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[March 31, 2007]

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Classical pianist Etsuko Hirose graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris with First Honors, and has performed with such orchestras as the Moscow Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Torino National, NHK Symphony, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
AOJ performances are made possible through the support of the Japan Endowment of the Kennedy Center International Performing Arts Fund. International Programming at the Kennedy Center is supported through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
Part of the Kennedy Center’s Arts of Japan Celebration.

Featured Artist(s): Etsuko Hirose

[March 30, 2007]

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This performance includes the Eubie Blake Jazz Ensemble from James Hubert Blake High School and the Select Vocal Ensemble from W.T. Woodson High School. Sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference, designed to support school music programs. Music In Our Schools Month 2007 Outstanding Performers

Featured Artist(s): Eubie Blake Jazz Ensemble

[March 29, 2007]

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This performance includes the Suitland High School Center for Visual and Performing Arts String Orchestra and the percussion-based Orff Ensemble of John Adams Elementary School. Sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference, designed to support school music programs. Music In Our Schools Month 2007 Outstanding Performers

Featured Artist(s): Orff Ensemble

[March 28, 2007]

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The WNO presents discussion and excerpts from La Fille du Regiment, Gaetano Donizetti’s tale of Marie—an orphaned army brat and the regiment’s lovable mascot—and her ardent lover, who is more than her match. The WNO offers discussion and excerpts from this work.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[March 27, 2007]

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In Colorado Bluegrass, students from Colorado’s Paradox Valley School perform a variety of Bluegrass and Old Time music, featuring the traditional bluegrass instruments of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar. Students from Florida’s Cypress Elementary perform How the Butterfly Found Her Colors. 2006 Creative Ticket National Schools of Distinction

Featured Artist(s): Paradox Valley School

[March 26, 2007]

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The second of the four operas that make up Richard Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre contains some of the composer's most brilliant moments, including the "Ride of the Valkyries" and the "Magic Fire Music." The WNO offers discussion and excerpts from this work.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[March 25, 2007]

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Students from this Colorado Springs academy perform both Mozart Lives and Tribute to American Heroes. A 2006 Creative Ticket National School of Distinction

Featured Artist(s): The Da Vinci Academy

[March 24, 2007]

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The Chicago Academy for the Arts presents Tableau, a collage of music and dance showcasing talented young artists from Illinois. A 2006 Creative Ticket National School of Distinction

Featured Artist(s): The Chicago Academy for the Arts

[March 23, 2007]

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CityDance Ensemble premieres its adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s book The Jungle Book, transforming into Mowgli, Shere Khan, Baloo, and other characters from the classic stories.
In the Family Theater

Featured Artist(s): CityDance Ensemble

[March 22, 2007]

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The keyboard/drums duo made up of Geoff Rohrbach and Sriram Gopal, plays an eclectic mix of instrumental music, taking its audience on a musical journey that reflects the ethnic roots of its members, their extensive studies of straight-ahead jazz, the spice of Latin America, and the funky sounds of their hometown, D.C.

Featured Artist(s): The Duology Band

[March 21, 2007]

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This ensemble performs traditional Sephardic music from the former Yugoslavia and the world.
Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): Flory Jagoda and Friends

[March 20, 2007]

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The ensemble performs works by Mahler, Grieg, Ibert, and more.

Featured Artist(s): The Georgetown Quintet

[March 19, 2007]

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Mayor Adrian Fenty hosts an evening of live performances featuring Sweet Honey in the Rock, and award presentations honoring D.C.’s arts world, with WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. Presented in cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. In the Concert Hall

Featured Artist(s): The 22nd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

[March 18, 2007]

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Now in its 20th year, the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra is comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 11-17 years old. Its mission is to preserve and promote the big band jazz genre.

Featured Artist(s): The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

[March 17, 2007]

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Members of the NSO—violinists Tafoya Evans and Heather LeDoux Green, violist Jennifer Mondie, and cellist Mark Evans—perform classical works by Beethoven and Mozart.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[March 16, 2007]

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Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with the unique tradition of Irish music and dance.

Featured Artist(s): Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

[March 15, 2007]

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As part of the Shakespeare Project, students from Weber State University perform Macbeth, Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition, power, and greed. Directed by Tracy Callahan.
An initiative of the Center’s Education Department and under the Artistic Direction of Gregg Henry, The Shakespeare Project utilizes three established Kennedy Center Education programs—the American College Theater Festival, PAFE/Millennium Stage, and ArtsEdge—to bring new productions of classic Shakespeare works to the stage and web for teaching tools in the classroom. Shakespeare in Washington at the Kennedy Center is sponsored by Alice and David Rubenstein. Part of Shakespeare In Washington. In the Family Theater.

Featured Artist(s): Weber State University

[March 14, 2007]

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As part of the Shakespeare Project, students from Weber State University perform Macbeth, Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition, power, and greed. Directed by Tracy Callahan.
An initiative of the Center’s Education Department and under the Artistic Direction of Gregg Henry, The Shakespeare Project utilizes three established Kennedy Center Education programs—the American College Theater Festival, PAFE/Millennium Stage, and ArtsEdge—to bring new productions of classic Shakespeare works to the stage and web for teaching tools in the classroom. Shakespeare in Washington at the Kennedy Center is sponsored by Alice and David Rubenstein.
Part of Shakespeare In Washington. In the Family Theater.

Featured Artist(s): Weber State University

[March 13, 2007]

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Saxophonist Vincent David, a graduate with top honors from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, and pianist Fuminori Tanada, a graduate of the National University of Fine Arts and Music of Tokyo, perform works by Prokofiev, Denisov, Shostakovich, and more. Presented in cooperation with the French American Cultural Foundation.

Featured Artist(s): Vincent David

[March 12, 2007]

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Vocal versatility coupled with masterful piano orchestrations enables this trio to perform the wonderful music of Broadway, from Carousel, Oklahoma and Brigadoon, to Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon.

Featured Artist(s): Beverly Benda

[March 11, 2007]

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High School Division 2007: Hear tomorrow’s stars as finalists vie for the opportunity to perform as soloist with the NSO in a future concert. Note: The NSO does not perform in this program.
In the Concert Hall

Featured Artist(s): NSO Young Soloists

[March 10, 2007]

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Bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Ron Blake, guitarist David Gilmore, drummer Mousey Thompson, and vocalist Scratch fuse jazz and hip-hop.
Support is provided by Carolyn and Bill Powers and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Kennedy Center Jazz is sponsored by Cadillac.

This show will not be available for viewing in our archives.
Part of The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence Jazz in Our Time.

Featured Artist(s): A Christian McBride Situation

[March 9, 2007]

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Led by Music Director David Baker, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra offers Third Stream jazz.
Support is provided by Carolyn and Bill Powers and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Kennedy Center Jazz is sponsored by Cadillac.
Part of The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence Jazz in Our Time.

Featured Artist(s): Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra

[March 8, 2007]

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The ensemble performs 1950s cool jazz. Support is provided by Carolyn and Bill Powers and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Kennedy Center Jazz is sponsored by Cadillac. Part of The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence "Jazz in Our Time."

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

[March 7, 2007]

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NEA Jazz Masters Curtis Fuller on trombone and Benny Golson on saxophone perform bebop.
Support is provided by Carolyn and Bill Powers and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Kennedy Center Jazz is sponsored by Cadillac.
Part of The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence Jazz in Our Time.

Featured Artist(s): Benny Golson

[March 6, 2007]

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Clarinetist Eddie Daniels and the Navy Commodores serve up the sounds of swing in a Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw tribute.
Support is provided by Carolyn and Bill Powers and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Kennedy Center Jazz is sponsored by Cadillac.
Part of The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence Jazz in Our Time.

Featured Artist(s): The United States Navy Band Commodores

[March 5, 2007]

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Led by saxophonist Davey Yarborough, The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Jazz Orchestra joins with members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra to present “An Evening of Ellington.” Support is provided by Carolyn and Bill Powers and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Kennedy Center Jazz is sponsored by Cadillac. Part of The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence Jazz in Our Time.

Featured Artist(s): The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department

[March 4, 2007]

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The pianist explores the sounds of ragtime and stride.
Support is provided by Carolyn and Bill Powers and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Kennedy Center Jazz is sponsored by Cadillac.
Part of The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence Jazz in Our Time.

Featured Artist(s): Dick Hyman

[March 3, 2007]

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The jazz violinist presents “From Africa to America.” 
Support is provided by Carolyn and Bill Powers and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Kennedy Center Jazz is sponsored by Cadillac. Part of The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Series for Artistic Excellence Jazz in Our Time.

Featured Artist(s): John Blake Jr

[March 2, 2007]

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Under the direction of Dr. Kevin Johnson, this Atlanta-based ensemble performs sacred and secular choral literature for women’s voices with special emphasis on traditional spirituals, music by African American composers, music from many cultures, and commissioned works.

Featured Artist(s): The Spelman College Glee Club

[March 1, 2007]

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Pianist performs popular classics and jazz, from Cole Porter and George Gershwin to Irving Berlin, Lerner and Loewe, and more.

Featured Artist(s): Ron Kramer

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