The Kennedy Center

As one of the nation's busiest cultural institutions, the Kennedy Center is both a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and a world-class performing arts destination. Each year, the Center hosts more than 3,000 performances of music, dance, and theater across a multitude of stages – from grand venues like the Opera House, Eisenhower Theater, and Concert Hall – home of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Wasington National Opera – to more intimate spaces like the Family Theater, Terrace Theater, and KC Jazz Club.

Events
Fri. Jan 17NSO Prelude
Fri. Jan 17Stretch and Bobbito + the M19s Band: No Requests Album Release Concert
Jan. 17 – 19My Fair Lady
Sat. Jan 18C4 Trio
Sat. Jan 18Jazzmeia Horn
Jan. 18 & 19NSO: Bronfman plays Beethoven / Holst's The Planets
Jan. 18 – 26NSO Music for Young Audiences: Beauty and the Beat
Sun. Jan 19Nimesh Patel
Mon. Jan 20Let Freedom Ring!
Tue. Jan 21The Maryland Classical Youth Orchestra Chamber Music Program
Tue. Jan 21Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Jay Campbell
Jan. 21 – 26Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Swan Lake
Wed. Jan 22Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani
Wed. Jan 22Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)
Wed. Jan 22DC Music Summit Promo Show
Thu. Jan 23Elijah Jamal Balbed Quintet: The Karma Suite
Thu. Jan 23Lunar New Year
Jan. 23 – Feb. 2KC Lunar New Year 2020
Fri. Jan 24Hip Hop Karaoke
Jan. 24 & 25Gregory Maqoma's Vuyani Dance Theatre: Cion: Requiem of Ravel's Boléro
Jan. 24 & 25NSO: Eschenbach returns / Tetzlaff plays Dvořák
Sat. Jan 25Beijing Bamboo Orchestra
Sat. Jan 25Kassa Overall's Blue Swamini featuring Carmen Lundy
Sat. Jan 25KC Chinese New Year Family Day
Sun. Jan 26Choral Arts Society of Washington: Living the Dream…Singing the Dream
Sun. Jan 26Dance with Frog Hammer
Sun. Jan 26Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert
Sun. Jan 26Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Nelly’s Harpsichord: Music from Mount Vernon
Mon. Jan 27Pilsner Jazz Band
Tue. Jan 28Roopa in Flux
Jan. 28 & 29The National Ballet of Canada: Forsythe, Kylián and Ratmansky
Jan. 29 & 30NSO Youth Fellows
Jan. 29 – Feb. 2Broadway Center Stage: Next to Normal
Thu. Jan 30Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Juan Atkins Techno
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1WORLD STAGES—Sundance Institute: Grey Rock
Jan. 30 – Feb. 1NSO: Lugansky plays Mozart / Honeck conducts Dvořák
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping Beauty
Fri. Jan 31Maz Jobrani
Fri. Jan 31The Time Machine Roast
Sat. Feb 1Broccoli City Festival Preview
Sat. Feb 1Washington Performing Arts: Anne-Sophie Mutter
Feb. 1 & Mar. 7Dance Fitness
Feb. 4 – 9Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Thu. Feb 6Linda May Han Oh, Aventurine
Feb. 6 – 8WORLD STAGES—Huff: featuring Cliff Cardinal
Feb. 6 & 9NSO: Dvořák's Cello Concerto
Fri. Feb 7ill Camille
Sat. Feb 8Dulcé Sloan
Sat. Feb 8Revelations Celebration Workshop with Ailey Arts in Education Teaching Artists
 
Sat. Feb 8Ahmad Jamal
Tue. Feb 11Working Rehearsal: American Ballet Theatre
Feb. 11 – 16American Ballet Theatre: Giselle
Feb. 12 – 14WORLD STAGES—Heroine: one female soldier's story
Feb. 13 – 14Bilal: Valentine's Day Residency
Feb. 13 – 15NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson
Feb. 13 – 15WORLD STAGES—The Clemency of Titus (with Havana Lyceum Orchestra)
Sun. Feb 16Family Dance Workshop: American Ballet Theatre
Sun. Feb 16NSO Family Concert: Girl Power! Celebrating Women in Music
Tue. Feb 18Washington Performing Arts: Paul Lewis & Steven Osborne
Wed. Feb 19Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Trio Con Brio Copenhagen
Feb. 20 – 22NSO: Noseda conducts Mahler's Fifth and Schubert
Feb. 22 – 23NSO Music for Young Audiences: Mozart Mash-Up
Sun. Feb 23The Kennedy Center Chamber Players—Winter Concert
Thu. Feb 27Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Ekhodom and Mason Bates
Thu. Feb 27Washington Performing Arts: West-Eastern Divan Ensemble
Feb. 27 – 29NSO: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Fri. Feb 28Story District's Funnier Than Fiction
Fri. Feb 28Jason Moran and The Bandwagon + Cassandra Wilson & Marvin Sewell
Sat. Feb 29Jason Palmer, Upward
Sat. Feb 29Renée Fleming VOICES: Norm Lewis
Feb. 29 – Mar. 1YAO YAO
Feb. 29 – Mar. 22WNO: Don Giovanni
Sun. Mar 1Washington Performing Arts: I Am a Man
Mar. 1 – 21WNO: Samson and Delilah
Mon. Mar 2DEMO by Damian Woetzel: NOW 2020
Tue. Mar 3Fruits borne out of rust by Tabaimo and Maki Morishita
Wed. Mar 4Washington Performing Arts: Daniil Trifonov
Thu. Mar 5The Apollo Orchestra with Peter Orth, piano
Mar. 5 – 7Martha Graham Dance Company: The EVE Project
Mar. 5 – 7BGR!Fest Secret Shows
Sat. Mar 7Let's Talk Dance: Panel Discussion: Martha Graham, Women in Dance, and Dance as Activism
Mar. 7 – 8NSO Music for Young Audiences: 1-2-3 Andrés
Sun. Mar 8Riot!
Sun. Mar 8Washington Performing Arts: Seong-Jin Cho
Wed. Mar 11Jaimie Branch's Fly or Die (part of DIRECT CURRENT)
Sat. Mar 14Direct Current: Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra
Mar. 15 – 28WNO: Blue
Thu. Mar 19The Amours
Mar. 20 – 21Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Sat. Mar 21Immanuel Wilkins
Tue. Mar 24SHIFT Festival: Jacksonville Symphony
Wed. Mar 25SHIFT Festival: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Thu. Mar 26Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Jeremy Kittle's Whorls with Joshua Roman and the Verona Quartet
Fri. Mar 27SHIFT Festival: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
Fri. Mar 27Mortified
Mar. 27 & 28Spring Performance
Sat. Mar 28SHIFT Festival : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Tue. Mar 31Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: A Far Cry
Mar. 31 – Apr. 5New York City Ballet: Balanchine, Wheeldon & a New Work
Apr. 2 & 3Made in Puerto Rico
Apr. 2 – 4NSO: Kozhukhin plays Grieg's Piano Concerto
Apr. 2 – 4New York City Ballet: Peck, Cunningham & Balanchine/Robbins
Sat. Apr 4Beginning Creative Movement for Adults with New York City Ballet
Sun. Apr 5Family Dance Workshop: New York City Ballet
Sun. Apr 5Washington Performing Arts: Jenny Lin
Thu. Apr 9Clarence Penn, Penn Station
Fri. Apr 10Cyrus Chestnut: The Saga of the Cross
Tue. Apr 14Washington Performing Arts: Argus Quartet
Apr. 14 – 26Jesus Christ Superstar
Wed. Apr 15Laurin Talese
Wed. Apr 15Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Dover Quartet
Wed. Apr 15Washington Performing Arts: The Philadelphia Orchestra
Apr. 16 – 18The Second City & Kennedy Center's Jazz Comedy Experiment
Apr. 16 & 18NSO: Langrée conducts Brahms's First / Hough plays Beethoven
Sat. Apr 18René Marie
Sat. Apr 18Renée Fleming VOICES: René Marie
Sun. Apr 19NSO Family Concert: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (a Symphonic Spectacular)
Tue. Apr 21Washington Performing Arts: Chineke! Orchestra
Tue. Apr 21Chineke! Orchestra with Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Thu. Apr 23Mason Bates's KC Jukebox: Michael Abels and Rob Garza
Apr. 23 – 25NSO: Eschenbach conducts Ravel's Boléro / Carpenter plays Poulenc
Apr. 23 – 27Broadway Center Stage: Bye Bye Birdie
Fri. Apr 24Washington Improv Theater's iMusical
Apr. 24 – 26Pokon: An unstoppable game of growth
Sat. Apr 25Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party
Apr. 30 – May. 2The Girl Who Swallowed A Cactus
May. 1 & 2Kyle Abraham’s A.I.M
May. 1 – 2NSO Pops: Disney•Pixar’s Up in Concert
Sat. May 2Unifying Uniquenness with A.I.M
Sun. May 3Choral Arts Society of Washington: Schumann: Requiem, Op. 148
Mon. May 4Renée Fleming VOICES: Mariza
May. 7 – 9NSO: Noseda conducts Mahler's Fourth / NSO stars play Haydn
May. 8 & 925th Anniversary: Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival
May. 9 – 10Havana Hop
May. 9 – 23WNO: Porgy and Bess
May. 9 – 24Dreamer: A South African Journey
Sun. May 10Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Maurizio Pollini in recital
Tue. May 12Opera Master Class with Denyce Graves
Tue. May 12Washington Performing Arts: Beatrice Rana
Tue. May 12Beginning Ballet for Adults with Scottish Ballet
May. 13 – 17Scottish Ballet: The Crucible
Thu. May 14Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet and Renée Fleming
May. 14 & 16NSO: Memory and Myth: Music by Sibelius and an NSO premiere
Fri. May 15Washington Performing Arts: Igor Levit
Sun. May 17The Kennedy Center Chamber Players—Spring Concert
Thu. May 21Washington Performing Arts: Wynton Marsalis
Sat. May 23Lang Lang in Recital
May. 28 & 29NSO: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
May. 30 & Jun. 3NSO: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5
Jun. 2 – 7Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Jun. 2 – 28Tiny Beautiful Things
Jun. 5 & 6NSO: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 7
Jun. 9 & 10NSO: Beethoven at 250: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8
Jun. 12 – 14NSO: Beethoven at 250: Symphony No. 9
Jun. 16 – Aug. 20Hamilton
Jun. 23 – Jul. 12Once on This Island
Jun. 25 – 28NSO Pops: Bernstein's On the Town in Concert
Jul. 21 – Aug. 9A Monster Calls
Aug. 25 – Sep. 27To Kill a Mockingbird

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