NASA 60th Anniversary Film - Saint-Saëns "Organ Symphony" | The Kennedy Center
In this special film created for NASA’s 60th anniversary, watch Saint-Saëns's “Organ Symphony” come to life with a riveting performance by the National Symphony Orchestra, featuring a treasure trove of film footage from NASA’s archives. #NASA60th NASA 60th Anniversary Film Film produced by Duncan Copp Edited by Christy Hanna Footage courtesy of NASA Music: Saint-Saëns "Organ Symphony" Part of: "NSO Pops: Space, the Next Frontier" June 1, 2018 Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video MC Lyte - Poor Georgie | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
MC Lyte - Poor Georgie | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Grammy-nominated emcee MC Lyte performs her hit "Poor Georgie" LIVE at The Kennedy Center. With a distinctive voice, demonstrated lyricism, and an unapologetic stance, MC Lyte has served as one of the preeminent voices for women in Hip-Hop. With over 3 decades in the industry, she has had a host of impressive firsts. She was the first rap artist to perform at Carnegie Hall and the first female emcee to perform at the White House, the first solo female emcee to be nominated for a Grammy Award and the first female emcee to receive a gold single. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb #kencenhiphop #mclyte #lyteasarock #poorgeorgie
Play video The Human Journey: Evan Linder's "Byhalia, Mississippi"
The Human Journey: Evan Linder's "Byhalia, Mississippi"
Byhalia, Mississippi Friday, June 7, 2019 - Sunday, July 7, 2019 The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/TTTSK Playwright Evan Linder discusses his uncompromising exploration of race, family, and betrayal in the American South with "Byhalia, Mississippi"-- which won Chicago’s prestigious Jefferson Award in 2016 for Best New Work. Jim and Laurel Parker are about to become new parents. They are broke. They are loud. They are proud Southerners. When Laurel gives birth to their long overdue child, she and Jim are faced with the biggest challenge of their lives. Byhalia, Mississippi explores a couple in the midst of turmoil—and a town with a racially charged past that finds its way into the present. 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
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 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 Dance Theatre of Harlem & Miami City Ballet: Pam Tanowitz's "Gustave Le Gray No. 1"
Dance Theatre of Harlem & Miami City Ballet: Pam Tanowitz's "Gustave Le Gray No. 1"
The Kennedy Center’s Ballet Across America is a program that explores the breadth and depth of American ballet. Occurring every few years, multiple American companies are invited to participate in a week-long celebration featuring performances from each company. In 2019, Ballet Across America was put together with the inspiration of women’s leadership in ballet and dance. To mark the celebration, the Center commissioned choreographer Pam Tanowitz to create a world premiere work for the week’s two participating companies, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Miami City Ballet; both are companies led by visionary women – Virginia Johnson at DTH and Lourdes Lopez in Miami. Tanowitz set the work on two dancers from each company, with a pianist on stage playing a solo work by the composer Caroline Shaw. The piece had its world premiere during Ballet Across America on May 31, 2019. This video captures the premiere performance. "Gustave Le Gray No. 1" Choreography by Pam Tanowitz Music by Caroline Shaw (Gustave Le Gray) Assistants to the Choreographer: Jason Collins and Vincent McCloskey Costumes by Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung Lighting by Davison Scandrett Pianist: Sylvia Jung Dancers: Renan Cerdeiro, Lauren Fadeley, Anthony Santos and Stephanie Rae Williams May 31, 2019 #BalletAcrossAmerica #DanceTheatreHarlem #MiamiCityBallet Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
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.