Set to the timeless music of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, this imaginative world premiere co-commission between the NSO and Company | E uses dance, film, storytelling, and musicians to weave together stories about the changing of the seasons. Age 4+
Four seasons. Four stories. Four dances! Directed by Paul Gordon Emerson, and choreographed by Mr. Emerson and Company | E, To Sail Around the Sun is a unique and moving display of imagination and enchantment set to the timeless music of Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. Company | E's superb dancers grace the stage with actress and singer Amikaeyla Gaston as the gorgeous score is played by a quartet of National Symphony Orchestra musicians: Glenn Donnellan, Jennifer Kim and Wanzhen Li, violins; Tsuna Sakamoto, viola; and Eugena Chang, cello. All of these artists move seamlessly together to the music in this multimedia work that will take you to the sweet blossoming of spring, the sunny days of summer, the crisp mellowness of fall, and the frosty cheer of winter. Most enjoyed by age 4 and up. All patrons, regardless of age must have a ticket.
The 1:30 p.m. Saturday performance is sensory friendly
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.
Performance Timing: 1 hour, with no intermission.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
Kennedy Center education 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.
Additional support for To Sail Around the Sun is provided by The Clark Charitable Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the
Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Bank of America is the Presenting Sponsor of Performances for Young Audiences.