Kennedy Center Announces Their Events for March & April

February 1
2:39 PM 2010

Kennedy Center Announces Their Events for March & April

JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND APRIL 2010

ALL EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Free performances are held each evening at 6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.

MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 9,700 performances, the show has stayed in great shape, keeping all the bounce, body, and shine of opening night. ABC-7 News's Arch Campbell says Shear Madness is "the most fun I ever had at the Kennedy Center."
Schedule: Tues.-Fri. at 8 p.m.; Sat. at 6 & 9 p.m.; Sun. at 3 & 7 p.m.
Tickets: All seats $42

8 p.m. Concert Hall
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
with WYNTON MARSALIS, trumpet Washington Performing Arts Society
Brenda Kean Tabor
(202) 533-1886
Step into the House of Swing! For more than three decades, jazz has had no fiercer champion than Wynton Marsalis, one of the most accomplished musicians and educators of our time. He returns to the nation's capital this season with the acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and a brand new show featuring band member, composer-clarinetist Ted Nash's "Portrait in Seven Shades," inspired by works in the collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art.. Presented by WPAS.
Tickets: For ticket information and availability, please call (202) 785-9727.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010

1:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
OPEN REHEARSAL:
THE SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441
Join Explore the Arts as ballet scholars guide you through a behind-the-scenes view of the company preparing onstage for a performance.
Tickets: All seats $12 ($10 Subscribers/Members)

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Opera House
MARIINSKY OPERA AND ORCHESTRA
An Evening of Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, & Borodin in Concert The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453

Artistic Director Valery Gergiev conducts excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya and The Maid of Pskov (or Ivan the Terrible), as well as Act 3 from Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina and the Polovtsian act from Borodin's Prince Igor. Part of Focus on Russia. Sung in Russian with English supertitles. Note: Supertitles not visible from the rear orchestra.
Tickets: Box $150; Orch. $90, $73, $65; 1st Tier $73, $65; 2nd Tier $45, $29

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
THE SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET
Two mixed repertory programs featuring works by George The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441
Balanchine both familiar and rare, as well as a work by his close collaborator Jerome Robbins. Program A (Wed., Mar. 3, Thu., Mar. 4, & Sat., Mar. 6 at 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Mar. 7 at 1:30 p.m.): Haieff Divertimento (Balanchine/Haieff) as part of the Balanchine Preservation Initiative, Afternoon of a Faun (Robbins/Debussy), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act II pas de deux (Balanchine/Mendelssohn), and Apollo (Balanchine/Stravinsky). Program B (Fri., Mar. 5 & Sun., Mar. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and Sat., Mar. 6 at 1:30 p.m.): Donizetti Variations (Balanchine/Donizetti), Afternoon of a Faun, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act II pas de deux, and Agon (Balanchine/Stravinsky).
Schedule: Wed.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Wed., Thu., & Sun. Eves., Sat. Mat.: Box $79; Orch. $65; Balcony $50, $29
Fri. & Sat. Eves., Sun. Mat.: Box $84; Orch. $70; Balcony $55, $34

THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

MOZART Serenata notturna, K. 239
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488
R. STRAUSS Symphonia domestica
Schedule: 3/4 at 7 p.m.; 3/5 & 3/6 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Box $85; Parterre $59; Orch. $78, $59, $50, $45; 1st Tier $59, $45, $25;
2nd Tier $45, $20

7:30 p.m. Opera House
MARIINSKY OPERA AND ORCHESTRA
An Evening of Tchaikovsky Operas in Concert The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
with Special Guest Anna Netrebko
The company, conducted by Artistic Director Valery Gergiev, sings scenes in concert from three of the composer's creations. World-famous soprano Anna Netrebko portrays the title role in a scene from Iolanta. The New York Times says, "You are not going to hear much better singing than this today. Ms. Netrebko produced a luscious sound that you wanted to bathe in forever." The program also includes The Queen of Spades and Mazeppa. Part of Focus on Russia. Sung in Russian with English supertitles. Note: Supertitles not visible from the rear orchestra.
Tickets: Box $150; Orch. $90, $73, $65; 1st Tier $73, $65; 2nd Tier $45, $29

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
THE SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET
Program A
(See March 3) The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441

FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
THE SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET
Program B
(See March 3) The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441

8 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(See March 4) National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010

1:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
THE SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET
Program B
(See March 3) Explore the Arts: Following the Mar. 6 matinee, The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441
join a free post-performance discussion with members of the company.

3 p.m. Terrace Gallery
What to Listen for in Russian Operas with Saul Lilienstein
"Prokofiev's War and Peace" The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
Join Explore the Arts and popular music lecturer Saul Lilienstein for an in-depth look at the Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra's epic, fully staged production of War and Peace as part of Focus on Russia. Note: The Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra does not perform in this event.
Tickets: $15 ($13 Subscribers/Members)

6 & 9 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Opera House
THE CATHERINE B. REYNOLDS FOUNDATION SERIES FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE
Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra
War and Peace The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453

The Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra returns with a full staging of Prokofiev's War and Peace, based on Tolstoy's epic novel and co-produced in 2000 with The Metropolitan Opera, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and conducted by Valery Gergiev. Part of Focus on Russia. Sung in Russian with English supertitles. Note: Supertitles not visible from the rear orchestra.
Schedule: 3/6 at 7:30 p.m.; 3/7 at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: Box $195; Orch. $175, $98, $80; 1st Tier $120, $80; 2nd Tier $69, $45

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
THE SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET
Program A
(See March 3) The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441

8 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(See March 4) National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010

1:30 p.m. Opera House
THE CATHERINE B. REYNOLDS FOUNDATION SERIES FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE
Mariinsky Opera and Orchestra
War and Peace
(See March 6) The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453


1:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
THE SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET
Program A
(See March 3) The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441

3 & 7 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
THE SUZANNE FARRELL BALLET
Program B
(See March 3) The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441

MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443
Twyla Robinson, soprano
Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano
Nikolai Schukoff, tenor
Evgeny Nikitin, bass-baritone*
The Washington Chorus,
Julian Wachner, music director
*Part of Focus on Russia
VERDI Requiem
Schedule: 3/11 at 7 p.m.; 3/12 & 3/13 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Box $85; Parterre $59; Orch. $78, $59, $50, $45; 1st Tier $59, $45, $25;
2nd Tier $45, $20

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
By Terrence McNally The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
The Kennedy Center presents the D.C. premiere of Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of Terrence McNally's new play Golden Age, a backstage drama surrounding the premiere of Bellini's final opera, I Puritani.
Schedule: Tue.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; 3/13 & 4/4 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: All seats $49

7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club:
AN EVENING WITH DELFEAYO MARSALIS The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
A multiple Grammy Award® winner as a producer, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis "solos with authority, inserting musical quotes spontaneously as the mood takes him in different directions" (All About Jazz). He plays music from his 2006 release of Minions Dominion, a highly diverse album of acoustic post-bop to modern jazz.
Tickets: All seats $25

8 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(See March 11) National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443
AfterWords: Fri., Mar. 12 performance followed by a free discussion with Christoph Eschenbach and NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon.

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2010

6 p.m. Atrium
BEYOND THE BATON:
Christoph Eschenbach National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443
In this intimate Explore the Arts discussion, Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director Designate of the National Symphony Orchestra, discusses his vision for the future of the NSO and his concert of Verdi's Requiem that evening.
Tickets: $12 ($10 Subscribers/Members)

6 & 9 p.m. Terrace Theater
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club:
ALISON BROWN The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
A musical pioneer, banjo player Alison Brown has pushed beyond bluegrass. "Like James Taylor's voice or B.B. King's guitar, Alison Brown's banjo is an instrument possessed of a unique sonic signature and an inescapable beauty" (Billboard).
Tickets: All seats $25

8 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(See March 11) National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2010

1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

3 & 7 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2010

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
IN CONVERSATION: TERRENCE MCNALLY
In an Explore the Arts discussion moderated by Kennedy The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446 The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
Center President Michael M. Kaiser, four-time Tony Award®-winning playwright Terrence McNally gives insight into his multi-faceted career and the production of his Nights at the Opera trilogy.
Tickets: $15 ($13 Subscribers/Members)

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Terrace Gallery
Discovery Artist in the
KC Jazz Club:
MAURICE BROWN EFFECT The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453

When Maurice Brown, the first place winner in the 2001 National Miles Davis Trumpet Competition, "blows his trumpet, folks notice. His irrefutable energy, talent, and focus continually surprise audiences" (JazzTimes).
Tickets: All seats $15

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010

1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

6 & 9 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7 p.m. AD Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468
WNO's critically acclaimed production, which received rave reviews in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, is back! George Gershwin miraculously melded classical music, popular song, jazz, blues, and spirituals into iconic American songs like "Summertime," "I Got Plenty O'Nuttin'" and "Bess, You Is My Woman Now." This quintessential American masterpiece follows the story of a crippled beggar and the headstrong woman he loves. Porgy and Bess is directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by American music specialist John Mauceri. Sung in English with English supertitles. Through April 3. Note: Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra. Part of the Vocal Arts Society's citywide America Sings festival (dcsings.org). This performance is audio described.
Schedule: 3/20, 3/22, 3/27 & 4/3 at 7 p.m.; 3/23, 3/25, 3/26, 3/30, 3/31 & 4/1 at 7:30 p.m.;
3/21 & 3/28 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets range from $25 to $300 and are available through Washington National Opera Audience Services, (202) 295-2400 or (800) US-OPERA, or dc-opera.org.

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
By Terrence McNally The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
Deriving its title from an unauthorized recording of a Maria Callas performance in Lisbon which became a collector's item, The Lisbon Traviata reflects on romantic obsession and diva worship.
Schedule: Tue.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Wed. 3/31 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.;
Sat. 3/20 at 7:30 p.m. only; Sun. 3/21 & 4/4 at 7:30 p.m. only
Tickets: Tue., Wed., & Sun. Eves., Wed. & Sat. Mats.: All seats $55
Thu.-Sat. Eves., Sun. Mats.: All seats $65

7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club:
SHELLY BERG TRIO The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
The Los Angeles Times says pianist Shelly Berg "burns hard, his fingers flying over the keyboard while his body nearly levitates off the bench, [leaving the] crowd breathless!"
Tickets: All seats $25

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010

1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

2 p.m. AD Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS
(See March 20) This performance is audio described. Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

3 & 7 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See March 20) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010

7 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS
(See March 20) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
MASTERS OF MCNALLY
In this Explore the Arts moderated discussion, The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
actors Zoe Caldwell, Audra McDonald, and Richard Thomas-performers who have worked to bring Terrence McNally's words to life-reflect on the joys and the challenges in presenting the art of one of the great modern playwrights.
Tickets: $15 ($13 Subscribers/Members)

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See March 20) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS
(See March 20) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See March 20) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

8 p.m. Concert Hall
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
Michael Tilson Thomas, music director
Christian Tetzlaff, violin Washington Performing Arts Society
Brenda Kean Tabor
(202) 533-1886

LISZT Tasso: Lament and Triumph
RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
Presented by WPAS
Tickets: For ticket information and availability, please call (202) 785-9727.

THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jakub Hr?ša, conductor
Daniel Müller-Schott, cello National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

DVO?ÁK Cello Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, ("Unfinished")
JANÁ?EK Taras Bulba
Schedule: 3/25 at 7 p.m.; 3/27 at 8 p.m.; 3/29 at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: Box $85; Parterre $59; Orch. $78, $59, $50, $45; 1st Tier $59, $45, $25;
2nd Tier $45, $20

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See March 20) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
By Terrence McNally The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
Award-winning actress Tyne Daly stars as Maria Callas in the Tony®-winning Master Class, which depicts the diva as she retreats into recollections about the glories, triumphs, and tragedies of her own life and career.
Schedule: Tue.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.;
Fri. 4/2 at 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 3/27 at 7:30 p.m. only;
Sun. 3/28 & 4/4 at 7:30 p.m. only
Tickets: Tue., Wed., & Sun. Eves., Fri. & Sat. Mats.: Box $75; Orch. $67; Balcony $56, $25
Thu.-Sat. Eves., Sun. Mats.: Box $80; Orch. $72; Balcony $62, $25

7:30 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS
(See March 20) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See March 20) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. OC Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See March 25) This performance is open captioned. The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS
(See March 20) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

8 p.m. Concert Hall
THE WASHINGTON CHORUS
Julian Wachner, Music Director The Washington Chorus
Dianne Peterson
(202) 342-6221
Arianna Zukerman, soprano
Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano
William Hite, tenor
Sanford Sylvan, bass
MOZART Requiem
MERRYMAN Jonah
MENDELSSOHN Hebrides Overture
Part of the Vocal Arts Society's citywide America Sings festival (dcsings.org).
Tickets: Box $60; Parterre $45; Orch. $55, $45, $35, $29; 1st Tier $45, $35, $15;
2nd Tier $29, $15

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010

1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

2 & 7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See March 20) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

6 & 9 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS
(See March 20) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See March 25) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Terrace Gallery
KC Jazz Club:
TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI TRIO The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
Renowned for her bebop mastery and for infusing traditional Japanese music into bold, original arrangements, Toshiko Akiyoshi is a pianist, composer, and bandleader with "unmistakable lyrical gifts" (The New Yorker).
Tickets: All seats $25

8 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(See March 25) National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2010

1:30 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(See March 25) National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

2 p.m. AD Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS
(See March 20) This performance is audio described. Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

2 & 7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See March 20) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

3 & 7 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See March 25) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

 

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010

8 p.m. Concert Hall
DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY, baritone
SONDRA RADVANOVSKY, soprano
NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC
Marco Armiliato, conductor Washington Performing Arts Society
Brenda Kean Tabor
(202) 533-1886

Opera star Dmitri Hvorostovsky's impressive range and charismatic performances have earned him distinction as "one of the great recitalists of our time" (The Guardian). He is joined by soprano Sondra Radvanovsky, appearing after her critically acclaimed performance in Stiffelio at The Metropolitan Opera. Marco Armiliato and the National Philharmonic complete the lineup for an unforgettable evening of the music of Verdi. Presented by WPAS.
Tickets: For ticket information and availability, please call (202) 785-9727.

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See March 20) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See March 25) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS
(See March 20) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010

2 & 7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See March 20) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See March 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See March 12) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See March 25) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS
(See March 20) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: APRIL 2010
All events subject to change without notice.
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THURDAY, APRIL 1, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
record-breaking comedy is Washington's hilarious whodunit. After more than 9,700 performances, the show has stayed in great shape, keeping all the bounce, body, and shine of opening night. ABC-7 News's Arch Campbell says Shear Madness is "the most fun I ever had at the Kennedy Center."
Schedule: Tues.-Fri. at 8 p.m.; Sat. at 6 & 9 p.m.; Sun. at 3 & 7 p.m.
Tickets: All seats $42

7 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Iván Fischer, conductor National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443
Dominique Labelle, soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto
Michael Slattery, tenor
Thomas Bauer, baritone
University of Maryland Concert Choir, Edward Maclary, director
J.S. BACH Mass in B minor
Schedule: 4/1 at 7 p.m.; 4/2 & 4/3 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Box $85; Parterre $59; Orch. $78, $59, $50, $45; 1st Tier $59, $45, $25;
2nd Tier $45, $20

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
By Terrence McNally The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
The Kennedy Center presents the D.C. premiere of Philadelphia Theatre Company's production of Terrence McNally's new play Golden Age, a backstage drama surrounding the premiere of Bellini's final opera, I Puritani.
Schedule: Tue.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; 3/13 & 4/4 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: All seats $49

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
By Terrence McNally The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
Deriving its title from an unauthorized recording of a Maria Callas performance in Lisbon which became a collector's item, The Lisbon Traviata reflects on romantic obsession and diva worship.
Schedule: Tue.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Wed. 3/31 at 2 & 7:30 p.m.;
Sat. 3/20 at 7:30 p.m. only; Sun. 3/21 & 4/4 at 7:30 p.m. only
Tickets: Tue., Wed., & Sun. Eves., Wed. & Sat. Mats.: All seats $55
Thu.-Sat. Eves., Sun. Mats.: All seats $65

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
By Terrence McNally The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
Award-winning actress Tyne Daly stars as Maria Callas in the Tony®-winning Master Class, which depicts the diva as she retreats into recollections about the glories, triumphs, and tragedies of her own life and career.
Schedule: Tue.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.;
Fri. 4/2 at 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 3/27 at 7:30 p.m. only;
Sun. 3/28 & 4/4 at 7:30 p.m. only
Tickets: Tue., Wed., & Sun. Eves., Fri. & Sat. Mats.: Box $75; Orch. $67; Balcony $56, $25
Thu.-Sat. Eves., Sun. Mats.: Box $80; Orch. $72; Balcony $62, $25

7 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468
WNO's critically acclaimed production, which received rave reviews in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, is back! George Gershwin miraculously melded classical music, popular song, jazz, blues, and spirituals into iconic American songs like "Summertime," "I Got Plenty O'Nuttin'" and "Bess, You Is My Woman Now." This quintessential American masterpiece follows the story of a crippled beggar and the headstrong woman he loves. Porgy and Bess is directed by Francesca Zambello and conducted by American music specialist John Mauceri. Sung in English with English supertitles. Through April 3. Note: Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra. Part of the Vocal Arts Society's citywide America Sings festival (dcsings.org).
Schedule: 3/20, 3/22, 3/27 & 4/3 at 7 p.m.; 3/23, 3/25, 3/26, 3/30, 3/31 & 4/1 at 7:30 p.m.;
3/21 & 3/28 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets range from $25 to $300 and are available through Washington National Opera Audience Services, (202) 295-2400 or (800) US-OPERA, or dc-opera.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010

1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

1:30 & 7:30 SI p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The 7:30 p.m. performance is sign interpreted. The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

8 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(See April 1) National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010

1:30 OC & 7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See April 1) The 1:30 p.m. performance is open captioned. The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

2 & 7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

6 & 9 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
PORGY AND BESS
(See April 1) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

8 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(See April 1) National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2010

3 & 7 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
GOLDEN AGE
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2010

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010

2 p.m. Concert Hall
Vocal Arts Society Presents
AMERICA SINGS
FESTIVAL SHOWCASE Vocal Arts Society
Gerald Perlman
(202) 265-8177

Soprano Patricia Racette-"a dramatic soprano of the utmost subtlety and emotional power" (Clive Barnes, New York Post)-is the headline performer in a free concert displaying the variety of American vocal music genres, including sets by the Richard Montgomery High School Choir, the Duke Ellington School for the Arts Chorus, the New Dominion Chorale, the new National Master Chorale, and others.
Tickets: Free, tickets required. Call (202) 365-9064 for tickets.

1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

2 & 7:30 OC p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See April 1) The 7:30 p.m. performance is open captioned. The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

3 p.m. Atrium
BALLET 360°
CHOREOGRAPHERS:
SIR FREDERICK ASHTON The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441

The Explore the Arts series Ballet 360° continues its in-depth look at ballet with this session examining choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton. Dance critic Alexandra Tomalonis uses video of well-known ballets to introduce you to his work.
Tickets: $15 ($13 Subscribers/Members)

6 & 9 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
JMU School of Music Presents
PAULO STEINBERG, piano James Madison University
Jeffrey Showell
(540) 568-3614
All seats $25

SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010

1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

2 & 7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE LISBON TRAVIATA
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446


3 & 7 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7 p.m. Concert Hall
GEORGE BENSON
One show only! The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
Appreciated as both musician and performer by millions, 10-time Grammy Award® winner and 2009 NEA Jazz Master George Benson-"not only a popular singer but also one of the finest guitarists in jazz history" (JazzTimes)-has always had the dual personae of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer.
Tickets: Box $45; Parterre $45, $35; Orch. $45, $35; 1st Tier $30, $25; 2nd Tier $25, $20

MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2010

Free performances are held each evening at 6 p.m. on the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage.

TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010

7:30 p.m. SI Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) This performance is sign interpreted. The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

7:30 p.m. AD Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) This performance is audio described. The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

8 p.m. Concert Hall
MAURIZIO POLLINI, piano
Renowned for his virtuosity and unqualified attention to the Washington Performing Arts Society
Brenda Kean Tabor
(202) 533-1886
composer's intentions, Pollini is extolled as "one of the most satisfying, illuminating, and all-around impressive pianists of any generation" (Los Angeles Times). He plays an all-Chopin program. Presented by WPAS.
Tickets: For ticket information and availability, please call (202) 785-9727.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010

1:30 & 7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

6 & 9 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

8 p.m. Concert Hall
NSO POPS
Michael Cavanaugh in Concert:
The Music of Billy Joel and More
Steven Reineke, conductor National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

In 2002, Billy Joel handpicked Michael Cavanaugh to star in his Tony®-winning collaboration with Twyla Tharp, the Broadway production Movin' Out. Now, after taking the mic some 1,200 times over three years in the "Piano Man" role, Cavanaugh and the NSO Pops perform a program featuring platinum hits spanning Joel's landmark four-decade career.
Tickets: Box $80; Parterre $69; Orch. $75, $69; 1st Tier $69, $42, $20; 2nd Tier $42, $20

 


SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010

1:30 OC & 7:30 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
TYNE DALY in
MASTER CLASS
(See April 1) The 1:30 p.m. performance is open captioned. The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

3 & 7 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

8 p.m. Concert Hall
JOYFUL SOUNDS: GOSPEL ACROSS AMERICA
Signature Opening Concert The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
Grammy Award®-winning gospel vocalist Richard Smallwood hosts an all-star gospel concert featuring Grammy-winning vocalists Kirk Franklin and Shirley Caesar and a cappella sextet Take 6.
Tickets: Box $50; Parterre $50, $40, $30; Orch. $55, $42, $30; 1st Tier $35, $25, $23;
2nd Tier $23, $20

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010

6 p.m. Millennium Stage
COMMUNITY-WIDE HYMN SING
Join Rev. Nolan Williams and choirs from D.C. area churches The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
for an exaltation of congregational hymns and spiritual songs as part of the Kennedy Center's Joyful Sounds: Gospel Across America celebration.
Tickets: Free, no tickets required

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
MARIETTA SIMPSON, mezzo-soprano
Marietta Simpson brings her immense voice and talent to The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
spirited gospel arrangements and works by Curenton, Smallwood, and Jones. She also sings classical works by Bach, Britten, and Schubert. With "her tone, rich and glorious, she endows everything she sings with uncommon intelligence," says the San Francisco Chronicle.
Part of the Fortas Chamber Concerts and Joyful Sounds: Gospel Across America
Tickets: All seats $32

THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Family Theater
BEYOND GOSPEL: MUSIC, SPIRITUALITY, AND
THE FREEDOM STRUGGLE The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
From gospel to spirituals and jazz to folk, many African American musical traditions have a strong spiritual undercurrent. Join performers from the Joyful Sounds: Gospel Across America celebration, including Mavis Staples and Dr. Paul Kwame of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, along with Dr. Billy Taylor and other special guests for an Explore the Arts discussion on the impact of spirituality on music and society.
Tickets: $15 ($13 Subscribers/Members)

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
MAVIS STAPLES
One show only! Soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples performs The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
works from her release Hope at The Hideout, a live album recorded in June 2008 at Chicago's renowned venue. Part of Joyful Sounds: Gospel Across America
Tickets: All seats $38

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

 

 

 


SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 2010

11 a.m. and 1:30 & 5 p.m. Family Theater
NUBIAN GENTS +
FEMININE FIRE
GOSPEL STEP TEAMS The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
New York-based gospel step teams Nubian Gents + Feminine Fire bring rhythm, slides, dips, and dives to the simplest of movements-taking a step. Born out of the longstanding tradition of African American college fraternity and sorority step competitions, these men and women perform synchronized routines that go beyond entertainment and into art. With all their moves set to soaring gospel music, both of these incredible groups inspire wonder. Part of Joyful Sounds: Gospel Across America.
Schedule: 4/24 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 & 5 p.m.; 4/25 at 1:30 & 4 p.m.
Tickets: All seats $18

2 p.m. Millennium Stage
HARMONY AND LEAD:
GOSPEL VOCAL STYLE The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453
In this Explore the Arts lecture and demonstration, performers from the Joyful Sounds: Gospel Across America celebration, including Cedric Dent, Richard Smallwood, and others give a glimpse into the variety of ways vocal gospel music is translated to the world.
Tickets: Free, no tickets required

6 & 9 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7 p.m. AD Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
The Marriage of Figaro Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468
The Figaro story continues in what is often considered Mozart's most perfect opera. After his marriage to Rosina, now the Countess Almaviva, the Count's palace is filled with a tangled web of love affairs. The pageboy Cherubino courts the Countess while the Count pursues the maidservant Susanna who is betrothed to the wily Figaro. With a nearly flawless blend of music and theatricality, The Marriage of Figaro is conducted by Patrick Fournillier and set in a gorgeous production originally conceived by Göran Jarvefelt and directed by Harry Silverstein. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. Through May 7. Note: Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra. This performance is audio described.
Schedule: 4/24, 4/26, & 5/1 at 7 p.m.; 4/27, 4/29, 5/4, 5/5, & 5/7 at 7:30 p.m.; 5/2 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: Tickets range from $25 to $300 and are available through Washington National Opera Audience Services, (202) 295-2400 or (800) US-OPERA, or dc-opera.org.

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
CANTATE CHAMBER SINGERS
Music Director Gisèle Becker and the 38-member choir Cantate Chamber Singers
Judith A. Guenther
(703) 644-0786
conclude their 25th anniversary season with a program featuring Schoenberg's Friede auf Erden, Britten's Five Flower Songs, Debussy's Trois Chansons, and Barber's Reincarnations, all unaccompanied. The second portion of the program features the singers joined by eight wind instruments and members of Bowen McCauley Dance, Lucy Bowen McCauley, Director, for a newly commissioned choreography to accompany Stravinsky's Mass.
Tickets: All seats $38

8 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Gospel Concert National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443
Curated by Rev. Nolan Williams Jr., the Orchestra, WPAS Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, and special guests perform newly commissioned orchestrations along with classic and popular gospel repertoire. Part of Joyful Sounds: Gospel Across America.
Tickets: Box $65; Parterre $65, $50, $40; Orch. $65, $50, $40; 1st Tier $30, $25;
2nd Tier $25, $20

SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010

1:30 & 4 p.m. Family Theater
NUBIAN GENTS +
FEMININE FIRE
GOSPEL STEP TEAMS
(See April 24) The Kennedy Center
Erin Dowdy
(202) 416-8453

2 p.m. Terrace Theater
THE KENNEDY CENTER CHAMBER PLAYERS
Nurit Bar-Josef, violin
Heather LeDoux Green, violin The Kennedy Center
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443
Daniel Foster, viola
Abigail Evans, viola
David Hardy, cello
Rachel Young, cello
Toshiko Kohno, flute
Loren Kitt, clarinet
Dotian Levalier, harp
RAVEL Introduction and Allegro
DUTILLEUX Ainsi la Nuit for String Quartet
DVO?ÁK String Sextet in A major, Op. 48
AfterWords: Performance followed by a free discussion with the artists.
Tickets: All seats $35

3 & 7 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall
WASHINGTON, D.C., INTERNATIONAL
MUSIC FESTIVAL Washington Int. Music Festival
Dana Luikart
(703) 986-3130
World Projects Corporation presents this festival that affords top high school and community ensembles with the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center. This year's festival features performances by Mobile, Alabama's Faith Academy Senior Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, Michelle McCormick, Director; Irvington, New York's Irvington HS Orchestra, Alan Goldberg, Director; Mantua, Ohio's Crestwood HS Wind Ensemble, Kate Ferguson, Director; and Allentown, Pennsylvania's The Allentown Band, Ronald Demkee, Director.
Tickets: All seats $20

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010

7 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
The Marriage of Figaro
(See April 24) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
ESCHER STRING QUARTET
Part of the Fortas Chamber Concerts The Kennedy Center
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443
BRAHMS String Quartet No. 1 in C minor
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 2
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2
Tickets: All seats $32

8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
Young Concert Artists Series Presents
BELLA HRISTOVA, violin
with IEVA JOKUBAVICIUTE, piano Young Concert Artists
Jacques Boubli
(212) 307-6655

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 8 in G major
CORIGLIANO Sonata for Violin and Piano
MESSIAEN Fantasie
SAINT-SAËNS Sonata No. 1 in D minor
Tickets: All seats $30

7:30 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
The Marriage of Figaro
(See April 24) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7 p.m. Eisenhower Rehearsal Room
(meet at Hall of States information desk)
MASTER CLASS: SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441
This Explore the Arts participatory (sorry, no observers allowed) master class for intermediate to advanced dancers is led by Shen Wei Dance Arts members. Please respect the targeted skill level and enjoy!
Tickets: $15 ($13 Subscribers/Members)

THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010

5 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Hans Graf, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

DEBUSSY Images
CONNESSON The Shining One (An NSO co-commission, US premiere)
RAVEL Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
RAVEL Suite No. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé
Schedule: 4/29 at 7 p.m.; 4/30 & 5/1 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Box $85; Parterre $59; Orch. $78, $59, $50, $45; 1st Tier $59, $45, $25;
2nd Tier $45, $20

7:30 p.m. Opera House
WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA
The Marriage of Figaro
(See April 24) Washington National Opera
Michelle Pendoley
(202) 295-2468

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
Pro Musica Hebraica Presents
THE BIAVA QUARTET
An Evening of French Jewish Music Pro Musica Hebraica
Robyn Krauthammer
(202) 872-8109
The award-winning Biava Quartet returns to the Kennedy Center with an all-new program exploring the rich legacy of Jewish music in modern France. The concert features several works by Darius Milhaud, including his quartet based on his own Provençal Jewish musical heritage, Maurice Ravel's famed Jewish songs, and Charles-Valentin Alkan's remarkable Chopinesque Hebrew prayers, newly arranged for voice and strings.
Tickets: All seats $38

8 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS
Called "one of the great artists of our time" by the Washington The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441
Post, choreographer and Kennedy Center artist-in-residence Shen Wei is known for his interdisciplinary style-blending modern dance with elements from the theater, visual arts, Chinese Opera, philosophy, and architecture. Known for visually rich compositions, Shen Wei Dance Arts presents Re- (Parts I, II, and III), a choreographic journey through Tibet, Angkor Wat, and the Silk Road.
Explore the Arts: On Apr. 29, join a free post-performance discussion with moderator Andrea Snyder and members of the company.
Schedule: 4/29 & 4/30 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Box $60; Orch. $40; Balcony $29, $22

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

2 & 8 p.m. Theater Lab
SHEAR MADNESS
(See April 1) The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446

7:30 p.m. Terrace Theater
Barbara Cook's Spotlight:
LAURA BENANTI The Kennedy Center
Stephanie O'Neill
(202) 416-8446
Portraying compelling characters in Broadway theater, television, and film has made Tony Award®-winning actress Laura Benanti one to watch. She hit Broadway by storm starring opposite Patti Lupone in Gypsy. Playing Louise, Benanti received critical acclaim for her performance-the New York Times called her "delicious in the title role"-and became the first actress in that role on Broadway to win the Tony® for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
Tickets: All seats $45

8 p.m. Concert Hall
NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(See April 29) National Symphony Orchestra
Patricia O'Kelly
(202) 416-8443

8 p.m. Eisenhower Theater
SHEN WEI DANCE ARTS
(See April 29) The Kennedy Center
Amanda Hunter
(202) 416-8441

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