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[February 29, 2004]

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Ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin, with a comedic sense of timing, an unrestrained zany streak, and an infectious love of every genre of music, creates a new kind of concert with his amazing solo improvisations and audience interactions.
Millennium Stage7th Anniversary


Featured Artist(s): Bobby McFerrin

[February 28, 2004]

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Duo Benzakoun, pianists Laurence Karsenti and Daniel Benzakoun of Centre, are professors with the Academy of Orleans and founders of the international training course for piano duet, “Four hands with Valençay.”
This performance is not available due to audio difficulties


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Featured Artist(s): Duo Benzakoun

[February 27, 2004]

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Hewar (Dialogue), a Syrian quintet made up of oud, clarinet, a soprano, cello, and percussion, plays Arabic music influenced by classical, jazz, and eastern European music.

Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Middle East Institute


Featured Artist(s): Hewar

[February 26, 2004]

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Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes, under the direction of Claude Brumachon and Benjamin Lamarche, will present an original program of duets that tell the story of the human body.

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Featured Artist(s): Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes

[February 25, 2004]

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Taxi 2M, from Champagne Ardenne and created by the students and the teachers of the Institut International de la Marionnette, combines puppets, object theater, dance and movement.

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Featured Artist(s): Taxi 2M

[February 24, 2004]

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The Jay Klum/Bill Heid Quartet (vocalist/pianist Jay Klum, keyboardist/vocalist Bill Heid, drummer Michael Petrosino, bassist Patrick O’Leary), highlighting vocal jazz, kicks off its Kennedy Center / Department of State Jazz Ambassador’s tour to Southern Africa.

Featured Artist(s): The Jay Klum/Bill Heid Quartet

[February 23, 2004]

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Phillip McCusker and the Gene Donati Orchestra honor Gene Donati, who passed away January 5, with a special tribute concert.

Featured Artist(s): Phillip McCusker

[February 22, 2004]

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The Holmes Brothers (bassist Sherman Holmes, guitarist/keyboardist Wendell Holmes, drummer Popsy Dixon) have been bringing their brand of gospel-inflected, spiritually moving, and funky music to audiences around the world since 1979.

Featured Artist(s): The Holmes Brothers

[February 21, 2004]

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Karelian Folk Music Ensemble, from the Karelia region made up of parts of Russia and Finland, perform an exciting mix of traditional Finnish, Russian, and Karelian folk songs.

Featured Artist(s): Karelian Folk Music Ensemble

[February 20, 2004]

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Zachary Smith and the Dixie Power Trio perform Zydeco, New Orleans Jazz, and Cajun music in anticipation of Mardi Gras.

Featured Artist(s): The Dixie Power Trio

[February 19, 2004]

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African Heritage Dancers and Drummers, formed in the 1960’s and under the direction of Melvin Deal, has grown to encompass performers from around the world, including Africa.

Featured Artist(s): African Heritage Dancers and Drummers

[February 18, 2004]

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Cynthia Scott and the JAS Trio(vocalist Cynthia Scott, drummer Alvin Atkinson, bassist Joseph Lepore, pianist Stephen Ash), highlighting vocal jazz, kicks off its Kennedy Center / Department of State Jazz Ambassador’s tour to Western Africa.

Featured Artist(s): Cynthia Scott

[February 17, 2004]

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Members of The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra: César Franck’s Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano and Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet c minor, op. 15. Jessica Dan Fan, violin; Uri Wasserzug, viola; Igor Zubkovsky, cello; and Narciso Solero, piano.

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

[February 16, 2004]

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Yann F. Kemener, a traditional singer from Bretagne, has recorded many solo albums and performs with both folk and jazz groups.

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Featured Artist(s): Yann F. Kemener

[February 15, 2004]

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Metropolitan Baptist Music Ministry, under the direction of Rev. Nolan Williams, Jr., maintains a rich tradition of musical excellence.

Featured Artist(s): Metropolitan Baptist Music Ministry

[February 14, 2004]

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NSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[February 13, 2004]

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Rebecca Kite performs Jazz influenced classical and Japanese music by composers such as Keiko Abe and Joan Griffith, on the marimba using up to 6 mallets.

Featured Artist(s): Rebecca Kite

[February 12, 2004]

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Orchestre d’Auvergne, one of the most prestigious orchestras in Europe, performs its repertory of baroque, traditional, and contemporary music.
This Performance will take place in the Terrace Theater

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Featured Artist(s): Orchestre d’Auvergne

[February 11, 2004]

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NSO Youth Fellows, participants in a twenty-three 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

[February 10, 2004]

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Didier Squiban, pianist, arranger, and composer from Brest, combines traditional Breton music, jazz improvisation, and classical romanticism.

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Featured Artist(s): Didier Squiban

[February 9, 2004]

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Compagnie Duchâtelet performs director Thomas Duchâtelet’s creation “Pierre qui Brûle” (Burning Rock), inspired by his hometown of Arques, and exploring the landscape of the Nord Pas de Calais region.

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Featured Artist(s): Compagnie Duchâtelet

[February 8, 2004]

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Blues Alley Youth Orchestra performs selections from Duke Ellington’s “Concert for Sacred Music” with gospel singers from the People’s Congregational Church.

Featured Artist(s): The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

[February 6, 2004]

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Duo 46, guitarist Matt Gould and violinist Beth Ilana Schneider, a contemporary chamber duo from Cyprus, perform “edgy and cutting-edge” music.

Featured Artist(s): Duo46

[February 5, 2004]

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Karen Henderson Sextet, composed of Henderson on vocals with trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass, and drums, has performed at Washington area jazz clubs.

Featured Artist(s): Karen Henderson Sextet

[February 4, 2004]

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Boris Willis Moves, documentary filmmaker Todd Clark, playwright Lara Naughton, and composer Jeffrey Mumford combine to create The Grey Album, a work based on photographer K.C. Bailey’s “The Grey Album” and Willis’ own biracial experiences.

Featured Artist(s): Boris Willis Moves

[February 3, 2004]

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George Botts Quartet performs standard jazz and swing variations on the “Vilia” aria from The Merry Widow operetta and Chopin’s Nocturne in E Flat.

Featured Artist(s): George Botts Quartet

[February 2, 2004]

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Compagnie Sylvie Guillermin, a contemporary dance group from Grenoble, combines circus acrobatics, climbing, and martial arts in its choreography.


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Featured Artist(s): Compagnie Sylvie Guillermin

[February 1, 2004]

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Sweet Heaven Kings, the gospel brass band from the United House of Prayer, perform with their group of 16 musicians whose instrumental “voices” include trombones, sousaphone, baritone horn, and a percussion section.

Featured Artist(s): Sweet Heaven Kings

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