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September 2014

Author talk: Orange is the New Black

September 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bestselling author, memoirist, and prison reform activist, Piper Kerman, will speak at the University of the District of Columbia (Theater of the Arts Auditorium). Now in its second season, the hit Netflix show, "Orange is the New Black," based on Kerman's memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, recounts the 15 months that she spent in the Danbury Correctional Facility for a crime she had committed ten years prior as a very brief, very careless…

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February 2015

Ambassador Shabazz, Daughter of Malcolm X to speak at UDC

February 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The University of the District of Columbia and Arab America are proud to announce their collaboration in presenting author and humanitarian, Ambassador Shabazz, in observance of African-American History Month and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of her legendary father, Malcolm X, who was killed on February 21, 1965. For registration and more information please click here.

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April 2015

Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival

April 27, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 – $20

The Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival celebrates 29 years of world-class jazz at the University of the District of Columbia. The Big Band sound returns to UDC as the powerhouse jazz ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia (directed by Allyn Johnson), Howard University (directed by Fred Irby III) and the University of Maryland (directed by Chris Vadala) once again cap off Jazz Appreciation Month with a with a hand-clapping, finger-snapping, foot-stomping good time. Produced by UDC’s…

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September 2016

Step Afrika! @ UDC Theater of the Arts

September 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Step Afrika! The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence Washington Performing Arts opens its 50th season with the debut of a new and expanded production of Step Afrika!'s signature work, The Migration, based on American painter Jacob Lawrence’s iconic series (displayed at the Phillips Collection and at MoMA in New York). September 30-October 2, 2016: Step Afrika!, the acclaimed, DC-based, global ambassador for the tradition of step dance viscerally blends body percussion, dance, spoken word, projected images of Lawrence’s paintings, and…

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October 2016

Washington Performing Arts Virtuoso Series @ UDC

October 16, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Washington Performing Arts Virtuoso Series The five concerts of the Virtuoso Series present a platform for emerging and established artists, including soloists and ensembles. Purchase single tickets (Click "Purchase tickets" below), buy the series for $168, or if you wish to see three or more Washington Performing Arts shows, create a custom series for savings of 10% off single ticket prices. October 16, 2016: In a rare undertaking, cellist Alisa Weilerstein tackles Bach’s complete Suites for Unaccompanied Cello in a single performance. Purchase…

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Washington Performing Arts Hayes Piano Series @ UDC

October 29, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Washington Performing Arts Hayes Piano Series Rising keyboard talents are presented each year as part of the Hayes Piano Series, established in 1966 in honor of Washington Performing Arts founder Patrick Hayes and his wife, Evelyn Swarthout Hayes. From Pollini to Perahia, Brendel to Bronfman, virtually every notable pianist performing today made his or her Kennedy Center debut on this exceptional series. Purchase single tickets (Click "Purchase tickets" below), buy the series for $184, or if you wish to see three or…

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November 2016

Vocal Arts DC @ UDC

November 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Vocal Arts DC Committed to nurture and promote the classical voice recital, Vocal Arts DC presents an exceptional cadre of chanteurs. This stellar line-up of concerts features some exciting debuts and some very welcome returning artists. Single tickets for non-subscribers will be $50 each, and will be available on and after September 7. Contact Washington Performing Arts at 202-785-9727 or online at VocalArtsDC.org. Or, purchase a mini-subscription of three or more performances for $45 per ticket. A full-season subscription, including…

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December 2016

Young Concert Artists of Washington @ UDC

December 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Young Concert Artists of Washington UDC is one of four Washington, DC venues for the Young Concert Artists series featuring extraordinary young performers. Learn more at YCA.org. Purchase single tickets for $38 (see below), or purchase a subscription for all three UDC concerts and more for $30 apiece. If you have trouble purchasing tickets please call 202-331-0405 or email yca@yca.org.  December 3, 2016: Tomer Gewirtzman, Israeli pianist and winner of the 2015 YCA International Auditions, the Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Tel…

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WPA’s Virtuoso Series@UDC – Attacca Quartet

December 4, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Washington Performing Arts Virtuoso Series The Virtuoso Series present a platform for emerging and established artists, including soloists and ensembles. Buy the series for $168, or if you wish to see three or more Washington Performing Arts shows, create a custom series for savings of 10% off single ticket prices. December 4, 2016: The Attacca Quartet performs twice in the 2016/17 season. In this presentation, the quartet gives a recital on their own, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, Mendelssohn’s Quartet No.…

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Vocal Arts DC @ UDC

December 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Committed to nurture and promote the classical voice recital, Vocal Arts DC presents an exceptional cadre of chanteurs. This stellar line-up of concerts features some exciting debuts and some very welcome returning artists. Buy tickets from Washington Performing Arts at 202-785-9727 or online at VocalArtsDC.org. Or, purchase a mini-subscription of three or more performances for $45 per ticket. A full-season subscription, including all seven shows, is $287, or $41 per ticket. December 6, 2016: Baritone Gerhard Gerhaher and pianist Gerold…

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Annual Holiday Concert by the UDC Chorale

December 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

The University of the District of Columbia presents its annual holiday gift to the Washington, D.C. community. The UDC Chorale directed by Richard Odom, starts the evening with a program of choral music followed by the gospel sounds of The Voices, directed by Gerry Gillespie. The UDC Jazz Ensemble directed by Allyn Johnson closes the program with big band jazz sure to spread the holiday spirit. Free and open to the public, in the Recital Hall in UDC’s Performing Arts…

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January 2017

New York Festival of Song

January 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

Vocal Arts DC welcomes back to DC the New York Festival of Song, headed by co-artistic directors and pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett. They present a program entitled Pyotr the Great: The songs of Tchaikovsky and his Circle. Blier and Barrett are joined by two outstanding emerging artists: Ukrainian soprano Antonina Chehovska, Grand Winner of the 2016 George London Foundation Competition and Russian baritone Alexey Lavrov, who riveted Vocal Arts DC audiences on his last appearance in DC. The…

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February 2017

Washington Performing Arts Virtuoso Series @ UDC – Danish String Quartet

February 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Washington Performing Arts Virtuoso Series The five concerts of the Virtuoso Series present a platform for emerging and established artists, including soloists and ensembles. Purchase single tickets (Click "Purchase tickets" below), buy the series for $168, or if you wish to see three or more Washington Performing Arts shows, create a custom series for savings of 10% off single ticket prices. February 2, 2017: The Danish String Quartet, recently awarded a 2016 prize for musical excellence by the London-based Borletti-Buitoni Trust, brings…

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Young Concert Artists of Washington @ UDC – Samuel Hasselhorn

February 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Young Concert Artists of Washington UDC is one of four Washington, DC venues for the Young Concert Artists series featuring extraordinary young performers. Learn more at YCA.org. Purchase single tickets for $38 (see below), or purchase a subscription for all three UDC concerts and more for $30 apiece. If you have trouble purchasing tickets please call 202-331-0405 or email yca@yca.org.  February 7, 2017: Samuel Hasselhorn, charismatic German baritone and winner of 2015 YCA Auditions, the 2013 International Schubert Competitions in Dortmund and the…

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Washington Performing Arts Hayes Piano Series @ UDC – Igor Levit

February 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Washington Performing Arts Hayes Piano Series Rising keyboard talents are presented each year as part of the Hayes Piano Series, established in 1966 in honor of Washington Performing Arts founder Patrick Hayes and his wife, Evelyn Swarthout Hayes. From Pollini to Perahia, Brendel to Bronfman, virtually every notable pianist performing today made his or her Kennedy Center debut on this exceptional series. Purchase single tickets (Click "Purchase tickets" below), buy the series for $184, or if you wish to see three or…

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Vocal Arts DC @ UDC – Sandrine Piau

February 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Vocal Arts DC Committed to nurture and promote the classical voice recital, Vocal Arts DC presents an exceptional cadre of chanteurs. This stellar line-up of concerts features some exciting debuts and some very welcome returning artists. Single tickets for non-subscribers are $50 each. Contact Washington Performing Arts at 202-785-9727 or online at VocalArtsDC.org. Or, purchase a mini-subscription of three or more performances for $45 per ticket. A full-season subscription, including all seven shows, is $287, or $41 per ticket. February…

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March 2017

Vocal Arts DC @ UDC – Lisette Oropesa

March 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Vocal Arts DC Committed to nurture and promote the classical voice recital, Vocal Arts DC presents an exceptional cadre of chanteurs. This stellar line-up of concerts features some exciting debuts and some very welcome returning artists. Single tickets for non-subscribers are $50 each. Contact Washington Performing Arts at 202-785-9727 or online at VocalArtsDC.org. Or, purchase a mini-subscription of three or more performances for $45 per ticket. March 11, 2017: Young American soprano Lisette Oropesa, quickly ascending to stardom, is next…

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Washington Performing Arts Piano Masters @ UDC – Richard Goode

March 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Washington Performing Arts Piano Masters The Piano Masters Series offers three recitals by some of the most prestigious keyboard artists performing today. Purchase single tickets (Click "Purchase tickets" below), buy the series for $148, or if you wish to see three or more Washington Performing Arts shows, create a custom series for savings of 10% off single ticket prices. March 12, 2017: Richard Goode returns to Washington Performing Arts in 2016/17 with a program that juxtaposes music by Bach and Chopin. Purchase tickets - $68 April…

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Young Concert Artists of Washington @ UDC – Dasol Kim

March 14, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Young Concert Artists of Washington UDC is one of four Washington, DC venues for the Young Concert Artists series featuring extraordinary young performers. Learn more at YCA.org. Purchase single tickets for $38 (see below), or purchase a subscription for all three UDC concerts and more for $30 apiece. If you have trouble purchasing tickets please call 202-331-0405 or email yca@yca.org.  March 14, 2017: Dasol Kim, Korean pianist and winner of the YCA International Auditions in New York and Leipzig and first prize in the…

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Big Read Book Talk: Long Road to Hard Truth

March 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The Honorable Robert L. Wilkins will speak on his new book "Long Road to Hard Truth: The 100-Year Mission to Create the National Museum of African American History and Culture" at the UDC Theater of the Arts. Attendance to the 6 pm book talk is FREE but registration is required. Before the talk, there will be a 5 pm private reception, at the second floor lobby of the UDC Theater of the Arts. A $50 donation is requested. Learn more…

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Washington Performing Arts Virtuoso Series @ UDC – JCT Trio

March 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Washington Performing Arts Virtuoso Series March 24, 2017: The JCT Trio (pronounced “Junction Trio”) comprises three young Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning instrumentalists who have made names and careers for themselves as soloists in their own rights: pianist Conrad Tao, violinist Stefan Jackiw, and cellist Jay Campbell (the most recent, 2016, Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, whom Washington Performing Arts first presented in his Kennedy Center debut in 2014/15). Together, they perform a virtuosic program of works by Dvořàk, Ives, and Mozart. Purchase…

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2017 State of the District Address

March 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mayor Muriel Bowser will highlight the District’s upcoming priorities, the progress the city has made over the past year and discusses her vision for the District’s future. Learn more at https://oaa.dc.gov/event/2017-state-district-address

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April 2017

Vocal Arts DC @ UDC – Anne Schwanewilms

April 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Vocal Arts DC Committed to nurture and promote the classical voice recital, Vocal Arts DC presents an exceptional cadre of chanteurs. This stellar line-up of concerts features some exciting debuts and some very welcome returning artists. Single tickets for non-subscribers are $50 each. Contact Washington Performing Arts at 202-785-9727 or online at VocalArtsDC.org. April 20, 2017: German soprano Anne Schwanewilms’ only previous appearance in Washington, under Vocal Arts DC auspices, was a recital that drew raves in January of 2010.…

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Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival @ UDC

April 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

The Calvin Jones BIG BAND Jazz Festival celebrates 31 years of world-class jazz at the University of the District of Columbia. The Big Band sound returns to UDC as the powerhouse jazz ensembles from the University of the District of Columbia (directed by Allyn Johnson), Howard University (directed by Fred Irby III) and the University of Maryland (directed by Chris Vadala) once again cap off Jazz Appreciation Month with a with a hand-clapping, finger-snapping, foot-stomping good time. Produced by UDC's…

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Washington Performing Arts Piano Masters @ UDC – Yefim Bronfman

April 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Washington Performing Arts Piano Masters April 25, 2017: Virtuoso and seemingly fearless pianist Yefim Bronfman brings a recital program of Bartók’s Suite, Op. 14, Schumann’s Humoreske, Debussy’s Suite bergamasque, and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka. Purchase tickets - $65 May 21, 2017: Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein made his debut on Washington Performing Arts’ Hayes Piano Series 12 years ago; since that time he has earned a reputation of renown and musical intelligence and won a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. His program opens with Brahms’ Sonata No. 2 in…

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Washington Performing Arts Hayes Piano Series @ UDC – Javier Perianes

April 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Washington Performing Arts Hayes Piano Series Rising keyboard talents are presented each year as part of the Hayes Piano Series, established in 1966 in honor of Washington Performing Arts founder Patrick Hayes and his wife, Evelyn Swarthout Hayes. From Pollini to Perahia, Brendel to Bronfman, virtually every notable pianist performing today made his or her Kennedy Center debut on this exceptional series. April 29, 2017: Winner of Spain’s National Music Prize in 2012, young Spanish pianist Javier Perianeshas already appeared with several…

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May 2017

Vocal Arts DC @ UDC – Piotr Beczala

May 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Vocal Arts DC Committed to nurture and promote the classical voice recital, Vocal Arts DC presents an exceptional cadre of chanteurs. This stellar line-up of concerts features some exciting debuts and some very welcome returning artists. Single tickets for non-subscribers are $50 each. Contact Washington Performing Arts at 202-785-9727 or online at VocalArtsDC.org. May 3, 2017: Closing the Vocal Arts DC 2016-2017 season will be the first Washington appearance of the sensational Polish tenor Piotr Beczala in concert with pianist…

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Washington Performing Arts Piano Masters @ UDC – Kirill Gerstein

May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Washington Performing Arts Piano Masters Russian pianist Kirill Gerstein made his debut on Washington Performing Arts’ Hayes Piano Series 12 years ago; since that time he has earned a reputation of renown and musical intelligence and won a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. His program opens with Brahms’ Sonata No. 2 in F minor and features what has become a signature work in his repertoire: Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes. Purchase tickets - $52

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March 2018

State of the District Address

March 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

Mayor Muriel Bowser presents the 2018 State of the District Address at UDC. Learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mayor-muriel-bowsers-2018-state-of-the-district-address-tickets-43571632927

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April 2018

*** Canceled*** Michael Bennett – Things that Make White People Uncomfortable

April 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Canceled by the speaker. Details here: https://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/michael-bennett-things-make-white-people-uncomfortable-udc-theater-of-arts In Things that Make White People Uncomfortable, Michael Bennett -- a Super Bowl Champion and a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end -- writes about police violence, the role of protest in history, and his own responsibility as a role model to speak out. Bennett will be in conversation with co-author Dave Zirin, sports editor for the Nation and author of several books. Learn more at https://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/michael-bennett-things-make-white-people-uncomfortable-udc-theater-of-arts

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March 2019

Mayor’s 2019 State of the District Address @ UDC

March 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Register here to attend: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mayor-muriel-bowsers-2019-state-of-the-district-address-tickets-55261443465

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April 2019

Stacey Abrams: Lead from the Outside

April 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Politics & Prose and UDC present a conversation with Stacey Abrams, political leader, entrepreneur, and nonprofit CEO. Learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sold-out-stacey-abrams-lead-from-the-outside-tickets-58745088140

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Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival

April 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

The Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival features three university big band jazz ensembles: University of the District of Columbia (dir. Allyn Johnson), Howard University (dir. Fred Irby, III), and the University of Maryland (dir. Chris Vadala). Tickets are $20-Adults | $15-Seniors | $10-Students. Learn more and buy tickets at http://bigbandjazzfest.org/

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