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.
Golden Invitations for our star performers were a hit with our students and families to celebrate
On our way
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!
ARRIVING AT THE KENNEDY CENTER
Ready to go! students and families arrived at the Kennedy Center for a few pre-concert pictures
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.
"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