Apr
23
Tue
Music from the Suitcase + Meditations on Family with Pianist Anna Polonsky @ Kennedy Center
Apr 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Music from the Suitcase + Meditations on Family with Pianist Anna Polonsky

Featuring Washington D.C. Premieres by Gity Razaz and Andreia Pinto Correia

Commissioned by Washington Performing Arts

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:30pm

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | 2700 F Street NW | Washington, DC

Tickets: $45 at www.washingtonperformingarts.org

                                                                                    

 

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:30pm, Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, known for his “dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique” (The New York Times) makes his Kennedy Center debut presented by Washington Performing Arts at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater (2700 F Street NW). Kutik and pianist Anna Polonsky, lauded for her “dazzling virtuosity” (San Francisco Chronicle) will perform selections from Kutik’s ongoing project Music from the Suitcase including Stravinsky’s Divertimento from A Fairy’s Kiss; Prokofiev’s Waltz from Cinderella (arr. Fikhtengoltz); and Rubenstein’s Romance in E-flat Major, Op. 44, No. 1 (arr. Wieniawski); plus Schnittke’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2. Following the concert, there will be a talkback with Kutik and NPR’s Nina Totenberg, who has followed Kutik’s career since his student days under her father’s tutelage.

They will also give the first Washington D.C. performances of two new works that are part of Kutik’s new commissioning project,Meditations on Family – Gity Razaz’s Cadenza for the Once Young and Andreia Pinto Correia’s Litania, commissioned for Yevgeny Kutik by Washington Performing Arts.

May
6
Mon
Capital Cantata at St. Peter’s on Capital Hill @ St. Peter's on Capitol Hill
May 6 @ 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM
The Washington Bach Consort kicks off spring with the return of their Capitol Cantata Series at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill (313 2nd St., SE) beginning on Monday, March 4th. The series will run the first Monday of each month until May 6.
The series continues the Bach Consort’s mission of introducing and making accessible the music of J.S. Bach to audiences who may not have prior familiarity with his work or with classical music in general. For nearly three decades, Washington Bach Consort has presented the free Noontime Cantata Series in downtown DC at the Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street, NW). They expanded their work last year to include the Capitol Cantatas Series, fulfilling the long-time dream of Washington Bach Consort Founder, the late Dr. J Reilly Lewis.

Washington Bach Consort will continue to offer their original Downtown Cantata Series at the Church of the Epiphany on the first Tuesday of each month during their season.

For a full schedule and more info, visit:https://bachconsort.org/noontime-cantatas/
 
Monday, May 6, 12:10pm
Capital Cantata at St. Peter’s on Capital Hill
Cantata: Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen, BWV 146
May
7
Tue
Downtown Cantata Series at Church of Epiphany @ Church of the Epiphany
May 7 @ 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM
The Washington Bach Consort kicks off spring with the return of their Capitol Cantata Series at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill (313 2nd St., SE) beginning on Monday, March 4th. The series will run the first Monday of each month until May 6.
The series continues the Bach Consort’s mission of introducing and making accessible the music of J.S. Bach to audiences who may not have prior familiarity with his work or with classical music in general. For nearly three decades, Washington Bach Consort has presented the free Noontime Cantata Series in downtown DC at the Church of the Epiphany (1317 G Street, NW). They expanded their work last year to include the Capitol Cantatas Series, fulfilling the long-time dream of Washington Bach Consort Founder, the late Dr. J Reilly Lewis.

Washington Bach Consort will continue to offer their original Downtown Cantata Series at the Church of the Epiphany on the first Tuesday of each month during their season.

For a full schedule and more info, visit:https://bachconsort.org/noontime-cantatas/
 
Tuesday, May 7, 12:10pm
Downtown Cantata Series at Church of Epiphany

Organ Prelude: Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596
Sonya Subbayya Sutton, organist
Cantata: Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen, BWV 146
May
18
Sat
Washington National Opera Gala @ Kennedy Center
May 18 @ 4:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Tony Award®-Winning Actress

Christine Ebersole to Host

Washington National Opera Gala

Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 6 p.m.

in the Kennedy Center Opera House

 

Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the addition of Tony Award®-winning actress Christine Ebersole as host and special guest artist for its 2019 Gala on Saturday, May 18, in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Ebersole, an iconic artist of the stage and screen—who appeared in Francesca Zambello’s 2018 production of Candide at LA Opera—joins the WNO gala cast, along with previously announced headliner Christine Goerke, another iconic American voice who is currently starring as Brunnhilde in the Ring Cycle at the Met. This year’s WNO gala concert program explores the beauty and vitality of the human voice through music ranging from Wagner to Gershwin to Irving Berlin.

Christine Ebersole is known for her wide artistic range and versatility, perhaps most notably for her work on Broadway, where she won the Tony Award® twice for her work in Grey Gardens and 42nd Street. She has a distinguished list of television and film credits to her name, including The Wolf of Wall Street, Amadeus, Tootsie, andRichie Rich on the big screen, as well as Sullivan and Son, Royal Pains, Madame Secretary, and Blue Bloods. Her concert and stage credits have taken her to renowned venues across the country, and she has made numerous recordings.

Also added to the roster of talent for the gala evening are soprano Latonia Moore, who appears in the title role in two performances of WNO’s upcoming run of Tosca.Moore joins Ebersole, Goerke, and Washingtonian bass Soloman Howard.

The Gala is WNO’s largest fundraising event and one of Washington’s most anticipated events of the year. Proceeds from the Gala play a crucial role in advancing WNO’s artistic, educational, and community engagement programs. The 2019 WNO Gala honors local entrepreneur John J. Pohanka for his outstanding contributions to the organization, features Evan Rogister leading the WNO Orchestrain his inaugural performance as WNO’s Principal Conductor.

The Co-Chairs of the WNO Gala are Jacqueline Badger Mars and Camille Biros.

Tickets for the Gala concert only, starting at $45, are on sale now.

Special packages to attend all Gala festivities are available. The Gala evening will begin with a cocktail reception on the Kennedy Center’s River Terrace at 4:30 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. Gala concert performance. The event concludes with elegant black-tie dinners hosted by Ambassadors and foreign dignitaries at embassies and residences throughout Washington, a longtime tradition of the Opera’s season-ending social gathering.

Gala Ticket Information

Tickets to the WNO Gala concert, which start at $45, are available online, in person at the Kennedy Center Box Office, and by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquiries, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540.

Gala ticket packages start at $500 and include the VIP cocktail party and priority seating for the Gala concert. Packages that also include seating at the private embassy dinners following the performance start at $1,000. Information is available online or by contacting the Special Events office at (202) 416-8496 or operagala@kennedy-center.org.

WNO Opera Gala and Concert @ Kennedy Center
May 18 @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
The 2019 WNO Gala pays tribute to John J. Pohanka for his legacy and leadership with Washington National Opera. Serving nearly 30 years as a member of the Board of Trustees, including a term as Chairman from 2003–2005, Pohanka has been influential in building the company’s success, including playing a central role in negotiating WNO’s artistic affiliation with the Kennedy Center in 2011. His longstanding relationship with and institutional knowledge of WNO proves to be a valuable historical resource, which guides the Board in its decision-making. An opera aficionado and founding member of D.C.’s Wagner Society, Pohanka’s financial support over the decades has been instrumental for WNO. His generous contributions have empowered Artistic Director Francesca Zambello to mount three full cycles of Richard Wagner’s epic four-part Ring of the Nibelung in 2016, while also producing WNO’s educational recordings with musicologist Saul Lilienstein; these CDs have provided musical analysis and historical context on every opera presented by WNO for thousands of listeners for the past 22 years.
The Gala is WNO’s largest fundraising event and one of Washington’s most anticipated events of the year. Proceeds from the Gala play a crucial role in advancing WNO’s artistic, educational, and community engagement programs.
Special packages to attend all Gala festivities are available. The Gala evening will begin with a cocktail reception on the Kennedy Center’s River Terrace at 4:30 p.m., followed by the 6 p.m. Gala concert performance. The event concludes with elegant black-tie dinners hosted by Ambassadors and foreign dignitaries at embassies and residences throughout Washington, a longtime tradition of the Opera’s season-ending social gathering.
 
Gala Ticket Information
Tickets for the Gala concert, starting at $45, are on sale starting February 19 at 10 a.m. to Kennedy Center members. Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 20 at 10 a.m.
 
Tickets will be available online, in person at the Kennedy Center Box Office, and by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquiries, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540.
Gala ticket packages start at $500 and include the VIP cocktail party and priority seating for the Gala concert. Packages that also include seating at the private embassy dinners following the performance start at $1,000. Information is available online or by contacting the Special Events office at (202) 416-8496 or operagala@kennedy-center.org.
American Pops: A Tribute to the Legendary Jerry Herman and His Music @ Arena Stage
May 18 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

What happens when you combine a “Trading Spaces” star with a madcap musical about trying to trade one’s identity? Or a “Drag Race” contestant with songs about the larger than life “Mame”? It promises to be an incredible evening of entertainment as The American Pops Orchestra presents “I Am What I Am: The Music of Jerry Herman,” starring some of today’s freshest voices.

Paige Davis (TLC’s “Trading Spaces”), Alexis Michelle (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Mauricio Martinez (“On Your Feet!”), Tracy Lynn Olivera (“Ragtime”), and Paul Roeckell from APO’s NextGen competition, are all set to take center stage Saturday, May 18 beginning at 8 p.m. at  Arena Stage, 1101 6th St., SW, Washington, D.C.

“Jerry Herman created earworms before we even started using that word,” says Luke Frazier, conductor, APO. “We love his classics from ‘Hello, Dolly!,’ ‘La Cage aux Folles,’ ‘Mack and Mabel,’ and many others. But no one has ever heard or seen them perform like we will! Most of all, Jerry Herman represents telling your truth through his incredible compositions and lyrics. Those are messages that resonate as strongly today as they did when they were first performed.”

Some of the songs APO will perform include:

  • “Before the Parade Passes By”
  • “Bosom Buddies”
  • “We Need a Little Christmas”
  • “Put On Your Sunday Clothes”

Herman has won two Tony Awards, received the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, and is a Kennedy Center Honoree.

Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/JHermanAPO.

May
21
Tue
MICHAEL BOLTON: The Symphony Sessions: powered by OmegaXL TOUR @ Kennedy Center Concert Hall
May 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grammy Award® winner Michael Bolton joins the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) for a one-night-only performance this spring, led by NSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke. The concert takes place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

From “When a Man Loves a Woman” to “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” and more, Michael Bolton’s time, love, and tenderness has created the soundtrack of our lives. Join the Grammy Award®-winner with the NSO for an evening of timeless hits and a musical journey through pop, rock, soul, standards, and even classical, specially arranged for symphony orchestra.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets ($29-$119) are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, online at kennedy-center.org, and via phone (202) 467-4600; toll-free at (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquires, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540.

Jun
28
Fri
50 Years Over the Rainbow: A Judy Garland Celebration  @ Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Jun 28 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Three musicians and celebrated Broadway stars will join the National Symphony Orchestra for 50 Years Over the Rainbow: A Judy Garland Celebration on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, 2019 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Laura Osnes, Capathia Jenkins, and Jimmie Herrod join Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and the NSO in recreating many songs from Judy Garland’s 1961 famed Carnegie Hall performance.  These concerts honor the cultural impact that the iconic Garland made, from The Wizard of Oz and Easter Parade to Meet Me in St. Louis, A Star Is Born, and countless others.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets ($24–$99) are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, online atkennedy-center.org, and via phone through Instant Charge, (202) 467-4600; toll-free at (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquires, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540.

Jun
29
Sat
50 Years Over the Rainbow: A Judy Garland Celebration  @ Kennedy Center Concert Hall
Jun 29 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Three musicians and celebrated Broadway stars will join the National Symphony Orchestra for 50 Years Over the Rainbow: A Judy Garland Celebration on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, 2019 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Laura Osnes, Capathia Jenkins, and Jimmie Herrod join Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke and the NSO in recreating many songs from Judy Garland’s 1961 famed Carnegie Hall performance.  These concerts honor the cultural impact that the iconic Garland made, from The Wizard of Oz and Easter Parade to Meet Me in St. Louis, A Star Is Born, and countless others.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets ($24–$99) are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, online atkennedy-center.org, and via phone through Instant Charge, (202) 467-4600; toll-free at (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquires, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540.

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