21st Century Consort

Sterling, VA   |
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21st Century Consort

EIN: 52-1036575


Furthering the field of classical chamber music, the Consort regularly commissions and performs works of living composers. In addition, outreach programs introduce new audiences to modern classical music.

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Artistic Director

Mr. Christopher Kendall

Main address

46223 Riverland Pl

Sterling, VA 20165 USA

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Formerly known as

20th Century Consort



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Arts and culture


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NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (A11)

Music (A68)

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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2022-2023 Season

The 21st Century Consort, award-winning contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution for four decades, embarks on its latest season at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Artistic Director Christopher Kendall presents a season of new music and high drama featuring artists Paul Cigan, Lisa Emenheiser, Dan Foster, Rachel Young with guest vocalists Lucy Shelton, William Sharp, and more.

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21st Century Consort
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

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Artistic Director

Mr. Christopher Kendall

Christopher Kendall, Founding Artistic Director and Conductor, is the recipient of the Smithson Medal as the conductor and artistic director of the 21st Century Consort. The group has performed at the Hirshhorn Museum, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Spoleto Festival USA, on tour nationally, and on record for the ASV, Centaur, Innova, Delos, Nonesuch, CRI and Smithsonian Collection labels. A televised performance devoted to the music of Aaron Copland won an Emmy Award in 1984. Prior to his appointment as Dean and Professor of Conducting at the University of Michigan's School of Music in summer 2005, he had served as Director of the School of Music at the University of Maryland since 1996. Earlier, he was Director of the Music Division of the Boston University School of the Arts, and Music Director of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. He assumed the Boston post following a five-year term as Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony where he led that orchestra in concerts of repertoire from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Kendall is also the founder and lutenist of the Folger Consort, early-music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The group performs extensively in Washington, D.C. and has toured and broadcast nationally. Kendall's guest conducting appearances have included the Seattle Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Kitchner-Waterloo Symphony (Canada), San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Music Today, Collage New Music, Dinosaur Annex, New York Chamber Symphony, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Da Capo Chamber Players, and the Orchestra, Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of the Juilliard School.

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Board chair

Mr. Michael Hamilton

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