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Local Dance Commissioning Project

The Millennium Stage Local Dance Commissioning Project (LDCP) supports the local dance community by nurturing the creation of new dance work and presenting that new work to a wide audience via the Millennium Stage, the Kennedy Center's free daily performance series. Learn More

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List of upcoming Millennium Stage performances.

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P.A.F.E.

Learn about the goals and mission of the Performing Arts for Everyone initiative.

Conservatory Project

Music's rising stars from the nation's top conservatories performing in the Terrace Theater

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Free Performances Every Day, No Tickets Required

Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted

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  • Sunday, April 20, 2014

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    Accomplished student musicians ages 14-17 offer an evening of big band jazz music.
    Come back at 6:00 PM Eastern time to view today's live broadcast.
  • Monday, April 21, 2014

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    The premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force performs as part of the Blues Alley Big Band Jam!.
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    [April 22, 2014] [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Students play Schumann’s Fantasy Pieces, Kovács’ Hommage à De Falla, Respighi’s Sonata in B minor for violin and piano, Carter’s Three Poems of Robert Frost, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, Mozart’s Turkish March from Sonata K. 331, and selections from Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Handel’s Rinaldo, and Messiaen’s Chants de terre et de ciel. Part of the Conservatory Project.
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Students play Balakirev’s Islamey, Fantasie Orientale; Ravel’s Tzigane; Zyman’s Sonata; Young and Elliott’s “A Weaver of Dreams;” and selections from Puccini’s Turandot and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 “Archduke.” Part of the Conservatory Project.
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014

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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Students play Lorenzo’s Fire Dance, Thomas’ Street Song, Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles, Hindemith’s Kleine Kammermusik, and Holst’s Fantasia on the Dargason and March. Part of the Conservatory Project.
  • Friday, April 25, 2014

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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Students play Senfl’s Praeambulum 6 vocum and Dupré’s Prelude and Fugue in C Major, Op. 36, No. 3. Part of the Conservatory Project.
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014

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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Israeli duo talYtali’s original instrumentation and musical aesthetics stand out in the global jazz music scene, heavily influenced by Israeli traditional songs and classical music. Part of the Conservatory Project.
  • Sunday, April 27, 2014

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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Students play Abel’s Sonata in C minor, Chandler’s Modern Etude for Clarinet, Schober’s Variations for Sextet, Schumann’s Liederkreis, Bartók’s String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, and Pappalardo’s Over the Curve. Part of the Conservatory Project.
  • Monday, April 28, 2014

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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Students play Dutilleux’s Sarabande et Cortège, Strauss’s Five Songs, Ligeti’s Sonata for Cello, Sang’s Fantasia, Chopin’s Introduction and Polonaise brillante for Cello and Piano in C major, and a selection from Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango. Part of the Conservatory Project.
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    [April 29, 2014]
    Adrian Anantawan & Vincent Chi Kwan Cheung
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    Adrian Anantawan, 2002 VSA International Young Soloists Winner, and Vincent Chi Kwan Cheung present a program of classical repertoire for violin and piano. A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, presented by VSA.
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    [April 30, 2014]
    Nasar Abadey's SUPERNOVA Chamber Orchestra
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    Specifically requested by Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Jason Moran, drummer and composer Abadey’s 10-piece jazz orchestra brings a mix of jazz, bebop, fusion, Afro-Cuban, Afro Brazilian, and free form to the stage in honor of Jazz Appreciation Day.
  • Sunday, May 4, 2014

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    One of the first female vocalists signed by Blue Note Records, Marlena Shaw has never strayed far from her jazz roots. A former singer with the Count Basie Orchestra, she has the ability to highlight the dramatic possibilities of the simplest lyric, while her sassy, humorous onstage presence is as entertaining as her singing. She performs with pianist Andrew Adair, bassist James King, and drummer Lennie Robinson. Part of Blue Note at 75.
  • Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    [May 6, 2014]
    Members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
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    Members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra—the big band orchestra in residence at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History—perform repertoire from the storied 75-year history of the iconic label, Blue Note Records. Part of Blue Note at 75.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    [May 7, 2014]
    Fabian Almazan, Rhizome
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    Cuban-born American pianist Fabian Almazan performs selections from his newest album Rhizome (released March 2014 on Blue Note/ArtistShare), complete with string quartet (Megan Gould, violin; Tomoko Omura, violin; Karen Waltuch, viola; Noah Hoffield, cello) and jazz trio (Linda Oh, bass; Henry Cole, drums). “Fabian pushes the envelope in ways that excite people,” says trumpeter Terence Blanchard. “He’s someone who takes all of his experiences around the world in different forms of music, and uses them to create something special.” Part of Blue Note at 75.
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014

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    Benin-native guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke--a current Blue Note Records artist whose most recent release Heritage was produced by labelmate Robert Glasper—performs with bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth. Loueke stands out in a crowded field of musicians with his trademark sound which “fuses traditional African music with modern jazz harmonies, unique vocal inflections, and complex time signatures” (NPR). Part of Blue Note at 75.
  • Friday, May 9, 2014

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    An all-star group of Washington, DC-based musicians—Elijah Jamal Balbed, tenor/soprano saxophones, Musical Director, Lyle Link, alto saxophone/flute, Kenny Rittenhouse, trumpet, Raynel Frazier, trombone, Tim Whalen, piano, Eliot Seppa, bass, and Dave McDonald, drums—plays a variety of compositions recorded on the legendary record label. The compositions are from various Blue Note records and are arranged by several members of the band, including a special tribute to Butch Warren (house bass player for Blue Note Records 1960-64, and Washington, DC legend). Part of Blue Note at 75.
  • Saturday, May 10, 2014

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    Bassist and composer Derrick Hodge performs selections from his debut Blue Note Records recording, Live Today, with Federico Peña, keyboards, Michael Aaberg, keyboards, Keyon Harrold, trumpet, and Mark Colenburg, drums. Having served as sideman to the likes of Terence Blanchard and Robert Glasper, Hodge firmly steps out as leader as the New York Times states, “with roots in gospel, jazz and R&B….bearing earnest intentions and a glow of transparent optimism.” Part of Blue Note at 75.
  • Sunday, May 18, 2014

    [May 18, 2014]
    Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Dan Soder
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    IN THE TERRACE THEATER
    Comedian Dan Soder offers an evening of comedy with opener Carson Gross. With a comedy career that started at age 21, Dan Soder has been featured on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Conan, and Opie and Anthony. This year you can see him on Comedy Central’s The Half Hour, as well as his commentary as a new cast member of MTV2’s Guy Code. This program contains mature themes and strong language.
More performances to be announced soon.