Mar
23
Sat
Renée Fleming VOICES series: Jamie Barton @ Kennedy Center
Mar 23 @ 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The 2018–2019 Renée Fleming VOICES series continues with Jamie Barton on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Terrace Theater. Accompanied by pianist Kathleen Kelly, Barton’s one-night-only recital will feature classics from Haydn, Strauss, and Ravel while showcasing the voices of women, including works by composers Nadia and Lili Boulanger and Americans Elinor Remick Warren and Amy Beach. Barton’s performance also features Love After 1950, a contemporary song cycle by Libby Larsen that uses offbeat vocal styles like blues, tango, and honky-tonk to evoke different moods. Tickets for this program are $49–$69.
Praised by Gramophone as having “the sort of instrument you could listen to all day, in any sort of repertoire,” Georgia native Jamie Barton has brought her vivacious mezzo-soprano to the world’s most renowned stages, captivating audiences at Carnegie Hall, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro Real Madrid, and the Metropolitan Opera. Her debut solo album, All Who Wander, featuring songs by Mahler, Dvořák, and Sibelius, was recently named winner of the 2018 BBC Music Magazine Vocal Award. Barton is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s 2014 Marian Anderson Vocal Award, and last appeared at Washington National Opera portraying Princess Eboli in Don Carlo (2018) and Waltraute and 2nd Norn in Wagner’s RingCycle (2016).
“From the classical world, where virtuosity and technique are developed to Olympic standards, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is a singer of such spectacular gifts that she has won virtually every top award there is: the Richard Tucker Prize, the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, to name but three. And her star is still rising,” says Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor-at-Large Renée Fleming. “Jamie’s powerful, sumptuously beautiful voice, combined with her personal warmth and artistic intelligence, make her performances unforgettable; and I expect that the opportunity to hear her in an intimate space like the Terrace Theater will become even rarer as she continues to conquer the world’s great opera houses.”
The Renée Fleming VOICES series includes performances by outstanding artists from a wide range of genres including Broadway, jazz, pop, and opera. The 2018–2019 season continues with Theo Bleckmann (Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 9 p.m.), and Patina Miller (Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.).
 
Ticket Information
Tickets ($49-$69) are available from the Kennedy Center Box Office, online atwww.kennedy-center.org, and by calling (202) 467-4600. To purchase a subscription for the Renée Fleming VOICES series, patrons should visit the Box Office, call the Subscription Office at (202) 416-8500, or go to www.kennedy-center.org/subscribe. Groups of 20 or more may contact the Kennedy Center Group Sales office at (202) 416-8400.
Mar
29
Fri
Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project @ Dupont Underground
Mar 29 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Cellist Amanda Gookin takes a major step forward in her mission to make classical music an active force for political good with her Forward Music Project on March 29 at 9:00 p.m. inside Dupont Underground.  Praised for “Gookin’s focus and ferocity—coupled with expert technical work” (The Strad), Forward Music Project is presented by National Sawdust Projects—the producing arm of National Sawdust. As part of DIRECT CURRENT’s initiative to take Kennedy Center artists and programming out into the world beyond the traditional concert hall, Forward Music Project reaches new Washington-area audiences at Dupont Underground, a reclaimed 75,000-square-foot art exhibition and performance space built inside the only underground station in D.C.’s old streetcar system.

Forward Music Project commissions seven original multimedia works for cello by some of today’s most forward-thinking composers: Leila AduAngélica Negrón,Amanda FeeryAllison Loggins-HullNathalie JoachimJessica Meyer, andMorgan Krauss. Pushing the boundaries of traditional writing for cello, Gookin’s performance incorporates singing, chanting, staging effects, and projection art in collaboration with video and projections designer S. Katy Tucker (NSO Pops: West Side Story, the Ring Cycle). The stylistically contrasting compositions focus on the first-person perspectives of women, highlighting issues from the LGBTQ+ community and reproductive rights to harassment and human trafficking.

Ticket Information

Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project will be performed on Friday, March 29 at 9 p.m. at Dupont Underground. Tickets ($20) are available at the Kennedy Center Box Office, on the Kennedy Center website, and via phone through Instant Charge, (202) 467-4700; toll-free at (800) 444-1324. For all other ticket-related customer service inquires, call the Advance Sales Box Office at (202) 416-8540

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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