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[December 31, 2010]

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Harpist Lily Neill has performed as a solo artist around the world and has performed and recorded with rock, pop, and folk groups, including Irish super group “The Chieftains” alongside the legendary Derek Bell. Irish Music Magazine calls her work “part of the new Harp revolution extolling aspects of harp music never previously heard.”



Featured Artist(s): Lily Neill

[December 30, 2010]

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The organist plays a concert on the Center’s Filene Organ. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Weston Jennings

[December 29, 2010]

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The group is dedicated to the performance of early music, bringing rarely heard music to life.

Featured Artist(s): Washington's Camerata

[December 28, 2010]

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The multi-instrumentalist blends traditional American old-time music, Appalachian soul, Delta blues, and rhythmically nimble music of Eastern Europe.

Featured Artist(s): Bruce Molsky

[December 27, 2010]

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Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and comedian, juggler, and yo-yo performer Mark Hayward.

Featured Artist(s): Sean Grissom

[December 26, 2010]

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Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and comedian, juggler, and yo-yo performer Mark Hayward.

Featured Artist(s): Mark Hayward

[December 25, 2010]

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Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 12th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.



Featured Artist(s): James King

[December 24, 2010]

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Led by Zack Smith, the group plays jazzy and jaunty arrangements of holiday favorites as heard on their CD Holiday Drive. Performance at 12 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Beltway Brass Quintet

[December 23, 2010]

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Singers over the age of 55 perform crowd-pleasing holiday music.

Featured Artist(s): Encore Chorale

[December 22, 2010]

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The big band presents a “Stan Kenton Christmas,” paying tribute to the legendary pianist and big band leader.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Army Blues

[December 21, 2010]

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The group performs sacred and popular holiday music on traditional hand bells.

Featured Artist(s): The Peace Ringers

[December 20, 2010]

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A favorite of the D.C. roots-rock scene, Last Train Home delivers original holiday tunes and interpretations of yuletide classics.

Featured Artist(s): Last Train Home

[December 19, 2010]

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A lively pageant of midwinter carols, stories, and customs drawn from British and North American folk traditions.

Featured Artist(s): Nowell Sing We Clear

[December 18, 2010]

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The group showcases the tremendous talents of vocalists in the Washington metropolitan area.

Featured Artist(s): WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir

[December 17, 2010]

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Named after the founder of the National Symphony Orchestra, the DC-based group of amateur and professional cellists performs its winter program.

Featured Artist(s): The Kindler Cello Society

[December 16, 2010]

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The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.

Featured Artist(s): Sweet Heaven Kings

[December 15, 2010]

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The DC-based blues-rock guitar legend has won 22 “WAMMY” Awards and is still making ground-breaking American music enjoyed all over the world.

Featured Artist(s): Tom Principato

[December 14, 2010]

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Banjo player and vocalist Mick Moloney, fiddlers Athena Tergis and Rhys Jones, accordionist Billy McComiskey, and pianist Brendan Dolan. Presented in cooperation with the Irish Arts Center.

Featured Artist(s): Mick Moloney

[December 13, 2010]

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The Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides performs a large and varied repertoire, including many classical, romantic, and contemporary works, as well as adapted film music.

Featured Artist(s): Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides

[December 12, 2010]

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Celebrating its 50th season, the DC Youth Orchestra Program presents its most advanced ensemble, the Youth Orchestra. This orchestra is one of twelve ensembles in the program, and under the direction of Maestro Jesus Manuel Berard. Tonight's performance is a sing-a-long of everyone's favorite choruses from Handel's Messiah.

Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra

[December 11, 2010]

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A Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, the renowned folk musician has become a voice of his generation.

Featured Artist(s): Tom Paxton

[December 10, 2010]

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In its 32nd season, this ensemble is composed of students from more than 22 area high schools and has performed at such venues as the East Coast Jazz Festival and Blues Alley.

Featured Artist(s): The Montgomery County Public Schools Senior Honors Jazz Ensemble

[December 9, 2010]

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Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra perform Schubert’s epic Cello Quintet in C major.

Featured Artist(s): Novella Chamber Players

[December 8, 2010]

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This year marks the 37th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by the late Harvey Phillips in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Merry TubaChristmas

[December 7, 2010]

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Elementary, middle, and high school student winners perform in categories of woodwind, piano, string, and voice.

Featured Artist(s): Asian American Music Society

[December 6, 2010]

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Students present a cabaret of work from the Broadway stage featuring songs and duets by such composers as Kern, Ellington, Gershwin, and Bernstein. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): University of Maryland Musical Theatre Program

[December 5, 2010]

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From Forró, Samba, Maracatu, to Baiao, if you like Brazilian Rhythms, Blues, Jazz, and Bluegrass, you will love Matuto. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Matuto

[December 4, 2010]

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Voted Nashville’s No. 1 Kids Entertainers by Parent Magazine in 2009 and 2010, the group creates positive pop music for kids and their families.

Featured Artist(s): Conductor Jack

[December 3, 2010]

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National Symphony Orchestra members perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[December 2, 2010]

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The Grammy-nominated Americana and roots musician—he’s penned songs for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, and Garth Brooks—brings his soulful voice and instrumental chops to his original works.

Featured Artist(s): Darrell Scott

[December 1, 2010]

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Georgia’s NEA Heritage Award winners preserve the tradition of ring shouting, a call-and-response form of singing formed on plantations in the 18th and 19th centuries. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America.

Featured Artist(s): McIntosh County Shouters

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