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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: March 2013

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[March 31, 2013]

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The eclectic composer and percussionist, whose interests run from steel pan to traditional classical music, offers a performance by his own quintet as they perform his rhythmic compositions. Part of the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Andy Akiho

[March 30, 2013]

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Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play Bliss’s Quintet for Oboe and Strings, Françaix’s Divertissement for Bassoon and String Quintet, and a string quartet performance.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[March 29, 2013]

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Listen Local First presents the D.C.-based and District-loving bluegrass band in a concert featuring a mix of traditional and original music with rich, tight vocal harmony.

Featured Artist(s): Listen Local First

[March 28, 2013]

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Members of the KCOHO perform Grieg’s Sonata No. 3 in C minor and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor.

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

[March 27, 2013]

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The company will be performing Deep eMotion which is a compilation of original works choreographed by Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff including Simply Bach, Dear Mr. Cooper, Deja Vu and The Core along with City Thoughts choreographed by Guest Choreographer Constance Walsh.

Featured Artist(s): Gin Dance Company

[March 26, 2013]

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Join the female voices (adults and children) in an interactive program that celebrates Women’s History Month.

Featured Artist(s): WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir

[March 25, 2013]

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For more than a decade the duo has been creating a unique, acoustic mix of folk, pop, and catchy choruses.

Featured Artist(s): Mike + Ruthy

[March 24, 2013]

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The singer-songwriter, daughter of musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche and sister to Rufus Wainwright, offers an evening of her own indie-folk music as part of her album release tour.

Featured Artist(s): Lucy Wainwright Roche

[March 23, 2013]

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This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica to a live portrayal of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event will take place in the Hall of States 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 22, 2013]

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Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

[March 21, 2013]

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Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

[March 20, 2013]

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Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.

Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

[March 19, 2013]

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Members of the program—French horn player Scott Reid (12th grade), violist Sam Matzner (12th grade), and cellist Didi Park (10th grade)—play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[March 18, 2013]

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Join WNO main stage artists and members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program as they offer an “up close and personal” performance featuring an assortment of arias and ensembles.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera

[March 17, 2013]

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In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, students offer a performance highlighting the unique tradition of Irish music and dance.

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

[March 16, 2013]

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The New York-based brass band brings an acoustic mash-up of gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin into a Balkan brass setting.

Featured Artist(s): Matt Moran's Slavic Soul Party

[March 15, 2013]

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This concert hosted by singer-songwriter and radio host Larry Groce features 2010 Abe Olman Award recipient Rebecca Jordan and multitalented composer Camille Thurman.

Featured Artist(s): Camille Thurman

[March 14, 2013]

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This concert hosted by singer-songwriter and radio host Larry Groce features Puerto Rican composer Negrón and American singer-songwriter Tasjan.

Featured Artist(s): Aaron Lee Tasjan

[March 13, 2013]

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Comprised of accomplished local student musicians, the group preserves and promotes the big band jazz genre with a performance by jazz composers such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and others.

Featured Artist(s): The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

[March 12, 2013]

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Vocalist Deborah Bond and her band Third Logic have been performing together for 10 years, giving them a pure and genuine chemistry that takes their audience in many musical directions including R&B, funk, and acoustic soul.

Featured Artist(s): Deborah Bond

[March 11, 2013]

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Known for their artistry and adventurous programming, the Baltimore-based group performs masterworks of the brass quintet repertoire, as well as arrangements of popular song, jazz, and Dixieland, among other styles.

Featured Artist(s): Clipper City Brass Quintet

[March 10, 2013]

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Known for the tantalizing universes he creates, Danish designer and musician Henrik Vibskov presents The Russian Boys Quartet Puppet Performance, featuring Mountain Yorokobu, with Bille Bahncke plus the Hess Brothers. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Henrik Vibskov

[March 9, 2013]

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From Finland, the Sami joik singer’s music has been described as "shamanistic chant meets modern soundscapes." Joik has certain elements in common with Native American music, most importantly a reverence for the earth and the elements. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Wimme

[March 8, 2013]

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Since its founding in 1938, the choir combines old song traditions with new music, always working to develop the strong Danish choir tradition. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Danish National Girls’ Choir

[March 7, 2013]

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One of the best-known bands in Greenland, the group tours internationally and is quickly gathering new fans despite the fact that their songs are sung entirely in Greenlandic. Their songs have been featured in the Discovery Channel’s series Flying Wild Alaska. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Nanook

[March 6, 2013]

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The Swedish/Senegalese couple, winners of the “Best Newcomer” prize at the 2010 Swedish Folk and World Music Gala and “Band of the Year” in 2011, combines a variety of styles, influences, and techniques in its music. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Sousou and Maher Cissoko

[March 5, 2013]

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From Iceland, harpist Katie Buckley and percussionist Frank Aarnink came together in 2007 with the intention to commission and perform music from young composers. To date, they have commissioned more than 60 pieces from composers in Iceland and all over the world. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Duo Harpverk

[March 4, 2013]

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A Greenlander, singer/songwriter Lyberth has captivated Danish and Greenlandic audiences since the 1970s and is increasingly popular with international audiences. An Åland Islander, accordion virtuoso Sundström is master of a vast repertoire ranging from classical pieces to folk music and dance-friendly pop tunes. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Rasmus Lyberth / Greta Sundström

[March 3, 2013]

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Join award-winning chefs Mads Refslund of Denmark, Morten Sohlberg of Norway, and Ulrika Bengtsson of Sweden for a demonstration of New Nordic Cuisine. Audience members will be able to watch the cooking unfold in person and on large screens in the Grand Foyer. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.



Featured Artist(s): Ulrika Bengtsson, Mads Refslund, and Morten Sohlberg

[March 2, 2013]

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Join moderator Mike Snider, Tech Reporter for USA TODAY, and Nordic video game developers Kristoffer Touborg (EVE-Online) and Saku Lehtinen (Max Payne, Alan Wake) as they speak about the creative process behind some of the most popular games today, accompanied by visuals from the games on the screen above the stage. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.



Featured Artist(s): Saku Lehtinen and Kristoffer Touborg

[March 1, 2013]

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The highly respected Norwegian folk singer-songwriter was voted 2006 “Traditional Musician of the Year” in Norway. She performs with double bassist Håkon Thelin and Ingar Hunskaar on electronics. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Unni Løvlid

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