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buy tix offSaturday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.
$20/$15 MCC district residents

Hanukkah comes early this year, but Seth Kibel and the Kleztet keep the party going with festive Klezmer tunes and a little jazz thrown in. Chag Sameach!

buy tix offSunday, Jan. 23, 4 p.m.
$15/$10 MCC district residents

D’DAT is a multicultural group that mixes the uniquely American musical traditions of the native southwest, jazz and hip-hop. National touring artist Def-i's intelligent, poetic lyrics and hip-hop style blends with the hard-driving instrumental fire of trumpet player Delbert Anderson, the deep funk of drummer Nicholas Lucero and the explorative and expanding groove of Mike McCluhan on bass. D’DAT combines it all to give audiences an experience like no other. This modern sound not only attracts listeners but also tells a story of cultural tradition. D’DAT has been featured on NPR, Yahoo, MIC.com, SiriusXM and TEDTalks.

"The swing of the Navajo Heartbeat and the improvisation of Navajo Chants." — Smithsonian Magazine



Sunday, March 27, 2 p.m.
$25/$15 MCC district residents. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, Dec. 10. 

Maybe you know her from 20 years on National Public Radio’s “Jazz Inspired” or as one of the world’s best stride pianists. But until you experience her brilliant combo of musicianship on the Great American Songbook, sultry vocals, comedic stories and interplay with her saxophonist/guitarist, you don’t really know Judy Carmichael. Plus, she’s John Eaton recommended!

“Her playing is masterly, and her linking material show her to be a raconteur in the Ustinov mold.” — BBC Radio

“astounding, flawless and captivating” — New York Times

Two World-Premiere Operas
Friday, April 8, 7 p.m.

$25/$15 MCC district residents. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 10. 

The world premieres of Brian Arreola and Anna Deeny Morales’ new opera “Zavala-Zavala” and an IN Series commission setting the poems of Gabriela Mistral in her original Spanish, as well as in the luminescent English translations by Langston Hughes. “Zavala-Zavala” tells a story of family separation and survival at the U.S.-Mexican border—inspired by true events—with artists Elizabeth Mondragon, Judy Yannini and Alex Alburqueque. Angel-Gil Ordóñez leads the orchestras of Georgetown University and members of the PostClassical Ensemble.

Friday, May 13, 7 p.m.
$25/$15 MCC district residents. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, Dec. 10. 

When Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers played The Alden with “Simon and Garfunkel [Revisited],” y’all lost your minds. No need to keep begging, we’re bringing them back! Re-live James Taylor’s 1979 Central Park concert with the transcendent harmonies of Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers as they pay homage to the unique artistry and indelible music that was celebrated on that monumental night.

“Vocal romanticism of a high order.” — Billboard Magazine