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[February 28, 2009]

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Nawal, the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known as “The Voice of Comoros,” performs her acoustic roots-based fusion, which is rhythmically compelling and beautifully lyrical. Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World

Featured Artist(s): Nawal

[February 27, 2009]

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Hailing from war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, hip hop artist K’NAAN grew up during the Somali civil war. Despite speaking no English, he taught himself hip hop and rap diction. Critics have said K’NAAN has “a sound that fuses Bob Marley, conscious American hip hop, and brilliant protest poetry.” Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World

Featured Artist(s): K’NAAN

[February 26, 2009]

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Award-winning Tunisian brothers, oud player Amine and qanun player Hamza M’Raihi play classical Middle Eastern music, as well as their own compositions. Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World

Featured Artist(s): Amine and Hamza

[February 25, 2009]

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The orchestra from Rabat, Morocco seeks to preserve the traditions and artistic heritage of Andalusian music. The musicians perform traditional songs and chants using Arabic poems and traditional instruments. Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World

Featured Artist(s): Chabab Al Andalous Rabat Orchestra with Mohammed Bajeddoub and Bahae Ronda

[February 24, 2009]

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Based in the Lady of Damascus Church in Syria, more than 100 children of the choir perform Byzantine, Muslim, and Arab songs. IN THE EISENHOWER THEATER Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World

Featured Artist(s): Al-Farah Choir

[February 23, 2009]

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Traditional oud players from Bahrain, the female duo of Oud Knights with Amina and Shayma has played at music festivals around the world. Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World

Featured Artist(s): Oud Knights with Amina and Shayma

[February 22, 2009]

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Promising high school students from the Washington D.C., area perform side-by-side with NSO musicians. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Orchestra Day

[February 21, 2009]

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Students perform classical works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University

[February 20, 2009]

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Students perform classical works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): New England Conservatory of Music

[February 19, 2009]

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Students perform classical works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

[February 18, 2009]

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Students perform classical works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Curtis Institute of Music

[February 17, 2009]

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Students perform classical works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

[February 16, 2009]

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Students perform classical works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Cleveland Institute of Music

[February 15, 2009]

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In this final round, tomorrow’s stars compete for a cash prize and a solo performance with the NSO. 
Winner: John Chen
IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Young Soloists

[February 14, 2009]

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A multi-generational family group, this five-man lineup showcases the legacy of classic, soulful Virginia Tidewater Gospel. Presented in cooperation with the National Museum for African American History and Culture.

Featured Artist(s): The Paschall Brothers

[February 13, 2009]

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National Symphony Orchestra members perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[February 12, 2009]

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Modern, experimental, and collaborative, recently founded, Virginia-based NRDC “made me think of hot sunlight and daring athletics” (Daily News Record).

Featured Artist(s): Next Reflex Dance Collective

[February 11, 2009]

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University of Maryland String Quartet led by Daniel Sender performs Haydn quartets.

Featured Artist(s): University of Maryland String Quartet

[February 10, 2009]

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A fresh voice on the D.C. jazz circuit, vocalist Lena Seikaly’s style stays true to legendary improvisers Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter.

Featured Artist(s): Lena Seikaly

[February 9, 2009]

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A native Washingtonian, hip hop artist Christon “Christylez” Bacon is known for diverse instrumentation and unlikely musical combinations. Presented in cooperation with the National Museum for African American History and Culture.

Featured Artist(s): Christon "Christylez" Bacon

[February 8, 2009]

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A rising star, Beáta Palya sings silky vocals and fuses Hungarian folk and Gypsy music with jazz and pop.

Featured Artist(s): Beáta Palya

[February 7, 2009]

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Creative partners since 1993, lyricist Marcy Heisler and composer Zina Goldrich present work accompanied by vocalist Scott Coulter. Part of the Kennedy Center’s season-long initiative Broadway: The Third Generation, which celebrates today’s Broadway composers.

Featured Artist(s): Scott Coulter

[February 6, 2009]

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Composer Joshua Salzman and lyricist Ryan Cunningham perform work from I Love You Because with vocalists Colin Hanlon and Farah Alvin. Part of the Kennedy Center’s season-long initiative Broadway: The Third Generation, which celebrates today’s Broadway composers.

Featured Artist(s): Ryan Cunningham

[February 5, 2009]

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Composer and lyricist Adam Gwon, recipient of the 2008 Fred Ebb Award for excellence in musical theater songwriting, presents work with vocalists Stanley Bahorek and Leah Horowitz. Part of the Kennedy Center’s season-long initiative Broadway: The Third Generation, which celebrates today’s Broadway composers.

Featured Artist(s): Leah Horowitz

[February 4, 2009]

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Lyricist Scott Burkell and composer Paul Loesel premiere new work accompanied by vocalist Stephanie J. Block, who is straight from Broadway’s Wicked. Part of the Kennedy Center’s season-long initiative Broadway: The Third Generation, which celebrates today’s Broadway composers. Featuring Allison Seidner, cello.


Featured Artist(s): Stephanie J. Block

[February 3, 2009]

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Upcoming stars Benj Pasek and Justin Paul—recipients of a 2007 Jonathan Larson Award—present work in collaboration with vocalist Leslie Kritzer, who is from Broadway’s A Catered Affair. Part of the Kennedy Center’s season-long initiative Broadway: The Third Generation, which celebrates today’s Broadway composers.

Featured Artist(s): Leslie Kritzer

[February 2, 2009]

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Composer and pianist Michael Kooman and lyricist Christopher Dimond present work from Dani Girl brought to life by vocalists Anderson Davis and Natalie Weiss. Part of the Kennedy Center’s season-long initiative Broadway: The Third Generation, which celebrates today’s Broadway composers.

Featured Artist(s): Michael Kooman

[February 1, 2009]

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Songwriting team Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner present works from their Broadway musical adaptation of the film Secondhand Lions in collaboration with vocalist Megan Hilty. Part of the Kennedy Center’s season-long initiative Broadway: The Third Generation, which celebrates today’s Broadway composers.

Featured Artist(s): Michael Weiner

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