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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: November 2006

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[November 30, 2006]

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A mainstay on the American blues scene for three decades, this “American folk blues hero” has 24 albums to his credit.

Featured Artist(s): Catfish Hodge

[November 29, 2006]

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Mississippi blues guitarist and vocalist Eli Cook heats up the stage with African percussionist Darrel Rose.

Featured Artist(s): Eli Cook

[November 28, 2006]

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Originally from Paraguay, classical guitarist Berta Rojas performs songs from her May 2006 release, Cielo Abierto.

Featured Artist(s): Berta Rojas

[November 27, 2006]

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This Grammy-nominated cellist, vocalist, and composer performs contemporary Mohawk music with Okenti. Presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): Dawn Avery

[November 26, 2006]

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Peruvian jazz artist Corina Bartra leads an ensemble incorporating bebop with Afro-Peruvian rhythms as heard on her CD Bambu Sun.

Featured Artist(s): Corina Bartra

[November 25, 2006]

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Led by the D.C.-based vibist, the group livens up standards and Bubeck-penned originals.

Featured Artist(s): The Charles Bubeck Quartet

[November 24, 2006]

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Led by clarinetist John Jenkins, the ensemble swings with 1920s-1940s jazz in the style of Eddie Condon and Louis Armstrong.

Featured Artist(s): The Reunion Blues

[November 23, 2006]

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Come out for the Thanksgiving show and see Burnett Thompson and Friends.

Featured Artist(s): Burnett Thompson and Friends

[November 22, 2006]

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A guitarist and vocalist based in Los Angeles, Sara Routh won the Best Folk Artist of the Year award from the Southern California Music Awards in February 2006. Olivia Mancini, bassist for the Washington Social Club, brings her solo guitar stylings and vocal musings.

Featured Artist(s): Olivia Mancini

[November 21, 2006]

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In celebration of the Principality of Liechtenstein's 200 years of sovereignty (1806-2006), join Her Excellency Claudia Fritsche, Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the United States, for an evening featuring pianist Jürg Hanselmann who combines technical brilliance and artistic sensibility, which has led to such awards as the 1991 Cultural Award of the International Lake Constance Conference, Munich.

Featured Artist(s): Jürg Hanselmann

[November 20, 2006]

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Sole music curator for Pandora/The Music Genome Project, Zapruder has toured with Iron & Wine, the Fruit Bats, and Jenny Toomey.

Featured Artist(s): Michael Zapruder

[November 19, 2006]

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Formed by Artistic Director Lucy Bowen McCauley in 1996, the company’s repertoire ranges from lyrical to pointe-work to highly physical dances.

Featured Artist(s): Bowen McCauley Dance

[November 18, 2006]

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The University of Mary Washington Wind and Percussion Ensemble presents a concert of works by Barbara Croall (Odawa); Raven Chacon (Navajo); Louis W. Ballard (Quapaw/Cherokee); and Brent Michael Davids (Mohican). The concert will feature the premieres of Croall’s “mewinzha…”—a musical depiction of the Anishinabe creation story—and Chacon’s mysterious “Hasta’aadah.” Presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): The University of Mary Washington Wind and Percussion Ensemble

[November 17, 2006]

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Led by John Peiffer, horn player with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, this ensemble performs a concert of new compositions and improvisations, including Paul Seitz' Five Witnesses for woodwind quintet, and John McGinn's Spit and Polish for horn and string quartet.

Featured Artist(s): The Peiffer Ensemble

[November 16, 2006]

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Singer-songwriter Paul Brill fuses acoustic and electronic elements into a “hybrid pop collage,” as heard on his upcoming CD, Harpooner.

Featured Artist(s): Paul Brill

[November 15, 2006]

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The Gannon family's original production combines traditional Irish music, song, and dance. Three generations of Gannons will perform including Helen, PJ, Niall, Eileen, Riley, and Fiona. Niall's wife Gretchen is the group's vocalist joined by Eileen's husband, Kurt Schmid on guitar. The show will also feature acclaimed piper and family friend Tommy Martin. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): The Gannon Family

[November 14, 2006]

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Members perform classical works.

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

[November 13, 2006]

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Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumni swing with original jazz tunes, featuring Brandon Wright on sax and flute; Christian Tamburr on vibraphone; Carmen Intorre on drums; and Radam Schwartz on B-3 organ.

Featured Artist(s): Brandon Wright/Christian Tamburr Quartet

[November 12, 2006]

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This family folk band from Karelia, Russia—a region bordering Finland that retains a strong Finnish heritage—performs Finnish polkas and Russian waltzes, interspersed with spirited Karelian folk songs and even an occasional old Celtic melody.

Featured Artist(s): Sattuma

[November 11, 2006]

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Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[November 10, 2006]

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This 25-year-old program gives high school musicians the opportunity to study and take master classes with National Symphony Orchestra members. Participants will perform a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[November 9, 2006]

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The West Coast indie rock outfit merges avant pop with hypnotically lush soundscapes.

Featured Artist(s): The Great Northwest

[November 8, 2006]

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The highly acclaimed experimental dance troupe from Vienna, Austria, explores the concept of dance as a language in such works as threeseconds and no credits. Presented in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Featured Artist(s): Willi Dorner Company

[November 7, 2006]

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Experience the beautiful, haunting melodies of the Andes on traditional instruments from the highlands of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. Presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): Mystic Warriors

[November 6, 2006]

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An accomplished artist of Carnatic (South Indian) music, Raja performs a wide variety of classical compositions, including padams, javalis, abhangs, bhajans, and devarnamas.

Featured Artist(s): Geetha Raja

[November 5, 2006]

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Winners from the 2006 competition for elementary school, middle school, and high school students in woodwind, piano, string, and voice categories will perform.

Featured Artist(s): Asian American Music Society

[November 4, 2006]

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Join the Millennium Stage for these monthly “live radio theater” productions that mix script, music, and sound effects, and are recorded for broadcast on XM Satellite Radio’s Kids Channel. This month, families and youngsters can enjoy Walter Dean Myers’s Bad Boy. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Night Kitchen Radio Theater

[November 3, 2006]

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Led by jazz pianist Boguslaw, who performs with the President’s Own United States Marine Band, this quintet performs tunes from Boguslaw’s recording The Way.

Featured Artist(s): The Robert Boguslaw Quintet

[November 2, 2006]

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Saxophone virtuoso Vincent Lê Quang, who won first place in the soloist category of France’s prestigious jazz contest La Défense in June 2003, wows audiences.

Featured Artist(s): Vincent Lê Quang

[November 1, 2006]

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Members of the Washington National Opera discuss and perform excerpts from Puccini’s classic opera. Called both a tender love story and a commentary on imperialism, Madama Butterfly tells the story of Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton and Cio-Cio-San, whose name means “butterfly.”

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

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