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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: April 2008

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[April 30, 2008]

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The ClancyWorks Dance Company, known for its exploration of architecturally informed partnering work developed with a group of diverse dancers, performs Noise, Taking Steps to Climbing Mountains, and the premiere of a new work.

Featured Artist(s): The ClancyWorks Dance Company

[April 29, 2008]

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As part of the Hearts With Hope 2 Tour, Folk Arts Rajasthan and Lok Kala Sagar Sansthan present the dance troupe Merasi. The group brings its invigorating mosaic of sacred Hindu, Sufi, and traditional folk music to the Millennium Stage.

Featured Artist(s): Merasi

[April 28, 2008]

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Enjoy discussion and excerpts from Handel’s rarely performed work Tamerlano. The opera is the tale of the Tatar conqueror, whose enslavement of the Ottoman emperor, Bajazet, and fluctuating marital intentions lead to conspiracy and suicide.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[April 27, 2008]

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Directed by Paul Norris, this group provides training for junior high and high school musicians to develop their ensemble skills and explore jazz repertoire. Part of the Blues Alley Big Band Jam.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[April 26, 2008]

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Members of the NSO perform Puccini's Crisantemi (from Manon Lescaut) and Brahms's String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[April 25, 2008]

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The Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra provides audiences with lush harmonies and euphoric blends. Part of the Blues Alley Big Band Jam.

Featured Artist(s): The Alan Baylock Jazz Orchestra

[April 24, 2008]

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Popular performers of old-time traditional Utah and Mormon music for three decades, the Beehive Band consists of Cliff Butter, Mark Jardine, and Paul Rasmussen. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): The Beehive Band

[April 23, 2008]

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Jazz trumpeter Graham Breedlove leads his group in a Louisiana Swamp Romp, bringing audiences the sounds of his native Louisiana. Part of the Blues Alley Big Band Jam.

Featured Artist(s): Graham Breedlove

[April 22, 2008]

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The Blue Night Band—a jazz band based in Manhattan and made up of Xavier High School students in grades 10-12, under the direction of Dr. William Pace—has been applauded nationally and internationally as a top high school big band. Part of the Blues Alley Big Band Jam.

Featured Artist(s): The Blue Night Band

[April 21, 2008]

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The French 10-piece big band Babylon Circus brings its multilingual antics and big-top energy to the Grand Foyer, blending ska-punk, chanson, funk, afro-beat, dancehall reggae, and Eastern European folk.

Featured Artist(s): Babylon Circus

[April 20, 2008]

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Led by vocalist Bruce, the group delights audiences with their big band spin on swing standards and pop favorites. Part of the Blues Alley Big Band Jam.

Featured Artist(s): Don Bruce Big Band

[April 19, 2008]

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These outstanding young musical theater performers, ranging in age from 10-14 years, hail from the greater New York area. They present The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Junior.

Featured Artist(s): iTheatrics Broadway Junior All Stars

[April 18, 2008]

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Ragtime scholar “Perfessor” Bill Edwards has amassed a number of recordings covering classic ragtime, popular song, blues, stride, and old-time tunes.

Featured Artist(s): Bill Edwards

[April 17, 2008]

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Duo Cuypers/Lop, made up of Dutch saxophonist Carola Cuypers and Spanish guitarist Enrique M. Lop, was formed in 1994 in Switzerland. On their CD Different Worlds, composers such as Meijering, Samama, and Ansink wrote pieces for the duo.

Featured Artist(s): Duo Cuypers/Lop

[April 16, 2008]

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Indian classical vocalist M. S. Sheela is a well-known exponent in Indian Classical Music - Carnatic style.

Featured Artist(s): M. S. Sheela

[April 15, 2008]

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Violinist Regino B. Madrid, violist Tam Tran, and cellist Charlie Powers—all members of “The President’s Own” Marine Chamber Orchestra—perform classic works by Mozart and Dohnanyi.

Featured Artist(s): Teiber Trio

[April 14, 2008]

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The Jérôme Sabbagh Quartet is led by the Parisian-turned-New Yorker saxophonist. The group plays modern, organic music that appeals to listeners beyond the traditional jazz audience, as heard on its newest release on Sunnyside, Pogo. In cooperation with the French Embassy.

Featured Artist(s): Jérôme Sabbagh Quartet

[April 13, 2008]

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Members from these three taiko ensembles share Okinawan heritage and culture with Kennedy Center audiences. In cooperation with Okinawa America Ryukyu Culture Association Taiko (OARCAT). Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Imajin Taiko Academy

[April 12, 2008]

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These five young Brubeck Fellows at the University of the Pacific include saxophonist Ben Flocks, pianist Javier Santiago, bassist Chris Smith, drummer Cory Cox, and trumpeter Brian Chahley.

Featured Artist(s): Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet

[April 11, 2008]

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The 35-member Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming Ensemble performs stunning time-honored and contemporary Japanese drumming medleys. Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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

[April 10, 2008]

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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. Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

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

[April 9, 2008]

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Up-and-coming French actress and singer Charlotte Marin brings the sounds of French cabaret to the Grand Foyer. Part of the Francophonie Festival of Washington, D.C.

Featured Artist(s): Charlotte Marin

[April 8, 2008]

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The accomplished singers from the Vocal Arts Society astound audiences with their full range of repertoire.

Featured Artist(s): Vocal Arts DC

[April 7, 2008]

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In conjunction with the Kennedy Center celebration of August Wilson’s 20th Century, 10 high school student finalists from Washington, D.C. and 3 high school student winners from Atlanta perform monologues from Wilson’s ten-play cycle. The D.C. students, competing for scholarships, are judged by select members of the cast and directing team of August Wilson’s 20th Century. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): August Wilson Monologue Competition Finals

[April 6, 2008]

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Conducted by Anthony Maiello, the George Mason University Chamber Orchestra is composed of outstanding string players from the university and community.


Featured Artist(s): George Mason University Chamber Orchestra

[April 5, 2008]

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NSO members perform works by Danzi, Beethoven, and Rossini. Members include bassoonist Lewis Lipnick, violinist Zino Bogachek, violist Mahoko Eguchi, cellist Yvonne Caruthers, flautist Aaron Goldman, clarinetist Edward Cabarga, and horn player Scott Fearin.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[April 4, 2008]

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Directed by Kimiko Shimada, the Japanese Choral Society of Washington performs traditional and modern melodies of Japan in dramatic and striking choral arrangements. Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Japanese Choral Society of Washington

[April 3, 2008]

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Founded by Artistic Director Kelly Mayfield, Contradiction Dance blends modern, hip-hop, tap, and jazz elements with aspects of storytelling and theater.

Featured Artist(s): Contradiction Dance

[April 2, 2008]

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Led by Master Hirae Kinjo, dancers from Tamagusuku Ryu-Hirae Kinjo Ryubu Dojo of Okinawa perform elegant traditional and lively folk dances. Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Tamagusuku Ryu-Hirae Kinjo Ryubu Dojo

[April 1, 2008]

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High school musicians, who are studying with NSO members, perform a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

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