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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: April 2003

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[April 30, 2003]

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MD Dance Ensemble, a repertory company of the Department of Dance of the University of Maryland, presents faculty and student choreography by faculty, students, and guest choreographers.

Featured Artist(s): Maryland Dance Ensemble

[April 29, 2003]

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Mezzo-soprano Barbara Hollingshead and lutenist Howard Bass present “Of Love and Springtime: Music of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries.”

Featured Artist(s): Barbara Hollinshead

[April 28, 2003]

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The University of North Carolina Greensboro Jazz Ensemble is the flagship of the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program, comprised of undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in making jazz a major part of their musical training.

Featured Artist(s): University of North Carolina Greensboro Jazz Ensemble

[April 27, 2003]

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The Salon Orchestra of Washington, a chamber music ensemble that focuses on the music of nineteenth century Austria, recreates the elegance of Vienna in the 1890s.

Featured Artist(s): The Salon Orchestra of Washington

[April 26, 2003]

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Hugo Wolf Tribute:
Mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala, baritone Ryan Taylor, and pianist and Wolf Trap Opera General Director Kim Witman, perform selections from Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch. Hugo Wolf Scholar Louise Urban also participates in the event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the composer’s death.

Featured Artist(s): Ryan Taylor

[April 25, 2003]

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QuinTango, the only tango music group to give a Command Performance at the White House, is joined by Tino Bastidas and Susan Reynolds, for a thrilling evening of tango music and dance.

Featured Artist(s): Susan Reynolds

[April 24, 2003]

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With their current album nominated as “Album of the Year” in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Flook prides themselves as being one of the most traveled and hardworking bands on the folk circuit.

Featured Artist(s): Flook

[April 23, 2003]

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Following the first performance of As You Like It in the Eisenhower Theater, members of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Shakespeare Theater celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday with a program of words and music.

Featured Artist(s): Royal Shakespeare Company

[April 22, 2003]

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Members of The Washington Opera Young Artist Program of the Americas perform semi-staged scenes from American operas.

Featured Artist(s): The Washington Opera Young Artist Program of the Americas 2003

[April 21, 2003]

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Le Neon’s Exercices de Style tells the same short story in 100 different literary styles from French Farce to Classic Tragedy.

Featured Artist(s): Le Neon Theatre

[April 20, 2003]

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With a sound described by the Boston Globe as "neo old-timey with cosmopolitan splashes of contemporary pop and jazz," Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem exhibit an exuberant mix of musical idioms, held together by superb musicianship, impeccable taste, charismatic vocals, and a love for American music.

Featured Artist(s): Daisy Mayhem

[April 19, 2003]

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Italian pianist Aldo Ragone performs a classical recital of Bach, Skrjabin, and Villa- Lobos.

Featured Artist(s): Aldo Ragone

[April 18, 2003]

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Under the direction of composer/director Dr. Luis Torres, the Cuenca Chamber Orchestra of Cuenca, Ecuador, performs music by composers from their country.

Featured Artist(s): Cuenca Chamber Orchestra

[April 17, 2003]

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A leading interpreter of baroque, renaissance, and early music, Greek vocalist Savina Yannatou and her ensemble Primavera en Salonico, perform songs from her CDs “Sephardic Folk Songs from Salonica,” “Songs from the Mediterranean,” “Virgin Maries of the World,” and her most recent album “Rosa Das Rosas.” Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Greece.

Featured Artist(s): Savina Yannatou

[April 16, 2003]

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The Paganini Duo, with Ecuadorians Julio Almeida (guitar) and Jorge Saade-Scaff (violin), perform music from Paganini to the Andes.

Featured Artist(s): Julio Almeida

[April 15, 2003]

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With movement, music, masks, dance and her ability to give voice to young and old, male and female, trashy and wise, Joan Schirle embodies the art of the total performer in “Second Skin,” a dynamic, original one-woman theater piece by Dell’Arte International. Presented in cooperation with the KCACTF.

Featured Artist(s): Dell’Arte International

[April 14, 2003]

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Founding member of the New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger plays music from True Vine -- the home music made by American southerners before the media age.

Featured Artist(s): Mike Seeger

[April 13, 2003]

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Using his eight- and six-string classical guitars together with electronics, synthesizers, Mexican pipes, Arabic percussions, and the Jarana Veracruzana, Eblen Macari is a sound chronicler and mapmaker in search of the ancient roots of Latin America’s diverse musical forms. Americartes

Featured Artist(s): Eblen Macari Trio

[April 11, 2003]

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The electric and eclectic Latin dance outfit Los Amigos Invisibles calls its music gozadera (party music)— a combination of euro-dance, disco, jazz, rock and electronica. Americartes

Featured Artist(s): Los Amigos Invisibles

[April 10, 2003]

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AmericArtes: Contemporary Latin Jazz ensemble, Mosaic Quintet, recalls the Afro-Cuban sounds of Mongo Santamaria and Dizzy Gillespie. Americartes

Featured Artist(s): Mosaic Quintet

[April 9, 2003]

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The Austin, Texas chamber group, Wild Basin Winds, combines flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn for a concert of classic wind repertoire.

Featured Artist(s): Wild Basin Winds

[April 8, 2003]

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Solo guitarist Alex de Grassi, touring his Grammy and Indie award nominated album The Water Garden, showcases his ability to create a highly orchestrated sound by weaving together melody, counter-melody, bass, harmony, and rhythm.

Featured Artist(s): Alex de Grassi

[April 7, 2003]

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Representing the nomadic Tuaregs people of Niger River Basin of Northern Mali, Ensemble Tartit performs century-old traditional and contemporary compositions with traditional instruments such as the imzad (violin), teharden (lute), and tinde (percussion). Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Mali.

Featured Artist(s): Ensemble Tartit

[April 6, 2003]

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The Millennium Stage celebrates National Scottish Tartan Day with Elke Baker & Friends. A U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, Elke has played around the world and her music is featured on the nationally broadcast soundtrack The Boyhood of John Muir. National Scottish Tartan Day

Featured Artist(s): Elke Baker & Friends

[April 5, 2003]

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Japanese traditional group, Ensemble East explores Zen meditation music, ensemble music with Koto (13-string zither) and Shamisen (3 string lute), original compositions, and modern music.

Featured Artist(s): Ensemble East

[April 4, 2003]

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Japanese pianist Rieko Aizawa, who plays with the sort of technical mastery and rare musical sensitivity that earn the admiration of musicians and critics alike, performs pieces from Takemitsu to Chopin.

Featured Artist(s): Rieko Aizawa

[April 3, 2003]

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Fulbright Scholars Franklin Larey (South Africa), Jiesun Lim (South Korea), and Kausalya Srinivasan (India) present, An Evening of Cultural Performances, with a classical piano recital, premier of an original score, and traditional Indian dance.
Presented in cooperation with the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

Featured Artist(s): Fulbright Scholar Program

[April 2, 2003]

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Giants of Sound performs a variety of jazz and popular selections under the direction of dynamic Washington keyboardist Thomas Bryant.

Featured Artist(s): Giants of Sound

[April 1, 2003]

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The four López brothers perform the vibrant music of the Andes Mountains and the surrounding regions in its most authentic form. Audiences are entranced by their six-foot-long panpipes, llama toenail rattles, four-foot-long moxeno flutes, and the haunting sounds of the rain forest. Americartes

Featured Artist(s): Andes Manta

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