Chamber Music Vocal/Choral Music Washington Performing Arts Presentations Jazz Popular/World Music Millennium Stage Presentations
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The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Music for Young Audiences will present Break it Down! with Paul Fadoul on marimba and Zara Lawler on flute in the Family Theater on April 27 & 28.Children can see how instruments from the wind and percussion families are taken apart and put back together again. Age 3+
Image below: Paul Fadoul on marimba and Zara Lawler on flute.
The NSO, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, will perform Saint-Saëns's "Organ" Symphony in the Concert Hall, April 25-27.The lively program will feature Franck’s The Accursed Huntsman and young piano virtuoso Seong-Jin Cho in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G. The concert will close with Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony.
The NSO, conducted by Edward Gardner, will perform Wagner’s Overture to The Flying Dutchman and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique in the Concert Hall May 9-11.The program will also feature Renaud Capuçon in a performance of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto.
The NSO, conducted by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, will perform a concert titled Unexpected Italy: Liszt & Rossiniin the Concert Hall, May 16 & 17.The orchestra and singers will perform Rossini's Stabat Mater in a program what includes Liszt's Dante Symphony.
The soloists will be Erika Grimaldi, soprano, Chiara Amarù, mezzo-soprano, Michele Angelini, tenor & Marko Mimica, bass-baritone, with the University of Maryland Concert Choir conducted by Director Edward Maclary.
The NSO, conducted by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, will perform a concert titled Unexpected Italy (II): Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini May 30-June 1.The program will include works by Respighi, and Casella. A performance of Rachmaninoff’s best-known work, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, will feature pianist Francesco Piemontesi.
The NSO Pops will present An Evening with Leslie Odom Jr., in the Concert Hall, May 1-3. Odom is celebrated for his Tony®-winning role in the Broadway musical Hamilton and much more.His program at The Kennedy Center will feature Broadway and jazz classics.
The NSO Pops will present Grammy Award® winning vocalistMichael Bolton in the Concert Hall on May 21.The program will offer an evening of timeless hits and a musical journey through pop, rock, soul, standards, and even classical, specially arranged for symphony orchestra.
The NSO, conducted by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, will perform Dvořák's "New World" Symphony in the Concert Hall, June 6-9. The program will feature folk-inspired pieces "with a musical language at once original and familiar, including Copland’s cowboy ballet Billy the Kid, and Berio’s Folk Songs, which will feature mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili.
The NSO, conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann, will perform Mozart's Overture to Don Giovanni on June 18 & 19. The program will also contain Mozart’s Symphonies No. 25 and 40, plus his Horn Concerto No. 4 featuring NSO Principal Horn Abel Pereira, who is pictured below.
The NSO, led by Nathalie Stutzmann, will perform Mozart's Jupiter Symphony and the Overture to The Magic Flute, June 21 & 22. The concert will feature Principal Musicians Aaron Goldman and Adriana Horne, who is picture below, in the Concerto for Flute and Harp.
The NSO Pops will present 50 Years Over the Rainbow: A Judy Garland Celebration in the Concert Hall on June 28 & 29. The NSO and singers Laura Osnes, Capathia Jenkins, and Jimmie Herrod will remember "the immortal music and extraordinary cultural impact of Judy Garland—star of The Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade, Meet Me in St. Louis, A Star Is Born, and countless more movies." Image below: Artwork for the celebration of Judy Garland.
including The National Symphony Orchestra The NSO Pops and much more
Maestro Gianandrea Noseda
The Kennedy Center Chamber Players will perform works by Poulenc, Penderecki & Beethoven in the Terrace Theater on June 2. The ensemble is comprised of Alexandra Osborne, violin, Daniel Foster, viola, Aaron Goldman, flute & Lambert Orkis, piano.
Fortas Chamber Music Concerts will present the Moscow-based group named Russian Renaissance in the Terrace Theater on May 23.The concert, with classic Russian instruments, will "meld traditional folk music with an infusion of modernity. Their program reflects this diversity with its broad range of works from classical composers to jazz favorites." The soloists are Ivan Kuznetsov, balalaika, Anastasia Zakharova, domra, Aleksandr Tarasov, button accordion and Ivan Vinogradov, balalaika-contrabasso.
The Silkroad Ensemble will perform a concert titled Heroes Take Their Stands in the Eisenhower Theater on May 5.The evening-length, multimedia work in five parts is a cycle of stories that spans time, space, and human experience. New pieces will be written for the Silkroad Ensemble by different composers, including Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran, Pauchi Sasaki, Colin Jacobsen, Kayhan Kahlor, and Zhao Lin.
including Fortas Chamber Music Concerts Kennedy Center Chamber Players Young Concert Artists Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and more
Vocal Arts DC will present Iestyn Davies, countertenor and lutenist Thomas Dunford in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on May 14.Davies is recognized for his skill with English Renaissance lute-song repertory, and Dunford is similarly gifted.
The Choral Arts Society of Washington, conducted by Scott Tucker, with the Choral Arts Chorus and Orchestra, will perform Gabriel Fauré's Requiem in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on May 19. The program will include Florent Schmitt's Psalm 47 and Lili Boulanger's Psalm 24 “La terre appartient à l’Éternel.” The soloists will be Laura Choi Stuart, soprano, Alexandria Shiner, soprano, and Trevor Scheunemann, baritone.
The Washington Men’s Camerata, conducted by Frank Albinder, will perform music from TheGreat American Songbook in The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on May 30.They will be joined by soprano Rosa Lamoreaux “for another walk down memory lane as they delve into the great American popular song repertoire from the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s.”
Renée Fleming VOICESwill present Patina Millerin the Terrace Theater on April 27.Patina Miller won the Tony Award® for Best Actress in a Musical for Pippin. On screen, she's had recurring roles in The Hunger Games and TV’s Madam Secretary.
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 Yevgeny Kutik, violin, with Anna Polonsky, piano, in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on April 23.The Belarusian-American violinist performs “Russian miniature works drawn from a single suitcase of sheet music that his family brought to the United States when they emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1990.” His program will include works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and others, plus new works by Gity Razaz and Andreia Pinto Correia, which were commissioned by Washington Performing Arts.
Washington Performing Arts will present Itzhak Perlman, violin, and Evgeny Kissin, piano, in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on April 28.The two soloists will unite for an evening of chamber music, including favorites of the violin repertoire by Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms.
Washington Performing Arts will present Alisa Weilerstein, cello, Inon Barnatan, piano, Sergey Khachatryan, violin & Colin Currie, percussion in a concert titled Transfigured Nights in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater on May 9. The master soloists will perform Edward Steuermann’s transcription of Schoenberg’s early masterwork (originally written for string sextet), Verklärte Nacht (‘Transfigured Night’). The program will also feature Scottish percussion virtuoso Colin Currie performing a work commissioned for him: Rolf Wallin’sRealismos Magicos for Solo Marimba, inspired by the magic-realist stories of Colombian Nobel Prize–winning author Gabriel García Márquez.
Images below clockwise from top left:Alisa Weilerstein, cello, Inon Barnatan, piano, Sergey Khachatryan, violin & Colin Currie.Visit www.washingtonperformingarts.org/
Alisa Weilerstein.- Credit.Harold Hoffman
Colin Currie (c) Linda Nylind
Patrick Hayes - Founder of Washington Performing Arts
For a complete listing of Washington Performing Arts presentations
The annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, hosted by NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, will take place in the Terrace Theater, May 10 & 11.The two nights of sensational music will be curated by Terri Lyne Carrington.
DC Jazz Festival will present Celebrating Randy Weston in the Family Theater on June 9. Weston "combined the rich music of the African continent with the African-American tradition of jazz, mixing rhythms and melodies into a remarkable new musical style." The concert celebration will feature pianists Marc Cary and Rodney Kendrick, plus members of Randy Weston’s African Rhythms band, saxophonist TK Blue, bassist Alex Blake, and drummer Neil Clarke.
The DC Jazz Festival and The Kennedy Center will present Great Masters of Jazz celebrating Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn, and Roy Hargrove in The Concert Hall on June 16. The program will feature tributes by Patti Austin, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, Justin Kauflin, Adam Clayton Powell III, Sharón Clark, and more to be announced!
The Kennedy Center will present Grammy®- nominee, singer, songwriter, and producer Eric Roberson in the Eisenhower Theater on June 29. Roberson has broken boundaries as "an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds, and mainstream radio." He headlines sold-out tours across the country.
True North will present Michael W. Smith with the True North Symphony Orchestra and a 250-voice Choir, conducted by David Hamilton, in a concert titled Honoring Freedom in the Concert Hall on July 1. The program will feature favorites from the multi-platinum artist and bestselling author’s award-winning repertoire. True North Presents “brings together passionate musicians to collaborate in presenting faith-based, value-driven concert events in the finest concert halls in America and around the world.”
Tituss Burgess, the SAG & Emmy®-nominated actor, musician, and writer, will perform in the Concert Hall on July 27. Burgess is an acclaimed singer and songwriter and has headlined major symphonies and top cabaret venues throughout the world. In addition to his work on Broadway, Burgess starred as Titus Andromedon in Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and as the scene-stealing D'Fwan in NBC’s 30 Rock. He will perform hits from the stage and screen.