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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: May 2010

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[May 31, 2010]

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The troupe formed by emerging choreographer Avichai Sher—recognized by DANCE Magazine as one of the “Top 25 to Watch”—presents a program of neo-classical and contemporary ballet.

Featured Artist(s): Avi Scher & Dancers

[May 30, 2010]

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The DC-based rock group, founded by 19-year-old twin brothers Max and Spencer Ernst, recently concluded their residency at Strathmore Music Center.

Featured Artist(s): The Strange Loops

[May 29, 2010]

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The New York City trio generates the power of an ensemble twice its size, with an emphasis on 3-part harmony and a variety of instrumental switching.

Featured Artist(s): The Spring Standards

[May 28, 2010]

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Members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra play classical works.

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

[May 27, 2010]

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Bulgarian pianist Pavlina Dokovskawinner of the Claude Debussy International Competition and Piano Department Chair at the Mannes College The New School for Music—plays a tribute to the late composer. Presented in cooperation with the St. Cyril and St. Methodius International Foundation, The Petko Staynov Foundation, the Bulgarian Music Society, and the Embassy of Bulgaria.

Featured Artist(s): Pavlina Dokovska

[May 26, 2010]

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To celebrate the Bicentennial of Argentina’s 1810 Revolución de Mayo, The Pan American Symphony Orchestra—the first orchestra in the nation to focus solely on the musical heritage of Latin American—under the direction of Sergio Buslje, plays a symphonic tribute to the Argentine songbook, including milongas, tangos, and music inspired by Argentine folk genres. Presented in cooperation with the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Embassy of Argentina as part of the series “Argentina at the Smithsonian 2010.”

Featured Artist(s): Pan American Symphony Orchestra

[May 25, 2010]

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Some of the D.C. area’s most promising high school students perform side-by-side with National Symphony Orchestra musicians. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Orchestra Day

[May 24, 2010]

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The quintet, established in 1971 and directed by Chief Musician David E. Kolo, performs works from the 16th through the 20th centuries, along with original compositions.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet

[May 23, 2010]

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The unique and multicultural group of young dancers is dedicated to preserving and promoting the art of tap dance.

Featured Artist(s): Tappers With Attitude

[May 22, 2010]

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Hear Kata Kozma, Yu Jung Jung, Julia Brav, Caili O'Doherty, and Amy K. Bormet—the five pianists selected as the inaugural class of the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artist Workshop—in a program of Mary Lou Williams works, standards, and original compositions, backed by bassist Mimi Jones and drummer Sylvia Cuenca. Part of the 15th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Mimi Jones

[May 21, 2010]

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The premier big band of the U.S. Army performs swinging tunes such as “Messa Stomp” and “Chunka Lunka” from their February 2010 CD The Legacy of Mary Lou Williams. Part of the 15th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors

[May 20, 2010]

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The DC jazz vocalist dazzled audiences with her 2008 album “Do it AgainMy Tribute to Shirley Horn" and her performances as Nell in Firehouse Theatre’s Ain’t Misbehavin’. Part of the 15th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Sharón Clark

[May 19, 2010]

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The SAMA Ensemble, founded in 1998 by Dr. Ali Analouei and co-directed by Analouei, Daf player Naser Khorasani, and percussionist Steve Bloom, fosters intercultural understanding about Persian and Sufi music.

Featured Artist(s): The SAMA Ensemble

[May 18, 2010]

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The down-to-earth group of musicians is known for its old-time performances peppered with knee-slapping comedy. The group performs together with guest old time flat-footer Paul Anderegg. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America.

Featured Artist(s): The New North Carolina Ramblers

[May 17, 2010]

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As part of John Adams: Perspectives, the National Symphony Orchestra’s two-week focus on the American composer, members of the NSO will perform Shaker Loops and the Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble (comprised of a student from each of the 15 participating conservatories) will perform Chamber Symphony—each piece conducted by Adams.



Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra

[May 16, 2010]

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The conservatory’s Donati String Quartet performs works by Abel, Bird, Schubert, Carter, Hurel, and Stravinsky. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project.

Featured Artist(s): Oberlin Conservatory of Music

[May 15, 2010]

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The school’s PUFF! Quintet performs works by Elliot Carter, Jean Françaix, Nicholas Csicsko, and John Harbison. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Juilliard School

[May 14, 2010]

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Students Davin Lee, cello; Carlin Ma, piano; Meeyoun Park, piano; Amanda Russo, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Stein, flute; and Christopher Van Leeuwen, trumpet, perform works by Tomasi, Debussy, Paganini, and others. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[May 13, 2010]

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Students George Nickson, marimba; Dongwon Kim, baritone; Yoko Kida, piano; Dina Vainshtein, piano; and David McCarroll, violin, perform works by Bartók, Schumann, Rossini, Mahler, and Bach. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): New England Conservatory of Music

[May 12, 2010]

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The Berklee World Strings, conducted by Eugene Friesen, performs works by Gershwin, Shostakovich, James Scott Skinner, and others. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

[May 11, 2010]

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Students Lori Guilbeau, soprano; Solomon Howard, bass-baritone; Joo Won Kang, baritone; and Ming Kwong, piano, perform works by Mendelssohn, Barber, Weill, and others. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Manhattan School of Music

[May 10, 2010]

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Students Timothy Steeves, violin; Kevin Miller, piano; Siyi Fang, piano; Daniel Graser, saxophone; and Nicole Greenidge, soprano, perform works by Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Leslie Adams. Part of the Kennedy Center Conservatory Project IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[May 9, 2010]

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Classical bassoonist Ari Allal, Strathmore Artist-in-Residence for the 2009-2010 Season, has played in a number of prestigious and internationally renowned music festivals, including the National Orchestral Institute, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada.

Featured Artist(s): Ari Allal

[May 8, 2010]

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VAS presents a recital of American songs by up-and-coming D.C. area vocalists. Part of America Sings in the Nation’s Capital 2010: A Festival of American Music for the Voice.

Featured Artist(s): Vocal Arts DC

[May 7, 2010]

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The Asian American Music Society presents a festival that celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month with performances by Somapa Thai Dance Company and Dhroopad featuring Bangladeshi, Burmese, and Sri Lankan music and dance.

Featured Artist(s): Asian American Music Society

[May 6, 2010]

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The eclectic ensemble founded by composer Donnacha Dennehy; pianist Andrew Synott; and clarinetist Michael Seaver is known for its finely crafted blend of contemporary classical music, video, and electronics.

Featured Artist(s): Crash Ensemble

[May 5, 2010]

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Students ranging in age from 11 to 17 years old play big band standards from Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and others.

Featured Artist(s): The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

[May 4, 2010]

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VAS presents a recital of American songs by up-and-coming D.C. area vocalists. Part of America Sings in the Nation’s Capital 2010: A Festival of American Music for the Voice.

Featured Artist(s): Vocal Arts DC

[May 3, 2010]

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In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Frank Loesser, the Kennedy Center’s Theater for Young Audiences commissioned writer and director Barry Kornhauser to create an original program using some of the unheard songs of the legendary Broadway composer.

Featured Artist(s): Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences

[May 2, 2010]

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Directed by Helen Hayes, the group performs a program featuring works by YDE core faculty members Elana Anderson, Daniel Burkholder, Kathleen Weitz, Julia Smith, and Hayes.

Featured Artist(s): Joy of Motion Dance Company

[May 1, 2010]

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Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

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