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January 14: An Evening With Karla Bonoff

January 14: An Evening With Karla Bonoff

Spend an evening with one of America’s most highly-regarded songwriters and benefit Centrum at the same time! Karla Bonoff first achieved fame as a songwriter championed by the likes of Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt. In 1977, Columbia released the simply titled, Karla Bonoff, which was an immediate hit, establishing her as a major singer-songwriter

This Giving Tuesday, Give to Youth Scholarships

Its Giving Tuesday,  a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This Giving Tuesday, please give to youth scholarships in arts education at Centrum. Two past participants in the Centrum youth program, Water World, talk about what an artistic experience whispers to them. Centrum is a safe meeting place

2016 Centrum Gala Sets A Record!

The 2016 Centrum Gala Dinner & Auction achieved an all-time fundraising record: prior to costs, among generous auction donors, sponsors and 258 guests, Centrum raised $253, 803 for its mission and programs. Everyone at Centrum is profoundly grateful to the many people who made this year’s Gala a success. We especially enjoyed the bidding war inspired

July 22: Abakis at Free Fridays at the Fort

TODAY’S EVENT WILL BE HELD IN THE WHEELER THEATER IN THE EVENT OF RAIN.  JOIN US! Don’t miss our July 22, 2016  Free Fridays at the Fort concert with Abakis. Abakis (a.k.a. Aba Kiser) creates collaborative music that bridges new and old worlds: a delicate blend of classic soul led by powerhouse vocals and Kottke-style

Skylash: Flamenco Jazz at Free Fridays July 15

Flamenco Jazz by Skylash – a project of Istvan Rez, Farko Dosumov, and Anil Prasad – will be the focus of our July 15, 2016 Free Fridays at the Fort concert. For several years Istvan and Farko have continued to play as a dynamic flamenco guitar and bass duo throughout Washington. They are excited to have

Olympic Music Festival
at Centrum: July 15 & 16

The OMF 2016 summer season begins with a bang as superstar violinist Sarah Chang returns to perform with festival artists in a program featuring Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, a sultry tango-inspired violin concerto based on Vivaldi’s famed masterpiece. OMF Artistic Director Julio Elizalde performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major in