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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: March 2010

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[March 31, 2010]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Students perform works by Pearson, Widrig, and Mason.

Featured Artist(s): University of Maryland Dance Ensemble

[March 27, 2010]

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Winners perform in recital.

Featured Artist(s): John and Susie Beatty Competition for Classical Guitar

[March 26, 2010]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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

[March 13, 2010]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Participants perform a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[March 9, 2010]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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

[March 2, 2010]

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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]

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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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