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2022-2023 Single Tickets On Sale

Single tickets for all events in our 2022/23 season are available for sale tomorrow, September 7, at 9:30 a.m. The season comprises phenomenal international orchestra concerts, gospel celebrations, virtuosic piano and violin recitalists, and world-premiere dance performances.

Orchestra tickets are selling quickly! Don’t delay if you’d like to see our long-awaited Hazel Scott-inspired season opener with Dance Theatre of Harlem. Seats are now limited for Midori, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis, Renee Fleming and Evgeny Kissin, and Igor Levit. Don’t miss the inventive and comical evening of puppetry and masks with Swiss troupe Mummenschanz.

Now’s the best time to subscribe and save when selecting three or more performances across the full season. Gain access to free exchanges, and other subscriber-only benefits.

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Free Family Programming
ReVision Dance Company Sept. 10

Join us at Dance Place for Propelling Voice, a free, interactive modern dance program led by ReVision Dance Company on September 10, at 2 p.m. Perfect for families with children ages 5 and older, Washington Performing Arts Family Art Moments (FAM) programs are American Sign Language (ASL) accessible, and feature sensory-friendly comforts. Advance reservations recommended.


Performers from the Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs

Joyfully Together at WolfTrap
Sept. 18 Choirs Event

Join a community-powered singing celebration, Joyfully Together, featuring our own Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs and other local choral groups at WolfTrap, on Sunday September 18, at 5 p.m. Event is presented by The Washington Chorus and WolfTrap.

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Friends Event
Hazel Scott Listening Party

Sept. 22

Commissioned by Washington Performing Arts and presented by Dance Theatre of Harlem this October, the world-premiere ballet Sounds of Hazel celebrates the remarkable life and legacy of pianist, activist, bandleader and star of stage and screen, Hazel Scott. In anticipation of the ballet, and in honor of Scott’s 102nd birthday, Friends of Washington Performing Arts are invited to a Hazel Scott Listening Party, featuring Artist-in-Residence Murray Horwitz, Hazel Scott biographer Karen Chilton, Scott’s son Adam Clayton Powell III, and others.

Not yet a Friend of Washington Performing Arts? Joining today with a gift of $75 or more, and be included in this and other enriching events throughout the season.

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Tregaron Unplugged

Tregaron Unplugged
Oct. 15, 3-5:30 p.m.

Mars Arts D.C. and Tregaron Conservancy partner once again with the return of Tregaron Unplugged. Mark your calendar and join us on Saturday, October 15 at 3 p.m. (rain date on Sunday, October 16) for this free, outdoor, multi-musician showcase that invites local musicians into the beautiful parklands of the Tregaron Conservancy. With simultaneous performances at four locations throughout the grounds of the conservancy, Tregaron Unplugged offers visitors an immersive experience where they can traverse the trails through the trees, discovering a variety of genres and artists as they explore. Also, enjoy the offerings of area-based and locally-owned businesses as they bring fall-festive treats, family-friendly activities, and more to this year’s Tregaron Unplugged.

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Kayla Ross Perry Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Congratulations to Children of the Gospel Choir (COTG) member, Christian Inman, who received the inaugural Kayla Ross Perry Memorial Foundation’s COTG scholarship Award on Thursday, August 18, 2022. Inman is attending Berkley College of Music, studying contemporary writing, vocal performance and music production.

Kayla Ross Perry, soprano, was an alumnus of Children of the Gospel Choir who passed away due to complications of Epilepsy. Founded in 2017, the Kayla Ross Perry Memorial Foundation honors the life and legacy of Kayla, and provides funding for students in the creative arts.

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Upcoming Events

Igor Levit

Igor Levit, piano
Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, music director
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

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Mummenschanz 50 Years
Oct. 22, 8 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium

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Midori, violin
Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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A Night at Café Society

A Night at Café Society
A 1930s & ’40s-era Cabaret

Nov. 11, 8 p.m.
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

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Vikingur Ólafsson

Vikingur Ólafsson, piano
Nov. 19, 2 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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Men and Women of the Gospel Choir

Men and Women of the Gospel Choir 30th Anniversary Celebration
Nov. 20, 5 p.m.
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center

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Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet & founder
Nov. 29, 8 p.m.
Sixth & I

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Children of the Gospel Choir

Season of Hope
The U.S. Air Force Band &
The Children of the Gospel Choir
Dec 10 & 11
DAR Constitution Hall

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Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Jan 24, 7:30 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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Charles Richard-Hamelin

Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano
Jan. 28, 2 p.m.
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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Open Positions

Washington Performing Arts is hiring an Education Partnerships Manager, Manager of Choir Curriculum and Artistic Planning, and Chief Financial Officer. Share our positions with jobseekers in your network, or apply to become part of our team to that champions the arts as a unifying force.

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