Chamber Music Vocal/Choral Music Washington Performing Arts Presentations Jazz Popular/World Music Millennium Stage Presentations
The NSO, conducted by Manfred Honeck - pictured below - with pianist Nikolai Lugansky, will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in the Concert Hall, January 30-February 1. The program will feature Resurrexit, a piece from Mason Bates, the Kennedy Center's Composer-in-Residence and Musical America’s 2018 Composer of the Year. The program will conclude with Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony, which was influenced by the composer’s great love for traditional Bohemian music.
The National Symphony Orchestra will present a special Family Concerttitled Girl Power! Celebrating Women in Music in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on February 16. Performances For Young Audiences will offer a special showcase of female composers, conductors, and performers to mark 100 years since the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. There will be a Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo” (1–2 p.m. and 3–4 p.m. in the Atrium) suggested for Ages 5+.
The NSO Music for Young Audiences program will feature a Mozart Mash-Up in the Family Theater on February 22 & 23. The concert will include favorites from the prolific composer. The concert is suggested for Age 7+. There will be a Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo" before the concert.
The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), conducted by Edward Gardner, will perform Dvořák's Cello Concerto, with French German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt in the Concert Hall February 6-9. The concert will feature Carl Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony, which he composed against the backdrop of World War I. The program will also include Grieg's Lyric Suite.
The National Symphony Orchestra will present DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents in the Concert Hall on February 7. Folds curates and hosts his late-night series, which "defies the traditional classical music presentation by offering great live music in a casual setting with exciting guest artists."
The NSO, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with Akiko Suwanai, who is the youngest-ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, in the Concert Hall on February 27-29. Select performances will include Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements and Dvořák’s “New World Symphony.”
The NSO Pops will present Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson in the Concert Hall, February 13-15. “The two multi-talented stars of the stage, screen, and music charts join forces with conductor and notable actor Damon Gupton and the NSO over Valentine’s Day weekend to celebrate songs from Broadway, film, and the American Songbook.”
The Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts will present Shift: A Festival of American Orchestras in late March. SHIFT is composed of mini-residencies, with each participating orchestra presenting education events, symposia, and community events in venues around D.C., along with full-orchestra performances in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The schedule is: March 24: Jacksonville Symphony March 25: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra March 27: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra March 28: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra/Classical Theatre of Harlem
Music Celebrations International will present the 2020 John Philip Sousa Band Festival on March 15 in the Concert Hall. The concert will feature four award-winning Wind Bands from throughout the U.S. The concert will include music by Sousa among works by Grainger, Maslanka, Bernstein, and more.
including The National Symphony Orchestra The NSO Pops and much more
Maestro Gianandrea Noseda
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts will present Trio Con Brio Copenhagen in the Terrace Theater, on February 19. The program will feature works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Bent Sørensen. The soloists are Danish pianist Jens Elvekjaer, piano, and Korean sisters Soo-Jin Hong, violin and Soo-Kyung Hong, cello. Jens and Soo-Kyung are a married couple.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts will perform a concert titled: A Far Cry in the Terrace Theater on March 31. The Boston-based Grammy®-nominated string orchestra will make its Kennedy Center debut with a program of works by Pärt, Mozart, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky.
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players Winter Concert will be performed in the Terrace Theater on February 23. The ensemble is comprised of principal players of the NSO. They will perform two Beethoven works: String Quartet in C major, Op. 29 and the "Kreutzer" Sonata, arranged for String Quintet.
including Fortas Chamber Music Concerts Kennedy Center Chamber Players Young Concert Artists Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and more
Vocal Arts DC will present Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano and Julius Drake pianist, in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on February 17. Ms. Cooke is a Grammy Award® winner who has performed recitals at Carnegie's Zankel Hall in New York, appearances with the Chicago Symphony, the title role in Handel's Orlando with San Francisco Opera, and the title role in Nico Muhly's Marnie for English National Opera. The program will include Ludwig von Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte and Robert Schumann's Frauenliebe und-leben and Zwölf Gedichte von Justinus Kerner.
Vocal Arts DC will present Davóne Tines, bass-baritone, in Recital in the Terrace Theater on March 30. Tines’s career spans opera and concert performance from early music to adventurous contemporary music.
Renée Fleming VOICES will present Norm Lewisin the Eisenhower Theater on February 29. The Tony® nominee was recently recognized for his role as Harold Hill in last season's Broadway Center Stage production of The Music Man.
For a Complete List of upcoming Vocal/Choral Music Concerts visit www.kennedy-center.org/ including Choral Arts Society of DC, The Washington Chorus, Vocal Arts DC Renee Fleming VOICES, Mason Bates KC Jukebox
Washington Performing Arts Presentations
Washington Performing Arts will present Kian Soltani, cello and Julio Elizalde, piano, in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on January 22. Their program will range from Beethoven’s fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s Fratres.
Images below: At left, Kian Soltani by Juventino Mateo & Julio-Elizalde by Amanda-Westcott
Washington Performing Arts will present violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, with pianist Lambert Orkis, in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on February 1. "They will reprise their Grammy Award–winning interpretation of three of Beethoven’s violin sonatas on the occasion of the composer’s 250th birthday. The musicians will bring their decades of shared dialogue to the iconic “Kreutzer,” the lyrical “Spring,” and the quirky "A minor sonatas."
Washington Performing Arts will present pianists Paul Lewis & Steven Osbone in the Terrace Theater on February 18. They have been called "two of the great British pianists of our time and will come together to interpret gems from the French repertoire for piano duet." They will perform classics like Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite and works by Debussy, Fauré, Poulenc, and Stravinsky.
Washington Performing Arts will present Michael Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Ensemble in the Terrace Theater on February 27. The Ensemble is the chamber formation of the namesake orchestra founded by renowned conductor/pianist Daniel Barenboim and the late Palestinian scholar/author Edward Said. “They bring together outstanding young Palestinian and Israeli musicians in a collaboration that supersedes national and cultural boundaries.” The evening’s program will feature classic works from Schubert and Mendelssohn and a recent composition by contemporary French composer Benjamin Attahir, who draws inspiration from cultures of both the West and East.
Washington Performing Arts will present pianist Daniil Trifonov in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on March 4. He has been called "the heir apparent to the Russian piano dynasty forged by the likes of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Evgeny Kissin."
Washington Performing Arts will present pianist Seong-Jin Cho in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on March 8. He is a favorite guest soloist of the National Symphony Orchestra, and has enjoyed sold-out recitals at Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and Los Angeles’s Disney Hall.
Jazz Concerts planned in The REACH in March, include:
March 11: jaimie branch's Fly or Die March 13-14: Jazz Doodle Jam! Jason Moran & Bandwagon + Mo Willems March 14: Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra March 21: Concerts for Young Audiences: Justin Kauflin March 21: Immanuel Wilkins - Pictured below
Pan American Symphony Orchestra will present Bossa Nova and Beyond in the Terrace Theater on February 29. “February is Carnival time and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra (PASO) takes listeners on a journey to Rio de Janeiro with the sensuous sounds of bossa nova and more!”