#VivaldigoestoKennedyCenter

Student Adventures in Washington D.C.

Logo for Kennedy Center

On Friday June 23 2017, forty-three Vivaldi Music Academy students took the stage at the D.C. venue. The curtain went up at 7:30 sharp, when students, teachers, family, and friends were delighted in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

On behalf of the National Culture Center (to be come the Kennedy Center), 1962

“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit."

IT ALL BEGAN ON REGISTRATION DAY

Registration for the recital opened at 9AM on January 21 at both VMA facilities. Recognizing the value of this opportunity, parents assembled outside the studios at 4AM to gain a position in line, and – in true rock-concert fashion - spots were filled in five minutes once doors opened.

Vivaldi Music Academy parents ready to register for The Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center Registration

Golden Invitations for our star performers were a hit with our students and families to celebrate

The Kennedy Center | Vivaldi Music Academy
The Kennedy Center Tickets
The Kennedy Center invitations

Adventures in Washington D.C.

Our students had a fabulous time exploring the sights, sounds, and history of our nation's capital before recital day!

The Kennedy Center Adventures | Pre-Concert
VMA - Family - Washington
Student Adventures | Vivaldi Music Academy
Family meet with Congress lady
The Kennedy Center Adventures | Pre-Concert
Student Adventures | Vivaldi Music Academy
Family poses in Washington D.C.
The Kennedy Center Adventures | Pre-Concert
The Kennedy Center Adventures
Student Adventures | Vivaldi Music Academy

ARRIVING AT THE KENNEDY CENTER

Ready to go! students and families arrived at the Kennedy Center for a few pre-concert pictures

The Kennedy Center Adventures | Vivaldi Music Academy
The Kennedy Center Adventures | Pre-Concert
Dhir Family at the Kennedy Center
Vivaldi Music Academy - The Kennedy Center
Family performing at the Kennedy Center

Vivaldi Music Academy takes the stage at 7:30pm sharp

with Director, Zeljko Pavlovic providing opening remarks

The evening featured solo performances in violin, piano, guitar, and voice, and highlighted a bluegrass instrumental ensemble. The event wasn’t complete without showcasing six of the Academy’s talented instructors, including Director Zeljko Pavlovic.

Giri and Uma Peters - Kennedy Center
Violin student takes the stage in Washington D.C.
The Kennedy Center Performance | Vivaldi Music Academy
Vivaldi Music Academy debuts at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
The Kennedy Center Performance | Vivaldi Music Academy
Vivaldi Music Academy debuts at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

"There is a connection, hard to explain logically but easy to feel between achievement in public life and progress in the arts"
- 1960 John F. Kennedy