Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Recital
MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient Alisa Weilerstein returns with her innovative, theatrical new project Fragments, interspersing movements of Bach Cello Suites with 10-minute fragments of newly commissioned works by living composers. Don’t miss this world-premiere performance!

Saturday, April 6, 2024, 7:30 PM

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Terrace Theater

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Together in Arts and Community

Washington Performing Arts 2024 Gala

A dazzling evening to celebrate impactful programs, special friends, and support our transformative performances, arts education programs, and community initiatives. Join us March 15!

Lahav Shani conducts The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Lahav Shani, chief conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

In an exclusive program, superstar pianist Daniil Trifonov joins the orchestra for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 “Jeunehomme.” Also on the program are selections from Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, and more.

The City is Our Stage

Meet us in performance venues of different capacities, aesthetics, and layouts throughout the region. From concert halls and collegiate auditoriums to historic synagogues, outdoor plazas, museums and more, each event marries artist, audience, art form, and communities in a culturally enriching experience.

Zakir Hussain playing the tabla.

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With upwards of 30 dynamic concert experiences annually, Washington Performing Arts brings to you distinguished symphony orchestras, renowned and emerging artists in classical music, gospel music, jazz, international genres, and more.

Children of the Gospel Choir performs at the opening of The Kennedy Center's Reach.

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“As a parent and a passionate supporter of the arts, I am continually inspired by Washington Performing Arts. The education program, Children of the Gospel (COTG) in particular, has helped shape my twin daughters into both skilled artists and ardent arts enthusiasts.

Since joining the choir five seasons ago at age eight, I’ve witnessed their personal growth ―from honing their vocal talents to learning the values of teamwork and dedication ―and the experience has been truly transformative for our entire household.”

– Dr. Tafaya Ransom

Our Current Season

Our 2023-2024 season, Together in Art and Community, includes cherished classics and world premieres, encounters with early-career artists and seasoned superstars, immersive (and free!) community events, and a 30th anniversary celebration for our acclaimed Children of the Gospel Choir.

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The World in Our City

Celebrate cultural diplomacy in our international city with these arts-based offerings.

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