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Join us in person for 20+ events in venues throughout the D.C. area. Enjoy acclaimed and emerging artists alike, representing a wealth of genres, traditions, and cultures—scroll down for complete season listings.

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2021/22 Season Performances

Tregaron Unplugged

Tregaron Unplugged
Sat, Oct 9, 4pm
Tregaron Conservancy

FREE PRE-SEASON EVENT: Join us as a number of outstanding D.C. musicians perform throughout the beautiful parklands of the Tregaron Conservancy.

Matthew Whitaker Quartet

Matthew Whitaker Quartet
Fri, Oct 15, 8pm
Lincoln Theatre

Jazz piano/organ phenom Whitaker returns to light up the Lincoln, with a special appearance by our own Children of the Gospel Choir.

Lara Downes

Lara Downes with Rita Dove & Thalea Quartet
Wed, Nov 3, 8pm
Sixth & I

Stories of migration and transformation with piano visionary Downes, Pulitzer-winning poet Dove, and the up-and-coming Thalea Quartet.

Tiffany Poon, piano

Tiffany Poon
Sun, Dec 12, 2pm
Kennedy Center

Hayes Piano Artist and social media maven Poon performs Clara and Robert Schumann.

Living the Dream...Singing the Dream

Living the Dream…
Singing the Dream

Sun, Jan 30, 7pm
Kennedy Center

The united choirs of Washington Performing Arts and Choral Arts in their ever-popular annual tribute to MLK.

Sphinx Symphony Orchestra

Sphinx Symphony Orchestra
Tue, Feb 1, 8pm
Kennedy Center
The Sphinx Organization celebrates its 25th anniversary with its namesake orchestra, Met Opera star J’Nai Bridges, and other special guests.

Hazel Scott 101st Birthday Celebration, Program 1

Hazel Scott 101st Birthday Celebration, Program 1
Sat, Feb 5, 8pm
Lincoln Theatre
Free Performance! Our multi-event tribute to the late, great Hazel Scott launches with music, stories, and more courtesy of The United States Air Force Band, piano virtuoso Michelle Cann, and others.

Syncopated Ladies

Syncopated Ladies
Sun, Feb 20, 8pm
Lincoln Theatre
Experience an explosion of tap-dance innovation, celebration, and motivation—or, in the Ladies’ own words: “Fierce Footwork. Female Force.”

Martin James Bartlett, piano

Martin James Bartlett
Sun, Mar 6, 2pm
Kennedy Center
Hayes Piano Artist and 2014 BBC “Young Musician of the Year” Bartlett in a program of Couperin, Rachmaninoff, and more.

Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma

Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos & Yo-Yo Ma
Mon, Mar 7, 8pm
Kennedy Center
The all-star classical trio return in an all-Beethoven evening.

Davóne Tines, bass-baritone

Davóne Tines & Lester Green
Tue, Mar 15, 8pm
Sixth & I
Star bass-baritone Tines joins piano maestro Green in a program inspired by the Catholic mass, with works ranging from J.S. Bach to eminent contemporary composers.

Lil Buck

Lil Buck’s Memphis Jookin’: The Show
Fri, Mar 25, 8pm
Lincoln Theatre
Gravity-defying street-dance sensation Lil Buck pays tribute to his home city and its signature style in a new, evening-length work.

Hilary Hahn, violin

Hilary Hahn, Seth Parker Woods & Andreas Haefliger
Tue, Mar 29, 7:30pm
Kennedy Center
Three-time Grammy-winning violinist Hahn joins eclectic cellist Woods and piano master Haefliger in an intimate recital setting.

English with an Accent

Migguel Anggelo’s English with an Accent
Fri, Apr 1, 8pm
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Combining music, dance, and theater, Venezuelan-born multidisciplinary artist Migguel Anggelo crafts a fantastical fable exploring identity and the American Dream.

Itzhak Perlman, violin

An Evening with Itzhak Perlman
Sat, Apr 2, 8pm
Kennedy Center
Through live performance, archival video, and more, legendary violinist Perlman reflects upon his storied career, joined by pianist and frequent collaborator Rohan De Silva.

Zakir Hussain, tabla

Zakir Hussain’s Triveni
Thu, Apr 14, 8pm
Sixth & I
The incomparable tabla master Zakir Hussain unites Indian musical traditions in his Triveni trio with lauded collaborators Jayanthi Kumaresh (veena) and Kala Ramnath (Carnatic violin).

Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

Eden: Joyce DiDonato & Il Pomo d’Oro
Sun, Apr 24, 7pm
Strathmore
Celebrated mezzo-soprano DiDonato joins renowned Italian early-music ensemble il Pomo d’Oro in a program exploring the essence of humanity and the power of Nature.

Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers

Danilo Pérez’s Global Messengers
Sat, Apr 30, 8pm
Sixth & I
Panamanian-born jazz piano maestro Pérez leads an international sextet in a sound that combines traditions and forges new connections.

Johnny Gandelsman, violin

This Is America: Johnny Gandelsman
Fri, May 13, 8pm
Library of Congress
Free Performance! Violinist and Brooklyn Rider co-founder Gandelsman brings together classics by J.S. Bach and new works inspired by the social-justice reckoning of 2020.

Christopher Tin’s To Shiver the Sky

Christopher Tin’s
To Shiver the Sky

Sun, May 15, 7pm
The Anthem

Free Performance! Joined by the United States Air Force Band and Choral Arts, two-time Grammy-winning composer Tin presents a concert-length work inspired by humanity’s quest for the heavens.

Hazel Scott 101st Birthday Celebration, Program 2

Hazel Scott 101st Birthday Celebration, Program 2: Michelle Cann
Wed, May 25, 8pm
Sixth & I
Pianist and “compelling, sparkling virtuoso” (Boston Music Intelligencer) Cann delves into the classical side of American music icon Hazel Scott’s eclectic legacy.

Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs

Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs
Sat, Jun 11, 8pm
Prince George's Community College
Season finale! Our Men and Women of the Gospel and Children of the Gospel unite to share an uplifting sound that D.C.-area audiences have enjoyed for nearly 30 years.