Circo Para Todos - Colombian Acrobats | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Performed on the Millennium Stage on May 8, 2012. Colombia's National Circus School Circo Para Todos (“Circus for All”) is coming to the Kennedy Center directly from Cali, Colombia. Circo Para Todos is the first professional circus school for vulnerable kids and displaced youth in the world. Their energy and talent has taken them to perform at some of the most important venues all over the world. Circo Para Todos performs in Look Both Ways: Street Arts Across America under the auspices of the Embassy of Colombia. View the full concert at: https://youtu.be/K-9joFR2nGo
Play video Full Concert: National Symphony Orchestra Plays Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Full Concert: National Symphony Orchestra Plays Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Francesco Piemontesi, piano Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances – Suite No. 2 Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Casella: Symphony No. 2 Music Director Gianandrea Noseda continues the Kennedy Center’s spring celebration of his home country! In his NSO debut, superb Swiss-Italian pianist Francesco Piemontesi lends his depth, intensity, and sincerity to Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Rachmaninoff’s well-loved homage to extraordinary Italian violinist Niccolò Paganini. The program also features Respighi’s charming “Ancient Airs and Dances” and Casella’s Symphony No. 2—one of Noseda’s favorite symphonies of all time. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture.
Play video Maz Jobrani: Just Iranian-American | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
Maz Jobrani: Just Iranian-American | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
Comedian Maz Jobrani sits down with Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian for a kebab dinner in Washington D.C. during his recent visit to The Kennedy Center. Featuring excerpts from Maz's performance in the Concert Hall, Maz talks with Jason about his childhood, his comedic origins, and their shared experiences as Iranian-Americans. Special thanks to Jason Rezaian and the Washington Post. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb #mazjobrani #comedy #digitalstage
Play video Samson - Regina Spektor with the National Symphony Orchestra | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Samson - Regina Spektor with the National Symphony Orchestra | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Regina Spektor performs "Samson" with the National Symphony Orchestra LIVE at The Kennedy Center. This performance was part of the National Symphony Orchestra event: DECLASSIFIED: Ben Folds Presents Regina Spektor & Caleb Teicher. Filmed live in the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall on November 2, 2018. In the concert series, NSO Artistic Advisor Ben Folds breaks down barriers between music genres. Folds selects the artists to showcase both classical and modern music arranged specifically for the NSO. Samson Performed by Regina Spektor and the National Symphony Orchestra Written by Regina Spektor Conducted by James Gaffigan Orchestration by Rob Moose Subscribe to The Kennedy Center: http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb Subscribe to Regina Spektor: https://bit.ly/2FMUoHp #reginaspektor #declassified #samson
Play video Mason Bates: Art of War | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
Mason Bates: Art of War | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
"Art of War" is a powerful new symphony that explores the drama of human conflict from the perspectives of soldiers, weaponry, and human loss. Animating a three-movement symphonic structure are original field recordings of weapons tests; elements of American and Iraqi folk music; and the printing presses of the US Treasury. This new work by Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates was performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and conducted by NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda. It premiered December, 2018, in the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Bon Iver & TU Dance - "Come Through" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Bon Iver & TU Dance - "Come Through" | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Bon Iver and TU Dance perform "Come Through" LIVE at The Kennedy Center as part of DIRECT CURRENT, filmed live in the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall on March 25, 2019. The Kennedy Center's DIRECT CURRENT celebration kicked off with Bon Iver & TU Dance’s Come Through, a cohesive, cross-genre performance between two artistic powerhouses. This evening-length collaboration featured new music from Justin Vernon, of two-time Grammy Award®–winning indie folk band Bon Iver, and new choreography from TU Dance, a diverse nine-member company founded by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and known for works that combine the language of modern dance and classical ballet with African-based and urban vernacular movements. Come Through was commissioned by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series. "Come Through" Performed by Bon Iver and TU Dance TU Dance Artistic Directors, Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands Music by Justin Vernon Choreography by Uri Sands #DirectCurrent #BonIver #TUDance #ComeThrough Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video The Human Journey: Lauren Gunderson's "Earthrise"
The Human Journey: Lauren Gunderson's "Earthrise"
"Earthrise" World premiere Kennedy Center commission Thursday, July 18, 2019 - Sunday, August 4, 2019 The Kennedy Center Terrace Gallery For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/KTTBE While the world waits for the launch of Apollo 11 in 1969, three children of key NASA employees watch from different perspectives: a mathematician’s daughter, an astronaut’s son, and an engineer’s daughter. By dreaming a collective dream of landing on the moon together, the kids learn to understand the historic mission—not fear it. Lauren Gunderson’s immersive, original play commemorates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, featuring music and lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk. Using projections, songs, and NASA footage, Earthrise captures the breathtaking feat of the first lunar landing. As the kids dream of voyaging to the moon and back, they discover how far “one small step” can propel them. Explore the Human Journey at http://www.Kennedy-Center.org/HumanJourney The Human Journey is an unprecedented collaboration between three of D.C.'s leading cultural institutions: the Kennedy Center, National Geographic Society, and the National Gallery of Art. This initiative strives to promote deeper understanding of issues like migration (forced or by choice), exploration, identity, and the resilience of people to overcome the barriers and behaviors that stand in our way. The Human Journey also looks forward at how these forces will continue to shape our collective story and aid us in understanding ourselves in this century. Video by Storyline, Inc. (http://www.storyline.media) Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb