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[May 31, 2003]

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Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio, K 384, by Mozart and Serenade for Winds, Opus 44 in D minor, by Antonín Dvorák will be presented by members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. Guest conducting will be Washington Opera’s Steven Gathman.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

[May 30, 2003]

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The American Youth Symphonic Orchestra, under the baton of Carl J. Bianchi, performs Wagner’s Rienzi (Overture), Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K.218, with guest violinist Jennifer Rickard, Khatchaturian’s Adagio of Spartacus and Phyrgia, and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien.

Featured Artist(s): The American Youth Symphonic Orchestra

[May 29, 2003]

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Local swing band, Tuxedo Park Orchestra plays big band favorites.

Featured Artist(s): Tuxedo Park Orchestra

[May 28, 2003]

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Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra present two chamber works, Mozart’s Duo in B-Flat, K.424 and Joseph Jongen’s Concert a Cinq, Op. 71

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

[May 27, 2003]

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Latin Jazz quartet Bob Albanese and Café Simpatico includes Bob Albanese (piano), Jay Collins (flute and saxaphone), David Meade (drums), and Eric Stiller (bass). This performance kicks-off their U.S. Department of State Jazz Ambassadors tour. U.S. Department of State Jazz Ambassadors

Featured Artist(s): Bob Albanese and Café Simpatico

[May 26, 2003]

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Karan Casey featuring Niall and Cillian Vallely celebrate the music of Northern Ireland with Uilleann pipes, Eithne fiddle, and concertina. The Associated Press says Karan Casey has, “…a voice so beautiful, it’s almost impossible to avoid falling under her spell.”

Featured Artist(s): Karan Casey

[May 25, 2003]

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The Pan American Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sergio Alessandro Buslje, presents the nuevo tango of Astor Piazzolla.

Featured Artist(s): Pan American Symphony Orchestra

[May 24, 2003]

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Tappers With Attitude Youth Ensemble and Step Aside Tap Company celebrating National Tap Dance Day, nationally recognized for their exciting repertoire, Tappers With Attitude and Step Aside Tap Company, two DC area tap groups, are joined by tap legends LaVaughn Robinson, Harold Cromer, Germaine Ingram, and Deborah Mitchell.

Featured Artist(s): Step Aside Tap Company

[May 23, 2003]

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Young Playwrights Theater presents Lil Red in da Hood, a contemporary retelling of the classic tale, written by DC public school students, that reflects on the triumphs and pitfalls of our society. Young Playwrights Theater offers audiences staged readings of student-written works throughout the DC community.

Featured Artist(s): Young Playwright's Theater

[May 22, 2003]

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Sloan Wainwright has spent her music career walking the road less traveled with her distinctive and soulful hybrid of rock, folk, jazz and blues. “Her songs, like her voice cast a lasting spell,” says the Washington Post.

Featured Artist(s): Sloan Wainwright

[May 21, 2003]

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Founded in 1976 by Kumu Hula Alicia K. Keawekane Smith, Hawai’i’s Halau o na Maolipua performs authentic mele hula, chants and dances handed down from generation to generation. Homegrown: The Music of America, the Library of Congress America Folklife Center Concert Series.

Featured Artist(s): Halau o na Maolipua

[May 19, 2003]

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National Endowment for the Arts and AmeriCorps sponsored DC WritersCorps presents its youth poetry slam league championship.

Featured Artist(s): DC Writer's Corps

[May 18, 2003]

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All-star Louisiana natives the Magnolia Sisters (Ann Savoy, Jane Vidrine, Christine Balfa and Lisa Reed) celebrate Cajun, swing, blues, acapella ballads, and fiddle duets. A special focus on rare music (outside the normal repertoire) and a female perspective.

Featured Artist(s): Magnolia Sisters

[May 16, 2003]

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Directors’ Night Out features new and recent contemporary dance works by Peter DiMuro, Liz Lerman, and Celeste Miller of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.

Featured Artist(s): Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

[May 15, 2003]

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Jazz quartet from New York City JazzSabrosón includes Miriam Sullivan (bass), Jainardo Bastisa Sterling (conga drums), Steve bloom (guitar), and Antonio De Vivo (drums). This performance kicks-off their U.S. Department of State Jazz Ambassadors tour to Central and South America. U.S. Department of State Jazz Ambassadors

Featured Artist(s): JazzSabrosón

[May 14, 2003]

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Tsunami Theatre Company draws inspiration from traditional Japanese Noh and Butoh theatre and Western rhythm structure.

Featured Artist(s): The Tsunami Theater Company

[May 13, 2003]

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Annette A. Aguilar and StringBeans is a Latin Brazilian ensemble of percussion (Annette A. Aguilar), guitar (Emanuel Moreira), harp (Ellen Marie Uryevick Adams), and electric bass (Ana Milat Meyer). This preformance kicks-off their U.S. Department of State Jazz Ambassadors tour to Africa. Department of State Jazz Ambassadors

Featured Artist(s): Annette A. Aguilar and StringBeans

[May 12, 2003]

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East meets West in the Orchid Ensemble as they blend musical traditions and instruments from China, Europe and beyond. Orchid Ensemble musical style ranges from New Music, World Music to Jazz.

Featured Artist(s): The Orchid Ensemble

[May 11, 2003]

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Washington, DC contemporary repertory dance company, CityDance Ensemble, makes its Millennium Stage debut under the direction of Paul Gordon Emerson.

Featured Artist(s): CityDance Ensemble

[May 10, 2003]

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Vibraphonist Cecilia Smith, a leading four mallet player, and the first woman vibraphonist whose recordings have been released internationally, has brought to light original music by Mary Lou Williams that Ms. Williams wrote but never performed. “A resourceful, inventive player…real artistry,” says the Boston Globe. Eighth Annual Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

Featured Artist(s): Cecilia Smith

[May 9, 2003]

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The 2003 IAJE/BET Jazz- Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars, Ellen Rowe collegiate coordinator and director, includes Nicole Joheanntgen, alto & soprano saxophones; Jennifer Krupa, trombone; Kara Baldus, piano; Ashley Summers, bass; and Beth Goodfellow, drums; all selected from a highly competitive international pool of women applicants. Eighth Annual Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

Featured Artist(s): IAJE/BET Jazz- Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars (2003)

[May 8, 2003]

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The 2003 IAJE/BET Jazz- Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars, Ellen Rowe collegiate coordinator and director, includes Nicole Joheanntgen, alto & soprano saxophones; Jennifer Krupa, trombone; Kara Baldus, piano; Ashley Summers, bass; and Beth Goodfellow, drums; all selected from a highly competitive international pool of women applicants. Eighth Annual Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

Featured Artist(s): IAJE/BET Jazz- Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars (2003)

[May 7, 2003]

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Tempest delivers a hybrid of high-energy folk rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and other world music elements. The San Francisco based group formed in 1988, has nine CDs to its name and regularly appears at Festivals around the world.

Featured Artist(s): Tempest

[May 6, 2003]

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Baltimore native, Maureen McCusker will perform standard and improvisational jazz with the Maureen McCusker Quintet. Eighth Annual Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

Featured Artist(s): Maureen McCusker Quartet

[May 5, 2003]

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The Mili Bermejo Trio celebrates Cinco de Mayo with music. Mili Bermejo (composer/vocals), Dan Greenspan (bass), and Doug Johnson (piano) break new original Mexican American Jazz ground while honoring the rich musical traditions of the past. Eighth Annual Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

Featured Artist(s): The Mili Bermejo Trio

[May 4, 2003]

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"Four Voices blending together and just swinging like mad!", says Susan Stamberg, NPR about the Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet. Eighth Annual Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

Featured Artist(s): The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet

[May 3, 2003]

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Japanese pianist HIROMI fronts a trio with bass and drums that explores rock, funk, jazz punk, and “sonic power”. Eighth Annual Kennedy Center Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

Featured Artist(s): HIROMI

[May 2, 2003]

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Classical string quartet, The Madison Ensemble, featuring Patricia A. Smith, has performed at the White House, the National Gallery, and with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Featured Artist(s): The Madison Ensemble

[May 1, 2003]

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One of England's most-respected singer/songwriters Allan Taylor, plays selections from his Grand Prix du Disque de Montreaux wining album, The Traveler.
Special Guest: Chris Jones

Featured Artist(s): Allan Taylor

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