Renee Fleming is the host and curator of American Voices, a new festival being held at The Kennedy Center this weekend.
Nov. 22-24: American Voices
The Violent Femmes once asked, “Do you like American music?” If the answer is yes, you might be interested in a three-day event being held at The Kennedy Center tomorrow through Sunday. Renée Fleming hosts American Voices, a festival of performances, master sessions and seminars celebrating the diversity of American singing. A variety of musical genres will be represented, as artists such as Sara Bareilles, Ben Folds, Josh Groban, Sutton Foster, Alison Krauss and more croon alongside the [National Symphony Orchestra] (http://www.kennedy-center.org/nso/>).
Nov. 23-24: The Washington Balalaika Society
Before you get too America-centric, you can hear songs from Old Russia performed by The Washington Balalaika Society this weekend, in two separate concerts. The 60-musician strong Russian folk orchestra will play at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater in Rockville on Saturday night at 8, and at the Kenmore Performing Arts Center in Arlington at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Music: “You Raise Me Up” by City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra