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<br /> The Kennedy Center / Annual Report 2017 / i<br /> FY 2017 / Annual Report<br /> Vision<br /> We are the nation’s beacon for the performing<br /> arts, engaging artists and audiences around<br /> the world to share, inspire, and celebrate the<br /> cultural heritage by which a great society is<br /> defined and remembered.<br /> A Message From Kennedy Center<br /> Board Chair David M. Rubenstein and<br /> President Deborah F. Rutter<br /> It is our pleasure to share with you the Kennedy<br /> Center’s Annual Report for the fiscal year ending<br /> on October 1, 2017. The 2016–2017 season was<br /> a year full of artistic feats, trailblazing performers,<br /> and institutional firsts. It was also the year of<br /> John F. Kennedy’s centennial, a milestone which<br /> spurred the Center to reflect upon and actively<br /> celebrate the legacy of our namesake through<br /> performances, conversations, and the power<br /> of community. 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title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=13"> The Kennedy Center / Annual Report 2017 / 11 </a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=14"> 12 / Experiencing the Arts </a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=15"> Washington National Opera Washington National Op</a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=16"> 14 / Experiencing the Arts </a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=17"> YoungSil Kim and Terk Lewis Waters of Complexions</a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=18"> 16 / Experiencing the Arts </a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=19"> The season also featured seven national touring p</a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=20"> 18 / Experiencing the Arts </a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=21"> Composer in Residence Mason Bates performs as par</a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=22"> 20 / Experiencing the Arts </a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=23"> The Kennedy Center / Annual Report 2017 / 21 </a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/6a12c3a9?page=24"> 22 / Engaging Communities Engaging Crowds c</a> <a title="Kennedy Center Annual Report FY 2017 page 25" 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