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Ambassador to the Arts

It is an honor for me to serve as this season’s Ambassador to the Arts for the great city of Washington D.C. With such a rich and vibrant cultural community, Washington D.C. has always held a special place in my heart both personally and musically—from the decades of concerts I have performed in recital and with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap to attending Washington’s cultural event of the year, the annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala, where in 2003 I was humbled to receive this award. Having had the pleasure of performing several times at the White House, I was most honored in 2009 to take part in the Inauguration of President Obama, which remains for me one of my most treasured memories. This guide is a valuable resource for discovering and exploring the very best cultural events of Washington D.C. With the wealth of arts opportunities in this international city, it is my hope that you will take full advantage of all that the nation’s capital has to offer. Enjoy!

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Contents

Ambassador’s Note 6

Sponsors

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Publisher’s Note

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Arena Stage

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Corcoran Gallery of Art

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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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National Philharmonic

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National Symphony Orchestra

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Olney Theatre

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Phillips Collection

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Shakespeare Theatre Company

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Signature Theatre

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Strathmore

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The Washington Chorus

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Washington National Opera

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Washington Performing Arts Society

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A Thank You to Our Patrons Welcome to the Washington, D.C. edition of the Guide for the Arts. The arts in Washington, D.C. continue to flourish, thanks to your patronage. Without your help, the Washington, D.C. area arts landscape would not be the vibrant and inspiring community that you have come to know and expect. Because of people like you, Washingtonians and visitors alike are able to enjoy a great variety of performing and visual arts. It is your generosity that has helped to build a metropolitan arts scene that is a source of civic pride envied throughout America. Guide for the Arts has put together a unique and informative

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ARENA STAGE AT THE MEAD The Arena Stage nder the leadership of Janie Taylor, center, Center for American Theater is Artistic Director Molly Smith, and Company in George a national center dedicated to Balanchine’s Serenade Arena Stage has become the the production, presentation, largest theater in the country dedicated Photo Credit: Paul Kolnik development, and study of to American Voices. Founded in 1950 by of Artistic Director Molly American theater. Under the leadership Zelda Fichandler, Thomas Fichandler, Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie, Arena Stage is the and Edward Mangum, Arena Stage was onetoofAmerican the nation’s largest company in the country dedicated plays original resident theaters, and produces has a distinguished record and playwrights. Arena Stage huge plays of all that is of leadershipexuberant, and innovation in thedeep, field. and Withdangerous the opening passionate, profound, in the of the new spirit, Mead and Center for American Arena American presents diverse Theater, and ground-breaking work Stagesome has become a national forthe thecountry. production, from of the best artistscenter around Arena Stage is presentation, and study of the American committed todevelopment, commissioning and developing new plays through theater. the American Voices New Play Institute. Now in its seventh decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000. NOVEMBER 15 – DECEMBER 29, 2013 Kreeger Theater My Fair Lady TAPPIN’ THRU LIFE In the Fichandler Created by and Starring MAURICE HINES november 2, 2012–january 6, 2013 Directed by JEFF CALHOUN Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner BROADWAY LEGEND AND TONY AWARD nominee Maurice Hines Music by Fredrick Loewe (Sophisticated Ladies) returns to Arena Stage to tap us through his Directed by40Molly Smith incredible years in show business. With song and dance, Hines  

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pays tribute to his brother, Gregory, and the singers who have inspired him—from Frank Sinatra to Lena Horne. To help bring the history of American tap to life, Hines brings The Diva Orchestra, an all-female nine-piece big band. Get ready to laugh, smile, and tap your feet to the infectious song and dance of Maurice Hines! NOVEMBER 29, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 Fichandler Stage GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER Written by TODD KREIDLER Based on the Screenplay by WILLIAM ROSE Directed by KENNY LEON BROADWAY AND ARENA STAGE favorite Kenny Leon (every tongue confess) returns to direct a new adaptation of the beloved film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. A progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter, fresh from an overseas romance, brings her African-American fiancé home to meet them. Personal beliefs clash with the mores of the late 60s in this warm and witty exploration Guess Who's Coming to Dinner of family and culture and knowing Courtesy of Arena Stage which of them has the greater hold on our hearts. JANUARY 10 – FEBRUARY 16, 2014 Kreeger Theater THE TALLEST TREE: A PORTRAIT OF PAUL ROBESON Written by DANIEL BEATY Directed by MOISÉS KAUFMAN BURSTING WITH SOULFUL MUSIC and poetic storytelling, The Tallest Tree: A Portrait of Paul Robeson combines the theatrical talents of award-winning artist Daniel Beaty (Emergence-See!) with acclaimed director Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project). Discover the true story of Paul Robeson, hailed as the

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best-known black man in the world for his incomparable singing and acting, brought low by accusations of disloyalty to America. Backed by a live band, Beaty brings “his signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism” (New York Times) to more than 20 characters, asking the question: how does a man remain an artist when his soul cries out to be an activist? JANUARY 31 – MARCH 9, 2014 Fichandler Stage MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Written by BERTOLT BRECHT Directed by MOLLY SMITH Featuring KATHLEEN TURNER TOUGH-AS-NAILS MATRIARCH MOTHER COURAGE profits off the very war that steals her children from her one by one. But will the cost of war be higher than she’s prepared to pay? Artistic Director Molly Smith helms this unique in-theround staging of Brecht’s powerhouse anti-war play fusing politics, satire, and music into an epic theatrical experience. Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage after her sold-out run of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit Mother Courage and Her Children of Molly Ivins to star in the Courtesy of Arena Stage mother of all roles. MARCH 21 – MAY 4, 2014 Kreeger Theater CAMP DAVID Written by LAWRENCE WRIGHT Directed by MOLLY SMITH World Premiere SIXTY-TWO MILES NORTH of Washington, D.C., nestled in Catoctin Mountain Park, lies the clandestine retreat known as Camp David. For 13 tumultuous days, President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn host Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin

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and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in an attempt to create the impossible: peace in the Middle East. How could such a massive thing be done in such a short amount of time? Artistic Director Molly Smith directs the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright’s incredible new play based on incredibly true events. Camp David is part of Arena Stage’s distinctive American Presidents Project, which investigates the lives and legacies of our nation’s Presidents and their families. APRIL 25 – JUNE 8, 2014 Fichandler Stage SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ Written by JERRY LEIBER AND MATT STOLLER Directed by RANDY JOHNSON STAGED BY RANDY JOHNSON, the visionary behind One Night with Janis Joplin, Smokey Joe’s Café transports us to the Golden Age of Rock, Rhythm, and Blues, showcasing nearly 40 popular hits from Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame legends Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Bursting with infectious tunes like “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand By Me,” “Love Potion #9,” and “On Broadway,” it’s no wonder this electrifying show received seven Tony Award nominations and became the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history. Get ready to raise the roof at Smokey Joe’s Café!

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JUNE 6 – 29, 2014 Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle HEALING WARS Created and Directed by LIZ LERMAN Featuring BILL PULLMAN World Premiere

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A PIONEER IN the world of contemporary dance, Liz Lerman’s newest theatrical dance piece explores the experiences of the healers tasked with treating the physical and psychic wounds of battle. Joined by Bill Pullman (Independence Day, 1600 Penn), an ensemble of dancers represent medics and soldiers from the Civil War to today. Called “the source of an epochal revolution in the scope and purposes of dance art” (Washington Post), Lerman’s work has been performed throughout the U.S. and abroad. After 34 years as founding artistic director of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Lerman presents her singular aesthetic to audiences in this exciting world premiere about how we experience and recover from war.

Healing Wars Courtesy of Arena Stage

TICKETS & CONTACT Arena Stage 1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024 (202) 554-9066 (General) (202) 488-3300 (Tickets) www.arenastage.org

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Corcoran Gallery of Art

IN THE WORDS OF its Corcoran Gallery of Art founder, the Corcoran is “dedicated to art.” Its museum presents, interprets, and preserves the art of our times and of times past; its college of art nurtures and helps shape new generations of artists and designers. Though American art is the collection’s emphasis, the art of other nations and cultures is, when appropriate, acquired and exhibited. The Corcoran is committed to making the historic art in its collections, and the emerging art of our time, accessible and understandable to the broadest possible audience through innovative exhibitions and educational programming, systematic research, and rigorous scholarship. MIA FEUER: AN UNKINDNESS NOBEMBER 2, 2013 – FEBRUARY 23, 2014 MIA FEUER’S NEW project for the Corcoran is a haunting vision of nature consumed, transformed, and twisted by human need. Inspired by the artist’s experiences in landscapes of oil production, An Unkindness explores the relationships between failed infrastructure, the natural world, and environmental

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catastrophe. ALEX PRAGER: FACE IN THE CROWD NOVEMBER 23, 2013 – MARCH 9, 2014

Alex Prager, Crowd #2 (Emma), 2012. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

LOS ANGELES ARTIST Alex Prager’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States debuts her latest series— elaborately-staged crowd scenes, both poignant and revelatory—alongside earlier photographs and video works. In Face in the Crowd, the personal stories of characters within the crowd culminate in a new film

featuring actress Elizabeth Banks. QUESTION BRIDGE: BLACK MALES DECEMBER 7, 2013 – FEBRUARY 16, 2014 QUESTION BRIDGE: BLACK MALES is a collaborative, transmedia project that complicates traditional views of identity by exploring the full spectrum of what it means to be “black” and “male” in America. Through video-mediated question and answer exchanges gathered from hundreds of men across the country, the project facilitates conversation about issues of family, love, masculinity, discrimination, community, education, violence, and the past and future of Black men in society. Through candid discussion, “Blackness” ceases to be a simple, monochromatic concept. RECENT ACQUISITIONS: AMERICAN ART FROM THE JOHNS COLLECTION DECEMBER 14, 2013 – FEBRUARY 9, 2014

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THIS EXHIBITION WILL celebrate the recent gift to the Corcoran of 61 prints and drawings and one painting from San Francisco collectors Roy C. (“Bud”) Johns and Fran Moreland Johns. The works of American historic and contemporary works on Kiki Smith, Untitled (Birds in Hands), paper—primarily prints—range 2009. Lithograph. 22 x 24 inches. Gift of Bud and Fran Moreland Johns, from impressions by James Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, McNeill Whistler to examples D.C., 2013.004.047. © Kiki Smith, courtesy Pace Gallery by George Bellows, as well as modern prints by artists associated with the venerable Tamarind Lithography Workshop (such as Richard Diebenkorn and Nathan Oliveira). Amassed over a fifty-year period, these works, along with a figure painting by the social realist painter Moses Soyer, comprise a significant addition to the Corcoran’s American art holdings. AMERICAN JOURNEYS—VISIONS OF PLACE ONGOING AMERICAN JOURNEYS—VISIONS OF PLACE is a new installation of the Corcoran’s renowned pre-1945 American paintings and sculpture collection, which conveys the changing notion of place in the history of American art. Featuring more paintings— approximately 110— than have ever been

Gallery view of American Journeys—Visions of Place

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on view in the galleries of historic American art, and for the first time in over a decade integrating paintings and sculpture for a total of approximately 125 works on view, the reinstallation reflects the Corcoran's commitment to American art. Led by Bechhoefer Curator of American Art Sarah Cash, the reinstallation is devoted to how the ideas of place and American artistic identity have shifted over time through increased communication and connectedness. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART SINCE 1945 ONGOING SINCE SEPTEMBER 2010, the Corcoran has dedicated a significant amount of space to the display of its renowned collections, including the first permanent installations of contemporary art, photography, and media arts in over 20 years. These have joined recently reinstalled permanent exhibitions of historic American, European, and decorative arts from the collection. The new permanent collection installation highlights the strengths of the modern and contemporary art holdings. These galleries provide a sense of the breadth of practice and the range of ideas that animate postwar and contemporary art. Major works are presented by Lee Bontecou, William Christenberry, Robert Colescott, Rob Fischer, Ellsworth Kelly, Martin Puryear, Sean Scully, Jessica Stockholder, Anne Truitt, Andy Warhol, and others. A portion of the display is a changing focus space. The current installation explores contemporary abstraction in painting and sculpture, bringing together work that employs evocative materiality and form to allude to the body, mortality, and personal experience. IDEAL BUSTS ONGOING INSTALLED IN THE Atrium are six ideal busts, four of which belonged to Washington, D.C., banker and philanthropist William Wilson Corcoran (1798–1888), founder of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, whose portrait bust by William H. Rinehart appears nearby. The term “ideal” is one that is used to identify works of art depicting mythological, historical, or religious subjects, and conveying noble or moral sentiments. In addition, such busts, which were very popular during the Victorian period, suggested

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Hiram Powers, Prosperine, Modeled 1844; Carved 1846 or later. Marble, 22 x 19 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches. Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

collectors’ wealth and cultural refinement. Artists such as Rinehart and Hiram Powers produced catalogues of their sculptures, varying price according to size, and maintained studios with trained artisans in order to keep up with the demand for production. Of the seven sculptures on display in the Atrium only that of Mr. Corcoran was not made with the intent to produce commissioned replicas.

TICKETS & CONTACT Corcoran Gallery of Art 500 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 (202) 639-1700 www.corcoran.org

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

John F. Kennedy Center for the THE CENTER, WHICH opened Performing Arts on September 8, 1971, continues Photo : Ron Blunt its efforts to fulfill President Kennedy’s vision by producing and presenting an unmatched variety of theater and musicals, dance and ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, world, and folk music, and multimedia performances for all ages. Each year, the institution that bears President Kennedy’s name brings his dream to fruition, touching the lives of millions of people through thousands of performances by the greatest artists from across America and around the world. The Center also nurtures new works and young artists, creating performances, broadcasts, and touring productions while serving the nation as a leader in arts and arts management education.

NOVEMBER 20 – ONGOING Theater Lab SHEAR MADNESS SET TODAY IN the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this recordbreaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 11,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 31, 2013 ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S WE ARE IN A PLAY! BEST FRIENDS GERALD and Piggie find themselves on an excellent musical adventure in this world premiere adaptation of Mo Willems’s award-winning Elephant & Piggie books. Age 4+ DECEMBER 1, 2013, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater THE VOICE OF THE CLARINET IN JEWISH CLASSICAL MUSIC: ALEXANDER FITERSTEIN AND FRIENDS PRO MUSICA HEBRAICA’S 2013 Hanukkah concert highlights the rich legacy of the clarinet in Jewish art music through a performance by young rising Israeli star Alexander Fiterstein and some of his musician friends. DECEMBER 2, 2013, 8:00 P.M. Concert Hall KAZAKHSTAN GALA CONCERT DECEMBER 3, 2013, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater 35TH YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS SERIES: JI-YONG, PIANO DECEMBER 4, 2013, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater BRANDON CEDEL, BASS-BARITONE, IN RECITAL EMERGING YOUNG AMERICAN bass-baritone Brandon Cedel, Winner of the 2012 George London Award and the 2013 Met National Council Auditions, makes his area recital debut in a program of Brahms and Copland songs. DECEMBER 5 – 7, 2013 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor NURIT BAR-JOSEF, Violin

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts MOZART, Violin Concerto No. 4 BRAHMS, Symphony No. 1 DECEMBER 5, 2013, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater CANTUS: ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 LAST HERE IN 2008 for the A Cappella festival, male choral ensemble Cantus returns with arrangements of carols and warsongs that recall the remarkable World War I Christmas Truce of 1914 between Allied Forces and German soldiers in no man’s land. DECEMBER 5 – 6, 2013 Eisenhower Theater BALLET HISPANICO

Christoph Eschenbach Credit: Scott Suchman

LAST SEEN AT the Kennedy Center in 2007, Ballet Hispanico returns with a dazzling mixed repertory program to include the D.C. premiere of Sortijas by Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and groundbreaking Spanish choreographers of his generation. DECEMBER 6, 2013, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater BARBARA COOK’S SPOTLIGHT: PATINA MILLER Fresh from 2012’s First You Dream at the Kennedy Center and Broadway’s Pippin revival, Tony winner Patina Miller (Pippin) returns with her “funky, spunky stage presence and great comic timing” (Telegraph).  DECEMBER 7, 2013, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater NPR’S A JAZZ PIANO CHRISTMAS

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts JOIN THE KENNEDY CENTER and NPR as top jazz pianists, including Andy Bey, Stanley Cowell, Sullivan Fortner, and Michele Rosewoman, perform their favorite holiday songs in a program to be recorded for later broadcast. DECEMBER 8, 2013, 7:00 P.M. Opera House 36TH KENNEDY CENTER HONORS THE 2013 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees are opera singer Martina Arroyo; pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, and composer Herbie Hancock; pianist, singer, and songwriter Billy Joel; actress Shirley MacLaine; and musician Carlos Santana. DECEMBER 12 – 14, 2013 Concert Hall NSO POPS: HAPPY HOLIDAYS! WITH BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL STEVEN REINEKE, Conductor WITH HIS “SINGULARLY THUNDEROUS BARITONE” (New York Times), Tony winner and Kennedy Center favorite Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sweeney Todd) returns for the holidays. Look out for Santa Claus and even snow in the Concert Hall!  DECEMBER 14 – 22, 2013 Terrace Theater WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME MOST EVERYONE KNOWS the story of the Nativity, but probably not from the donkey’s point of view! WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello brings this award-winning children’s book to vibrant life in this heartwarming, world premiere holiday family opera. DECEMBER 15 – 22, 2013 Concert Hall THE WASHINGTON CHORUS: A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS

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DECEMBER 16 – 24, 2013 Concert Hall THE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON: AN ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR, CHORAL ARTS collaborates with the Italian Embassy, promising a concert mixed with Yuletide classics, Italian carols, and the always-popular sing-along. DECEMBER 17, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 Opera House ELF: THE MUSICAL ONE OF HOLLYWOOD’S most beloved holiday hits is born again— on stage! Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, an orphan who leaves the North Pole to find his true identity. This modern Christmas classic will make everyone embrace their inner elf. DECEMBER 19 – 22, 2013 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HANDEL’S MESSIAH GET IN THE HOLIDAY spirit with Handel’s epic masterpiece, performed each year with a fresh perspective by the NSO and acclaimed guest artists. Conductor Rossen Milanov leads four soloists and The Choral Arts Society in the Goossens orchestration. DECEMBER 25, 2013 – JANUARY 19, 2014 Eisenhower Theater FLASHDANCE: THE MUSICAL CELEBRATING THE HIT movie’s 30th anniversary, this inspiring stage musical adaptation includes all your favorite songs, from “Flashdance—What a Feeling” and “Maniac” to “I Love Rock and Roll,” plus 16 original songs! DECEMBER 30, 2013, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater THE LAST STAND QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: AN EVENING OF SHAKESPEARE IN WORDS AND MUSIC

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts AN ENSEMBLE Of NSO musicians, The Last Stand Quartet, is joined by actors Andre Braugher and Reiko Aylesworth for a special evening of sonnets, scenes, and music works by Byrd, Purcell, Beethoven, Walton, Britten, Mendelssohn, and Rorem. DECEMBER 31, 2013, 7:30 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. Terrace Theater A JAZZ NEW YEAR’S EVE: THE NAT KING COLE TRIBUTE WITH RAMSEY LEWIS & JOHN PIZZARELLI RING IN 2014 with NEA Jazz Master pianist Ramsey Lewis and guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli as they pay homage to Nat King Cole, whose smoky, smooth vocals spawned a long string of solid hits starting with “Straighten Up And Fly Right.” DECEMBER 31, 2013, 8:30 P.M. Concert Hall RAY, MOTOWN, AND BEYOND: NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER WITH ELLIS HALL USHER IN THE New Year with Ellis Hall and hits like “Hit the Road Jack,” “You Don't Know Me,” and “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” conducted by Steven Reineke with the National Symphony Orchestra. JANUARY 8, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater ANA MARÍA MARTÍNEZ, SOPRANO, IN RECITAL WARMLY REMEMBERED for her title role portrayal in Madama Butterfly with Washington National Opera, soprano Ana María Martínez offers a program of songs by Handel, Clara Schumann, Debussy, Casals, DeFalla, and Rodrigo. JANUARY 11, 2014 Family Theater NSO KINDERCLASSICS: PRESTO! THE CASE OF THE VANISHING VIOLA

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts OH NO, A MUSICIAN’S viola has been stolen! Could the culprit be the magician next door? With the guidance of Presto!—a talented string trio—you get to follow the clues to help our detective crack the case! Age 4+ JANUARY 11, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: DAVID GREILSAMMER, PIANO

NSO Kinderclassics: Presto! The Case of the Vanishing Viola

JANUARY 16 – 18, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SIR MARK ELDER, Conductor STEPHEN HOUGH, Piano ELDER CONDUCTS LISZT’S Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Stephen Hough—known for “playing of utmost intimacy and lyricism” (San Francisco Chronicle)—plus R. Strauss's Don Quixote showcasing NSO principals David Hardy and Daniel Foster. JANUARY 17, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater OPERA LAFAYETTE: PHILIDOR’S LES FEMMES VENGÉES JANUARY 18, 2014 Atrium THE CROSSROADS CLUB: ROY HARGROVE’S RH FACTOR GRAMMY-WINNING JAZZ trumpeter Roy Hargrove brings his progressive jazz ensemble the RH Factor to The Crossroads Club in a high-energy performance combining soul, jazz, funk, and hip-hop. www.GuidefortheArts.com

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts JANUARY 19, 2014 Family Theater NSO ENSEMBLE CONCERT: CONNECTIONS: MUSIC MATTERS WHAT DO EARTHQUAKES, sports cars, and memories have in common? Music! This new multimedia program with NSO members takes you deep into the world of music and illustrates why music matters— and how it makes you smarter! Age 9+

NSO Ensemble Concert: Connections: Music Matters

JANUARY 19, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: ALISA WILERSTEIN, CELLO & INON BARNATON, PIANO JANUARY 21, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: TAKÁCS QUARTET: BARTÓK QUARTETS 1, 3, 5 FOLLOWING THEIR MARCH 2012 Fortas debut in The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna, the Takács returns to perform a not-to-be-missed cycle of Bartók’s string quartets, Nos. 1, 3, & 5 (Jan. 21) and Nos. 2, 4, & 6 (Jan. 22). JANUARY 21 – 26, 2014 Opera House SHEN YUN 2014: REVIVING 5,000 YEARS OF CIVILIZATION: PRESENTED BY FALUN DAFA ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON, D.C.

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JANUARY 22, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: TAKÁCS QUARTET: BARTÓK QUARTETS 2, 4, 6 FOLLOWING THEIR MARCH 2012 Fortas debut in The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna, the Takács returns to perform a not-to-be-missed cycle of Bartók’s string quartets, Nos. 1, 3, & 5 (Jan. 21) and Nos. 2, 4, & 6 (Jan. 22). JANUARY 23 – 25, 2014 NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: DVORÁK’S “NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor MARTIN GRUBINGER, Percussion Eschenbach leads Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s "Haffner" Symphony, and a recent work by Avner Dorman featuring the NSO debut of young Austrian percussionist Martin Grubinger, “a master of the high-speed chase” (New York Times). JANUARY 24 – 26, 2014 Family Theater GOLD CANADA’S CAS PUBLIC dance ensemble uses everyday sounds and objects in to explore the joy, humor, and mischief of childhood—all performed to Canadian pianist Glenn Gould’s famous recording of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Age 8+ JANUARY 24 -25, 2014 Eisenhower Theater WEDDING OF ORDOS JANUARY 26, 2014, 7:00 P.M. Concert Hall TRUE NORTH: MICHAEL W. SMITH IN CONCERT

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts JANUARY 26, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: ANNA LEE, VIOLIN JANUARY 27, 2014, 7:30 P.M. FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: MATTHIAS GOERNE, BARITONE & CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, PIANO: DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN HAILED FOR THEIR performance of Schubert’s Winterreise in March 2012 as part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna, Goerne and Eschenbach come together again to perform Schubert’s vivid song cycle Die schöne Müllerin. JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 2, 2014 Opera House MARIINSKY BALLET: SWAN LAKE ST. PETERSBURG’S HISTORIC Mariinsky Ballet presents its signature staging of Tchaikovsky’s mysterious, lyrical, and dramatic Swan Lake, hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a vision of Romantic ballet heaven.” JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 16, 2014 Eisenhower Theater PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Mariinsky Ballet: Swan Lake Alina Somova in Swan Lake

WINNER OF FIVE Tony Awards, this innovative and imaginative prequel to Peter Pan—based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson—takes a hilarious, swashbuckling romp through the Neverland you never knew.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts JANUARY 28, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater 35TH YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS SERIES: ALEKSEY SEMENENKO, VIOLIN JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 1, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MENDELSSOHN & HINDEMITH CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor JOSHUA BELL, Violin MATTHIAS GOERNE, Baritone MICHELLE DEYOUNG, Mezzo-Soprano JOSHUA BELL—“the greatest American violinist active today” (Boston Herald)—plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Plus, singers Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung join for Hindemith’s When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d. JANUARY 31, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater VOCAL ARTS DC: LUCA PISARONI, BASS-BARITONE, IN RECITAL

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ITALIAN BASS-BARITONE Luca Pisaroni, making his Washington area recital debut prior to a return to the Metropolitan Opera, offers a program of songs by Liszt, Beethoven, Brahms, and Reichardt. FEBRUARY 1, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: BENJAMIN HOCHMAN, PIANO

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts FEBRUARY 3, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: TIME FOR THREE THE SELF-PROCLAIMED WORLD’S first classically trained garage band, Time for Three makes its Fortas debut with a repertoire of music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake. FEBRUARY 4 – 9, 2014 Opera House ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER AMERICA’S CULTURAL AMBASSADOR to the world, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Kennedy Center for its annual engagement with its winning combination of captivating new works and enduring classics.

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FEBRUARY 5, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Concert Hall ORGAN RECITAL: PAUL JACOBS GRAMMY-WINNING ORGANIST Paul Jacobs—“one of the most supremely gifted organists of his generation” (The Chicago Tribune)—unites technical skills of the first order with probing emotional artistry. FEBRUARY 6 – 8, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SCHUMANN CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor STEVEN ISSERLIS, Cello

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts STEVEN ISSERLIS, RENOWNED for “the unrivaled intensity of his playing” (The Guardian), shines in Schumann’s Cello Concerto on a program led by Christoph Eschenbach that also includes the Brahms/Schoenberg’s Piano Quartet and Haydn’s Symphony No. 72. FEBRUARY 7, 2014 Terrace Gallery KC JAZZ CLUB: OSCAR PEÑAS SPANISH JAZZ GUITARIST and composer Oscar Peñas makes his KC Jazz Club debut playing his unique style of music that has been described as “transnational cool,” fusing traditional jazz with hints of flamenco and South American grooves. FEBRUARY 7 – 8, 2014 Terrace Theater DANA TAI SOON BURGESS DANCE COMPANY: THREE BURGESS WORKS

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FEBRUARY 8 – 23, 2014 Family Theater ORPHIE AND THE BOOK OF HEROES SPUNKY AND CURIOUS Orphie, a young girl in Ancient Greece, sets out to save storyteller Homer and his Book of Heroes in this humorous world premiere musical—a quest that takes her from the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the underworld. Age 9+

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts FEBRUARY 8, 2014 Terrace Gallery KC JAZZ CLUB: FRÉDÉRIC YONNET URBAN JAZZ HARMONICIST Frédéric Yonnet produces “remarkably fluid, jazz-inspired improvisations” (The Washington Post), blending multiple genres including rock and R&B, while bringing the harmonica front and center. FEBRUARY 9, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Terrace Theater THE KENNEDY CENTER CHAMBER PLAYERS PLAY PAGANINI, GRIEG, LEISNER & BEETHOVEN FEBRUARY 9, 2014, 4:00 P.M. Concert Hall WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, PIANO FEBRUARY 12 – 13, 2014 Terrace Theater BOWEN MCCAULEY DANCE: AN EVENING OF DANCE AND MUSIC FEBRUARY 13 – 15, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER CRISTIAN MACELARU, Conductor ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER, Violin “BRILLIANT VIOLINIST” (The New York Times) Anne-Sophie Mutter joins two programs led by conductor Cristian Macelaru in his NSO debut: one features Dvorák's Violin Concerto, the other offers a D.C. premiere written specifically for Mutter. FEBRUARY 14, 2014 Terrace Theater ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts SPEND VALENTINE’S DAY with singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway, who is known for her sparkling jazz renditions from the Great American Songbook and her clever, contemporary originals. FEBRUARY 16, 2014, 7:00 P.M. Concert Hall WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: LIVING THE DREAM… SINGING THE DREAM FEBRUARY 18 – 23, 2014 Eisenhower Theater AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE & MANDY PATINKIN TWO OF BROADWAY’S most venerated performers join again after their 1980 Tony-winning performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita. “A sublime show!” says the New York Times. FEBRUARY 21, 2014 Terrace Gallery KC JAZZ CLUB: KIMBERLEY THOMPSON Few artists are as versatile as jazz drummer Kimberly Thompson who plays everything from bop to hip-hop. FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 8, 2014 Opera House WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: MOBY-DICK ONE MAN’S OBSESSION leaves a lethal wake of destruction in Jake Heggie’s triumphant new opera of Melville's literary masterwork, featuring massive nautical sets, dazzling visual effects, an achingly beautiful score, and a talented all-American cast.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts FEBRUARY 23, 2014 Concert Hall NSO FAMILY CONCERT: PETER AND THE WOLF PROKOFIEV’S TIMELESS MUSICAL tale of boy vs. wolf comes roaring to life with the NSO and a vaudeville-inspired performance by actor Michael Boudewyns from theater ensemble Really Inventive Stuff. Age 5+ FEBRUARY 24, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Concert Hall AN EVENING OF MUSIC AND POETRY: EVGENY KISSIN IN A CO-PRODUCTION of the Kennedy Center and Pro Musica Hebraica, Evgeny Kissin, a pianist of depth, lyricism, and power, presents an entirely unique and deeply personal program featuring music and poetry of East European Jewry. FEBRUARY 26, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater VOCAL ARTS DC: HEI-KYUNG HONG, SOPRANO, IN RECITAL SOPRANO HEI-KYUNG HONG, acclaimed for her Washington National Opera performances in La Traviata and Julius Caesar, offers a program of songs by Grieg, Schumann, R. Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Bizet, and Korean composers. FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 1, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF PLAYS WIDMANN CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF, Violin

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF’S “sheer, explosive virtuosity” (The New York Times) comes to the fore in Widmann’s Violin Concerto. Beethoven’s First and Second Symphonies frame the program, completing the NSO’s recent Beethoven cycle. FEBRUARY 27, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: KALICHSTEIN–LAREDO– ROBINSON TRIO THE KENNEDY CENTER’S chamber ensemble-in-residence, the Kalichstein–Laredo–Robinson Trio, makes its annual appearance with the D.C. premiere of André Previn's Trio No. 2, composed just last year, framed by works from Beethoven and Mendelssohn. FEBRUARY 27, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Opera House WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: DOMINGO-CAFRITZ YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Terrace Gallery KC JAZZ CLUB: GERALD CLAYTON TRIO GRAMMY-NOMINATED JAZZ pianist and composer Gerald Clayton is leaving his own mark on the music community with his “huge and authoritative presence” (The New York Times). FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 1, 2014 Eisenhower Theater COMPAGNIE KÄFIG/ CCN CRETEIL ET VAL-DE-MARNE COMPAGNIE KÄFIG MAKES its Kennedy Center debut with Artistic Director Mourad Merzouki’s Agwa and Correria. The all-male Brazilian cast performs these celebrated works inspired by hiphop, bossa nova, and capoeira.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts MARCH 1, 2014 Terrace Gallery DISCOVERY ARTIST IN THE KC JAZZ CLUB: JAMISON ROSS AND JOY RIDE AN ALUMNUS OF Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead, drummer Jamison Ross, winner of the 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Drums Competition, returns to the Kennedy Center with his band Joy Ride. MARCH 2, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: JULIA BULLOCK, SOPRANO, WITH RENATA ROHLFING, PIANO MARCH 2, 2014, 5:00 P.M. Concert Hall THE WASHINGTON CHORUS: THE ESSENTIAL VERDI MARCH 5 – 9, 2014 Eisenhower Theater THE WASHINGTON BALLET: BRITISH INVASION: THE BEATLES & THE ROLLING STONES MARCH 7, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater BARBARA COOK’S SPOTLIGHT: BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES “A REMARKABLY VERSATILE actor equally at home in splashy musicals” (New York Times), two-time Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek, Next to Normal, Sondheim at 80 at the Kennedy Center) joins Barbara Cook’s cabaret series. MARCH 7, 2014 Terrace Gallery KC JAZZ CLUB: LEWIS NASH QUINTET DRUMMER LEWIS NASH makes his Kennedy Center debut as a bandleader with Renee Rosnes on piano, Terell Stafford on

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts trumpet, Jimmy Greene on saxophone, and Peter Washington  on bass. MARCH 8 – 9, 2014 Family Theater NSO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT: IMAGINATION DUO JOIN HUSBAND-AND-WIFE violin duo—Glenn Donnellan of the NSO and Jan Chong—as they use stories, sound effects, children's songs, and gems from the classical repertoire to make your imagination come alive! Age 3–5 MARCH 8, 2014, 6:00 P.M. Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: DER ROSENKAVELIER IN CONCERT WITH RENÉE FLEMING CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor MARKING 150 YEARS since Strauss’s birth, soprano Renée Fleming headlines a concert performance of the composer’s comic opera that features Sarah Connolly, Marisol Montalvo, Franz Hawlata, Adrian Eröd, Steve Davislim, and Washington Chorus. MARCH 9, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Terrace Theater THE KENNEDY CENTER CHAMBER PLAYERS PLAY GLINKA, COLGRASS & BRAHMS MARCH 11 – 13, 2014 Terrace Theater WORLD STAGES: THE SUIT, THÉÂTRE DES BOUFFES DU NORD (FRANCE) IN RENOWNED DIRECTOR Peter Brook’s stage adaptation of a classic South African story, a lawyer forces his adulterous wife to treat her lover’s left-behind suit as an honored guest.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts MARCH 12 – 15, 2014 Eisenhower Theater WORLD STAGES: RUPERT, MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY (AUSTRALIA) AUSTRALIA’S BEST-KNOWN and most prolific playwright takes on the greatest media mogul of all time in a riveting new production guaranteed to make headlines. MARCH 13 – 15, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: RACHMANINOFF & FALLA RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS, Conductor DANIIL TRIFONOV, Piano KELLEY O’CONNOR, Mezzo-Soprano CONDUCTOR RAFAEL FRÜHBECK de Burgos leads Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring young piano sensation Daniil Trifonov in his NSO debut, along with young mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor in Falla’s El amor brujo. MARCH 14 – 16, 2014 Family Theater WORLD STAGES: LA MUERTE Y LA DONCELLA (DEATH AND THE MAIDEN), LA MAFIA TEATRO (CHILE) INSPIRED BY THE Chilean transition to democracy, this 1992 Olivier Award-winning play describes a former political prisoner’s chance encounter with the man she believes once tortured her. MARCH 14 – 16, 2014 Terrace Gallery WORLD STAGES: INCENDIOS, TAPIOCA INN THEATER COMPANY (MEXICO) AT ODDS OVER their mother’s will, two grown twins travel back in time to unravel her deepest secrets, discovering a very different mother from the one they thought they knew.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts MARCH 15 – 16, 2014 Terrace Theater WORLD STAGES: HARMSAGA, THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF ICELAND IN THIS MODERN love story, a young couple desperately tries to save their marriage, exposing betrayed promises and broken dreams in the process. MARCH 18, 2014, 7:00 P.M. Terrace Gallery WORLD STAGES: THE PETROL STATION: A STAGED READING, SABAB THEATRE (KUWAIT & ENGLAND) THIS NEW PLAY follows the lives of a pair of half-brothers as they vie for the loyalty and favors of their aging father, all against the backdrop of a vicious civil war of a neighboring country. MARCH 18, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Concert Hall WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, Conductor MARCH 19 – 22, 2014 Family Theater WORLD STAGES: SAVANNAH BAY, THÉÂTRE DE L’ATELIER (FRANCE) FEATURING 2012 ACADEMY Award nominee Emmanuelle Riva (Amour), Savannah Bay follows a young woman desperate to discover the truth about her mother’s suicide the day after her birth.

Savannah Bay, Théâtre De L’atelier (France) Emmanuelle Riva

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts MARCH 20 – 22, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: CELEBRATING R. STRAUSS AT 150 CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor IRÉNE THEORIN, Soprano JOHN RELYEA, Bass-Baritone THE NSO SALUTES Richard Strauss with his Don Juan and selections from Elektra and Salome. The program also marks the NSO debut of soprano Iréne Theorin, praised for her “emotional vigor” (San Francisco Chronicle).  MARCH 20 – 29, 2014 Opera House WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: THE ELIXIR OF LOVE HANDSOME NEMORINO EMPLOYS a “magical tonic” to win feisty Adina’s affections in Donizetti’s loveable comic opera—a warm and inspired masterpiece cherished for its whimsical wit, endearing characters, beautiful arias, and intoxicating duets. MARCH 20 – 22, 2014 Terrace Theater WORLD STAGES: PENNY PLAIN, RONNIE BURKETT THEATRE OF MARIONETTES (CANADA) PART GOTHIC THRILLER, part apocalyptic comedy, this puppet theater piece follows an old boarding house owner whose end-of-days vigil is interrupted by several bizarre characters.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts WORLD STAGES: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, BRISTOL OLD VIC & HANDSPRING PUPPET COMPANY (ENGLAND & SOUTH AFRICA) THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED War Horse collaborators reunite to re-envision Shakespeare’s romantic comedy of love triangles, fairies, and kings. MARCH 22, 2014, 3:00 P.M. Terrace Gallery WORLD STAGES: A GREAT WILDERNESS: A STAGED READING, WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL (USA) A MAN WHO HAS devoted his life to counseling teenage boys out of their homosexuality has decided to take on one last client. But when his life and mind begin to unravel, he must confront some demons of his own. MARCH 25 – 26, 2014 Terrace Theater WORLD STAGES: NOT BY BREAD ALONE, NALAGA’AT THEATER DEAF-BLIND ACTING ENSEMBLE (ISRAEL) WHILE MAKING, KNEADING, and baking dough, eleven deaf and blind actors re-enact vivid memories, recall forgotten dreams, and share joyful Not By Bread Alone, Nalaga’at Theater Deafmoments. Blind Acting Ensemble (Israel) MARCH 27 – 30, 2014 Eisenhower Theater WORLD STAGES: GREEN SNAKE, THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF CHINA TWO FEMALE SNAKE spirits take human form in this contemporary staging of the Chinese myth, in which goddesses and mortals find themselves beyond redemption.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts MARCH 28 – APRIL 6, 2014 Family Theater ROBIN HOOD UPDATED, INVENTIVE, AND hilarious, this U.S. premiere is unlike any Robin Hood you’ve seen before! Scotland’s acclaimed theater company Visible Fictions returns to bring this classic tale to life with a few actors and lots of imagination. Age 8+ MARCH 28 – 30, 2014 Terrace Theater WORLD STAGES: SOLOMON AND MARION, BAXTER THEATRE CENTRE (SOUTH AFRICA) ACADEMY AWARD AND Olivier Award nominee Dame Janet Suzman stars as one of two injured souls searching for redemption in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa. MARCH 28 – 29, 2014 Concert Hall NSO POPS: NAS WITH THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF ILLMATIC STEVEN REINEKE, Conductor THE NSO POPS venture into the realm of hip-hop with famed rapper and actor Nas, who marks the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic and launches the Kennedy Center’s week-long celebration One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.  Rapper and Actor Nas MARCH 29, 2014, 3:00 P.M. Terrace Gallery WORLD STAGES: FALLUJAH: A STAGED READING, HEATHER RAFFO & TOBIN STOKES (IRAQ & CANADA)

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FALLUJAH IS A contemporary chamber opera that excavates the human and social effects of the Iraq war. We follow mothers and sons reconciling with a war that changed their relationships forever. MARCH 30, 2014, 7:00 P.M. Concert Hall WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA GIANANDREA NOSEDA, Conductor APRIL 1, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: THE NASH ENSEMBLE OF LONDON LAST HEARD AT the Kennedy Center as part of the CrossCurrents festival, The Nash Ensemble performs one of musical literature’s timeless cornerstones, Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet, on a program with works by Mozart, J. Strauss, and Schoenberg. APRIL 1 – 6, 2014 Opera House NEW YORK CITY BALLET: JEWELS AND A MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM BOASTING “AN IMPRESSIVE new generation of dancers” (The New York Times), the renowned New York City Ballet performs Balanchine’s dazzling full-length Jewels, plus a mixed repertory program, with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. APRIL 4 – 5, 2014 Terrace Theater MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH: RED, BLACK, AND GREEN: A BLUES (RBGB) APRIL 5, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: MINGUET QUARTET www.GuidefortheArts.com

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts APRIL 5, 2014 Terrace Gallery DISCOVERY ARTIST IN THE KC JAZZ CLUB: THE REVIVE BIG BAND WITH A CONTEMPORARY groove housed in a traditional jazz context, New York’s Revive Big Band, led by trumpeter Igmar Thomas, blends original works flavored with hip-hop, R&B, and sampled jazz recordings. APRIL 6, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: AN EVENING WITH PAUL APPLEBY AND JOSHUA HOPKINS, IN RECITAL APRIL 6, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Eisenhower Theater INTERNATIONAL HIP-HOP SHOWCASE

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APRIL 7, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater 35TH YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS SERIES: CICELY PARNAS, CELLO APRIL 8, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater VOCAL ARTS DC PRESENTS: IESTYN DAVIES, COUNTERTENOR, IN RECITAL INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED COUNTERTENOR Iestyn Davies and lutenist Thomas Dunford collaborate in a program of Elizabethan ballads, plus the D.C. premiere of a work by American composer Nico Muhly, commissioned by London’s Wigmore Hall.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts APRIL 10 – 12, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: GIL SHAHAM PLAYS KORNGOLD JAMES CONLON, Conductor GIL SHAHAM, Violin A “BRILLIANT VIOLINIST [with] flawless precision and gleeful command” (The New York Times), Gil Shaham plays Korngold’s Violin Concerto on a program led by renowned conductor James Conlon that also includes masterpieces by Brahms and Zemlinsky. APRIL 11, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: LOUIS LORTIE, PIANO APRIL 12 – 13, 2014 Family Theater FRESH NOISE: A MASHUP OF YOUTH VOICES KNOW WHAT A beatboxer does? Seen what a b-girl can do? Well you’re about to get “schooled” (the fun way!) by this electrifying new production that takes all the artistry, originality, and pure awesomeness of hip-hop culture and mashes it up. Age 8+ APRIL 13, 2014, 4:00 P.M. Concert Hall WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: ZAKIR HUSSAIN & MASTERS OF PERCUSSION APRIL 15 – 20, 2014 Opera House AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE: DON QUIXOTE AND A MIXED REPERTORY PROGRAM THE CELEBRATED ABT offers a feast of choreographic fireworks with its spirited staging of Don Quixote—praised for its “glorious passages of choreography” (The New York Times)—plus a mixed repertory program.

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APRIL 17 – 19, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: LUGANSKY PLAYS PROKOFIEV CORNELIUS MEISTER, Conductor NIKOLAI LUGANSKY, Piano

MAKING HIS NSO debut, young conductor Cornelius Meister leads Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, a Mendelssohn masterpiece, and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring “colorful and exciting” (The New York Times) Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky. APRIL 21, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: AUGUSTIN HADELICH, JOYCE YANG & PAGLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS: TANGO, SONG, AND DANCE ACCLAIMED VIOLINIST AUGUSTIN HADELICH is joined by dazzling pianist Joyce Yang and dynamic guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas for a multimedia recital featuring works by Previn, Rodrigo, Falla, Piazzolla, Ginastera, Ysayë, and Villa-Lobos. APRIL 21, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Concert Hall WORLD PROJECTS CORPORATION: WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL APRIL 23 – 25, 2014 Eisenhower Theater THE WASHINGTON BALLET: TOUR DE FORCE: BALANCHINE!

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts APRIL 24 – 26, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MENDELSSOHN, SIBELIUS & AHO OSMO VÄNSKÄ, Conductor RENOWNED CONDUCTOR OSMO VÄNSKÄ leads Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3, and Aho’s Clarinet Concerto featuring the NSO debut of Martin Fröst, “a kinetic player with a vivid, interpretative imagination” (The New York Times). APRIL 26 – 27, 2014 Family Theater ME AND MY SHADOW THIS NEW SHOW from Australia’s renowned Patch Theatre Company uses a combination of light and shadow, paper and water, fantastical imagery, and intriguing sounds to reveal the perplexities and pleasures of friendship. Age 4+ Me and My Shadow

APRIL 26, 2014 Terrace Gallery KC JAZZ CLUB: KEVIN MAHOGANY VOCALIST KEVIN MAHOGANY returns to the Kennedy Center with a blues-heavy set celebrating his 20-year career as an artist with a gift for bebop, ballads, blues, and swinging jazz. APRIL 27, 2014, 5:00 P.M. Concert Hall THE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON: TANGO! SOUL AND HEART

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts APRIL 29, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: BENJAMIN GROSVENOR, PIANO APRIL 30, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater OPERA LAFAYETTE: A CELEBRATION OF RAMEAU, PART I: THE SALON MAY 1 – 3, 2014 Eisenhower Theater WAYNE MCGREGOR: RANDOM DANCE HELMED BY MULTI-AWARD–WINNING British choreographer Wayne McGregor, Random Dance brings their multimedia work FAR, with a score by Ben Frost and jaw-dropping visuals, including a computerized pin board of 3,200 LED lights. MAY 2, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater BARBARA COOK’S SPOTLIGHT: MEGAN HILTY “THE NEW PRINCESS of Broadway” (Time), Megan Hilty (Wicked, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 9 to 5, TV's Smash), follows her acclaimed NSO Pops concerts last season with an intimate evening in the Terrace Theater.   MAY 2, 2014 Terrace Gallery DISCOVERY ARTIST IN THE KC JAZZ CLUB: JUSTIN KAUFLIN WITH “A TOUCH and imagination that is immensely appealing” (Jersey Jazz), young jazz pianist Justin Kauflin brings his talent back to the Kennedy Center. MAY 3, 2014 Family Theater NSO KINDERCLASSICS: BEARS, BEARS EVERYWHERE!

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts BACK BY POPULAR demand! It’s a big bear world out there, and every sort of bear has its own look and growl. This concert takes a peek at these adorable creatures and the sounds of their homelands—music that’s as unique as they are. Age 4+ MAY 3 – 18, 2014 Opera House WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: THE MAGIC FLUTE A LOVE-STRUCK PRINCE sets out on a fantastic adventure to rescue the Queen of the Night’s daughter in Mozart’s final opera. This “zesty and imaginative new production” (San Francisco Chronicle) is certain to captivate audiences of all ages. MAY 7 – 8, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: NEW MOVES: SYMPHONY & DANCE/ FROM SCHUMAN TO BERNSTEIN THOMAS WILKINS, Conductor KEIGWIN + COMPANY ENJOY SELECTIONS FROM Bernstein’s On the Town and On the Waterfront with KEIGWIN + COMPANY in new choreography by Larry Keigwin, plus Schuman’s New England Triptych and a new concerto with Sue Heineman, principal bassoon. MAY 9, 2014 Terrace Theater TERENCE BLANCHARD QUINTET TO CELEBRATE THE 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records, multi-Grammy Award–winning trumpeter and Blue Note artist Terence Blanchard returns to the Center with his quintet for the first time in three years. MAY 10, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: MARTIN HELMCHEN, PIANO

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts MAY 10 – 13, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: NEW MOVES: SYMPHONY & DANCE/ FROM GERSHWIN TO ELLINGTON THOMAS WILKINS, Conductor NEW BALLET ENSEMBLE ENJOY MUSIC BY Duke Ellington with a dance performance by Memphis jookin’ artists. Also: Barber’s Souvenirs, music from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and a concerto featuring Jauvon Gilliam, principal timpani. MAY 10, 2014 Atrium THE CROSSROADS CLUB: ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT GRAMMY-WINNING HIP-HOP jazz pianist Robert Glasper brings his spontaneous spirit of adventure and experimentation to the Kennedy Center in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records. MAY 11 – 24, 2014 Family Theater NSO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT: TWO DIVAS AND A BEAR! WHAT HAPPENS WHEN you bring together a concert violinist, an opera singer, and everyone’s favorite stuffed animal? You get Two Divas and a Bear! Explore the human voice with NSO violinist Marissa Regni and soprano Kari Paludan. Age 3–5 MAY 11, 2014, 7:00 P.M. Concert Hall BLUE NOTE AT 75: THE CONCERT As the culminating event of a celebration of the 75th anniversary of Blue Note Records, artists from the iconic label’s present and past roster perform: Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Jason Moran, Wayne Shorter, and surprise special guests.

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts MAY 16 – 17, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: NEW MOVES: SYMPHONY & DANCE/ FROM ADAMS TO COPLAND THOMAS WILKINS, Conductor JESSICA LANG DANCE LEILA JOSEFOWICZ, Violin ENJOY ADAMS’S VIOLIN CONCERTO featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz, plus Jessica Lang Dance performing original choreography by Jessica Lang. Also: Copland’s Appalachian Spring and more.  MAY 20, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater FORTAS CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN WITH THE PACIFICA QUARTET FRESH AND DARING, the Pacifica Quartet makes its Fortas debut with Leo Ornstein’s rhythmically engaging Piano Quintet with acclaimed pianist Marc-André Hamelin on a program that also features the infectiously joyous Dvorák Piano Quintet. MAY 20 – 25, 2014 Opera House BOLSHOI BALLET: GISELLE

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RUSSIA'S BOLSHOI BALLET returns with “unparalleled intensity and brilliance” (Washington Post) to the Opera House to dance Giselle, one of the most romantic and visually striking works in the classical canon.

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MAY 21, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: STEFAN JACKIW, VIOLIN, WITH ANNA POLONSKY, PIANO MAY 21, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Concert Hall ORGAN RECITAL: IVETA APKALNA PRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LATVIAN ORGANIST IVETA APKALNA Is a leading performer steeped in the traditions of Eastern Europe. She has won numerous prizes, including the ECHOKlassik prize of Instrumentalist of the Year.

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MAY 23 – 24, 2014 Terrace Theater 19TH ANNUAL MARY LOU WILLIAMS JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATE THE LIFE, legacy, and career of legendary pianist and composer Mary Lou Williams with the Kennedy Center’s 19th annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival. MAY 30 – 31, 2014 Concert Hall NSO POPS: RAJATON: THE MUSIC OF ABBA STEVEN REINEKE, Conductor WITH A NAME that’s Finnish for “boundless,” genre-crossing ensemble Rajaton joins the NSO Pops to pay tribute to Scandinavian pop sensations ABBA, who gave the world one hit

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts after another, from “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia” to “Take a Chance on Me.” MAY 31, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Terrace Theater WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: SAM HAYWOOD, PIANO JUNE 1, 2014 Concert Hall NSO FAMILY CONCERT: MOZART’S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE MOZART’S YOUNG SON Karl longs to leave boarding school and spend more time with his famous father. When he stumbles upon a magic traveling trunk, his wish comes unexpectedly true as he’s swept back in time to Mozart’s childhood! Age 5+ JUNE 1, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater THE KENNEDY CENTER CHAMBER PAYERS PLAY BACH & RHEINBERGER MUSICIANS OF THE NSO perform J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations arranged for String Trio, plus Rheinberger’s Nonet in E-flat Major for Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, and Horn. JUNE 3 – 5, 2014 Opera House BOSTON BALLET CELEBRATING ITS 50TH anniversary, Boston Ballet follows its Kennedy Center Ballet Across America III engagement with a mixed repertory program featuring works by George Balanchine, Jirí Kylián, and Petr Zuska. JUNE 5 – 7, 2014 Terrace Theater NATIONAL COLLEGE DANCE FESTIVAL 2014

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts JUNE 5 – 7, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: TCHAIKOVSKY & BRAHMS CHRISTOPH ESCHENCBACH, Conductor NICOLA BENEDETTI, Violin LEONARD ELSCHENBROICH, Cello MAESTRO ESCHENBACH LEADS Brahms’s famed Double Concerto featuring two rising young stars—violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, both in their NSO debuts. The program also includes Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” Symphony. JUNE 6 – 8, 2014 Opera House PENNSYLVANIA BALLET: BALANCHINE’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM CELEBRATING ITS 50TH anniversary, Pennsylvania Ballet follows its Kennedy Center Ballet Across America III engagement with the vibrant, mystical fantasy of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. JUNE 12 – 14, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BRUCKNER’S SYMPHONY NO. 8 CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor MUSIC DIRECTOR CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH—“who puts his whole heart out on stage, every time” (The Washington Post)— concludes the NSO’s classical season with Bruckner’s titanic and awe-inspiring Symphony No. 8.   JUNE 13 – 14, 2014 Terrace Theater WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE: AN AMERICAN SOLDIER

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts THE SECOND SEASON of the American Opera Initiative continues with An American Soldier, an hour-long, world premiere opera composed by Huang Ruo with a libretto by David Henry Hwang. JUNE 14 – JULY 13, 2014 Eisenhower Theater SIDE SHOW DIRECTED BY OSCAR winner Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls), this new Kennedy Center revival of the hit musical follows the story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton as they grow from circus attraction to famous stage performers.  JUNE 17 – AUGUST 17, 2014 Opera House DISNEY’S THE LION KING WINNER OF SIX Tonys including Best Musical, Disney’s The Lion King returns! With direction and costumes by Julie Taymor, Elton John and Tim Rice’s score brings the African Pridelands to life with “Circle of Life” and many more great songs. JUNE 27 – 28, 2014 Concert Hall NSO POPS: THE MIDTOWN MEN STEVEN RIENEKE, Conductor FOR THE GRAND finale of the NSO Pops season, The Midtown Men—the four original stars of Broadway’s hugely popular Jersey Boys—showcase their trademark sounds, choreography, and chemistry that took the musical theater world by storm.  TICKETS & CONTACT The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566 (202) 467-4600 (Tickets & Information) www.kennedy-center.org

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The National Philharmonic and THE PHILHARMONIC SERVES Chorale celebrate the holidays the residents of Montgomery with Handel's Messiah at the Music Center at Strathmore County and the entire Washington, Photo: Don Lassell D.C. Metropolitan Area. The primary goal of the organization is to provide audiences with high quality, professional performances at a convenient location and at affordable prices. The National Philharmonic also aims to appeal to the diverse cultural backgrounds of the community through its musical performances and education programs.

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DECEMBER 14, 2013, 8:00 P.M. DECEMBER 15, 2013, 3:00 P.M. HANDEL’S MESSIAH STAN ENGEBRETSON, Conductor ROSA LAMOREAUX, Soprano MAGDALENA WÓR, Mezzo-Soprano ROBERT PETILLO, Tenor KEVIN DEAS, Bass NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC CHORALE HANDEL, Messiah DECEMBER 22, 2013, 4:00 P.M. WASHINGTON SYMPHONIC BRASS PIOTR GAJEWSKI, Conductor HOLIDAY MUSIC

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JANUARY 4, 2014, 8:00 P.M. JANUARY 5, 2014, 3:00 P.M. SOUNDS OF CENTRAL EUROPE PIOTR GAJEWSKI, Conductor NURIT BAR-JOSEF, Violin DVORÁK, Serenade for Strings MOZART, Violin Concerto No. 5 & Symphony No. 29 JANUARY 18, 2014, 8:00 P.M.

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THREE GREAT CLASSICS VICTORIA GAU, Conductor GABRIELA MARTINEZ, Piano JULIE KEIM, Soprano ROBERT PETILLO, Tenor KERRY WILKERSON, Bass MOZART, Divertimento, K. 136 BACH, Piano Concerto No. 1 SCHUBERT, Mass No. 2 in G Major FEBRUARY 22, 2014, 8:00 P.M. CHOPIN, THE STORYTELLER BRIAN GANZ, Piano ALL-CHOPIN PROGRAM 4 Mazurkas, Op. 17 Variations Brillantes in b-flat major, Op. 12 Nocturne In C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1 Ballade No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 52 Nocturne In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 48, No. 2 Mazurka In D Major [Op. Posth.] Mazurka In A Minor, “Notre temps” 2 Waltzes, Op. 69 Prelude In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 45 Scherzo In E Major, Op. 54 MARCH 8, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MARCH 9, 2014, 3:00 P.M. CHOPIN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 MICHAL DWORZYNSKI, Conductor BRIAN GANZ, Piano MONIUSZKO, Bajka (Fairytale) Overture CHOPIN, Piano Concerto No. 1 MOZART, Symphony No. 39 APRIL 12, 2014, 8:00 P.M. APRIL 13, 2014, 3:00 P.M. BACH MASS IN B MINOR STAN ENGEBRETSON, Conductor ROSA LAMOREAUX, Soprano

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MAGDALENA WÓR, Mezzo-Soprano MATTHEW SMITH, Tenor CHRISTOPHEREN NOMURA, Baritone NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC CHORALE BACH, Mass in B Minor MAY 17, 2014, 8:00 P.M. MAY 18, 2014, 3:00 P.M. SARAH CHANG PLAYS VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS PIOTR GAJEWSKI, Conductor SARAH CHANG, Violin STRAUSS, Metamorphosen VIVALDI, The Four Seasons MAY 31, 2014, 8:00 P.M. STRAUSS MASTERPIECES PIOTR GAJEWSKI, Conductor THOMAS PANDOLFI, Piano NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC CHORALE ALL-STRAUSS PROGRAM Don Juan Burlesque Wanderers Sturmlied Death and Transfiguration

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TICKETS & CONTACT National Philharmonic The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852 (301) 493-9283 (Administration) (301) 581-5100 (Box Office) www.nationalphilharmonic.org

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THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY National Symphony Orchestra Orchestra’s 82nd season is its third under the leadership of Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, who is also the Music Director of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Officially founded in 1931, throughout its history the Orchestra has been committed to both artistic excellence and music education. In 1986 the National Symphony became an artistic affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the nation’s center for the performing arts, where it has presented a concert season annually since the Center opened in 1971. DECEMBER 5 – 7, 2013 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor NURIT BAR-JOSEF, Violin MOZART, Violin Concerto No. 4 BRAHMS, Symphony No.1 DECEMBER 12 – 14, 2013 Concert Hall

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NSO POPS: HAPPY HOLIDAYS! WITH BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL STEVEN REINEKE, Conductor WITH HIS “SINGULARLY thunderous baritone” (New York Times), Tony winner and Kennedy Center favorite Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sweeney Todd) returns for the holidays. Look out for Santa Claus and even snow in the Concert Hall! DECEMBER 19 – 22, 2013 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HANDEL’S MESSIAH GET IN THE HOLIDAY spirit with Handel’s epic masterpiece, performed each year with a fresh perspective by the NSO and acclaimed guest artists. Conductor Rossen Milanov leads four soloists and The Choral Arts Society in the Goossens orchestration. JANUARY 11, 2014 Family Theater NSO KINDERCLASSICS: PRESTO! THE CASE OF THE VANISHING VIOLA OH NO, A musician’s viola has been stolen! Could the culprit be the magician next door? With the guidance of Presto!—a talented string trio—you get to follow the clues to help our detective crack the case! Age 4+ JANUARY 16 – 18, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SIR MARK ELDER, Conductor STEPHEN HOUGH, Piano ELDER CONDUCTS LISZT’S Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring Stephen Hough—known for “playing of utmost intimacy and lyricism” (San Francisco Chronicle)—plus R. Strauss's Don Quixote showcasing NSO principals David Hardy and Daniel Foster. JANUARY 19, 2014 Family Theater

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NSO ENSEMBLE CONCERT: CONNECTIONS: MUSIC MATTERS WHAT DO EARTHQUAKES, sports cars, and memories have in common? Music! This new multimedia program with NSO members takes you deep into the world of music and illustrates why music matters—and how it makes you smarter! Age 9+ JANUARY 23 – 25, 2014 NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: DVORÁK’S “NEW WORLD” SYMPHONY CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor MARTIN GRUBINGER, Percussion ESCHENBACH LEADS DVORÁK’S Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s “Haffner” Symphony, and a recent work by Avner Dorman featuring the NSO debut of young Austrian percussionist Martin Grubinger, “a master of the high-speed chase” (New York Times). JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 1, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MENDELSSOHN & HINDEMITH CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor JOSHUA BELL, Violin MATTHIAS GOERNE, Baritone MICHELLE DEYOUNG, Mezzo-Soprano JOSHUA BELL—“the greatest American violinist active today” (Boston Herald)—plays Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Plus, singers Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung join for Hindemith’s When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d. FEBRUARY 6 – 8, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: SCHUMANN CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor STEVEN ISSERLIS, Cello STEVEN ISSERLIS, RENOWNED for “the unrivaled intensity of his playing” (The Guardian), shines in Schumann’s Cello Concerto on

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a program led by Christoph Eschenbach that also includes the Brahms/Schoenberg’s Piano Quartet and Haydn’s Symphony No. 72. FEBRUARY 13 – 15, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER CRISTIAN MACELARU, Conductor ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER, Violin “BRILLIANT VIOLINIST” (The New York Times) Anne-Sophie Mutter joins two programs led by conductor Cristian Macelaru in his NSO debut: one features Dvorák's Violin Concerto, the other offers a D.C. premiere written specifically for Mutter. FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 1, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF PLAYS WIDMANN CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF, Violin CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF’S “sheer, explosive virtuosity” (The New York Times) comes to the fore in Widmann’s Violin Concerto. Beethoven’s First and Second Symphonies frame the program, completing the NSO’s recent Beethoven cycle.

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MARCH 8, 2014, 6:00 P.M. Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: DER ROSENKAVELIER IN CONCERT WITH RENÉE FLEMING CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor

National Symphony Orchestra Christoph Eschenbach Music Director Photo Credit Margot Ingoldsby Schulman

MARKING 150 YEARS since Strauss’s birth, soprano Renée Fleming headlines a concert performance of the composer’s comic opera that features Sarah Connolly, Marisol Montalvo, Franz Hawlata, Adrian Eröd, Steve Davislim, and Washington Chorus. MARCH 13 – 15, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: RACHMANINOFF & FALLA RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS, Conductor DANIIL TRIFONOV, Piano KELLEY O’CONNOR, Mezzo-Soprano CONDUCTOR RAFAEL FRÜHBECK de Burgos leads Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, featuring young piano sensation Daniil Trifonov in his NSO debut, along with young mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor in Falla’s El amor brujo.

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MARCH 20 – 22, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: CELEBRATING R. STRAUSS AT 150 CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor IRÉNE THEORIN, Soprano JOHN RELYEA, Bass-Baritone THE NSO SALUTES Richard Strauss with his Don Juan and selections from Elektra and Salome. The program also marks the NSO debut of soprano Iréne Theorin, praised for her “emotional vigor” (San Francisco Chronicle).  MARCH 28 – 29, 2014 Concert Hall NSO POPS: NAS WITH THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF ILLMATIC STEVEN REINEKE, Conductor THE NSO POPS venture into the realm of hip-hop with famed rapper and actor Nas, who marks the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic and launches the Kennedy Center’s weeklong celebration One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.  APRIL 10 – 12, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: GIL SHAHAM PLAYS KORNGOLD JAMES CONLON, Conductor GIL SHAHAM, Violin A “BRILLIANT VIOLINIST [with] flawless precision and gleeful command” (The New York Times), Gil Shaham plays Korngold’s Violin Concerto on a program, led by renowned conductor James Conlon, that also includes masterpieces by Brahms and Zemlinsky.

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APRIL 17 – 19, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: LUGANSKY PLAYS PROKOFIEV CORNELIUS MEISTER, Conductor NIKOLAI LUGANSKY, Piano MAKING HIS NSO debut, young conductor Cornelius Meister leads Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, a Mendelssohn masterpiece, and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 featuring “colorful and exciting” (The New York Times) Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky.

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APRIL 24 – 26, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: MENDELSSOHN, SIBELIUS & AHO OSMO VÄNSKÄ, Conductor RENOWNED CONDUCTOR OSMO VÄNSKÄ leads Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3, and Aho’s Clarinet Concerto featuring the NSO debut of Martin Fröst, “a kinetic player with a vivid, interpretative imagination” (The New York Times).

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MAY 3, 2014 Family Theater NSO KINDERCLASSICS: BEARS, BEARS EVERYWHERE! BACK BY POPULAR demand! It’s a big bear world out there, and every sort of bear has its own look and growl. This concert takes a peek at these adorable creatures and the sounds of their homelands—music that’s as unique as they are. Age 4+ MAY 7 – 8, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: NEW MOVES: SYMPHONY & DANCE/ FROM SCHUMAN TO BERNSTEIN THOMAS WILKINS, Conductor KEIGWIN + COMPANY ENJOY SELECTIONS FROM Bernstein’s On the Town and On the Waterfront with KEIGWIN + COMPANY in new choreography by Larry Keigwin, plus Schuman’s New England Triptych and a new concerto with Sue Heineman, principal bassoon. MAY 10 – 13, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: NEW MOVES: SYMPHONY & DANCE/ FROM GERSHWIN TO ELLINGTON THOMAS WILKINS, Conductor NEW BALLET ENSEMBLE ENJOY MUSIC BY Duke Ellington with a dance performance by Memphis jookin’ artists. Also: Barber’s Souvenirs, music from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and a concerto featuring Jauvon Gilliam, principal timpani. MAY 11 – 24, 2014 Family Theater NSO TEDDY BEAR CONCERT: TWO DIVAS AND A BEAR! WHAT HAPPENS WHEN you bring together a concert violinist, an opera singer, and everyone’s favorite stuffed animal? You get Two

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Divas and a Bear! Explore the human voice with NSO violinist Marissa Regni and soprano Kari Paludan. Age 3–5 MAY 16 – 17, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: NEW MOVES: SYMPHONY & DANCE/ FROM ADAMS TO COPLAND THOMAS WILKINS, Conductor JESSICA LANG DANCE LEILA JOSEFOWICZ, Violin ENJOY ADAMS’S VIOLIN CONCERTO featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz, plus Jessica Lang Dance performing original choreography by Jessica Lang. Also: Copland’s Appalachian Spring and more.  MAY 30 – 31, 2014 Concert Hall NSO POPS: RAJATON: THE MUSIC OF ABBA STEVEN REINEKE, Conductor WITH A NAME THAT'S Finnish for “boundless,” genre-crossing ensemble Rajaton joins the NSO Pops to pay tribute to Leila Josefowicz Scandinavian pop sensations ABBA, who gave the world one hit after another, from “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia” to “Take a Chance on Me.” JUNE 1, 2014 Concert Hall NSO FAMILY CONCERT: MOZART’S MAGNIFICENT VOYAGE MOZART’S YOUNG SON Karl longs to leave boarding school and spend more time with his famous father. When he stumbles upon

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a magic traveling trunk, his wish comes unexpectedly true as he’s swept back in time to Mozart’s childhood! Age 5+ JUNE 5 – 7, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: TCHAIKOVSKY & BRAHMS CHRISTOPH ESCHENCBACH, Conductor NICOLA BENEDETTI, Violin LEONARD ELSCHENBROICH, Cello

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MAESTRO ESCHENBACH LEADS Brahms’s famed Double Concerto featuring two rising young stars—violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, both in their NSO debuts. The program also includes Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”

JUNE 12 – 14, 2014 Concert Hall NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BRUCKNER’S SYMPHONY NO. 8 CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, Conductor MUSIC DIRECTOR CHRISTOPH Eschenbach—“who puts his whole heart out on stage, every time” (The Washington Post)— concludes the NSO’s classical season with Bruckner’s titanic and awe-inspiring Symphony No. 8.  

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JUNE 27 – 28, 2014 Concert Hall NSO POPS: THE MIDTOWN MEN STEVEN RIENEKE, Conductor FOR THE GRAND finale of the NSO Pops season, The Midtown Men—the four original stars of Broadway’s hugely popular Jersey Boys—showcase their trademark sounds, choreography, and chemistry that took the musical theater world by storm.  TICKETS & CONTACT NSO The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566 (202) 467-4600 (Tickets & Information) www.kennedy-center.org/nso

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LOCATED JUST NORTH Tony Thomas as Richie and the cast of Olney Theatre Center's production of Washington, D.C. in artsof A Chorus Line. rich Montgomery County, Photo by Stan Barouh Maryland, Olney Theatre Center offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture, and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences, and students. In addition to its Subscription Season, which emphasizes 20th-century American classics, new works, area premieres, reinterpretations of classics and musical theater, Olney Theatre Center offers a wide range of programs and affiliations including National Players, America’s longest running classical touring company; an annual Summer Shakespeare Festival; PostShow Discussions; and In-School Workshops. 

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JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 23, 2014 Mainstage HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING! Book by ABE BURROWS, JACK WEINSTOCK, AND SILLIE GILBERT Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER Directed by JASON LOEWITH THE HILARIOUS TONY-WINNING Best Musical of 1961, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying! kicks off Olney’s 2014 season! A musical comedy of the “Mad Men” era, follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who climbs the corporate ladder from window washer to high-powered exec with the help of a little handbook called “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.” Can Finch tackle such potent dangers as the CEO’s nephew, the aggressively compliant “company man,” backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction, and multiple inter-office love affairs? FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 23, 2014 Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab I AND YOU Written by LAUREN GUNDERSON Directed by ELEANOR HOLDRIDGE ANTHONY TURNS UP in Caroline’s bedroom one night bearing waffle fries, a beat-up book, and a homework assignment they’re supposed to do together: explore Walt Whitman’s poem “Song of Myself”. Chronically sick, Caroline hasn’t been to school in a while… and can’t ever remember meeting some kid named Anthony, which dials up both her suspicions and her “snark-ometer.” But as the two get to know each other through Whitman’s powerful verse, they finally learn of the deeper mystery that brought them together. I And You is a valentine to youth, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness. APRIL 9 – MAY 4, 2014 Mainstage ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

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Book by LYNN AHRENS Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS Directed by ALAN MURAOKO FROM THE TONY-WINNING creators of Ragtime and Seussical comes a glorious, Caribbean-infused family musical of enormous heart and magical wisdom. Set in Haiti in the early 20th century, Island follows the story’s young heroine, Ti Moune, as she uses the power of love and storytelling to bring together a community torn apart by racial and economic difference. Full of capricious gods, island magic, and joyous dance numbers, Olney’s production is directed by Alan Muraoka, proprietor of Sesame Street’s Hooper’s Store since 1997. MAY 7 – JUNE 1, 2014 Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab THE PIANO LESSON Written by AUGUST WILSON Directed by JAMIL JUDE IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE that Olney hasn’t done a play by August Wilson, one of our country’s most gifted and celebrated playwrights? We’ll change that with his 1990 Pulitzer-winner, The Piano Lesson. Wilson’s play weaves the powerful tale of an AfricanAmerican family in 1936 Pittsburgh struggling to face its past and move into the future. Boy Willie, Bereneice, Doaker, and Wining Boy are among the most enduring characters yet written for the American stage. JUNE 11 – JULY 6, 2014 Mainstage AVENUE Q Music and Lyrics by ROBERT LOPEZ AND JEFF MARX Book by JEFF WHITTY Directed by JASON LOEWITH Choreographed by BOBBY SMITH

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WHEN A SHOW OPENS with a song called “What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?” sung by a lead puppet named Princeton, you know you’re in for something exciting. And that’s what you’ll get with the seismically hilarious, seriously-for-adults Tony-winning Best Musical of 2004. Songs like “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” “The Internet Is For Porn,” and “If You Were Gay” rocketed Avenue Q to the list of longest-running Broadway shows, satirizing (with its very big heart) the “you can do anything” message of kids’ shows from the 70s and 80s. Princeton and friends Kate Monster, Christmas Eve, and Gary Coleman might not be special in the grand scheme, but they’re awfully special to each other—and that’s even more important. JULY 17 – AUGUST 4, 2014 Root Family Stage THE TEMPEST Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Directed by JASON KING JONES SHAKESPEARE’S GLORIOUS TALE of magical creatures, love, and forgiveness on a faraway island is sure to captivate in our outdoor space, the Root Family Stage. In celebration of their 65th consecutive year of touring, we’ll be returning to an old format we’ve used in the past, in which National Players veterans compose half of the cast of this professional show, mentoring current National Players who take the younger roles. SEPTEMBER 3 – 28, 2014 Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab COLOSSAL Written by ANDREW HINDERAKER Directed by WILL DAVIS Sure to be the “must-see” new play of 2014, Colossal is an extraordinary story of emotional and physical endurance, love, and family. Structured like a football game (performed in four quarters with a pre-show training session and half-time show), Colossal tells in vivid, physical flashback the story of Young Mike, a college football player who took a hit in a game that left him

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paralyzed from the waist down, confined to a wheelchair. Broken emotionally and physically, Mike now relives the memory of his accident with the help of a live nine-person football squad onstage, finally confronting his demons in the play’s extremely moving and uplifting conclusion.  SEPTEMBER 24 – OCTOBER 19, 2014 Mainstage AWAKE AND SING! Written by CLIFFORD ODETS Directed by KIMBERLY SENIOR ODETS’S 1935 PLAY follows the Bergers, a Jewish family from the Bronx trying to make ends meet during the Depression. The family’s matriarch Bessie—one of the most spectacular roles in the American canon—will stop at nothing to keep her family together… even if it means ripping her children’s dreams apart. Widely recognized as a classic of the American theater, Awake and Sing! is directed by Kimberly Senior, fresh off her success with Pulitzerwinner Distracted at Lincoln Center. TICKETS & CONTACT Olney Theatre 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road Olney, MD 20832 (301) 924-4485 (Administration) (301) 924-2654 (Box Office) www.olneytheatre.org

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INSPIRED BY THE PROGRESSION of movement in the natural world, Simon’s four-part installation in the Phillips house stairwell incorporates drawing, software, and computer-generated fabrication. OCTOBER 24, 2013 – JANUARY 12, 2014 SHAPING A MODERN IDENTITY: PORTRAITS FROM THE JOSEPH AND CHARLOTTE LICHTENBERG COLLECTION THIS EXHIBITION OF 16 photographs and one etching from the Lichtenbergs’ collection expands our understanding of portraiture as an invention forged between artist and subject.

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FEBRUARY 9, 2013 – FEBRUARY 28, 2014 DUNCAN PHILLIPS AND NEW YORK COLLECTIONS CORRESPONDENCE, MANUSCRIPTS, PHOTOGRAPHS, and books illustrate Duncan Phillips’s involvement in the development of the modern art scene in New York. Installation View The Gallery of Living Art, New York University, A. E. Gallatin Collection, c. 1930. Photo: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Virginia Zabriskie

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FEBRUARY 22 – AUGUST 31, 2014 MADE IN THE USA: AMERICAN MASTERS FROM THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, 1850–1970 THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PRESENTATION of the museum’s American art collection undertaken in nearly 40 years, Made in the USA showcases more than 200 masterpieces by more than 125 artists whose new visual language made American art an international sensation. TICKETS & CONTACT The Phillips Collection 1600 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 (202) 387-2151 (Tickets & Information) www.phillipscollection.org

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Shakespeare Theatre Company

OVER THE PAST quarter of a Seating view of Shakespeare Theatre Company century, the Shakespeare Theatre Company has dedicated itself to becoming the nation’s premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters, and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, STC’s artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thoughtprovoking, and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style. NOVEMBER 21, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 Sidney Harman Hall A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Book by BURT SHEVELOVE & LARRY GELBART Music & Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Directed by ALAN PAUL DIRECTED BY STC Associate Director Alan Paul, this hysterical Tony Award-winning musical features a beloved score by Stephen Sondheim and an uproarious book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. This bawdy and wild production is a gift from the gods for anyone’s holiday season.

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JANUARY 16 – MARCH 2, 2014 Lansburgh Theatre THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Written by OSCAR WILDE Directed by KEITH BAXTER OSCAR WILDE’S MOST perfect of plays is a comedy of class, courtship, and avoiding burdensome social conventions. Director of many STC hits, Keith Baxter (An Ideal Husband, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Imaginary Invalid) returns to direct this trivial farce for serious people. MARCH 25 – JUNE 7, 2014 Sidney Harman Hall HENRY IV, PART I Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Directed by MICHAEL KAHN A YOUNG PRINCE must decide between tavern roughhousing and the burden of his father’s legacy, in the coming-of-age story of heroism, corruption and war. STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn directs the masterful Stacy Keach (King Lear, Macbeth) who plays Shakespeare’s beloved character, Falstaff. APRIL 1 – JUNE 8, 2014 Sidney Harman Hall HENRY IV, PART II Written by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Directed by MICHAEL KAHN CONTINUING FROM HENRY IV PART I, Young Prince Hal seeks to prove to his father, King Henry IV (Ed Gero), that he’s ready to the throne by leaving his lowlife behavior behind him. The King’s sudden illness and a bloody war force Hal into action. MAY 29 – JULY 13, 2014 Lansburgh Theatre PRIVATE LIVES Written by NOËL COWARD Directed by MARIA AITKEN

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NOËL COWARD’S FAST-TALKING, manners-breaking comedy makes its STC debut to finish a stellar season. Maria Aitken (STC’s 2009 hit, As You Like It) directs this witty and irreverent play about the people we cannot live with or without. TICKETS & CONTACT Lansburgh Theatre 450 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004 Sidney Harman Hall 610 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20004 (202) 547-1122 (Box Office) www.shakespearetheatre.org

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Signature Theatre

JUST TWO DECADES ago, Exterior of Signature Theatre Photo: Brianne Bland Washington, DC’s theater scene was dominated by large venues that presented mostly traditional plays. Few theaters dared to take the risk of producing new work, and even fewer produced lesser-known or new musicals. Today, Signature Theatre broadens and brightens the region’s cultural landscape with its bold productions of challenging new and established works. Musical Theater is Signature’s “signature,” and the Theatre is renowned for its definitive Sondheim productions, inventive adaptations of overlooked or forgotten works, and investment in fresh new projects. DECEMBER 17, 2013 – JANUARY 19, 2014 GYPSY Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS Music by JULE STYNE Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Directed by JOE CALARCO SHERRI L. EDELEN (The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Company, Hairspray) stars as the iconic Momma Rose in the award-winning backstage musical favorite. Set during the 1920s fading vaudeville circuit, Gypsy portrays the rise of famed

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burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee. Momma Rose, the archetypal stage mother, steamrolls everyone in her way to propel her daughters into child stars. When the younger, more talented, daughter defects, Rose sinks all her hopes (and claws) into the elder. Bold, brassy, yet remarkably charming, Momma Rose puts today’s Dance Moms to shame. With a book by Arthur Laurents, Gypsy Photos of Sherri L. Edelen by C music by Jule Styne hristopher Mueller and lyrics by Signature’s “signature,” Stephen Sondheim, Gypsy features the beloved songs “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “Together (Wherever We Go),” “Small World,” “Some People,” “Let Me Entertain You,” and “Rose’s Turn.” FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 23, 2014 BEACHES Book by IRIS RAINER DART & THOM THOMAS Lyrics by IRIS RAINER DART Music by DAVID AUSTIN Directed by ERIC SCHAEFFER BASED ON THE beloved book, Beaches follows two extraordinary friends through 30 years of camaraderie, laughter, and sorrow. Vivacious, outlandish Cee Cee and beautiful, privileged Bertie meet as children and become fast friends. From pen-pals to roommates to romantic rivals, Cee Cee and Bertie’s oil-and-water friendship perseveres through even the most tragic trials. With a touching vulnerability, Beaches exemplifies the triumph of the human spirit and the bonds of sisterhood.

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MARCH 18 – MAY 11, 2014 TENDER NAPALM Written by PHILIP RIDLEY Directed by MATTHEW GARDINER TENDER NAPALM MAKES its Washington debut in a transfixing, intimate, and savage exploration of love in the face of heartbreak. A pair of young lovers creates a fantastical, often violent, world through an interweaving dialogue of increasing perplexity. At the heart of their fantasies lies an unimaginable tragedy that both bonds and breaks the two. Fused with raw energy, the couple blurs the distinction of truth and illusion in this battle-of-the-sexes wild ride. Ultimately beautiful and richly moving, Tender Napalm is a complex and layered romance for the modern era. APRIL 22 – JUNE 1, 2014 THE THREEPENNY OPERA Book and Lyrics by BERTOLT BRECHT Music by KURT WEILL Directed by MATTHEW GARDINER Mack the Knife is back in town! The MAX Theatre transforms into London’s gritty underworld in this 1928 parody of A Beggar’s Opera. The haves clash with the have-nots while MacHeath, the ultimate sneering antihero, perches in the middle of the storm. A brilliant masterpiece of epic theater, Brecht’s sharp critique of Capitalism originated the popular songs “The Ballad of Mack the Knife,” “Soloman Song,” and “Pirate Jenny.” JUNE 12 – JULY 6, 2014 CLOAK & DAGGER Book, Music, and Lyrics by ED DIXON Directed by ERIC SCHAEFFER FROM HELEN HAYES Award Winner Ed Dixon (Signature’s Sunset Boulevard) comes a delightfully screwball musical comedy send-up of the 1950s film noir. Third-rate detective Nick Cutter is down on his luck when a beautiful blonde bombshell tosses a very intriguing case (and herself) into his lap. For the next 90 minutes, Nick races through every New York neighborhood in this

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zany, mile-a-minute whodunit. With four actors playing nearly 20 roles, Cloak and Dagger uproariously spoofs erstwhile mysteries with lightning speed and rapier wit. TICKETS & CONTACT Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Avenue Arlington, VA 22206 (571) 527-1880 (Administration) (703) 820-9771 (Box Office) www.signature-theatre.org

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DECEMBER 13, 2013, 8:00 P.M. Music Center SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA: SALSA NAVIDAD DECEMBER 18, 2013, 7:30 P.M. Mansion CORAL CANTIGAS DECEMBER 21, 2013, 4:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M. Music Center THE IRISH TENORS: THE PREMIERE IRISH HOLIDAY CELEBRATION TOUR JANUARY 9, 2014, 7:30 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. Mansion NELLIE MCKAY JANUARY 10, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Mansion BEN ALLISON BAND JANUARY 16, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Mansion DUO SANIDOS JANUARY 25, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Mansion NATASCIA DIAZ JANUARY 26, 2014, 3:00 P.M. Mansion ROBERT PATTERSON, MARIA LAMBROS, AUDREY ANDRIST FEBRUARY 8, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE: BEST OF MARYLAND GOSPEL FEBRUARY 9, 2014, 3:00 P.M Mansion INSCAPE

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FEBRUARY 9, 2014, 7:00 P.M Music Center CHUCHO VALDÉS & THE AFRO-CUBAN MESSENGERS FEBRUARY 13, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center GUITAR PASSIONS: SHARON ISBIN, STANLEY JORDAN & ROMERO LUBAMBO FEBRUARY 19, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center KRASNOYARSK NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY OF SIBERIA

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FEBRUARY 20, 2014, 7:30 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. Mansion THE LOMAX PROJECT: JAYME STONE, BANJO; BRUCE MOLSKY, VOCALS, FIDDLE; JULIAN LANGE, GUITAR; MARGARET GLASPY, VOCALS, GUITAR FEBRUARY 21, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Mansion PAUL HUANG, VIOLIN; JESSICA OSBORNE, PIANO FEBRUARY 26, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center PILOBOLUS FEBRUARY 28, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Mansion SPEKTRAL QUARTET

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MARCH 1, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: FORTY AND FIERCE! MARCH 2, 2014, 7:00 P.M. Music Center MICHAEL BOLTON MARCH 4, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014: GALA FLAMENCO MARCH 7, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014: EVA YERBABUENA MARCH 13, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center OLYMPIA DUKAKIS IN A CONCERT READING OF ROSE MARCH 18, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2014: TOMATITO MARCH 19, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center ESTRELLA MORENTE, FLAMENCO GUITAR MARCH 21, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP WITH CHRIS POTTER, ANTONIO SANCHEZ, BEN WILLIAMS & GIULIO CARMASSI MARCH 30, 2014, 3:00 P.M. Mansion PETER MINKLER, VIOLA; JEREMY GILL, PIANO MARCH 31, 2014, 7:30 P.M.

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Mansion PARKER QUARTET APRIL 8, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Mansion ANDRIESSEN 75: CRISTINA ZAVALLANI, VOICE; MONICA GERMINO, VIOLIN; ANDREA REBAUDENGO, PIANO APRIL 17, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Mansion GABRIEL KAHANE & ROB MOOSE DUO MAY 1, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Mansion TRIO CLOISONNE MAY 2, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Music Center 4 GIRLS 4: MAUREEN MCGOVERN, ANDREA MCARDLE, DONNA MCKECHNIE & FAITH PRINCE MAY 15, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Mansion AARON GRAD, ELECTRIC THEARBA; GUS MERCANTE, COUNTERTENOR TICKETS & CONTACT The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda, MD 20852 The Mansion at Strathmore 10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, MD 20852 (301) 581-5100 (Tickets) www.strathmore.org

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SOME WERE NEIGHBORS: COLLABORATION & COMPLICITY IN THE HOLOCAUST ONGOING THIS SPECIAL EXHIBITION explores how countless ordinary people, from all walks of life and influenced by a spectrum of motives and pressures, acted in ways that directly or indirectly aided the persecution and murder of Jews and other groups within Nazi Germany and across Europe. REMEMBER THE CHILDREN: DANIEL’S STORY ONGOING REPRESENTING THE EXPERIENCES of many Jewish children during the Nazi era, “Daniel” narrates through his diary the history of the Holocaust in ways that children can understand. Recreated environments present life in a middle-class German home, in a Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland, and finally at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The exhibition is explicit without being graphic. Recommended for ages 8 and above. A DANGEROUS LIE: THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION ONGOING A DANGEROUS LIE explores the continuing impact of the most widely distributed antisemitic publication of modern times, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Despite countless exposures of the Protocols as a hoax, its fraudulent allegations of a Jewish conspiracy to dominate the world have retained incredible power for both individuals and groups who seek to spread hatred of Jews. Accompanying the exhibition is a 13-minute film that chronicles antisemitism in Europe before the Holocaust. FROM MEMORY TO ACTION: MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF GENOCIDE ONGOING THIS PRESENTATION EXPLORES three genocides that have occurred since the Holocaust: in Rwanda (1994), in BosniaHerzegovina (1995), and in the Darfur region of Sudan (2003

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to its peak in 2005). Visitors are encouraged to leave a pledge of personal action against genocide and join the Museum’s e-community engaged in its efforts to prevent genocide. THE NUREMBERG TRIALS: WHAT IS JUSTICE? ONGOING AT THE CONCLUSION of World War II, 24 major Nazi figures were brought before an International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, to face charges of crimes against peace, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and conspiracy to commit these crimes. Film footage and artifacts from the Nuremberg trial and interactive stations with photos and oral histories give visitors the opportunity to trace the legacy of the Nuremberg tribunal. SUDAN DIVIDED: PEOPLES AT RISK ONGOING FOR MORE THAN 50 years, the nation of Sudan has been wracked by civil war and ethnic violence. This room presents two video programs: an animated slide-show of maps that provides an overview of the conflicts in Sudan, and a 7-minute film about the Museum’s bearing witness trips to the region at the height of the Darfur crisis and on the eve of South Sudan’s vote for independence. TICKETS & CONTACT United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC 20024 (202) 488-0400 www.ushmm.org

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ORIGINALLY FOUNDED AS The Giselle. Brooklyn Mack and Maki Washington School of Ballet in Onuki (Center). Photo Steve Vaccariello 1944 by legendary ballet pioneer Mary Day, The Washington Ballet (TWB) was incorporated as a professional company in 1976 and is one of the pre-eminent ballet organizations in the United States. TWB has built an international reputation presenting bold works by choreographers from around the world, and with its first artist-in-residence, Choo-San Goh, set the tone for the company's emergence as a powerhouse among national ballet companies. Contemporary pieces by Christopher Wheeldon, Mark Morris, Twyla Tharp, William Forsythe, and Nacho Duato expanded the repertoire, as did Neoclassical masterworks and fresh interpretations of 19th century classics. DECEMBER 6 – 29, 2013 Warner Theatre THE NUTCRACKER A holiday must-see! Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker transports you back in time to historic Washington with George Washington as the heroic Nutcracker. Glorious music, swirling snowflakes, magnificent sets and costumes have made this Nutcracker a D.C. tradition with raves from critics and sold-out crowds. 

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JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 2, 2014 The Harman Center, Sidney Harman Hall THE JAZZ/BLUES PROJECT

AMERICANA AT ITS FINEST—the iconic music of Etta James and Charlie “Bird” Parker and world-class dance come together in Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June and Val Caniporali’s Bird’s Nest. Along with a world premiere by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, whose Sueno de Marmol had audiences and critics alike reaching for superlatives last spring, and guest appearances by Helen Hayes Award Wimmer E. Faye Butler and the Howard University Jazz Ensemble, this program promises to be the most exhilarating dance event in town. MARCH 5 – 9, 2014 The Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater BRITISH INVASION: THE BEATLES & THE ROLLING STONES WHEN THE BEATLES and The Rolling Stones invaded America back in the 1960s rock ’n roll changed forever. Relive this revolution in Trey McIntyre’s A Day in the Life, an energetic, thrillingly visual and emotional journey set to classic Beatles’ tunes. Through poignant lyrics, hard-driving guitar licks, and strutting dance, Christopher Bruce’s highly-acclaimed rock ballet Rooster is the penultimate “battle of the sexes.” APRIL 16 – 20, 26 – 27, 2014 The Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater PETER PAN TAKE A HIGH-FLYING adventure to Neverland with the The Washington Ballet’s NEW Production of Septime Webre’s dazzling Peter Pan. A swashbuckling coming of age tale that pits Peter and the Lost Boys against Captain Hook and his outrageous band of pirates, this whimsical adventure is told through vibrant dance. Peter Pan is a story about growing up that never seems to grow old.

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APRIL 23 – 25, 2014 The Kennedy Center, Eisenhower Theater TOUR-DE-FORCE: BALANCHINE! ONLY THREE PERFORMANCES! The brilliant next chapter of Tourde-Force, a gala-style program of provocative and engaging, showstopping classical and contemporary ballets including Swan Lake, Flames of Paris, D-Construction, and more. George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, the evening’s centerpiece, evokes the great period in classical dance when Russian ballet flourished with the aid of Tchaikovsky’s music. Only available to subscribers, Tour-de-Force is a season highlight not to be missed. MAY 17 – 18, 2014 THEARC Theater WHO CARES? SET TO THE MUSIC of George Gershwin, this exuberant ballet captures the best of Broadway! This captivating ballet, performed by The Washington Ballet Studio Company in the intimate THEARC Theater, will delight audiences of all ages. TICKETS & CONTACT The Washington Ballet 3515 Wisconsin Avenue Washington, DC 20016 (202) 362-3606 (General) (202) 362-3606 ext. 605 (Tickets) www.washingtonballet.org

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FOUNDED IN 1961 as the The Washington Chorus Oratorio Society of Washington, The Washington Chorus (TWC) is noted for its critically-acclaimed performances and recordings of the entire range of the choral repertoire. A Grammy Award winner and a cultural leader in the Washington area, The Washington Chorus is entering its 53rd season. As a leader in its commitment to community, the Chorus sponsors several educational programs, including the Junior Washington Chorus for teens aged 16–18, and frequently presents free concerts throughout the greater Washington area for special needs groups who may not be able to attend concerts in traditional concert hall settings. DECEMBER 15 – 23, 2014 Kennedy Center Concert Hall Music Center at Strathmore A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS PURE JOY! WITH the splendor of brass, organ, percussion, and the 200-voice chorus, this beloved holiday event features Christmas classics, sing-alongs, and the magic of the candlelight processional.

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MARCH 2, 2014, 5:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Concert Hall THE ESSENTIAL VERDI CORRINE WINTERS, Soprano OTHALIE GRAHAM, Soprano OLA RAFALO, Mezzo-Soprano ISSACHAH SAVAGE, Tenor PETER VOLPE, Bass CELEBRATE WITH TWC as we mark the 200th anniversary of Giuseppe Verdi’s birth this season with the sixth of the popular and unique “Essential” series. Experience all your Verdi favorites from his most popular operas and choral masterworks, including highlights and scenes from Aida, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, and Nabucco, plus favorite Verdi choruses known the world over! MARCH 8, 2014, 6:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Concert Hall DER ROSENKAVALIER WITH THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MARKING 150 YEARS since Strauss’s birth, soprano Renée Fleming headlines a concert performance of the composer’s comic opera that features Sarah Connolly, Marisol Montalvo, Franz Hawlata, Adrian Eröd, Steve Davislim, and Washington Chorus. MAY 8, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Church of the Epiphany NEW MUSIC FOR A NEW AGE FEATURING THE WORKS OF TARIK O’REGAN Program to include: The Ecstasies Above Scattered Rhymes Had I Not Seen the Sun I Had No Time to Hate Now Fatal Change 

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JUNE 11, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Kennedy Center Concert Hall MADE IN AMERICA JULIAN WACHNER, JOAN GREGORYK, AND SCOTT TUCKER, Conductors GREAT NOISE ENSEMBLE Directed by ARMANDO BAYOLO THE WASHINGTON CHORUS is joined by the Choral Arts Society of Washington (Scott Tucker, Music Director), the Children’s Chorus of Washington (Joan Gregoryk, Music Director), and the Great Noise Ensemble in a program celebrating a wide range of the American choral tradition. The program includes a concert version of Bernstein’s Mass and a short new work by Armando Bayolo, commissioned especially for this performance.  TICKETS & CONTACT The Washington Chorus 2801 Upton Street, NW Washington, DC 20008 (202) 342-6221 www.thewashingtonchorus.org

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FOUNDED IN 1956 AS a modest Moby-Dick Photo: Cory Weaver for San but intrepid ensemble known as Francisco Opera the Opera Society of Washington, Washington National Opera (WNO) is today one of America’s largest opera companies. WNO draws inspiration from a rich legacy built on the values of artistic excellence, engagement with a broad community, and a thriving future for the art form of opera and its audiences. DECEMBER 14 – 22, 2013 Terrace Theater THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME MOST EVERYONE KNOWS the story of the Nativity, but probably not from the donkey’s point of view! WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello brings this award-winning children’s book to vibrant life in this heartwarming, world premiere holiday family opera.

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FEBRUARY 22 – MARCH 8, 2014 Opera House MOBY-DICK ONE MAN’S OBSESSION leaves a lethal wake of destruction in Jake Heggie’s triumphant new opera of Melville’s literary masterwork—featuring massive nautical sets, dazzling visual effects, an achingly beautiful score, and a talented all-American cast. MARCH 20 – 29, 2014 Opera House THE ELIXIR OF LOVE HANDSOME NEMORINO EMPLOYS a “magical tonic” to win feisty Adina’s affections in Donizetti’s loveable comic opera—a warm and inspired masterpiece cherished for its whimsical wit, endearing characters, beautiful arias, and intoxicating duets. APRIL 6, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Terrace Theater AN EVENING WITH PAUL APPLEBY AND JOSHUA HOPKINS, IN RECITAL MAY 3 – 18, 2014 Opera House THE MAGIC FLUTE A LOVE-STRUCK PRINCE sets out on a fantastic adventure to rescue the Queen of the Night’s daughter in Mozart’s final opera. This “zesty and imaginative new

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production” (San Francisco Chronicle) is certain to captivate audiences of all ages. JUNE 13 – 14, 2014 Terrace Theater AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE: AN AMERICAN SOLDIER THE SECOND SEASON of the American Opera Initiative continues with An American Soldier, an hour-long, world premiere opera composed by Huang Ruo with a libretto by David Henry Hwang. TICKETS & CONTACT The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566 (202) 467-4600 www.kennedy-center.org/wno

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FOR MORE THAN four decades, Accademia del Teatro alla Washington Performing Arts Scala Orchestra Society has created profound opportunities for connecting the community to artists, in both education and performance. Through live events in venues that criss-cross the landscape of the D.C. metropolitan area, the careers of emerging artists are guided, and established artists who have a close relationship with local audiences are invited to return. In this way, the space between artists and audiences is eliminated, so that all may share life-long opportunities to deepen their cultural knowledge, enrich their lives, and expand their understanding and compassion for the world through the universal language of the arts. DECEMBER 15, 2013, 6:00 P.M. Baird Auditorium SCHUBERT – WANDERER FANTASY IN HIS ACCLAIMED What Makes It Great? series, former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow unravels and explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. Next, pianist Yuliya Gorenman performs the piece in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers.

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JANUARY 11, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater DAVID GREILSAMMER, Piano MOST PIANISTS PERFORM on just one piano per concert. David Greilsammer, known for programming that connects composers from different eras, will use two in his D.C. debut. In addition to a concert grand tuned to standard A-440, Greilsammer will perform a work by John Cage on a prepared piano. Program includes works by Mozart, Rameau, Couperin, Cage, and Scarlatti JANUARY 19, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater INON BARNATAN, Keyboard ALISA WEILERSTEIN, Cello INON BARNATAN IS a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searching, and unfailingly communicative. His sincerity and expressiveness brings audiences into each phrase as if hearing them for the first time, rivaling his technical abilities and sensitive phrasing. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s passion, commitment, and breathtaking technique, combined with undeniable musicianship, make her one of today’s most exciting artists. Together, these two artists offer an alluring and passionate musical event not to be missed with works by Debussy, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, and Schubert. JANUARY 26, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater ANNA LEE, Violin THE 17-YEAR-OLD violinist made her New York Philharmonic debut last season, having made her symphonic debut at the age of five with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and her Avery Fisher Hall debut at ten. Program includes works by Brahms, Kreisler, Massenet, Paganini, Ravel, and Schubert.

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FEBRUARY 1, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater BENJAMIN HOCHMAN, Piano Winner of 2011’s prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Israeli pianist Benjamin Hochman has been described by the New York Times as a “gifted, fast-rising artist.” FEBRUARY 1, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Warner Theatre THE SPRING QUARTET FOUR JAZZ GREATS unite for a multi-generational project showcasing the path from the roots of jazz to the modern jazz idiom: NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette (drums), Grammy Award winner Joe Lovano (saxophone), Grammy Best New Artist winner Esperanza Spalding (bass/vocals), and long-time Spalding collaborator Leo Genovese (piano). FEBRUARY 8, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue SYBARITE5 SYBARITE5, THE FIRST string quintet to win the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60-year history, has taken audiences by storm all across the U.S., forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style are turning heads throughout the music world. FEBRUARY 9, 2014, 4:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, Piano “An utterly distinctive voice in the forest of Bach interpretation.” - The New York Times

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FEBRUARY 12, 2014, 8:00 P.M. The Music Center at Strathmore ST. PETERSBURG PHILHARMONIC YURI TEMIRKANOV, Music Director PROKOFIEV, Violin Concerto No. 2 RACHMANINOFF, Symphony No. 2 FEBRUARY 12, 2014, 8:00 P.M. GWU Lisner Auditorium SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR “THE GROUP SANG OVERLAPPING, syncopated chords that give the soloist a percussive push or radiated around the melody. Add drums, clapping and, sometimes, whistles or ululations, and the music was both meticulous and unstoppable.”- The New York Times FEBRUARY 14, 2014, 8:00 P.M. GWU Lisner Auditorium ROSANNE CASH FOR OVER THREE decades, Rosanne Cash has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music. The eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash of the legendary Carter Family, Rosanne’s musical and family legacy is rooted in the very beginnings of American country music with its deep cultural and historical connections to the south. Her own thoughtful, genre-blurring approach, which encompasses country, rock, roots, and pop influences, has garnered her a Grammy, 12 Grammy nominations, and eleven No. 1 singles. FEBRUARY 16, 2014, 7:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater MLK TRIBUTE CONCERT WPAS MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN OF THE GOSPEL CHOIR STANLEY THURSTON, Artistic Director THE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON SCOTT TUCKER, Artistic Director

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The 300-plus voices of the combined choirs celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MARCH 1, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue KATHY MATTEA GRAMMY AWARD WINNER and environmental activist Kathy Mattea has explored music’s most basic human essence— timeless narratives and melodies steeped in emotion—delivered with beauty by an unmistakable voice. Known for such hits as “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Where've You Been,” and “Come From the Heart,” Mattea blends the bluegrass and folk of her Appalachian roots with her signature sound. MARCH 2, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater JULIA BULLOCK, Soprano PROGRAM TO INCLUDE Italian songs by Luciano Berio, Giuseppe Verdi, and Gioachino Rossini; French songs by Pierre Revel and Olivier Messiaen; and the D.C. premiere of a new work by David Hertzberg, Young Concert Artists Composer-inResidence. MARCH 4, 2014, 8:00 P.M. The Music Center at Strathmore MURRAY PERAHIA, Piano MARCH 9, 2014, 6:00 P.M. Baird Auditorium GERSHWIN SONGS IN HIS ACCLAIMED What Makes It Great? series, former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow unravels and explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. Next, the piece is performed in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers.

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MARCH 18, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, Music Director CORIGLIANO, Symphony No. 1 TCHAIKOVSKY, Symphony No. 5

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MARCH 21 & 22, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Lansburgh Theatre KORESH DANCE COMPANY JOIN KORESH DANCE COMPANY for an eloquent and explosive program featuring Koresh’s choreography to classical favorites juxtaposed with contemporary and world music in an exploration of common rhythms. Known for an exciting and emotional blend of ballet, modern and jazz, the program will include excerpts from Koresh’s latest work Come Together, the humorous The Heartas, choreography set to Mozart’s Moonlight Sonata and Bach’s Air, and Koresh’s highly acclaimed Bolero set to Maurice Ravel’s renowned score.

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MARCH 29, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Howard Theatre JON BATISTE AND STAY HUMAN WITH HIS UNIQUE voice, virtuosic piano chops, and dapper sense of style, Jonathan Batiste transcends music genres. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Bastiste studied piano at the Juilliard School and, at 26, has brought his modern take on American music and clever use of the harmonaboard to more than 40 countries. MARCH 30, 2014, 7:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC GIANANDREA NOSEDA, Conductor FAURÉ, Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80 RAVEL, Ma Mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) Suite RAVEL, Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 BERLIOZ, Symphonie Fantastique APRIL 2, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater MINGUET QUARTETT HAYDN, Quartet No. 64 in D Major, Op. 76 RIHM, String Quartet No. 11 MENDELSSOHN, Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80 APRIL 11, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater LOUIS LORTIE, Piano APRIL 13, 2014, 4:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Concert Hall ZAKIR HUSSAIN AND MASTERS OF PERCUSSION APPRECIATED BOTH IN the field of percussion and in the music world at large as one of the greatest musicians of our time, classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain’s brilliant and energetic performances have established him as a national treasure in his native India and as one of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors.

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APRIL 23, 2014, 8:00 P.M. The Music Center at Strathmore HILARY HAHN, Violin HAHN’S PROGRAM INCLUDES selections from her Encores Project, featuring commissioned works performed for the first time in Washington. APRIL 24, 2014, 8:00 P.M. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO “INSIDE THE MUSIC of Brad Mehldau is a conflict among rock, jazz, and classical personalities,” says The Philadelphia Inquirer of the adventurous pianist. “Ultimately, though, he has figured a way to integrate all three pretty seamlessly.” Mehldau returns to Sixth & I with collaborators Jeff Ballard (drums) and Larry Grenadier (bass). APRIL 25 & 26, 2014, 8:00 P.M. GWU Lisner Auditorium MOMIX WITH AN ECLECTIC score ranging from birdsong to Vivaldi, Botanica shows off the endlessly renewable energy of the superb MOMIX performers, with costumes, projections, and custom-made props and puppetry adding an extra dose of fantasy to the elixir. This is dance at its most organic and inventive. The seasons will never be the same. APRIL 27, 2014, 6:00 P.M. GWU Lisner Auditorium VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS IN HIS ACCLAIMED What Makes It Great? series, former NPR music commentator Rob Kapilow unravels and explores a great musical masterpiece with the audience. Next, the piece is performed in its entirety, followed by a Q&A with the audience and performers. The Peabody Chamber Orchestra joins Mr. Kapilow for this performance focusing on “Spring” and “Summer” from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

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APRIL 29, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater BENJAMIN GROSVENOR, Piano MENDELSSOHN, Andante & Rondo capriccioso in E Major, Op. 14 SCHUBERT, Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3 SCHUMANN, Humoreske, Op. 20 MEDTNER, Two Fairy Tales RAVEL, Valses nobles et sentimentales STRAUSS, Blue Danube (arr. Schulz-Evler)

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MAY 10, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater MARTIN HELMCHEN, Piano BACH, Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828 SCHUBERT, Fantasy in C Major, D. 760, “Der Wanderer” SCHUMANN, Waldszenen, Op. 82 MARCH 21, 2014, 7:30 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater STEFAN JACKIW, Violin MOZART, Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 454 LUTOSLAWSKI, Partita for Violin and Piano SAARIAHO, Nocturne in Memory of W. Lutoslawski BRAHMS, Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 MAY 28 – JUNE 1, 2014 Dance Place STEP AFRIKA!

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WHAT IF WE could take the energy of stepping, harness it, and reuse it to power devices and communities? Green is the New Black is a new work created by Step Afrika! that will explore, through the use of piezoelectric technology, our capacity to capture the “power” created through stepping and convert that power into electrical energy. Green is the New Black will promote concepts of sustainable energy and “climate care” through a performance powered by the energy of dance. MAY 31, 2014, 2:00 P.M. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater SAM HAYWOOD, Piano SAM HAYWOOD, WHO performed with Joshua Bell at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore in recent seasons, makes his U.S. solo recital debut. TICKETS & CONTACT WPAS 2000 L Street, NW, Suite 510 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 785-9727 www.wpas.org

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The Smithsonian Arts and FOUNDED IN 1846, the Industries Building Smithsonian is the world’s Credit: Smithsonian largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established in 2003 by an Act of Congress, making it the 19th Smithsonian Institution museum. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture. Construction is expected to be completed in 2015.

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE MUSEUM CHANGING AMERICA: THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, 1863 AND THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON, 1963 DECEMBER 14, 2012 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

THERE ARE MOMENTS in our nation’s history when individuals unite and take courageous steps to fulfill the promise of democracy. One hundred Rally leaders seated on a speakers' platform years separate at the May 17 Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, the Emancipation Washington, D.C. Credit: Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress Proclamation and the March on Washington. Yet, these two events are profoundly linked together in a larger story of liberty and the American experience. Both were the result of people demanding justice. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. In both, we take inspiration from those who marched toward freedom. CONTACT National Museum of African American History and Culture Second Floor, East Wing 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 (202) 633-1000 http://nmaahc.si.edu/

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AFRICAN ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS THE FINEST examples of traditional and contemporary art from the entire continent of Africa. AFRICA REVIEWED: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LEGACY OF ELIOT ELISOFON NOVEMBER 21, 2013 – AUGUST 24, 2014 BE TRANSPORTED TO mid-20th-century Africa through Eliot Elisofon’s photographs, collected objects, films, and journals. LINES, MARKS, AND DRAWINGS: THROUGH THE LENS OF ROGER BALLEN JUNE 19, 2013 – FEBRUARY 9, 2014 EXPERIENCE HOW artist Roger Ballen organizes visual chaos into visual coherency. EARTH MATTERS: LAND AS MATERIAL AND METAPHOR IN THE ARTS OF AFRICA APRIL 22, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 LEARN ABOUT THE complex and visually rich relationship between African artists and the land upon which they live, walk, and frame their days. CHIEF S.O. ALONGE: PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE COURT OF BENIN, 1926–1989 FALL 2014 – TBA TO CELEBRATE THE history of Nigerian photography, this exhibition features the collection of Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, one of Nigeria’s premiere early photographers. As an official photographer of the Royal Court of the Benin Kingdom, Alonge documented the rituals, pageantry, and regalia of the court for over a half-century. Also highlighted are works of art from Benin in the museum’s permanent collection and rare collections of Nigerian photography in the museum’s Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives.

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AFRICAN MOSAIC: CELEBRATING A DECADE OF COLLECTING ONGOING THE DIVERSITY AND outstanding quality of Africa’s arts are reflected in some 112 objects collected by the museum during the past 10 years. CERAMICS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART ONGOING DRAWN FROM THE museum’s extensive collection of ceramic works, 14 vessels represent various regions of the African continent. PAVILION SCULPTURES ONGOING SCULPTURES AND OBJECTS from the collection are displayed in the Pavilion and rotated regularly. CONTACT National Museum of African Art 950 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20560 (202) 633-1000 http://africa.si.edu

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AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM TWENTY-THREE GALLERIES exhibiting hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and other flight-related artifacts. VIEWS OF AFRICA AUGUST 15, 2013 – FEBRUARY 16, 2014 EXPLORE DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES of the Earth, focusing on the dynamic landscapes of Africa. SUITED FOR SPACE JULY 26, 2013 – TBA WITNESS THE MODERN technological marvel that is the spacesuit.

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CONTACT National Air and Space Museum Independence Avenue at 6th Street, SW Washington, DC 20560 (202) 633-2214 http://airandspace.si.edu

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AMERICAN ART MUSEUM ARTWORKS—INCLUDING PAINTINGS, sculpture, photographs, folk art, and decorative arts from the colonial period to today—offer an unparalleled record of the American experience. OUR AMERICA: THE LATINO PRESENCE IN AMERICAN ART OCTOBER 25, 2013 – MARCH 2, 2014 MORE THAN 90 WORKS show how Latino artists tackled classic American themes and actively participated in the artistic movements of their day. LANDSCAPES IN PASSING: PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVE FITCH, ROBERT FLICK, AND ELAINE MAYES JULY 26, 2013 – FEBRUARY 23, 2014 SEE HOW THREE late-20th-century photographers view the American landscape—as drive-through scenery rather than the entrancing wilderness of the 19th century.

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A DEMOCRACY OF IMAGES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM JUNE 28, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 SEE HOW PHOTOGRAPHY in America evolved from a documentary medium to an artistic genre.

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Smithsonian Institute American ArtMuseums Museum WATCH THIS! NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE ART OF THE MOVING IMAGE ROTATING EXHIBITION IN THIS PERMANENT rotating gallery dedicated to the media arts, the museum examines the history and the latest developments in the art of the moving image. RALPH FASANELLA: LEST WE FORGET MAY 2 – AUGUST 3, 2014 SEE HOW ARTIST Ralph Fasanella (1914-1997) addressed issues of postwar America. CONTACT American Art Museum 8th and F Streets, NW Washington, DC 20004 (202) 633-7970 http://americanart.si.edu

AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM DEVOTED TO THE SCIENTIFIC, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States. THE BIRTH OF BIOTECH OCTOBER 24, 2013 – FEBRUARY 2014 EXPLORE THE BIRTH of the biotech industry and the science and industry behind the first major product of the biotech boom: recombinant human insulin. LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS JUNE 28, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 LEARN HOW LITTLE Golden Books made children’s literature more widely available and transformed children’s reading habits. INVENTION AND THE PATENT MODEL JUNE 20, 2013 – TBA SOME 20 PATENT models from the museum’s collections,

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submitted between 1790 and 1880, reveal technological innovations and changing social roles during the period. CHANGING AMERICA: THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, 1863, AND THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON, 1963 DECEMBER 14, 2012 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 LEARN HOW TWO events 100 years apart changed the course of the nation in this exhibition featuring such items as Abraham Lincoln’s top hat, Harriet Tubman’s shawl, and photographs of the March on Washington. PUPPETRY IN AMERICA DECEMBER 13, 2013 – MARCH 26, 2014 MEET THE ORIGINAL Howdy Doody, Charlie McCarthy, and some of their puppet cousins, and learn about their role in American culture. CONTACT American History Museum 1400 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 (202) 633-1000 http://americanhistory.si.edu

AMERICAN INDIAN MUSEUM HOME TO ONE of the largest and most diverse collections of Native art and historical and cultural objects; exhibitions are designed in collaboration with Native communities from across the hemisphere. GRAND PROCESSION: DOLLS FROM THE CHARLES AND VALERIE DIKER COLLECTION APRIL 20, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 SEE HOW FIVE Native American artists turn a centuries-old tradition of doll making into a contemporary art form.

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Smithsonian AmericanInstitute HistoryMuseums Museum CERAMICA DE LOS ANCESTROS: CENTRAL AMERICA’S PAST REVEALED MARCH 29, 2013 – FEBRUARY 1, 2015 TREASURES FROM THE museum’s collection of Central American ceramics shed new light on the exchange of dynamic ideas about art, culture, politics, and technology within the region’s largely unknown civilizations. Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian ©2004 Judy Davis/Hoachlander Davis Photography for the Smithsonian

MAKING MARKS: PRINTS FROM CROW’S SHADOW PRESS JANUARY – MAY 2014 SEE PRINTS BY contemporary Native American artists working at Crow’s Shadow Press. AS WE GROW: TRADITIONS, TOYS, GAMES ONGOING SEE NATIVE AMERICAN toys from all over North, Central, and South America, and find out what life lessons and traditions they teach.

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ORIENTATION EXHIBITION CASES ONGOING THESE EIGHT EXHIBITION cases introduce the themes of the museum’s exhibitions. OUTDOOR SCULPTURES ONGOING See We Were Always Here by Rick Bartow (Wiyot/Mad River Band), Buffalo Dancer II by George Rivera (Pueblo of Pojoaque), and Always Becoming by Nora Naranjo-Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo). CONTACT National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20560 (202) 633-1000 http://nmai.si.edu

ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM EXAMINES, DOCUMENTS, AND interprets the impact of historical and contemporary social issues on urban communities. SEPARATE AND UNEQUALED: BLACK BASEBALL IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONGOING THIS SMALL EXHIBITION provides an overview of the popularity of African American baseball teams that played on segregated fields in Washington, D.C., from Reconstruction to the second half of the 20th century.

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Smithsonian Institute American IndianMuseums Museum HOME SEWN: QUILTS FROM THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY DECEMBER 9, 2013 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 VIEW QUILTS BY Annie Dennis and Emma Russell, and learn how present-day African-American women quilters continue the quilting traditions of the lower Mississippi Valley. UBUHLE WOMEN: BEADWORK AND THE ART OF INDEPENDENCE DECEMBER 9, 2013 – SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 LEARN ABOUT A new form of bead art and how Ubuhle women transform the beadwork surface into a contemporary work of art.

Zandile Ntobela, Cherry Tree, 2011, Glass beads sewn onto fabric, Private Collection Photograph by Susana Raab, Anacostia Community Museum

CONTACT The Anacostia Community Museum 1901 Fort Place, SE Washington, DC 20020 (202) 633-4820 http://anacostia.si.edu

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ARTS AND INDUSTRIES BUILDING THE ARTS AND Industries Building has a special role among Smithsonian buildings—as the original home of the National Museum. REOPENING LATE 2014 CONTACT Arts and Industries Building 900 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20560 (202) 633-1000 www.si.edu/museums/arts-and-industries-building

FREER GALLERY OF ART HOUSES ONE OF the premier collections of Asian art, with objects dating from Neolithic times to the early 20th century, as well as the world’s most important collection of works by James McNeill Whistler. EXHIBITING FREER’S BIBLES NOVEMBER 16, 2013 – FEBRUARY 16, 2014 TWO ANTIQUE WORKS—a parchment codex of Deuteronomy and Joshua, and the so-called Washington codex (the third oldest parchment manuscript of the Gospels)—are shown against the backdrop of Whistler’s brilliant blue-and-gold decorations. WOMEN IN CHINESE PAINTING NOVEMBER 9, 2013 – APRIL 27, 2014 PAINTINGS IN THIS exhibition illustrate the active and critical roles women played in traditional Chinese society. KOREAN STYLE IN JAPANESE CERAMICS AUGUST 24, 2013 – FEBRUARY 9, 2014 SEE A SELECTION OF Japanese tea bowls inspired by Korean ceramic styles.

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Smithsonian Institute Museums Anacostia Community Museum CHARLES FREER AND THE ARTS OF JAPAN AUGUST 24, 2013 – FEBRUARY 9, 2014 SEE WORKS CHARLES LANG FREER collected during his visits to Japan between 1895–1911. SYLVAN SOUNDS: FREER, DEWING, AND JAPAN MAY 18, 2013 – MAY 18, 2014 LANDSCAPES BY THOMAS DEWING are juxtaposed with Japanese works that Freer acquired in the late 1890s to illuminate the connection between Freer’s taste for Japanese art and his affection for American tonalist paintings. THE NILE AND ANCIENT EGYPT DECEMBER 7, 2013 – ONGOING BEAUTIFUL AND MAJESTIC, the mighty Nile River inspired ancient Egyptian artists and craftsmen for more than four millennia. On view are exceptional artifacts from the Freer Gallery’s collection. Made of glass, wood, and stone, these objects illuminate the important role water animals played in ancient Egyptian religion and concepts of the afterlife. Other highlights include a masterfully rendered pharaonic head from the third millennium BCE and a selection of extraordinary glass decorated with wave patterns that recall the Nile. Together they evoke the power and enduring fascination of this waterway. CONTACT Freer Gallery Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20560 (202) 633-4880 http://asia.si.edu

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HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN DISPLAYS THE ART of our time in a cylindrical building, and adjoining plaza and sunken sculpture garden. DAMAGE CONTROL: ART AND DESTRUCTION SINCE 1950 OCTOBER 24, 2013 – MAY 26, 2014 THIS GROUND-BREAKING exhibition explores the theme of destruction in international contemporary visual culture.

Harold Edgerton, still from Photography of Nuclear Detonations, 1950

BARBARA KRUGER: BELIEF & DOUBT AUGUST 20, 2012 – DECEMBER 2014 FAMOUS FOR HER incisive photomontages, Barbara Kruger (American, b. Newark, NJ, 1945) creates this immersive sitespecific piece that explores themes of democracy, doubt, and belief. CONTACT Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Independence Avenue and 7th Street, SW Washington, DC 20560 (202) 633-1000 http://hirshhorn.si.edu

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SmithsonianFreer Institute Museums Gallery of Art NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK ONE OF THE WORLD’S best zoos and home to approximately 2,000 animals representing nearly 400 species, of which about a quarter are endangered, provides leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability. AMERICAN TRAIL SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 – ONGOING VISIT THE AMERICAN TRAIL, the Zoo’s new home for seals, sea lions, and brown pelicans, which is modeled on the central California coast. Also located here are bald eagles, gray wolves, North American river otters, beavers, and ravens. THE INSIDE STORY: RADIOGRAPHY MAY 21, 2012 – ONGOING VIEW INTERESTING X-RAYS to learn how animals move, eat, and play. ELEPHANT TRAILS SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 – ONGOING AS PART OF the Zoo’s campaign to save Asian elephants, this expanded and transformed home for the Zoo’s Asian elephants provides new indoor and outdoor space, and features a variety of habitats that support the natural behavior of the multigenerational herd. CONTACT National Zoo 3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008 (202) 633-4888 http://nationalzoo.si.edu

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS ON EARLIEST human origins; development of world cultures; ancient and modern mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and sea creatures. PORTRAITS OF PLANET OCEAN: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF BRIAN SKERRY SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 – TBA CAPTIVATING IMAGES BY photojournalist Brian Skerry reveal the mystery and beauty of the undersea world. FRAGILE BEAUTY: THE ART & SCIENCE OF SEA BUTTERFLIES SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 – TBA THROUGH LARGER-THAN-LIFE sculptures, learn how some of the smallest creatures in the ocean, ocean pteropods (“sea butterflies”), are faring in the face of increasing ocean acidification. MUD MASONS OF MALI AUGUST 31, 2013 – APRIL 2014 DISCOVER HOW MUD masons maintain the spectacular traditional architecture of Djenne, Mali, in the modern world. GENOME: UNLOCKING LIFE’S CODE JUNE 14, 2013 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 EXPLORE THE FUTURE of genomics and learn what makes you ... you: DNA. NATURE’S BEST 2012 PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS: WINDLAND SMITH RICE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS JUNE 7, 2013 – JUNE 2014 ON VIEW ARE winners in various categories from the 2012 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards. WHALES: FROM BONE TO BOOK MAY 25, 2013 – JUNE 15, 2014 TRACE THE PROCESS of Natural History from the discovery of a whale fossil on a beach to museum drawer to scientific illustration.

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Museums HirshhornSmithsonian Museum AndInstitute Sculpture Garden UNINTENDED JOURNEYS FEBRUARY 7, 2014 – AUGUST 13, 2014 PHOTOGRAPHS REVEAL THE human effects of climate change and natural disasters on communities around the world. BEYOND BOLLYWOOD: INDIAN AMERICANS SHAPE THE NATION FEBRUARY 26, 2014 – TBA THIS EXHIBITION EXPLORES the “American Dream” as lived by Indian Americans. Through photographs, artifacts, videos, and interactive stations, learn about the Indian American experience and their dynamic role in shaping American society.

Ghosh family photo at Samuel P. Taylor State Park, c. 1970, as part of Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation Photograph courtesy of the Ali Akbar Khan Foundation/Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program

CONTACT National Museum of Natural History 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20560 (202) 633-1000 http://mnh.si.edu

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PORTRAIT GALLERY TELLS THE STORIES of America through the individuals who have shaped our nation, from pre-colonial times to today, including poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists. YOUSUF KARSH: AMERICAN PORTRAITS, PART I NOVEMBER 8, 2013 – APRIL 27, 2014 PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS BY Yousuf Karsh (1908–2002) include those of Georgia O’Keeffe, Jonas Salk, Marian Anderson, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Arden, I. M. Pei, Isamu Noguchi, and Eleanor Roosevelt.  FOUR FEMALE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES OCTOBER 29, 2013 – OCTOBER 2016 SEE SUPREME COURT justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan in this life-size portrait. DANCING THE DREAM OCTOBER 17, 2013 – JULY 13, 2014 EXPLORE THE RELATIONSHIP between the art of dance and the evolution of a modern American identity through images of performers, choreographers, and impresarios. ONE LIFE: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. JUNE 28, 2013 – JUNE 1, 2014 TRACE THE TRAJECTORY of Martin Luther King Jr.’s career, from his rise to prominence as the leader of the national civil rights movement to his work as an anti-war activist and advocate for those living in poverty.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wife Coretta Scott King and their daughter Yolanda, 1956, Gelatin silver print, 10 7/8 x 14 inches, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, copyright Sandra Weiner Photograph by Dan Weiner

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Smithsonian NATURALInstitute HISTORYMuseums MUSEUM MEADE BROTHERS: PIONEERS IN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY JUNE 14, 2013 – JUNE 1, 2014 LEARN ABOUT THE lives and careers of Charles R. Meade and Henry W. M. Meade, who are recognized as leading members of the first generation of American studio photographers. OUTWIN BOOCHEVER PORTRAIT COMPETITION 2013 MARCH 23, 2013 – FEBRUARY 23, 2014 THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY presents 48 finalists’ works that were selected from the third triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

BOUND FOR FREEDOM’S LIGHT: AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND THE CIVIL WAR FEBRUARY 1, 2013 – MARCH 2, 2014 IMAGES FROM THE museum’s collection are used to explore the roles individual African-Americans played during the Civil War. MATHEW BRADY’S PHOTOGRAPHS OF UNION GENERALS MARCH 30, 2012 – MAY 31, 2015 STUDIO PORTRAITS OF Union military leaders from George McClellan and Ambrose Burnside to William Tecumseh Sherman and Ulysses Grant by photographer Mathew Brady are on view. MR. LINCOLN’S WASHINGTON: A CIVIL WAR PORTFOLIO DECEMBER 13, 2013 – JANUARY 25, 2015 PHOTOGRAPHS, PRINTS, DRAWINGS, and maps reveal how the Civil War affected life in the District of Columbia.  AMERICAN COOL FEBRUARY 7 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 WHAT DO WE MEAN when we say someone is “cool”? Find out in this exhibition. FACE VALUE: PORTRAITURE IN THE AGE OF ABSTRACTION APRIL 18, 2014 – JANUARY 11, 2015 See how mid-20th century artists reinvented portraiture as a progressive art form for a new generation.

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GRANT AND LEE JULY 4, 2014 – MAY 25, 2015 PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, DOCUMENTS, and objects reveal the personal lives and professional rivalries of Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee. CONTACT National Portrait Gallery 8th and F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 (202) 633-8300 http://npg.si.edu

POSTAL MUSEUM DEVOTED TO THE HISTORY of America’s mail service and the hobby of stamp collecting. WORLD OF STAMPS SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 – ONGOING SEE STAMPS THAT have shaped history and honored people and places around the world. MAIL MARKS HISTORY SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 – ONGOING TRACE THE JOURNEYS of three historic letters by analyzing different kinds of mail markings. NATIONAL STAMP SALON SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 – ONGOING BROWSE TENS OF thousands of stamps, mail, medals, dies, and other artifacts from the National Philatelic Collection. PACIFIC EXCHANGE: CHINA & U.S. MAIL MARCH 6, 2014 – JANUARY 5, 2015 EXAMINE THE RELATIONSHIP between China and the United States through stamps and mail. Rare stamp proofs from the China Bureau of Engraving and Printing (1912-1928) reveal commerce

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Smithsonian Institute Museums Portrait Gallery and culture between 1860 and 1980, while American stamps tell the story of Chinese Americans from the Gold Rush to today’s celebration of Lunar New Year. CONTACT National Postal Museum 2 Massachussets Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 633-5555 http://postalmuseum.si.edu

RENWICK GALLERY OF THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM THE RENWICK GALLERY opened in 1972 as the home of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative art program. The collection, exhibition program, and publications presented by the Renwick Gallery highlight the best craft objects and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present. UNDER RENOVATION 2014 – 2016 CONTACT Renwick Gallery 1661 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20006 (202) 633-7970 http://americanart.si.edu

SACKLER GALLERY FEATURES BOTH PERMANENT and temporary exhibitions of Asian art from ancient times to contemporary. YOGA: THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION OCTOBER 19, 2013 – JANUARY 26, 2014 EXPLORE HOW THE meanings of yoga changed over time as it became a global phenomenom through more than 120

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masterpieces, including 10 folios from the first illustrated compilation of asanas made for a Mughal emperor in 1602 that have never been shown in the United States. STRANGE AN WONDROUS: PRINTS OF INDIA FROM THE ROBERT J. DEL BONTA COLLECTION OCTOBER 19, 2013 – JANUARY 5, 2014 AN EXCEPTIONAL GROUP of 50 prints show how perceptions of Indian culture shifted through the centuries, from the Enlightenment to the colonial period and into modernity.  PERSPECTIVES: RINA BANERJEE JULY 13, 2013 – JUNE 8, 2014 ARTIST RINA BANERJEE’S latest site-specific sculptural assemblage, A world lost, touches on themes of migration and transformation. IN FOCUS: ARA GULER’S ANATOLIA DECEMBER 14, 2013 – MAY 14, 2014 NEVER-BEFORE-SHOWN works, highlighting Turkey’s cultural history, by the legendary photographer Ara Güler are on view.  CHIGUSA AND THE ART OF TEA FEBRUARY 22 – JULY 27, 2014 LEARN HOW ONE Chinese storage jar was transformed into a vessel worthy of display, adornment, and contemplation. CONTACT Arthur M. Sackler Gallery 1050 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20013 (202) 633-4880 http://asia.si.edu

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SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION BUILDING, THE CASTLE HOME TO THE Smithsonian Information Center as well as the Institution’s administrative headquarters.

Smithsonian Institution Building, "The Castle", c. 1867 Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives

SOUVENIR NATION: RELICS, KEEPSAKES, AND CURIOS AUGUST 9, 2013 – AUGUST 2014 WHAT IS A SOUVENIR? What becomes a souvenir? Find out in this exhibition! LEGO MODEL OF THE SMITHSONIAN CASTLE AUGUST 5, 2013 – AUGUST 5, 2014 A MODEL OF the Smithsonian Castle build of LEGO bricks celebrates the origins of the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park. VIEWS FROM THE TALL TOWER AUGUST 1, 2012 – AUGUST 2014 SEE HOW THE Washington skyline, as seen from the north tower of the Castle, has changed since 1863.  CONTACT The Smithsonian Institute 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20560 (202) 633-1000 www.si.edu

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Contact Information ARENA STAGE: (202) 554-9066 CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART: (202) 639-1700 THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS: (202) 467-4600 NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC: (301) 493-9283 NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: (202) 467-4600 OLNEY THEATRE: (301) 924-2654 PHILLIPS COLLECTION: (202) 387-2151 SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY: (202) 547-1122 SIGNATURE THEATRE: (703) 820-9771 STRATHMORE: (301) 581-5100 UNITED STATES MEMORIAL HOLOCAUST MUSEUM: (202) 488-0400 THE WASHINGTON BALLET: (202) 362-3606 THE WASHINGTON CHORUS: (202) 342-6221 WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA: (202) 467-4600 WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY: (202) 785-9727 SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE MUSEUMS: (202) 633-1000

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