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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: March 2012

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[March 31, 2012]

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SearchandRestore.com presents influential alto saxophonist and composer Andrew D’Angelo, known for his forceful tone and powerful improvisational style, and his Big Band.

Featured Artist(s): DNA Big Band

[March 30, 2012]

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The Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, songwriter, producer, and R&B vocalist brings his talents to the stage.

Featured Artist(s): Jay Hayden

[March 29, 2012]

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This performance will focus on kyogen, a form of traditional Japanese comic theater, and a reading performance by Japanese actress Keiko Matsuzaka.

Featured Artist(s): Kyogen and Reading Performance - Tenshu-Monogatari

[March 28, 2012]

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Members of the KCOHO play a program of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

[March 27, 2012]

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The DC-area community music school offers instruction and ensembles for all ages.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[March 26, 2012]

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The New York–based group, which has come together through a love of Balkan and Gypsy music, uses violins, resophonic guitar, bullhorn harmonica, and bass in creating a sound that blends Romanian gypsy melodies, punk frenzy, salty tangos, hard-rocking klezmer, haunting Balkan harmony, hip hop beats, and Appalachian fiddle. Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

Featured Artist(s): Luminescent Orchestrii

[March 25, 2012]

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Join Penny on her musical adventure as she moves from the school band room to the stage of the National Opera.  The curtain rises, the crowd hushes, and the spotlight is on Penny as she discovers her true home is within her One of a Kind self!  Penny the Piano brings a heart and soul to every piano played by a child.  Based on the delightful children's book Penny the One of a Kind Piano, by Suzanne Jackson, this new musical brings a heart and soul to every piano played by a child.  Written by Suzanne Jackson and Allyson Good and based upon the story by Jackson with music and lyrics by Amanda Louise Miller, Lisa Love, and Linda Bunting

Featured Artist(s): Amanda Louise Miller

[March 24, 2012]

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Kennedy Center and NSO Music Director Christoph Eschenbach leads members of the NSO in a program showcasing Dvorák's Piano Quintet. Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra

[March 23, 2012]

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The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Foundation presents eclectic composer and performer Akiho, whose interests run from steel pan to traditional classical music, and New England roots singer Woodsmith leading the bluegrass phenomenon Della Mae.

Featured Artist(s): Andy Akiho

[March 22, 2012]

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The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers Foundation presents New York–based singer-songwriter and producer Henry, whose music intersects the genres of soul, jazz, and pop; and singer/songwriter Haltigan whose songs evoke such artists as Tom Waits, Nancy Sinatra and Johnny Cash, Julia's lyircs paint scenes of escaping by train, yearning for the moon and being burned by love. Julia continues to perform live and tour throughout the country.

Featured Artist(s): André Henry

[March 21, 2012]

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This program focuses on Czech polka dances with music played by the polka band. Lesson at 5 p.m. Performance and open dancing at 6 p.m. Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

Featured Artist(s): Czech and Then Some

[March 20, 2012]

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This program focuses on the Hungarian Csardas dance with music played by the folk ensemble. Lesson at 5 p.m. Performance and open dancing at 6 p.m. Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

Featured Artist(s): Életfa Hungarian Folk Ensemble

[March 19, 2012]

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Kennedy Center District of Columbia Partner Schools present an evening of vocal music. The senior high school concert choirs under the direction of Ms. Joan Moten and Ms. Lori Williams, respectively, perform classical, spiritual, jazz, and Broadway selections.

Featured Artist(s): Wilson Senior High School Concert Choir

[March 18, 2012]

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Learn to dance the Viennese Waltz, with music performed by Sidney’s Viennese Waltz Orchestra, and dance lessons taught by Herbert and Carol Traxler. Lesson at 5 p.m. Performance and open dancing at 6 p.m. Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

Featured Artist(s): Sidney's Music and Entertainment

[March 17, 2012]

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The popular trio presents a program exploring the connection between folk and classical music. Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

Featured Artist(s): Sixth Floor Trio

[March 16, 2012]

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Members of the NSO play a program of classical works. Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra

[March 15, 2012]

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Members of the program present a recital of classical music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[March 14, 2012]

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Students from the Chicago school perform a vocal program showcasing the talents they have honed through intensive voice lessons, performing tours, and competitions.

Featured Artist(s): Wheaton Academy Concert Choir

[March 13, 2012]

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Students play a program featuring works by Schubert, Wolf, R. Strauss, Barber, and Beethoven. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

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

[March 12, 2012]

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Students play a program featuring works by Andrea Clearfield, Arvo Pärt, Ponchielli, and Debussy. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

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

[March 11, 2012]

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The Kennedy Center presents an evening of music from each of the three cities: The third Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble made up of a musician from each Conservatory Project school performs contemporary work as selected and directed by composer Johannes Maria Staud (2:30–4:15 p.m.); members of the NSO perform early works (6–7:45 p.m.); and Quatuor Thymos performs early 20th century works (8–9:30 p.m.). Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Quatuor Thymos

[March 10, 2012]

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Students play a program featuring works by Haydn, Luciano Berio, Kodály, Dutilleux, and Patrick Adams. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Oberlin Conservatory of Music

[March 9, 2012]

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Students from the school’s Silent Film Orchestra perform a 2011 original score to the 1925 Sergei Eisenstein film Battleship Potemkin. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

[March 8, 2012]

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Students play a program featuring works by Michael Sachs, Ehud Ettun, Andrew Halchak, Saint-Saëns, and Ravel. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): New England Conservatory of Music

[March 7, 2012]

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Students perform a vocal program featuring works by Rossini, Mozart, Barber, Smetana, R. Strauss, Bizet, Jason Robert Brown, and Kern. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Eastman School of Music

[March 6, 2012]

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Students play a program featuring works by Bach, Weber, Bizet, de Falla, Rossini, Scriabin, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, and Kapustin. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[March 5, 2012]

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The ensemble, comprised of accomplished student musicians ranging in age from 14 to 17, presents a program of big band jazz.

Featured Artist(s): The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

[March 4, 2012]

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The school’s Percussion Ensemble plays a program featuring works by Steve Reich. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Manhattan School of Music

[March 3, 2012]

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This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica of a character to a live portrayal of some of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event takes place in the Hall of Nations from 4:45-5:45 p.m., with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)

Featured Artist(s): Blacks in Wax

[March 2, 2012]

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The musical score for the 2011 film Mongolia – Mining Challenges a Civilization provides the music for a dance troupe, ballad and throat singers, and a contortionist.

Featured Artist(s): Santis Productions

[March 1, 2012]

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Washington National Opera presents a program featuring salon music by Janácek, Mozart, and Ligeti played by members of the KCOHO. Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

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