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March 2010

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March 31, 2010 - Watch this Performance

This traditional Rakugo comedian and current cultural ambassador for Japan performs an entire cast of traditional Japanese characters, enacting the voices, faces, and activities with only the help of his fan. Part of the 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Kaishi Katsura

March 30, 2010 - This performance is not available for viewing.

This pianist plays works ranging from delicate ballads and enriching classical pieces to forceful rock-influenced music. Part of the 2010 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Tempei Nakamura

March 29, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Led by master Afro-Brazilian percussionist Dendê, Hãhãhães pounds out infectious rhythms ranging from Nigerian Afro-beat to Brazilian samba to Cuban pilón.
Featured Artist(s): Dendê & Hãhãhães

March 28, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Students perform works by Pearson, Widrig, and Mason.
Featured Artist(s): University of Maryland Dance Ensemble

March 27, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Winners perform in recital.
Featured Artist(s): John and Susie Beatty Competition for Classical Guitar

March 26, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

March 25, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

March 24, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

March 23, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The Honolulu-based ensemble, conducted by Jonas Carlson and Craig Young, performs Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins, and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.
Featured Artist(s): Punahou Symphony Strings

March 22, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The group of saxophone, guitar, piano, and percussion blurs the line between jazz, rock and classical music.
Featured Artist(s): Flexible Music Ensemble

March 21, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Students perform excerpts from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro as well as arias from When God Made Lonely—an original opera currently being composed by the students at Duke Ellington, based on characters from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Members of Washington National Opera present scenes from their current production of Porgy and Bess.
Featured Artist(s): The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department

March 20, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Participants in the program, now celebrating its 17th anniversary, culminate their 20 weeks of study with a choreographed performance and master class. IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center/Dance Theatre of Harlem Community Residency Program

March 19, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Violinist Jessica Fan, cellist Tim Butler, and pianist Narciso Solero play Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2.
Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

March 18, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Formed in 1974 and named after a legendary Irish tribe, they are regarded by many as one of the great Irish folk groups of recent years.
Featured Artist(s): Frankie Gavin and DeDannan

March 17, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Batt Burns—a 2010 Storytelling World Awards winner—and his singer/musician wife Maura as they weave a rich tapestry of Irish tales and songs.
Featured Artist(s): Batt and Maura Burns

March 16, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The D.C. school preserves the unique tradition of Irish music and dance.
Featured Artist(s): Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

March 15, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Under director Matt Niess, the group continues to move upward within the ranks of the country’s most respected undergraduate ensembles.
Featured Artist(s): The Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble

March 14, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The group has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, the Harman Center for the Arts, and many other locations.
Featured Artist(s): The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra's Chamber Ensemble Program

March 13, 2010 - Watch this Performance

VAS presents up-and-coming D.C. area vocalists in a recital of American songs as part of its America Sings in the Nation’s Capital 2010: A Festival of American Music for the Voice.
Featured Artist(s): Vocal Arts DC

March 12, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The actress celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Roger L. Stevens—founding Chairman of both the Kennedy Center and the NEA—with a program featuring songs from musicals he produced. Her accompanist is Lanny Meyers.
Featured Artist(s): Sandy Bainum

March 11, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The Providence, Rhode Island trio combines folk and blues arrangements with the elegance of chamber music and the fervor of gospel, as heard on their critically acclaimed Nonesuch debut Oh My God, Charlie Darwin.
Featured Artist(s): The Low Anthem

March 10, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Participants perform a variety of classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

March 9, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Created in 2004, the ensemble specializes in Latin American Baroque music, using original instruments and vocal techniques.
Featured Artist(s): Capilla del Sol

March 8, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Students Nolan Pearson and Olga Ridgway, piano; Sean Patayanikorn, saxophone, Margaret Mascal, mezzo-soprano; Paul Jenkins, trombone; and Henry Wang, violin, perform works by Wieniawski, Hindemith, Verdi, Strauss, Rossé, and Schumann. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

March 7, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The Institute’s Woodwind Quintet—Masha Popova, flute, Korey Marshall, oboe, Ruokai Chen, clarinet, Corey Klein, horn, and William Short, bassoon—perform works by Ligeti, Messiaen, Barber, and others. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The Curtis Institute of Music

March 6, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Students Matthew Allen, cello; Megan Crews, vocals; Madeline Lucas, flute; Eri Nakamura, piano; and trio members Frank Huang, piano, Nataliya Pshenychna, cello, and Shannon Thomas, violin, perform classical works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Cleveland Institute of Music

March 5, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Students Sonja Harasim, violin, Lachezar Kostov, cello, Catherine Ramirez, flute, and Mi-Jong Lee and Andrew Staupe, piano, perform works by Mendelssohn, Barber, Takemitsu, Villa-Lobos, and Brahms. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

March 4, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Students Asako Okamoto and Kevin Schlossman, marimba; Zachary Singer and Yi David Yang, vibraphone; and The Bergamo Ensemble perform works by London and Schoenberg. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

March 3, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Students Doug O’Connor, alto saxophone; Zhang Zuo and Lyndon Meyers, piano; Rebecca Farley, soprano; Markiyan Melnychenko, violin; and Tomasz Arnold, marimba, perform works by Bach, Chopin, Puccini, Strauss, and more. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester

March 2, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The school’s Baroque Ensemble, Brass Roots Quintet, and pianist Hee Youn Choue perform works by Bach, Gabrieli, Piazzolla, Albéniz, Kapsberger, and Merula. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): The Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University

March 1, 2010 - Watch this Performance

A percussion ensemble performs works by De Mey, Piazzolla, Wood, and Kagel. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project.. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Yale School of Music

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