Thursday, September 24, 2015

Lisner Hosts NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert, October 2nd

Rahim AlHaj performs at Lisner Auditorium, October 2nd

From our friends at the National Endowment of the Arts...

The 2015 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowships Concert is a celebration of our nation’s master traditional artists in music, dance, crafts, and more. Presented by the National Endowment for the Arts, this free concert will feature performances and craft demonstrations by the 2015 National Heritage Fellows, including master oud player Rahim AlHaj; musician Michael Alpert with Jewish music ensemble Brave Old World; an aerial performance by circus artist Dolly Jacobs; demonstrations by renowned quilters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama; as well as blues music, Japanese classical dancing, Cambodian ceramic arts, and Slovak straw weaving and egg decorating. Marco Werman, host of Public Radio International and BBC’s The World, will emcee this concert.

WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM

WHERE:  George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium at 730 21st Street, NW in Washington, DC or via a live webcast at

TICKET INFORMATION: Free tickets to this concert are available via George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium Box Office or Tel: (202) 994-6800.