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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2005

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[January 31, 2005]

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Bassoonist Dilyana Kirova and pianist Ivo Kaltchev perform a program of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): Dilyana Kirova

[January 30, 2005]

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The Children’s Chorus of Greater Washington and members of the CKS Dance Academy and the Li-Ming Chinese Academy Lion Dance Troupe perform a program of song and dance in celebration of the.
In cooperation with the Asian American Music Society.

Featured Artist(s): Li-Ming Chinese Academy Lion Dance Troupe

[January 29, 2005]

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Whodunnit?! A Piano Recital How often do our preconceived notions affect the way we listen to music? Korean-American pianist/composer Beata Moon has put together this exciting program of engaging piano works, old and new, from around the world with a twist: performance first, program notes after!

Featured Artist(s): Beata Moon

[January 28, 2005]

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Actress and singer Beverly Cosham sings the songs of master lyricist, Yip Harburg, known for “April in Paris,” “Over the Rainbow,” and many more.

Featured Artist(s): Beverly Cosham

[January 27, 2005]

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Levine School of Music Metro Wind Symphony, directed by John Tilken, and the Virginia Big Band under Paul Norris, join forces for a varied and energetic program.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[January 26, 2005]

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Joe Rinaldi and the Dixieland Quintet bring the sounds of old New Orleans to life.

Featured Artist(s): Joe Rinaldi and the Dixieland Quintet

[January 25, 2005]

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WNO Insight Lecture Series presents Democracy: An American Comedy, the Washington National Opera’s first commissioned work of the new millennium, which offers a contemporary look at an age-old dilemma—how can love and power coexist.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[January 24, 2005]

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Violinist Hanneke Cassel and pianist Dave Wiesler perform traditional and modern music for Scottish country dance and can be heard on the CD Many Happy Returns.

Featured Artist(s): Hanneke Cassel

[January 23, 2005]

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Eighth Anniversary of the Millennium Stage: Break out your dancing shoes as the Count Basie Orchestra, winner of more Grammy Awards® than any other big band in history, performs. Dance instructors will be on hand to give swing dancing tips.

Featured Artist(s): Count Basie Orchestra

[January 22, 2005]

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The premiere of Lisa Colburn’s film Sacred Stage tells the story of the Mariinsky/Kirov Theatre of St. Petersburg and its survival, illustrated with stunning performances from the opera and ballet.
In conjunction with the Kirov Opera’s performance of Boris Godunov.

Featured Artist(s): Lisa Colburn

[January 21, 2005]

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NSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[January 20, 2005]

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Trumpeter Patrick Whitehead leads The Monumental Brass Quintet, an award-winning ensemble that thrills audiences with its brass sonority and diversity of styles.

Featured Artist(s): Monumental Brass Quintet

[January 19, 2005]

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Alex Hassan, one of the leading authorities on Novelty Piano, performs works immersed in the musical styles and arrangements of the 1920s and 1930s.

Featured Artist(s): Alex Hassan

[January 18, 2005]

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Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra perform works by Prokofiev and Dohnanyi.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

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The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration, featuring Aaron Neville with the Georgetown University Choirs, as part of Georgetown University’s third annual “Let Freedom Ring” initiative celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Past performers include Roberta Flack and Jessye Norman.

Featured Artist(s): Aaron Neville

[January 16, 2005]

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Afro-Bop, an ensemble from Annapolis, Maryland that explores the vast musical possibilities under the umbrella of Latin or Latin jazz, performs with Dave Samuels, Grammy Award winning vibraphonist and leader of the Caribbean Jazz Project.

Featured Artist(s): Afro Bop Alliance

[January 15, 2005]

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The Damon Grant Project, noted for its unique and musical talent, performs straight-ahead jazz with flair that includes rhumba, plena, bomba, samba, partido alto, and cha cha.

Featured Artist(s): The Damon Grant Project

[January 14, 2005]

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Pianist Coleman Blumfield plays romantic, historic and traditional pieces.

Featured Artist(s): Coleman Blumfield

[January 13, 2005]

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NSO Youth Fellows, participants in a twenty-four year-old program that gives high-school aged musicians the opportunity to study and take master-classes with National Symphony Orchestra members, will perform a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[January 12, 2005]

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Hickory Project features hard driving traditional and original bluegrass by Anthony Hannigan (mandolin, vocals), Danny Shipe (guitar, vocals), David Cavage (banjo, vocals), and Steve Belcher (acoustic bass) with expert licks by fiddle champion Sue Cunningham.

Featured Artist(s): Hickory Project

[January 11, 2005]

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Terri Allard, the Virginia based singer-songwriter, has taken her blend of folk, country, and acoustic pop to countless clubs, coffeehouses and festivals throughout the U.S.

Featured Artist(s): Terri Allard

[January 10, 2005]

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Mayor Anthony A. Williams hosts The Mayor’s Arts Awards, an evening of live performances and award presentations honoring D.C.’s arts world, including performances by the DC Caribbean Carnival Dancers, the Image Band, and the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance.
In association with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.


Featured Artist(s): DC Caribbean Carnival Dancers

[January 9, 2005]

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Warsaw Village Band, winner of the BBC3 World Music Award, perform folk dance melodies, ballads and rural songs, on violin, suka (Polish fiddle from the 16th century), cello, and various traditional Polish drums.

Featured Artist(s): Warsaw Village Band

[January 8, 2005]

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Kol Haruach Klezmer, “Voice of the Spirit,” creates a sound that blends “hora” or party sound, Klezmer, and jazz.

Featured Artist(s): Kol Haruach Klezmer

[January 7, 2005]

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Iranian pianist Guity Adjoodani, whose CD is titled Journey to Iran, has performed extensively in recitals and as a soloist with various orchestras in the United States and Iran.

Featured Artist(s): Guity Adjoodani

[January 6, 2005]

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Phillip McCusker and The Gene Donati Orchestra honor clarinetist Gene Donati, who passed away January 2004, with a special tribute concert.

Featured Artist(s): Gene Donati Orchestra

[January 5, 2005]

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Guitarist and composer O’Donel Levy has played with a who’s who of blues, jazz, and soul, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and Jimmy McGriff, and has written songs for Sarah Vaughn and Herbie Mann.

Featured Artist(s): O’Donel Levy

[January 4, 2005]

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Barbara Martin, with the vocal timbre of Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Mac Walter, a master of the acoustic guitar, play original music amidst blues and jazz standards.

Featured Artist(s): Mac Walter

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Alex Smith Quartet, led by pianist/accordionist Alex Smith, performs jazz standards on piano, trombone, bass, and drums.

Featured Artist(s): Young Playwright’s Theater - Pieces of Life

[January 3, 2005]

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The Madison Ensemble String Quartet, featuring violinist Patricia A. Smith, has performed at the White House and with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Featured Artist(s): The Madison Ensemble

[January 2, 2005]

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Zulal, an Armenian a cappella trio, pays tribute to Armenia’s folk roots while forging imaginative harmonies that add a fresh energy to traditional repertoire.

Featured Artist(s): Zulal

[January 1, 2005]

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The Junkyard Saints, a Baltimore-based band, performs its own brand of roots party music, blending New Orleans R&B, Zydeco, Latin, Ska, Jump Blues and Mardi Gras Funk.

Featured Artist(s): The Junkyard Saints

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