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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: April 2006

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[April 30, 2006]

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Northwestern University School of Music presents a concert of classical and contemporary works. THE CONSERVATORY PROJECT IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Northwestern University Bienen School of Music

[April 29, 2006]

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Percussionist and three-time Grammy Award nominee Steve Fidyk leads a big band tribute to Duke Ellington.

Featured Artist(s): Steve Fidyk Big Band

[April 28, 2006]

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NSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[April 27, 2006]

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NSO Youth Fellows, participants in a twenty-five year-old program that gives high-school aged musicians the opportunity to study and take master-classes with National Symphony Orchestra members, will perform a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[April 26, 2006]

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The Washington Ballet Studio Company performs a diverse program including Brian Reeder’s Peter and the Wolf and George Balanchine’s Who Cares?, in addition to several works by The Washington School of Ballet’s talented students.

Featured Artist(s): The Washington Ballet Studio Company

[April 25, 2006]

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Young Playwrights Theater, as part of its Youth or Dare Tour, presents plays written by public school students and performed by some of DC’s finest directors and young actors.

Featured Artist(s): Young Playwright's Theater

[April 24, 2006]

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Ballet Nacional de Peru, under the direction of Olga Shimazaki, was formed in 1967 and performs classic, modern, and contemporary works.

Featured Artist(s): Ballet Nacional de Peru

[April 23, 2006]

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Husband and wife singer songwriters, The Laws, exploded onto the Canadian music scene in 2000, and their songs cross the boundaries of country, folk, bluegrass, and blues.

Featured Artist(s): The Laws

[April 22, 2006]

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Nara, led by qanan player Abdullah Chhadeh, combines a variety of traditional and mainstream instruments such as the nay(Arabic end-blown flute), Syrian accordion, and Middle Eastern and Western percussion, and features Abdullah's original compositions.

Featured Artist(s): Nara

[April 21, 2006]

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Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead: 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

[April 20, 2006]

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Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead: 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

[April 19, 2006]

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Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead: 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

[April 18, 2006]

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John Cusick’s Jazz Trio, led by percussionist Cusick who has entertained D.C. area audiences for more than 30 years, performs jazz standards and favorites.

Featured Artist(s): John Cusick's Jazz Trio

[April 17, 2006]

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The George Mason University Symphony Orchestra is composed of string, wind, and percussion players from the university and community and performs regularly with the GMU Choruses, featured guest artists, and guest conductors including Leonard Slatkin.

Featured Artist(s): George Mason University Symphony Orchestra

[April 16, 2006]

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Violinist Hisako Tokue, trained in the famous Suzuki method, performs with her sister, pianist Yoko Tokue.

Featured Artist(s): HIsako Tokue

[April 15, 2006]

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Magical Strings, centered around the Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer of Philip and Pam Boulding, captivates audiences with traditional Celtic music and original compositions intertwining Celtic roots with classical and world music.

Featured Artist(s): Magical Strings

[April 14, 2006]

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Night Kitchen Radio Theater presents Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi.

Featured Artist(s): Night Kitchen Radio Theater

[April 13, 2006]

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Armenian artist David Ayriyan brings his mastery of the kamancha, a three-stringed upright fiddle which he plays in both traditional and philharmonic settings.

Featured Artist(s): David Ayriyan

[April 12, 2006]

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Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensuan, playing in the unusual DADGAD finger style, incorporates folk, Celtic, jazz, Brazilian, mediaeval, Latin, and North African rhythms in his soulful French ballads and songs.

Featured Artist(s): Pierre Bensusan

[April 11, 2006]

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Arpino Apprentices of the Joffrey Ballet perform such works as “Partita For Four,” “Volta Variations,” “Boot Dance,” “Unarmed,” and more.

Featured Artist(s): Arpino Apprentices of the Joffrey Ballet

[April 10, 2006]

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Mandolin champion Johnny Staats, two time national flatpicking champion Robert Shafer, and guitarist Todd Burge entertain audiences with their bluegrass sound.

Featured Artist(s): Todd Burge

[April 9, 2006]

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9th Anniversary of the Millennium Stage: Nine-time Grammy Award winners Asleep at the Wheel bring their distinct style of Western swing—an amalgam of jazz, bluegrass, and Southwestern fiddle music. Part of the Center’s Country: A Celebration of America’s Music

Featured Artist(s): Asleep at the Wheel

[April 8, 2006]

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Keynote Arts Associates, who provide national exposure for choral organizations, presents the 40-voice Middle School Festival Choir, under the direction of Sally K. Albrecht and Russell Robinson, as well as two other choirs, accompanied by piano and emceed by Lt. Col. John Clanton, director of the U.S. Army Chorus.

Featured Artist(s): Middle School Festival Choir

[April 7, 2006]

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The 35 member-strong Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming Ensemble performs stunning traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming medleys.

Featured Artist(s): Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe

[April 6, 2006]

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The Tamagawa University Dance Ensemble performs a program of new and traditional dances from Japan and Okinawa, with colorful costumes and imaginative sets.

Featured Artist(s): Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe

[April 5, 2006]

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Internationally acclaimed violinist Narimichi Kawabata, accompanied by pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar, treats audiences to a moving and varied classical program.

Featured Artist(s): Daniel-Ben Pienaar

[April 4, 2006]

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Country: A Celebration of America’s Music: Country Writers Night features Guy Clark, Matraca Berg, and Shawn Camp in three individual round-robin performances.

Featured Artist(s): Guy Clark

[April 3, 2006]

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Washington Toho Koto Society, founded in 1971 by Kyoko Okamoto, presents a repertoire ranging from early 17th-century koto music to contemporary compositions.

Featured Artist(s): The Washington Toho Koto Society

[April 2, 2006]

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Country: A Celebration of America’s Music: The Grascals share their innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music, offering original tunes, instrumentals, and classics.

Featured Artist(s): The Grascals

[April 1, 2006]

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Trumpeter Shunzu Ohno--who has played with the "who’s who" of the jazz world, including Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Roy Haynes, Gil Evans, and Wayne Shorter--performs with the Howard University Jazz Ensemble.

Featured Artist(s): Shunzo Ohno

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