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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: February 2014

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[February 28, 2014]

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Led by artistic director Keira Hart, the D.C. troupe offers an evening of contemporary dance that explores various aspects of the human condition.

Featured Artist(s): UpRooted Dance

[February 27, 2014]

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The jazz vocalist and D.C. native brings her distinctively smooth sound to the stage for an evening of jazz from the American Jazz Songbook of Standards.

Featured Artist(s): Denyse Pearson

[February 26, 2014]

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The self-taught Minnesota guitarist and banjo player brings his heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals.

Featured Artist(s): Charlie Parr

[February 25, 2014]

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This symphony orchestra of exciting young professional musicians plays a dynamic All-American program in the Terrace Theater, featuring John Adams’ Short Ride on a Fast Machine, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (with Soprano Alison Buchanan), Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Gershwin’s Cuban Overture!  This free concert is made possible through the generosity of the Robert Downing Family Foundation.  Please join us! IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Apollo Orchestra

[February 24, 2014]

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Students play Viñao’s Estudios de Frontera; Gounod’s “Ah! Je veux vivre” from Roméo et Juliette; selections from Owens’ Heart on the Wall; Verdi’s “Caro nome” from Rigoletto; Bonds’s “You Can Tell the World;” Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata Nos. 3, 4, 6, & 8–10; and Ravel’s La Valse. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[February 23, 2014]

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Students play classical works. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Yale School of Music

[February 22, 2014]

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Students play classical works. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[February 21, 2014]

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Students play Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Scodanibbio’s “Joke” from Sei Studi, Rabbath’s Le Cri de Venise, Rameau’s Gavotte et Six Doubles, and Ligeti’s Sechs Bagatellen. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

[February 20, 2014]

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Students play Laursen’s Invocation, Hong’s Phoenix, Strauss’s “Befreit” and “Cäcilie,” Chopin’s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, and Amosov’s Lullaby and Folk Fantasy. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Cleveland Institute of Music

[February 19, 2014]

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Students from participating Conservatory Project schools play selections from works by Widor, Schumann, Buxtehude, Smetana, Shostakovich, Demessieux, Litaize, Albright, Dupre, Ellington, Bach, Cochereau, and others on the Rubenstein Family Organ. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Featured Artist(s): The Curtis Institute of Music

[February 18, 2014]

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Students play Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 1 and Schubert’s Piano Trio No. 1. Part of the Conservatory Project.

Featured Artist(s): The Juilliard School

[February 17, 2014]

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Students present a program featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[February 16, 2014]

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Students play Lutoslawski’s Subito, Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, and Shostkovich's Trio No. 2 in E minor. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Curtis Institute of Music

[February 15, 2014]

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The pioneering and groundbreaking hip-hop crew, one of the first rap groups from Africa to make a splash worldwide, takes the stage as a preview concert for the Center’s upcoming One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival.

Featured Artist(s): Zimbabwe Legit

[February 14, 2014]

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Members of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and other artists present a musical preview of the upcoming production.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera

[February 12, 2014]

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A D.C. favorite, the 6-piece, uplifting and conscious reggae band started by Mustafa Akbar and Rex Riddem has developed its own brand of “Dancehall Funk” that moves bodies, hearts, and minds.

Featured Artist(s): Listen Local First

[February 11, 2014]

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The Ethiopian accordion and keyboardist extraordinaire began his career as part of the Walias Band and has since released several solo recordings.

Featured Artist(s): Hailu Mergia

[February 10, 2014]

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This program contains mature themes and strong language.

Recently named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch” and Time Out New York’s “50 Funniest New Yorkers,” Braunohler follows comedian Sara Armour, who has performed her comedy all over the D.C. area. Special post-show happy hour from 7–8 p.m. features a signature cocktail and a discount on selected food items. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Kurt Braunohler

[February 9, 2014]

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The 16-piece musical experience blends Afro-Colombian rhythms with funk grooves and powerful big band arrangements. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Colombia.

Featured Artist(s): Gregorio Uribe Big Band

[February 8, 2014]

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National Symphony Orchestra and Kennedy Center Music Director Christoph Eschenbach (piano) plays with NSO principals Aaron Goldman (flute), Nicholas Stovall (oboe), Loren Kitt (clarinet), Sue Heineman (bassoon), and Laurel Ohlson (horn) in an evening of classical music featuring Widor’s Suite for Flute and Piano, Debussy’s Syrinx for Solo Flute, and Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[February 7, 2014]

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The 25 Chinese middle and high school dance students perform various regional Chinese traditional dances.

Featured Artist(s): Jinfan Dance Troupe of Beijing School No. 9

[February 6, 2014]

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The North Carolina husband-and-wife folk duo, Daniel and Lauren Goans, crafts a multi-sensory performance experience.

Featured Artist(s): Lowland Hum

[February 5, 2014]

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The New York band is a huge, uncompromising, and diverse group of musicians with a club friendly vibe that blends funk MCing, Italian folk, Afrobeat, and much more.

Featured Artist(s): Underground System

[February 4, 2014]

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To commemorate the 66th Anniversary of Sri Lankan Independence, the world-renowned Sri Lankan dance company presents traditional dancers, drummers, a vocalist, and violinist. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Sri Lanka.

Featured Artist(s): The Channa-Upuli Performing Arts Foundation

[February 3, 2014]

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This program contains mature themes and strong language.

Theater Alliance presents this play written by Iranian playwright held in isolation Nassim Soleimanpour, which involves audience volunteers and requires one actor who has never seen the script to impersonate characters, read, and ad lib the story of a rabbit that attends the circus without a ticket. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Theater Alliance

[February 2, 2014]

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Two performers use a combination of circus skills, music, and aerial acrobatics to tell their story in this wordless theatrical performance.

Featured Artist(s): Mandrágora Circo

[February 1, 2014]

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Specifically requested by Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Jason Moran, the saxophonist for Grammy-winning R&B artist Maxwell brings his band and bold, creative artistry.

Featured Artist(s): Kenneth Whalum III

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