- Christoph Eschenbach's final concert as National Symphony Orchestra music director included a profound interpretation of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
- The Kennedy Center's 2016-2017 season will focus on JFK centennial and welcome Q-Tip, Renee Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma as artistic partners.
- Stephen Jacobsohn leaving Shriver Hall Concert Series for a music school job; Baltimore Symphony marketing/communications v.p. Eileen Andrews taking Kennedy Center p.r. post.
- The Kennedy Center's lineup for 2014-2015 season to include festival of Iberian culture; premiere of Degas-inspired theater work; operas new to Washington.
- Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association for the past decade, has been named president of the Kennedy Center, effective Sept. 1, 2014.