Nadine Sierra Makes Kennedy Center Recital Debut in ‘Renée Fleming VOICES’ 2024–25

(Photo credit: Merri Cyer) The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Artistic Advisor-at-Large and 2023 Kennedy Center Honoree Renée Fleming have announced the programming of the 2024–25 “Renée Fleming VOICES” series. For the purposes of this article, only classical voice events are included. “The Big Sing,” presented by the Kennedy Center, the Washington National Cathedral, and Levine {…}

The Kennedy Center Announces Students for Opera & Summer Music Institute

The Kennedy Center together with the Washington National Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra have announced the 2024 roster for the Center’s prestigious summer training programs. The company announced that 24 high school students from around the country will participate in the WNO’s Opera Institute, celebrating its 25th anniversary. The company also announced that more than 60 instrumentalists who plan {…}

The Kennedy Center Launches a National Month-Long Campaign For Arts Education

The Kennedy Center, in partnership with AMC Theatres, has released a public service announcement featuring Academy Award®–winning actor, singer, and dancer Ariana DeBose promoting arts education and encourages public to “thank an art teacher.” Coinciding with the National Arts in Education week (Sept. 10–16), the campaign will be shown at AMC Theatre locations across the country from Aug. 25 through {…}

J’Nai Bridges, Beth Morrison, Camille A. Brown, Esperanza Spalding, & Carlos Simon Named Part of The Kennedy Center’s 50 Cultural Leaders

In celebration of The Kennedy Center’s 50th anniversary, the organization has inducted 50 cultural leaders that represent its hopes for the next 5o years. “The Kennedy Center Next 50” includes both individual artists, writers, chefs, athletes, and other leaders and organizations that are paving the way forward in their fields. The initiative will have “the cultural leaders will take part {…}