The Kennedy Centre to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Star-Studded Concert

On Sept. 14, 2021, The Kennedy Middle will maintain its 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert.

Hosted by Audra McDonald, this special celebration echoes the “An American Pageant for the Arts” fundraiser in 1962, and is directed and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, with conductors JoAnn Falletta, Steven Reineke, and Thomas Wilkins.

Amongst the roster of distinguished artists are Abigail Barlow, Emily Bear, Ray Chen, Robert Glasper, Joshua Henry, Bettye LaVette, Kelli O’Hara, Gaby Moreno, Kelly Marie Tran, Zhu Wang, Mo Willems, and the initial solid of David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori’s “Soft Power.” Caroline Kennedy will show up at as a particular guest.

“I am delighted that viewers across the nation will be equipped to take element in the 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Heart by means of this distinctive PBS broadcast,” said Kennedy Centre president Deborah Rutter. “I give my ongoing very well needs for Michael Tilson Thomas on his journey to wellness as we have forward his vision for the night with JoAnn, Steven, Thomas, and all of these extraordinary artists whose operate spans the breadth and depth of the doing arts in The us. This promises to be an unmissable evening in celebration of the Nationwide Cultural Heart and memorial to John F. Kennedy.”

The event will be broadcasted on Oct. 1, as “The Kennedy Center at 50,” and will be available to view on PBS,, and the PBS online video application.