her first Washington Performing Arts performance since her 2014 Hayes Piano Series debut—following which the Washington Post wrote, “Her startling technique remains among the most faultless of young pianists today.”

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet and Renée Fleming

Thu, May 14, 2020

The Grammy Award®–winning Emerson String Quartet reunites with Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming for another “rapturous recital” (The Washington Post).  At the center of the evening is Penelope, a new monodrama inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey from the Academy Award®–winning composer André Previn and libretto by playwright Tom Stoppard.

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Washington Performing Arts presents Igor Levit, piano

Fri, May 15, 2020

Igor Levit combines in his piano playing "sonic charm, intellectual drive and technical brilliance" (The New Yorker).

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The Kennedy Center Chamber Players—Spring Concert

Sun, May 17, 2020

For their final concert of the season, The Kennedy Center Chamber Players highlight two Beethoven works and Mozart's “the Kegelstatt Trio.”

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