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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: April 2009

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[April 30, 2009]

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This program gives high school musicians the opportunity to study and take master classes with NSO members. Participants play a variety of classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[April 29, 2009]

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This youth ensemble performs works by Curiale, Ticheli, Rimsky-Korsakov, Sheldon, and Mozart.

Featured Artist(s): Northern High School Wind Ensemble

[April 28, 2009]

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Francesca Jandasek and Stephanie Yezek collaborate with Leah Wrobel to perform original choreography exploring notions of body, physicality, vulnerability, and self. Part of Dance Is the Answer 2009.

Featured Artist(s): Leah Wrobel

[April 27, 2009]

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This multicultural dance company from Bethesda is known for melding contemporary and classical styles of Indian dance. Part of Dance Is the Answer 2009.

Featured Artist(s): Tehreema Mitha Dance Company

[April 26, 2009]

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George Mason University’s best contemporary dance talent performs. Part of Dance Is the Answer 2009.

Featured Artist(s): George Mason University Dance Company

[April 25, 2009]

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Members of the National Symphony Orchestra—violinists Carol Tafoya Evans and Susan Midkiff, violist Mahoko Eguchi, and cellist Mark Evans—perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[April 24, 2009]

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D.C.’s premier all-male contemporary dance company showcases new and signature works. Part of Dance Is the Answer 2009.

Featured Artist(s): Edgeworks Dance Theater

[April 23, 2009]

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Acclaimed jazz saxophonist Marty Nau leads his orchestra in a re-creation of Charlie Parker’s ground-breaking 1949 arrangements.

Featured Artist(s): Marty Nau

[April 22, 2009]

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Artist Corps Informance includes a discussion on the Artist Corps movement and performances by members of congress and the Sitar Arts Center’s Saints Band, a D.C. youth ensemble. Presented in cooperation with Center for American Progress, Congressional Musicians Caucus, and Music National Service Initiative.

Featured Artist(s): Congressional Arts Summit

[April 21, 2009]

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Belgrade pianist Natasa Mitrovic was the only Serbian artist in 2004 to be awarded a Fulbright scholarship. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.

Featured Artist(s): Natasa Mitrovic

[April 20, 2009]

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Kutztown University Jazz Ensemble, known for impressive ensemble work and a wide repertoire, performs jazz favorites as part of Blues Alley Big Band Jam.

Featured Artist(s): Kutztown University Jazz Ensemble

[April 19, 2009]

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Talented young musicians from Virginia perform classical works.

Featured Artist(s): The Rappahannock Youth Orchestra

[April 18, 2009]

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Outstanding young performers from the greater New York area present a musical based on a children’s book written by Graeme Base that follows an underwater adventure.

Featured Artist(s): iTheatrics Broadway Junior All Stars

[April 17, 2009]

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National Symphony Orchestra cellists David Teie, Steven Honigberg, James Lee, and Rachel Young perform works by Brahms, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, and the world premiere of Lee’s Shadows.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[April 16, 2009]

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Voices Rising is a children’s choral ensemble established five years ago by Midwest Young Artists, the region’s leading youth-music ensemble program.

Featured Artist(s): Midwest Young Artists’ Voices Rising

[April 15, 2009]

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This George Washington University Latin ensemble explores Latin jazz, salsa, and merengue.

Featured Artist(s): Los Gringos

[April 14, 2009]

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Members from various George Mason University chamber ensembles perform works by Ravel, Borodin, Hindemith, and Dvorák.

Featured Artist(s): George Mason University Chamber Ensembles

[April 13, 2009]

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Enjoy a discussion and excerpts from Wagner’s epic opera Siegfried, in which Wotan’s prophecy of a hero who forges a mighty sword and slays the dragon Fafner comes to pass.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[April 12, 2009]

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The University Choir of the Balearic Islands presents a program of Spanish music with works from medieval times and contemporary composers. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Spain.

Featured Artist(s): The University Choir of the Balearic Islands

[April 11, 2009]

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National Symphony Orchestra musicians—oboist Nicholas Stovall, clarinetist Paul Cigan, bassoonists Sue Heineman and Steve Wilson, and pianist Audrey Andrist—play works by Poulenc, Harris, and Francaix.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[April 10, 2009]

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This energetic, indie rock group “fuses traditional Mexican music with pop rock into something gorgeous and inventive” (Houston Chronicle).

Featured Artist(s): Pistolera

[April 9, 2009]

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Rising folk singer Luke Brindley is known for “concise guitar-driven power pop…Fans of Gin Blossom…Wilco will swoon” (Rolling Stone).

Featured Artist(s): Luke Brindley

[April 8, 2009]

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This Gulfport, Mississippi–based youth orchestra performs classical works.

Featured Artist(s): Gulfport High School Chamber Orchestra

[April 7, 2009]

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Young Artists from Washington National Opera’s youth program perform scenes from popular operas.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

[April 6, 2009]

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A local favorite, the Japanese Choral Society performs a concert that includes “America the Beautiful” and works by Japanese composers. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan.

Featured Artist(s): Japanese Choral Society of Washington

[April 5, 2009]

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Pianist Waka Hasegawa performs a recital in celebration of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan.

Featured Artist(s): Waka Hasegawa

[April 4, 2009]

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A harp, cello, and soprano trio performs a melodic concert with works by Japanese composers including Rentaro Taki and Masatoshi Mitsumoto. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan.

Featured Artist(s): Vanessa Sheldon

[April 3, 2009]

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The Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program has launched the careers of artists such as Cyrus Chestnut and Jason Moran. See the next jazz greats in an ensemble performance.

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

[April 2, 2009]

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The Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program has launched the careers of artists such as Cyrus Chestnut and Jason Moran. See the next jazz greats in an ensemble performance.

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

[April 1, 2009]

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The Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program has launched the careers of artists such as Cyrus Chestnut and Jason Moran. See the next jazz greats in an ensemble performance.

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

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