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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: May 2005

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[May 31, 2005]

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Davey Yarborough Sextet is led by saxophonist/flutist/vocalist Davey Yarborough who can be heard on Collaboration and It’s Time for Love.

Featured Artist(s): Davey Yarborough

[May 30, 2005]

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Raggs & The All-Stars, led by trombonist Scott Ragsdale, perform big band era swing favorites, as well as Latin and Motown.

Featured Artist(s): Raggs & The All-Star Swing Society

[May 29, 2005]

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Conservatory Project: Peabody Conservatory of Music transmits the great European classical music traditions, but also encourages the composition and performance of contemporary music in the most diverse styles.


Featured Artist(s): The Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University

[May 28, 2005]

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Conservatory Project: Shepard School of Music attracts an international student body of 302 music majors and 54 faculty members, and has made a great impact on the cultural life of Rice University and the greater Houston community.


Featured Artist(s): The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University

[May 27, 2005]

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Conservatory Project: Berklee College of Music has a diverse and talented student body representing 70 plus countries, and a music industry ‘who’s who’ of alumni.


Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

[May 26, 2005]

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Conservatory Project: San Francisco Conservatory of Music presents more than 360 public performances a year, reflecting the world-class talent of students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists.


Featured Artist(s): The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

[May 25, 2005]

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Conservatory Project: The Curtis Institute of Music presents more than 100 public performances a year, and alumni can be found in 17% of the principal chairs in America’s leading orchestras.


Featured Artist(s): The Curtis Institute of Music

[May 24, 2005]

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Conservatory Project: Eastman School of Music teaches and values the development of world-class musicians while also training them to speak and write articulately about their musical art.


Featured Artist(s): Eastman School of Music

[May 23, 2005]

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Conservatory Project: Northwestern University School of Music’s combination of outstanding musicianship, keen intelligence, and curiosity about the world produces a unique creative voice.


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

[May 22, 2005]

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Conservatory Project: The Juilliard School continues to represent the finest in performing arts education, growing with and responding to the needs of a thriving cultural community in the U.S. and abroad.


Featured Artist(s): The Juilliard School

[May 20, 2005]

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Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Pianist Competition Finals: Rebecca Cline, Miki Hayama, Mary Louise Knutson, Daniela Schaecter, Ayako Shirasaki. The winner will be announced during the 10th Annual Festival evening performance and will have the opportunity to play in the 11th Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival (May 2006).

Featured Artist(s): Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Showcase

[May 19, 2005]

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2005 IAJE Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars: Delandria Mills, flute; Lakecia Benjamin, alto and soprano sax; Jacquelyn Coleman, trumpet; Carmen Staaf, piano; Maeve Royce, bass; Hanne Pulli, drums; Sylvia Cuenca, guest director. In conjunction with the 10th annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, May 19-21.

Featured Artist(s): IAJE Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars (2005)

[May 18, 2005]

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2005 IAJE Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars: Delandria Mills, flute; Lakecia Benjamin, alto and soprano sax; Jacquelyn Coleman, trumpet; Carmen Staaf, piano; Maeve Royce, bass; Hanne Pulli, drums; Sylvia Cuenca, guest director. In conjunction with the 10th annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, May 19-21.

Featured Artist(s): IAJE Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars (2005)

[May 17, 2005]

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Lily Afshar, winner of the 2000 Orville H. Gibson Award for Best Female Classical Guitarist, can be heard on the recordings 24 Caprichos de Goya by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and A Jug of Wine and Thou (Summit Records,) her third Cd, Possession, is on Archer REcords.

Featured Artist(s): Lily Afshar

[May 16, 2005]

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One of Shetland's foremost fiddlers, Aly Bain joins forces with Dano-Norwegian folk musician Ale Moller in an exploration of their Norse heritage.

Featured Artist(s): Ale Moller

[May 15, 2005]

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Asian Dance Festival: The Asian American Music Society presents traditional Asian music and dance in celebration of Asia-Pacific American Heritage Month.

Featured Artist(s): Asian Dance Festival

[May 14, 2005]

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

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[May 13, 2005]

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Bassist Tommy Cecil leads an ensemble saluting 1940s Hollywood and Broadway.

Featured Artist(s): Tommy Cecil

[May 12, 2005]

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WNO Insights Lecture Series presents Saint-Saëns’ epic masterpiece, Samson et Dalila.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[May 11, 2005]

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Maryland Dance Ensemble, a repertory company in residence at the University of Maryland’s Department of Dance, presents two major programs each year from works created by visiting artists, faculty, and students.

Featured Artist(s): Maryland Dance Ensemble

[May 10, 2005]

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NSO Youth Fellows, participants in a twenty-four 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

[May 8, 2005]

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David Jacobs-Strain, a modern troubadour of roots and blues music, can be heard on his most recent release, Ocean or a Teardrop.

Featured Artist(s): David Jacobs-Strain

[May 7, 2005]

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The Watters String Quartet, led by violist Holly Watters, presents an evening of chamber music, ranging from Debussy to favorites by Gershwin and Cole Porter.

Featured Artist(s): Watters String Quartet

[May 6, 2005]

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

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude

[May 5, 2005]

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Preeminent Native-American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and indigenous Hawaiian slack key guitarist Keola Beamer come together to celebrate the beauty and power of First Nations music from diverse lands.

Featured Artist(s): R. Carlos Nakai

[May 4, 2005]

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The Kindler Cello Society of Washington, D.C., named after Hans Kindler, founder of the National Symphony Orchestra, and whose membership includes amateur and professional players of a wide variety of ages, performs the music of Rostropovich, Music Director of the NSO from 1977-1994.

Featured Artist(s): The Kindler Cello Society

[May 3, 2005]

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WNO Insights Lecture Series presents Puccini’s Tosca, the story of Baron Scarpia who, driven by politics and passion, spins a web of deceit that puts Cavaradossi in his power and Tosca at his mercy.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[May 2, 2005]

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DC Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam Finalists perform for the 5th year in a row in Olympic-style competitions and are judged on presentation and content.

Featured Artist(s): DC Writer's Corps

[May 1, 2005]

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Nitta Oyako, the father and son shamisen duo made up of Hiorshi and Masahiro, perform traditional Japanese folk tunes (Minyo), original compositions, pop music covers, and jazz on their first U.S. tour.

Featured Artist(s): Nitta Oyako

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