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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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.



Calendar of Events
Oct 7 - Dec 31Shear Madness
Sep 10Washington National Opera: An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pérez
Sep 11 - Sep 13NSO Pops: Pink Martini & The von Trapps / Steven Reineke, conductor
Sep 20 - Sep 28Washington National Opera: Florencia in the Amazon
Sep 21National Symphony Orchestra: Season Opening Ball Concert: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor / Steven Reineke, conductor / Joshua Bell, violin / Kelli O'Hara, vocals
Sep 27Steven Lin, piano
Sep 30 - Oct 19Evita
Oct 1 - Oct 4National Symphony Orchestra: Matthew Halls, conductor: Paul Jacobs, organ, plays Poulenc's Organ Concerto / Works by J.S. Bach & Mendelssohn
Oct 1 - Oct 4Martha Clarke's Chéri featuring Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo, Amy Irving, and Sarah Rothenberg
Oct 4 - Oct 12Doktor Kaboom: LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour
Oct 4The Crossroads Club: Mehliana featuring Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana
Oct 8Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: The Dover Quartet
Oct 9 - Oct 11National Symphony Orchestra: David Zinman, conductor: Angela Hewitt, piano, plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 / Works by R. Strauss & Schoenberg
Oct 9Ray Chen, violin
Oct 10Muhal Richard Abrams
Oct 12The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works by Debussy, Ives, Saint-Saëns, & Beethoven
Oct 15Danish String Quartet
Oct 15Organ Recital: Jeremy Filsell, organ (presented by the National Symphony Orchestra)
Oct 17SFJAZZ Collective
Oct 18KC Jazz Club: Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith
Oct 19The 17th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Jay Leno
Oct 22 - Oct 25Beijing Dance Theater: Wild Grass
Oct 23 - Oct 25NSO Pops: Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton / John Mauceri, conductor
Oct 24KC Jazz Club: Louis Hayes Jazz Communicators
Oct 25 - Nov 30The Kennedy Center production of Little Dancer
Oct 26NSO Family Concert: Halloween Whodunit
Oct 29 - Oct 30Carmen De Lavallade: As I Remember It
Oct 30 - Nov 1National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Midori, violin, plays Schumann's Violin Concerto / Symphonies by Mendelssohn & Mozart
Oct 31Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Faith Prince
Nov 1NSO Kinderclassics: Musical Opposites
Nov 1 - Nov 15Washington National Opera: La bohème
Nov 1KC Jazz Club: The Pedrito Martinez Group featuring Ariacne Trujillo
Nov 3China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra with Yuja Wang
Nov 5Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig
Nov 5FMMC Avanti Orchestral Concert
Nov 6 - Nov 8National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Claudio Bohórquez, cello, plays Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante / Symphonies by Brahms & Haydn
Nov 7Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Quatuor Ébène
Nov 7Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Katie Ernst: Little Words
Nov 8Beatrice Rana, piano
Nov 8KC Jazz Club: George Cables Songbook featuring Victor Lewis
Nov 11Orion Weiss, piano & The Salzburg Marionettes
Nov 13Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos
Nov 13 - Nov 15National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps / Aaron Goldman, Principal Flute, plays Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2
Nov 14National Symphony Orchestra: Beyond the Score: Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps
Nov 14Washington National Opera: Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Performance: La bohème
Nov 14Lou Donaldson Quartet
Nov 15KC Jazz Club: Mary Stallings and the Eric Reed Trio
Nov 16The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works by Schubert & Spohr
Nov 18 - Nov 19Batsheva Dance Company: Sadeh21
Nov 20 - Nov 22National Symphony Orchestra: Rossen Milanov, conductor: Stravinsky's Firebird Suite / Garrick Ohlsson, piano, plays Busoni's Piano Concerto
Nov 21Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: Three 20-Minute Operas
Nov 22 - Dec 28The Gift of Nothing
Nov 23Anne-Sophie Mutter & The Mutter Virtuosi
Nov 28 - Nov 29NSO Pops: An Evening with Sutton Foster / Steven Reineke, conductor
Nov 28 - Nov 30The Suzanne Farrell Ballet
Dec 4 - Dec 6National Symphony Orchestra: Helmuth Rilling, conductor: All-J.S. Bach Program including the Concerto for Oboe, Violin, and Orchestra
Dec 5Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Andrea McArdle
Dec 6Chicago Jazz Orchestra featuring Allan Harris and Dee Alexander
Dec 10 - Dec 14Ballet West: The Nutcracker
Dec 11 - Dec 13NSO Pops: Happy Holidays! with Cirque de la Symphonie / Steven Reineke, conductor
Dec 11Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Anonymous 4: On Yoolis Night
Dec 12NPR's A Jazz Piano Christmas
Dec 13Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio
Dec 18 - Dec 21National Symphony Orchestra: Handel's Messiah
Dec 19 - Dec 21Washington National Opera: Holiday Family Opera: The Little Prince
Dec 31A Jazz New Year's Eve: Branford Marsalis
Dec 31New Year's Eve at The Kennedy Center
Jan 9Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Will Chase
Jan 11The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works by Bartók, Ravel, Bowen, & Arensky
Jan 15 - Jan 17National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Tzimon Barto, piano, plays Rihm's Piano Concerto / Works by Berlioz & Dvorák
Jan 16National Symphony Orchestra: Beyond the Score: Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique
Jan 17 - Feb 1Mockingbird
Jan 22 - Jan 24National Symphony Orchestra: Fantasy & Fate: Tchaikovsky Masterworks: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Symphony No. 1 / Nurit Bar-Josef, Concertmaster, plays Sérénade mélancolique and Valse-Scherzo
Jan 23 - Jan 24Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: New Hour-Long Opera: Penny
Jan 23KC Jazz Club: Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience featuring Machito Jr.
Jan 24Discovery Artist in the KC Jazz Club: Sullivan Fortner Quartet
Jan 27 - Feb 1Mariinsky Ballet
Jan 29 - Jan 31National Symphony Orchestra: Fantasy & Fate: Tchaikovsky Masterworks: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Symphony No. 4 / Arabella Steinbacher, violin, plays the Violin Concerto
Jan 31KC Jazz Club: Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project, featuring Jamie Baum, George Schuller & Jerome Harris
Feb 3 - Feb 8Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Feb 4Organ Recital: Cameron Carpenter, organ (presented by the National Symphony Orchestra)
Feb 5 - Feb 7National Symphony Orchestra: Fantasy & Fate: Tchaikovsky Masterworks: Juraj Valcuha, conductor: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 / Works by Stravinsky & Bruch
Feb 6The Crossroads Club: Maceo Parker
Feb 7KC Jazz Club: Chris Brubeck's Triple Play
Feb 7NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Two Divas and a Bear!
Feb 10Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio
Feb 13KC Jazz Club: Jenny Scheinman
Feb 13Barbara Cook's Spotlight: LaChanze
Feb 14Kurt Elling: Passion World
Feb 14 - Feb 15Jack' s Tale: A Mythic Mountain Musical Adventure
Feb 15NSO Family Concert: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!
Feb 19 - Feb 21National Symphony Orchestra: Matthias Pintscher, conductor: Karen Gomyo, violin, plays Pintscher's Mar'eh / Works by Fauré & Ravel
Feb 20 - Mar 1Outside the Bachx
Feb 21Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Feb 21 - Mar 10Washington National Opera: Dialogues of the Carmelites
Feb 22MLK Tribute Concert
Feb 23Renée Fleming
Feb 26 - Feb 28National Symphony Orchestra: Herbert Blomstedt, conductor: All-Beethoven Program / Emanuel Ax, piano, plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3
Feb 27The Great Flood: Film by Bill Morrison
Feb 28Washington National Opera: An Evening of Jazz Standards with Eric Owens featuring the Music of Eckstine and Hartman
Mar 1Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Imani Winds
Mar 1The Silk Road Ensemble
Mar 5 - Mar 7National Symphony Orchestra: Iberian Suite: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor: Falla's La vida breve & Albéniz's Suite española
Mar 6 - Mar 7IBERIAN SUITE: Grupo Corpo (Brazil): Sem Mim & Onqotô
Mar 7 - Mar 21Washington National Opera: The Flying Dutchman
Mar 7Fantasy & Fate: Tchaikovsky Masterworks: Lang Lang in recital (presented by the National Symphony Orchestra)
Mar 9IBERIAN SUITE: Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras (Spain): Voces, Suite Flamenca
Mar 10 - Mar 11IBERIAN SUITE: Companhia Portuguesa de Bailado Contemporâneo (Portugal): Fado
Mar 11 - Mar 12IBERIAN SUITE: Compañía María Pagés (Spain): Utopía
Mar 12 - Mar 14National Symphony Orchestra: Iberian Suite: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Four French Composers Inspired by Spain
Mar 13 - Mar 14IBERIAN SUITE: María Muñoz of Mal Pelo (Spain) & Tania Perez-Salas of Compañía de Danza (Mexico)
Mar 19 - Mar 21National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Mahler's Symphony No. 9
Mar 20Washington National Opera: Stars of Tomorrow: The Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists in Concert
Mar 21 - Mar 22Somewhere in Quixote
Mar 24Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Sharon Isbin, guitar and Isabel Leonard, mezzo-sorpano
Mar 24 - Mar 29American Ballet Theatre
Mar 26Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Emerson String Quartet
Mar 27 - Mar 28NSO Pops: Do You Hear the People Sing / Steven Reineke, conductor
Mar 27Barbara Cook's Spotlight: Malcolm Gets
Mar 27Cassandra Wilson: Coming Forth by Day: A Tribute to Billie Holiday
Mar 28Jan Lisiecki, piano
Mar 28Jason Moran's In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall, 1959
Mar 29NSO Family Concert: The Magic Horn
Mar 30Raphaël Sévère, clarinet
Mar 31Joshua Bell, violin
Apr 1Stephen Hough, piano
Apr 2 - Apr 4National Symphony Orchestra: Krzysztof Urbanski, conductor: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 / Daniil Trifonov, piano, plays Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3
Apr 3KC Jazz Club: Nate Smith + Kinfolk
Apr 5The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Works by Shostakovich & Dvorák
Apr 7The Philadelphia Orchestra
Apr 7 - Apr 12New York City Ballet
Apr 8Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Edgar Meyer, double bass
Apr 10 - Apr 11Victory Road
Apr 10Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock
Apr 11 - Apr 12NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Imagination Duo
Apr 11Dianne Reeves and Friends
Apr 12Jay Campbell, cello
Apr 16 - Apr 18National Symphony Orchestra: Vassily Sinaisky, conductor: Rachmaninoff's The Bells / Loren Kitt, Principal Clarinet, plays Mozart's Clarinet Concerto
Apr 19Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Apr 21English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir
Apr 25 - Apr 26TETRISplus
Apr 26NSO Family Concert: Gershwin's Magic Key
Apr 29New World Symphony
Apr 29Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Miró Quartet with Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Apr 30 - May 2National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 / Works by Penderecki & J. Strauss Jr.
May 1The Blues Hall of Fame Tour
May 1National Symphony Orchestra: Beyond the Score: Beethoven's Symphony No. 5--Fate Knocks?
May 2NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: Science/Math + Music
May 7 - May 9National Symphony Orchestra: Christoph Eschenbach, conductor: Mahler's Symphony No. 5 / Leonidas Kavakos, violin, plays Sibelius's Violin Concerto
May 8KC Jazz Club: Antonio Hart Organ Trio
May 9Igor Levit, piano
May 9NSO Kinderclassics: Beethoven at the Ballpark!
May 9 - May 21Washington National Opera: Cinderella
May 10Paul Lewis, piano
May 11Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Leonidas Kavakos, violin, with Christoph Eschenbach, piano
May 13Organ Recital: Thierry Escaich, organ (presented by the National Symphony Orchestra)
May 14 - May 16National Symphony Orchestra: Leonidas Kavakos, conductor & violin: Works by J.S. Bach, Mussorgsky, & Sibelius
May 15 - May 17Feet Don't Fail Me Now!
May 15 - May 1620th Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival
May 19Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: The Myriad Trio, with Anthony McGill, clarinet
May 28 - May 30Scottish Ballet
May 29 - May 30National Symphony Orchestra: Manuel López-Gómez, conductor: Liam Teague, steelpan, plays Akiho: New work for Steelpan and Orchestra
May 30 - May 31NSO Teddy Bear Concert: Violins, and Trombones, and Bears, Oh My!
Jun 5 - Jun 6NSO Pops: Let's Be Frank / Steven Reineke, conductor
Jun 6Francesco Piemontesi, piano
Jun 862nd Washington International Competition for Strings
Jun 9 - Jun 14The Royal Ballet
Jun 16 - Aug 16The Book of Mormon

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
800-444-1324 phone
202-416-8524 TTY
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