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Performing Arts Centers

Metro DC'S Performing Arts Centers present concerts, theatre, dance, opera, symphony and more. Check CultureCapital for schedules, descriptions and tickets.

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Hot Hits
NSO: Cornelius Meister, conductor / Nikolai Lugansky, piano, plays Prokofiev
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, April 19
Making his NSO debut, young conductor Cornelius Meister leads Mozart's Symphony No. 40, a Mendelssohn masterpiece, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring "colorful and exciting" (The New York Times) Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky.
American Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote and a Mixed Repertory Program
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thru Sun, April 20
The celebrated ABT offers a feast of choreographic fireworks with its spirited staging of Don Quixote--praised for its "glorious passages of choreography" (The New York Times)--plus a mixed repertory program.
NSO: Beyond the Score: Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4--Why Italy?
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, April 25
For aficionados and newcomers alike, this series uses actors, narration, excerpts, and multimedia to share captivating stories behind a score, followed by a full performance of the work. This event explores Mendelssohn's delightful "Italian" Symphony.
Momix
GW Lisner Auditorium
Fri, April 25 thru Sat, April 26
With an eclectic score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, Botanica shows off the endlessly renewable energy of the superb MOMIX performers, with costumes, projections, and custom-made props and puppetry adding an extra dose of fantasy to the elixir.
Wayne McGregor: Random Dance
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, May 1 thru Sat, May 3
Helmed by multi award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor, Random Dance brings their multimedia work FAR, with score by Ben Frost and jaw-dropping visuals, including a computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights.
Terence Blanchard Quintet
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, May 9
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records, multi-Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and Blue Note artist Terence Blanchard returns to the Center with his quintet for the first time in three years.
Washington National Opera: The Magic Flute
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, May 3 thru Sun, May 18
A love-struck prince sets out on a fantastic adventure to rescue the Queen of the Night's daughter in Mozart's final opera. This "zesty and imaginative new production" (San Francisco Chronicle) is certain to captivate audiences of all ages.
Highlights
Maryland Opera Studio: Die Fledermaus
Sat, April 19
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The Milk Carton Kids
Mon, April 21
The Barns at Wolf Trap
The Stray Birds
Fri, May 2
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
Sat, May 3 thru Sat, May 10
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
The Hit Men
Sun, May 11
BlackRock Center for the Arts
Shear Madness
Thru Mon, June 30
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts