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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: May 2009

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[May 31, 2009]

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Deemed by the Washington Post as one of the most important musical institutions, DC Youth Orchestra performs classical works. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra

[May 30, 2009]

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Enjoy a concert featuring masterpieces of the Persian classical repertoire from an ensemble of Iranian musicians ranging in age from 8 to 20 years old.

Featured Artist(s): Nava Ensemble

[May 29, 2009]

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Inspired by West African dance and ballet, Baltimore-based Shange Dance Productions performs a diverse repertoire on subjects ranging from Hurricane Katrina to sisterhood.

Featured Artist(s): Shange Dance Productions

[May 28, 2009]

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Fiddler Brendan Carey Block plays music inspired by jazz, rock, and the traditional fiddle music of Nova Scotia, with guitarist and vocalist Flynn Cohen and bassist Rich Block. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.

Featured Artist(s): Brendan Carey Block

[May 27, 2009]

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Soprano Meri Siirala, pianist Cecilia Oinas, and clarinetist Ville Komppa perform a program titled "The mystique and might of the Finnish nature," focusing on the special bond Finns have with forest and nature. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland and MyHelsinki Exhibition at the Embassy Finlandia Hall.

Featured Artist(s): Cecilia Oinas

[May 26, 2009]

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Sextet Nuts & Bolts, from the Pop & Jazz Conservatory of Helsinki, Finland, is joined by Berklee College of Music saxophonist Jesse Scheinin to play a selection of works from great 1970’s funk-jazz artists Herbie Hancock, Lonnie Liston Smith, and others. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland and MyHelsinki Exhibition at the Embassy Finlandia Hall. The Pop and Jazz Conservatory is a member of the Berklee International Network (BIN).

Featured Artist(s): Nuts & Bolts

[May 25, 2009]

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Students of Yale School of Music play classical works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Yale School of Music

[May 24, 2009]

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Flute player Anita Uhlmann, English horn player Robyn Smith, pianist Teresa Yu, and guitarist Thomas Viloteau perform works by Ginastera, Tedesco, Ponce, Vine, and Honegger. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[May 23, 2009]

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Pianist and harpsichordist Kimi Kawashima, violinist Joseph Maile, trumpeter Thomas Siders, pianist Andrew Staupe, and baritone Michael Sumuel perform works by Bozza, Bartók, Granados, and more. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[May 22, 2009]

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Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester ensemble Arabesque Winds performs works by Bozza, Barber, Hindemith, Klughardt, and Ligeti. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Eastman School of Music

[May 21, 2009]

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Songwriter and vocalist Liz Longley performs acoustic and folk. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

[May 20, 2009]

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Tenor Grant Knox, baritone Keven Keys, pianist Geraldine Ong, guitarist Molly Monarchy, and cellist Charlaine Prescott perform works by Bizet, Schubert, Stravinsky, Paganini and more. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[May 19, 2009]

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Students from Oberlin Conservatory of Music play works by Couperin, Mayuzumi, Boehm, Beethoven, Liszt, and Oberlin pianist Ran Duan. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Oberlin Conservatory of Music

[May 18, 2009]

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The LK String Quartet, hailed by the New York Times as “fiery and propulsive,” plays two Beethoven works. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Juilliard School

[May 17, 2009]

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Enjoy an evening of jazz favorites by bright stars from Germany’s renowned music colleges. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Germany.

Featured Artist(s): The German Academic All-Stars

[May 16, 2009]

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Mary Lou Williams biographer Dr. Tammy Kernodle and pianist and composer Deanna Witkowski explore Williams’s sacred jazz works. Part of the 14th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. A Performance Plus™ program as part of the 14th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Moving with the Spirit: The Sacred Jazz of Mary Lou Williams

[May 15, 2009]

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Piano finalists Carmen Staaf, Shimrit Shoshan, Rema Shimamura, and Julia Brav compete for a chance to perform at next year’s Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. A Performance Plus™ program as part of the 14th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. At 12:30 & 6 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Competition – Piano (2009)

[May 15, 2009]

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Piano finalists Carmen Staaf, Shimrit Shoshan, Rema Shimamura, and Julia Brav compete for a chance to perform at next year’s Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. A Performance Plus™ program as part of the 14th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. At 12:30 & 6 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Competition – Piano (2009)

[May 14, 2009]

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Bassist Miriam Sullivan “puts down plush, rhythmically driving bass lines” (Chicago Tribune). Sullivan’s latest venture—the Mimi Jones Band—breaks down soulful funk. Part of the 14th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Mimi Jones Band

[May 13, 2009]

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Enjoy a discussion and excerpts from Puccini’s Turandot, in which suitor Calaf risks certain death answering three impossible riddles in the quest for the hand of Princess Turandot.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[May 12, 2009]

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In Facing the Fear Factor, Arachne Aerial Arts—Washington's elevated duo—joins Detroit-based multimedia composer @!vin (Alvin Hill Jr.) for a multidimensional program of aerial arts, sound, and video exploring how we live our lives in a culture of fear.

Featured Artist(s): Arachne Aerial Arts

[May 11, 2009]

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Soprano Laura Stuart, baritone Steven Combs, and pianist R. Timothy McReynolds play works by Previn, Copland, Debussy, Schubert, and others as part of the Vocal Arts Society’s Art Song Discovery series.

Featured Artist(s): Vocal Arts DC

[May 10, 2009]

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Inspired by a variety of musical cultures, members of the Boston-based Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers play an eclectic mix of instruments including accordion, ethereal nyckelharpa, and five-string fiddle. Part of the Falcon Ridge Preview Tour 2009.

Featured Artist(s): Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers

[May 9, 2009]

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An eclectic and experimental percussion quartet, So Percussion performs music that is “astonishing and entrancing” (Billboard), playing instruments that include every-day objects. Part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.

Featured Artist(s): So Percussion

[May 8, 2009]

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This flute, viola, and harp trio from Brooklyn performs new and established works. The Cleveland Plain Dealer calls the Janus Trio, “a gem made in heaven and polished to perfection.” Part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.

Featured Artist(s): Janus Trio

[May 7, 2009]

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The newly formed, New York City–based Mimesis Ensemble, comprised of energetic emerging graduates of the country’s top music schools, performs works by living composers Halim El-Dabh, Pozzi Escot, and Mohammed Fairouz. Part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.



Featured Artist(s): Mimesis Ensemble

[May 6, 2009]

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The D.C.-based Fuse Ensemble presents a multimedia experience that combines video with composer Gina Biver’s blend of classical music influenced by jazz, world, minimalism, avant-garde, and electronica. Part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.

Featured Artist(s): Fuse Ensemble

[May 5, 2009]

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Inspired by American composers such as Ives, Copland, and Cage, the New York–based Red Light New Music Ensemble is dedicated to presenting exciting and original contemporary music from musicians around the world. Part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.

Featured Artist(s): Red Light New Music Ensemble

[May 4, 2009]

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New York City–based ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband plays a genre-defying blend of chamber music, gypsy melodies, jazz, and tango rhythms. Part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.

Featured Artist(s): Ljova and the Kontraband

[May 3, 2009]

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Violinist, composer, and performer, Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain is a master of musical diversity, performing music that blends classical with hip hop and electronica. Part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week. IN THE FAMILY THEATER.

Featured Artist(s): Daniel Bernard Roumain

[May 2, 2009]

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Eclectic string quartet ETHEL, comprised of four Juilliard-trained composers and musicians, performs its unique blend of blues, jazz, rock, and pop in Phil Kline's Space for Amplified String Quartet. Part of CrossCurrents: Contemporary Music Week.

Featured Artist(s): ETHEL

[May 1, 2009]

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Celebrate Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month with this ensemble from Ewha Women’s University playing traditional Asian and modern western music. Presented in cooperation with Asian American Music Society.

Featured Artist(s): Ewha Korean Music Orchestra

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