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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: May 2008

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[May 31, 2008]

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Four Bettys, the reigning Sweet Adelines International Champion Quartet, has a combined 40+ years singing and numerous national and international awards. Max Q has only been together for 4 years and the quartet recently earned the title of International Quartet Champions in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2007 International Quartet Competition.

Featured Artist(s): Four Bettys

[May 30, 2008]

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The Paschall Brothers sing traditional gospel hymns, taught by their father and founder the late Rev. Frank Paschall, in their standard five-man lineup. Dubbed the “Kings of A Cappella,” The Persuasions have been together for more than forty years with the original and founding members.

Featured Artist(s): The Paschall Brothers

[May 29, 2008]

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Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver is the "farm team" for bluegrass, integrating each member's special talents into the group while not sacrificing the Quicksilver sound.

Featured Artist(s): Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

[May 28, 2008]

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Internationally renowned a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock has been a vital and innovative presence in the music culture of Washington, D.C., and in communities of conscience around the world.

Featured Artist(s): Sweet Honey In The Rock

[May 27, 2008]

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The pianist and Associate Professor of Music at North Greenville University—also a native of Sofia, Bulgaria—has performed as a chamber musician and soloist of the Academic Symphonic Orchestra of the Bulgarian State Conservatory and the Jihoceske Chamber Orchestra. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Bulgaria.

Featured Artist(s): Dr. Lilia Stoytcheva

[May 26, 2008]

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Members perform classical works.

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

[May 25, 2008]

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Classically trained cellist and singer-songwriter Lindsay Mac offers a fresh look at acoustic music by combining jazz, folk, Americana, funk, and rock. Rural Ohio guitarist, banjo player, and singer-songwriter Joe Crookston, of Hungarian descent, has a timeless quality to his tunes. Guitarist Randall Williams was influenced by such European acoustic artists as Georges Moustaki, Francis Cabrel, Reinhard Mey, and Bettina Wegener.

Featured Artist(s): The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Showcase

[May 24, 2008]

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Led by D.C. based drummer Maurice Lyles, a student of the renowned Philly Joe Jones, the group performs swinging jazz standards, pop, Latin, and be-bop.

Featured Artist(s): Maurice Lyles Quartet

[May 23, 2008]

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Students perform classical works by Ravel, Puccini, Bartók, Chausson, and others. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

[May 22, 2008]

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Violinists Ben Powell and Duncan Wickel, guitarists Jon Sosin and Adam Tressler, bassist Dan Carpel, and mandolin player Eric Robertson of Berklee ensemble Dr. Magpie perform acoustic string music. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

[May 21, 2008]

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Jazz students the perform tunes by Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter, and original works. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Eastman School of Music

[May 20, 2008]

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Winners of both the High School Division and the National Young Artist Division perform with the National Symphony Orchestra. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Young Soloists

[May 19, 2008]

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Students perform classical works by Tchaikovsky, André Jolivet, Franz Waxman, Henri Tomasi, and Chopin. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

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

[May 18, 2008]

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Students perform works by Brett Keüper Abigaña, Carlos Salzédo, and György Ligeti. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

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

[May 17, 2008]

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Selected from a highly competitive international pool of collegiate women musicians, this group led by guest director Sherrie Maricle includes alto saxophonist Ashley Baker, vocalist Christie Dashiell, bassist Judith Goldbach, pianist Julie Brav, and drummer Shirazette Tinnin. Part of the 13th annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

Featured Artist(s): Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars (2008)

[May 16, 2008]

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Saxophone finalists Ashley Mae Baker, Tara Davidson, Hailey Mae Niswanger, Janelle Reichman, and Anna Webber compete for a chance to perform at the 2009 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. Performances at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Part of the 13th annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

Featured Artist(s): Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Competition (2008)

[May 15, 2008]

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Selected from a highly competitive international pool of collegiate women musicians, this group led by guest director Sherrie Maricle includes alto saxophonist Ashley Baker, vocalist Christie Dashiell, bassist Judith Goldbach, pianist Julie Brav, and drummer Shirazette Tinnin. Part of the 13th annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival

Featured Artist(s): Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars (2008)

[May 14, 2008]

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Named in honor of “The Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe, the Midwest’s premier bluegrass and gospel quintet plays an upbeat blend of classic and traditional music as well as heartfelt originals.

Featured Artist(s): Monroe Crossing

[May 13, 2008]

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The modern Swedish jazz ensemble performs original tunes as well as music by Maria Schneider, Frank Zappa, Duke Ellington, and Lars Jansson. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden.

Featured Artist(s): The Bohuslan Big Band

[May 12, 2008]

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Students perform a showcase of songs and scenes from Broadway past and present.

Featured Artist(s): University of Maryland Musical Theatre Program

[May 11, 2008]

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Noted Slovenian classical violinist Anja Bukovec, who has won several international competitions for young violinists and dazzles audiences with her high-energy performances, is currently on her first independent world tour. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Slovenia and Hommage Agency

Featured Artist(s): Anja Bukovec

[May 10, 2008]

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Students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, and Dance perform scenes of Shakespeare’s clowns, fools, and buffoons—such as Bottom and Feste, Dogberry and Touchstone—with a contemporary twist. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

[May 9, 2008]

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Students from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, and Dance perform scenes of Shakespeare’s clowns, fools, and buffoons—such as Bottom and Feste, Dogberry and Touchstone—with a contemporary twist. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

[May 8, 2008]

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Enjoy discussion and excerpts from Richard Strauss’s Elektra, the tale of a young woman who will stop at nothing to avenge her father’s death.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[May 7, 2008]

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The Ngqoko Cultural Group is a body of men and women committed to the indigenous music, songs and traditions of the rural Xhosa communities.

Featured Artist(s): The Ngqoko Cultural Group

[May 6, 2008]

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Traditional jaraneros family from the State of Veracruz will perform one of the most dynamic variations of the musical/dance genre known as Son Jarocho, which emerged during the colonial period as a mix between Spanish, Indigenous, as well as African music and dance. Presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute.

Featured Artist(s): SON LUNA

[May 5, 2008]

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Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and Korean Children’s Day with performers from the Chinese Music Society of Greater Washington. Presented in cooperation with the Asian American Music Society.

Featured Artist(s): Washington Erhu Association

[May 4, 2008]

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Finalists Helen Gerhold, Hannah Blalock, Alexandra Katelyn Mullins, and Grace Browning perform works by Carlos Salzedo, Elias Parish-Alvars, Dalwyn Henshall, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, and more.

Featured Artist(s): American Harp Society

[May 3, 2008]

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Members perform “The Soldier’s Tale” by Stravinsky.

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

[May 2, 2008]

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TSgt Brett Miller of the U.S. Air Force Concert Band performs works for French horn, assisted by pianist Eliza Ching.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Concert Band

[May 1, 2008]

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Made up of oboist Ron Erler, clarinetist Geoffrey Flolo, flautist Nan Raphael, and pianist Brad Clark, MaDiva Winds performs works by Roger Nixon, Madeleine Dring, Brahms, and Saint-Saëns.

Featured Artist(s): MaDiVa Winds

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