Bobby McFerrin - LIVE Improvisation at The Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert features Grammy Award–winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin with the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director, Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Performed on the Millennium Stage on January 16, 2012. View the full concert at: https://youtu.be/ZI37h0JS2_I
Play video Renée Fleming - In the Silence of the Mysterious Night (Van Cliburn Tribute) - 2001 KC Honors
Renée Fleming - In the Silence of the Mysterious Night (Van Cliburn Tribute) - 2001 KC Honors
Soprano Renée Fleming performs Rachmaninoff's "In the Silence of the Mysterious Night" in tribute to pianist Van Cliburn at the 2001 Kennedy Center Honors. She's accompanied on the piano by Olga Kern, who earlier that year won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb #KCHonors #ReneeFleming #VanCliburn #KennedyCenter #CBS
Play video Kendrick Lamar and the National Symphony Orchestra - "These Walls"
Kendrick Lamar and the National Symphony Orchestra - "These Walls"
On October 20, 2015, Kendrick Lamar and the NSO Pops delivered a one-night-only performance at The Kennedy Center featuring some of Lamar's biggest hits and cuts from his lyrical masterpiece “To Pimp a Butterfly”.
Play video Cynthia Erivo - "Nessun Dorma" (Puccini) | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Cynthia Erivo - "Nessun Dorma" (Puccini) | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Cynthia Erivo sings "Nessun Dorma," from Puccini's Turandot, LIVE at The Kennedy Center (excerpt). Part of "WNO Opera Gala Concert, Trading Voices" on June 3, 2017. Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheKennedyCenter
Play video Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights | The Kennedy Center
Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights | The Kennedy Center
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway musical tells the story of a vibrant community on the brink of change in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The windows are always open, the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music, and the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights won Tony Awards® for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations. Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Returning to the Kennedy Center following her turn in the pre-Broadway production of Gigi, Vanessa Hudgens, will take on the role of Vanessa, with Anthony Ramos, who originated the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the Original Broadway Cast of Hamiltion, as Usnavi, Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!) as Nina, local D.C. actor Mateo Ferro as Sonny, Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Daniela, J. Quinton Johnson (Hamilton) as Benny, original Broadway cast member Blanca Camacho as Camila, Saundra Santiago (Nine) as Abuela Claudia, Broadway cast member Rick Negron returning to the role of Kevin, Virgil Gadson (After Midnight) as Graffiti Pete, Arianna Rosario (On Your Feet!) as Carla, and original Broadway cast member Eliseo Roman reprising the role of Piragua Guy. The production is directed and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons, who recently choreographed the NFL Super Bowl ad featuring Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. An In the Heights original Broadway cast member and Assistant Dance Captain, Klemons has a long history with Miranda’s work, having gone on to serve as Associate Choreographer for both Hamilton and Bring it On: The Musical. The production features scenic design by Tony®-nominee Anna Louizos (In the Heights), costume design by Andrea Lauer (Bring It On: The Musical), lighting design by Helen Hayes Award-nominee Cory Pattak, sound design by Andrew Keister (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), projections by Zachary Borovay (Rock of Ages), and Zachary Dietz (In The Heights) as Music Director. Part of Broadway Center Stage In a semi-staged concert format and joined by talent direct from Broadway and here in our nation’s capital, these performances shine a spotlight on the emotional heart of three beloved stories in compelling new ways—placing the artists, their vision, and their work Center Stage! March 21 - 25, 2018 at The Kennedy Center Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video José André Montaño & Jason Moran - Piano Duet | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
José André Montaño & Jason Moran - Piano Duet | LIVE at The Kennedy Center
Blind piano prodigy José André Montaño joins jazz great Jason Moran in a spirited piano duet. Part of Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center, May 29, 2016. Go here to view the full performance: https://youtu.be/ABo7FRDPI1w José André Montaño formed his first Latin Jazz band at age six and has performed with many great jazz musicians throughout Bolivia, Brazil and Peru. Since his emergence on the music scene in the late 1990s, Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran has proven more than his brilliance as a performer. With a unique vision and innovative approach to the music, Mr. Moran was appointed Artistic Advisor for Jazz for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in November 2011 and given the title of Artistic Director for Jazz in May 2014. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb
Play video Dance Through the Lens | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
Dance Through the Lens | A Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original
Go behind the scenes with dance photographer Matt Karas in this Kennedy Center Digital Stage Original. Featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Subscribe to The Kennedy Center! http://bit.ly/2gNFrtb