Monday, March 21, 2016

2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival Opening Ceremony in Washington, DC

Kick-off the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival (March 20 - April 17) and watch world-renowned performers as we welcome springtime to Washington, DC and celebrate the anniversary of the gift of trees from Japan to the United States.
Enjoy spirited traditional and contemporary performances in the historic Warner Theatre. The Festival heralds a natural treasure that unites our city, region, nation, and the world. The trees – both in Japan and the U.S. – always have symbolized birth and renewal. The Opening Ceremony celebrates the season through a showcase of great American and Japanese talent.

ASAKO TAMURA – Japanese Soprano Singer
MIHO HAZAMA – Conductor of a 14-Piece Jazz Ensemble
The 6821 QUINTET
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016
Time: 5 – 6:30 PM
Location: Warner Theatre, 513 13th Street, NW
FREE; Advance ticketing required. There will be a $5 registration fee when tickets are claimed.
Tickets are currently sold out, if last-minute spaces are available, walk-ins will be accepted at 4:45 PM on the day of the event.