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Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos


May Events

[Docent Tours]   [Performance Tours]   [Special Events and Concerts]   [More]  



Docent Tours

Tuesdays, noon, within the exhibition, by National Museum of American History docents.



Performance Tours at the International Gallery

Thursdays and Saturdays, noon, within the exhibition. Tours begin at exhibition entrance.

Professional pianists specializing in various musical genres -- classical, jazz, traditional, gospel, and popular -- lead visitors through the exhibitions, talking about and performing on some of the historic pianos.

Thursday, May 4 José Cáceres, classical, Latin American
Saturday, May 6 Deena Gift, classical and contemporary
Thursday, May 11 Barbara Wing, classical
Saturday, May 13 Carlos César Rodríguez, classical
Thursday, May 18 Burnett Thompson, jazz
Saturday, May 20 Marc Glickman, traditional
Thursday, May 25 Joseph Holt, classical and popular
Saturday, May 27 Marcia Daft, classical



 Special Events and Concerts

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Band Members' page


Mary Lou Williams: Her Life and Work

Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m.

Ripley Center Lecture Hall

Pianist Geri Allen and Father Peter O’Brien, who was Mary Lou Williams’s manager, will appear in conversation with David Baker, director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Free and open to the public.
*The Music of Mary Lou Williams

Sunday, May 7

Monday, May 8, 8:30 p.m

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

Presented by NMAH and the Kennedy Center. Free reserved seating tickets given away starting at 10 a.m. on April 18, at the Kennedy Center Box Office or by calling 202-467-4600. *A convenience fee of $2 per ticket is charged for each phone order.

Gallery Talk

Friday, May 19, noon
Room 3111, Ripley Center

Images of the Piano in Impressionist Painting and 19th-Century French Popular Art

Charlotte Eyerman, art history professor from Union College, Schenectady, New York, looks at images both satirical and serious of virtuosi and amateur pianists (generally women).

*Eddie Palmieri

Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.

Concert at Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History
Pre-concert interview at 4 p.m., Room 3111, Ripley Center.

Five-time Grammy winner and Latin American jazz piano luminary and his nine-piece band.

* This TSA-sponsored events require ticket purchase. Call 202-357-3030 for more information

Shahin and Sapehr

Friday, May 26, 7 p.m.

Freer Gallery of Art steps
rain location, Meyer Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum.

The Iranian-American guitar and keyboard duo and ensemble blend Middle Eastern, Spanish, and African musical styles.

Free and open to the public.



Piano Programs in the Washington Area

Please also visit The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
For tickets and additional information, call 202-467-4600, or consult the website: http://kennedy-center.org/kcnews.html


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