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April 2012

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April 30, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The all-female D.C. band creates a hot go-go sound sure to keep its audience moving to the beat.
Featured Artist(s): Be'la Dona

April 29, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The violin-piano duo brings its pure, warm sound and technical brilliance to the stage. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Germany.
Featured Artist(s): Ariadne Daskalakis

April 28, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The celebrated Liechtenstein pianist concludes his national tour with a program of works by Liechtenstein composer Josef Rheinberger and Beethoven, as well as Hanselmann’s own original work. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Liechtenstein.
Featured Artist(s): Jürg Hanselmann

April 27, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The gifted dancer, choreographer, and founder of D.C.’s Nritya Niketan School of Bharatanatyam & Carnatic Music, performs a bharatanatyam dance program.
Featured Artist(s): Janaki Rangarajan

April 26, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Participants play a program of chamber music, including Grieg’s Holberg Suite for Strings and Reicha’s Woodwind Quintet No. 2.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

April 25, 2012 - Watch this Performance

This performance showcases music of the oud (or Arabic lute), which is one of the oldest stringed instruments in the world.
Featured Artist(s): The Oud Hobbyists Association

April 24, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Students perform a mixed repertory program.
Featured Artist(s): Towson University Department of Dance

April 23, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The progressive-funk outfit, led by dynamic saxophonist Khris Royal, is searing its way across the New Orleans music scene.
Featured Artist(s): Khris Royal & Dark Matter

April 22, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The big band presents a concert highlighting diverse jazz styles and improvisation.
Featured Artist(s): Bowie State University Jazz Band

April 21, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Shakuhachi (bamboo flute) Grand Master James Nyoraku Schlefer and the Colorado String Quartet perform a program of quintets by Paul Moravec, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Martin Regan, and Mr. Schlefer. Part of the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Kyo-Shin-An Arts

April 20, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The folk-rock duo, Lindsay Pitts and Cliff Usher, brings its assortment of eclectic instruments and amazingly tight harmonies.

Listen Local First, a program of Think Local First DC is a local music initiative devoted to building awareness and creating opportunities for local musicians and venues in order to raise the profile of DC’s local music scene. This campaign includes a monthly Local Music Day and Local Music Showcases highlighting a variety of venues and genres of local music.  For more information, please visit www.listenlocalfirstdc.com.

Featured Artist(s): Birdlips

April 19, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The national finalists of the KCACTF Ten-Minute Play Award present their original works. IN THE FAMILY THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

April 18, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The group plays a wide range of music from the Renaissance through the 21st century.
Featured Artist(s): The U.S. Naval Academy Band

April 17, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Organized in 1987, this group of taiko drummers with intellectual disabilities has performed five times overseas and in more than 100 venues in Japan each year. Part of the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Zuiho Taiko

April 16, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The student drummers, ages 12-20, have won first prize in a number of Japanese national competitions. Part of the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Yamakiya Taiko Club

April 15, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The group plays a program of gagaku (Japanese court music). Part of the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble

April 14, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The Sakuyahime Cultural Delegation presents music and dance of Japan with Ten-Chi-Jin, a unique combination of traditional Japanese shamisen and taiko drums with rock, jazz, and world music, and dancer Ufo Furosawa. Part of the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Ten-Chi-Jin

April 13, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The group from Japan’s top performing arts university performs visually stunning Japanese dances. Part of the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe

April 12, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The acclaimed Japanese flutist performs a musical program. Part of the 2012 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Tim Janis Ensemble

April 11, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The Washington Toho Koto Society is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation for the koto (zither), Japan’s national instrument.


Featured Artist(s): The Washington Toho Koto Society

April 10, 2012 - Watch this Performance

On the first day of a 500-mile walk to explore resources and the stories behind the distances they travel, Artistic Director Cassie Meador steps off the trail to present excerpts from her newest project, How to Lose a Mountain.
Featured Artist(s): Dance Exchange

April 9, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The American composer, producer, musician, singer, and actor, whose career spans nearly six decades, has worked with the Beach Boys, The Byrds, Harry Nilsson, and Ringo Starr.
Featured Artist(s): Van Dyke Parks

April 8, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The Israeli pianist brings his dynamic talents as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician to the stage. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel.
Featured Artist(s): Efi Hackmey

April 7, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play a program of classical works by Beethoven and Farrenc.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

April 6, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Members of the American Roots Music Program will shift from bluegrass to old-time to Celtic and Western Swing.
Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

April 5, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The DC band, fronted by tour de force Jessica Louise Dye, mixes clever songwriting and instrumentation with pop, folk, and rock melodies.
Featured Artist(s): Lightfoot

April 3, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The critically acclaimed classical guitarist plays with his Southwestern University faculty colleague and bass singer in recital.
Featured Artist(s): David Asbury

April 2, 2012 - Watch this Performance

The ensemble, led by the DC native saxophonist and composer, plays primarily original material with elements of swing and the blues.
Featured Artist(s): The Elijah Balbed & The JoGo Project

April 1, 2012 - Watch this Performance

Winners of the sixth annual John and Susie Beatty Competition for Classical Guitar perform in a recital.
Featured Artist(s): John and Susie Beatty Competition for Classical Guitar

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