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Performance Tours at the International Gallery
|Thursday, June 1||Robert Wyatt, classical and popular|
|Saturday, June 3||Rubén Peláez, classical|
|Thursday, June 8||José Cáceres, classical and Latin American|
|Saturday, June 10||Barbara Wing, classical and popular music from many nations|
|Thursday, June 15||Anthony Walker, jazz|
|Saturday, June 17||Carlos César Rodríguez, classical|
|Thursday, June 22||Burnett Thompson, jazz and improvizations|
|Saturday, June 24||Mari Paz, classical and contemporary|
|Thursday, June 29||Liz Donaldson, traditional music from the U.S. and the British Isles|
Special Events and Concerts
|Gallery Talk |
Piano Tech Talk
Friday, June 16, 12 noon
Begins at exhibition entrance
|David Lamoureaux, Joyce Meekins, and Ernest Weissenborn from the Piano Technicians Guild discuss and demonstrate the fine art of maintaining and tuning pianos.|
|Art Night on the Mall|
Thursday evenings, 6:30 p.m.
June 1 through August 31
Exhibition performance space
Students and faculty from Washington's Levine School of Music present free, one-hour programs as a part of this annual evening arts event.|
|June 1, 6:30 p.m.||Jazz composed by jazz pianists|
|June 8, 6:30 p.m.||All-Bach program|
|June 15, 6:30 p.m.||Scandanavian piano music|
|June 22, 6:30 p.m.||Music of Crumb and Cowell, Laurie Hudicek|
|June 29, 6:30 p.m.||Music of the Far East (students and faculty)|
|Other Smithsonian Programs|
Friday, June 9, 7:30 p.m.
|Vijay Iyer and his band blend Iyer's South Asian heritage with the American jazz sounds of Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. Free tickets distributed at 6:30 p.m.|
|*Chucho Valdés |
Saturday, June 10, 7:30 p.m.
Cuban composer, arranger, bandleader, music educator, and pianist in concert with his quintet; part of the Música de las Américas 2000 series.|
Pre-concert interviews at 4 p.m., Room 3111, Ripley Center; concerts in Baird Auditiorium, National Museum of Natural History.
This TSA-sponsored events require ticket purchase. Call 202-357-3030 for more information.
Thursday, June 15, 6:30 p.m.
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium
|This new fusion ensemble draws upon music from Iran, India, and other sources with santur (a type of hammered dulcimer), guitar, tabla (drums), vocals, harmonium, and percussion. Free tickets distributed at 5:30 p.m.|
Sunday, June 18, 4 p.m. |
Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum
TSA presents concerts by winners of three prestigious piano competitions: |
the Sixth American National Chopin Competition,
and the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.
Friday, June 30, 5:30–9 p.m.
|Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the concert features gospel singer/pianist Ethel Caffie-Austin; Donna Long of Cherish the Ladies with fiddler James Kelly; BluesWorks; Hesperus, with Scott Reiss on hammered dulcimer and guest fiddler Bruce Molsky; contra dance music with Laura and the Lava Lamps, featuring pianist Dave Wiesler; roots-rock great Johnny Johnson, formerly Chuck Berry's backup pianist; and Latino rhythms from composer/pianist Remy Rodriguez. Cosponsored by NMAH.|
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra |
Sunday, May 7, and
Monday, May 8,
|Performances by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall|
More Piano Programs in the Washington Area
|Concert Society at the University of Maryland |
*The Piano Choir
Saturday, June 3, 8 p.m.
|Dr. Billy Taylor is the guest artist. |
For tickets and information, call 301-405-7847, or consult the Concert Society at the University of Maryland web page.
|The Kennedy Center
Piano 2000 Festival
Join Music Director Leonard Slatkin, the National Symphony Orchestra, and an all-star roster in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the piano. Pianists will include Leonard Slatkin, Joseph Kalichstein, Lambert Orkis, and Steven Lubin. |
For tickets and additional information, call 202-467-4600, or consult http://kennedy-center.org/kcnews.html
Thursday, June 8
|Music for two, three, and four pianos and orchestra.
||*An Evening of Double and Triple Concertos |
Friday, June 9
|Music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and P.D.Q. Bach.
||*Grand Piano Extravaganza!|
Saturday, June 10
|Six pianos on stage for Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals, an arrangement of Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever," and more.
Sunday, June 11
|Ten pianos fill the stage for all-piano arrangements of music by Wagner, Berlioz, Schubert, Schickele, and more, including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
These programs are supported by a grant from the Educational Outreach Fund administered by the Smithsonian Office of Education; the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation; the Irving Caesar Lifetime Trust; and the John Hammond Fund for the Performance of American Music. |
Cosponsors and collaborators include the Freer Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Associates, the Levine School of Music, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Special thanks to the Yamaha Corporation of America for providing pianos for programs on June 9 and 30.
Unless otherwise noted, all of the programs are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs subject to change. For starred (*) events, ticket purchase is required. Contact the sponsoring organization.
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