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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: June 2012

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[June 30, 2012]

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The Algerian singer, songwriter, and guitarist blends musical styles such as rock, country, and Portuguese fado, often employing acoustic guitar and multiple languages in the same song. Presented in cooperation with Embassy of Algeria, Ambassador Abdallah Baali, and US-Algeria Business Council.

Featured Artist(s): Souad Massi

[June 29, 2012]

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The University of Texas-Pan American’s award-winning group performs a concert focusing on the beauty and exuberance of Mexican folk music as part of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Mariachi Aztlán

[June 28, 2012]

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The popular Los Angeles group blends Mexican and Afro-Cuban rhythms, jazz, R&B, and rock in a concert celebrating the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Quetzal

[June 27, 2012]

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Listen Local First DC presents the D.C.-based a synth-driven dance-rock quartet.

Featured Artist(s): Dance for the Dying

[June 26, 2012]

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This performance showcases some of the best choral talent from around the world, including Countermeasure and Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society.

Featured Artist(s): Washington DC Choral Festival

[June 25, 2012]

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The American songster presents an evening of his favorite folk songs plus duets with his music partner and wife.

Featured Artist(s): Larry Hanks

[June 24, 2012]

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This performance features the most outstanding compositions of the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2012 Student Composers Competition.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Marine Chamber Ensemble

[June 23, 2012]

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A master of some two dozen instruments, he is one of Israel’s leading jazz musicians. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel.

Featured Artist(s): Amir Gwirtzman

[June 22, 2012]

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The electrifying, challenging, and excitingly rhythmic D.C.-based tap dance company presents a thrilling performance.

Featured Artist(s): Just Tap

[June 21, 2012]

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The Illinois Creole fiddler-singer takes listeners on a musical odyssey. A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian, and Old Time sounds, this music bridges the gap between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun styles. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America.

Featured Artist(s): Dennis Stroughmatt

[June 20, 2012]

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This play written and performed by Kim Schultz tells the story of her travels to Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria and of how she fell in love with one of the Iraqi refugees she interviewed along the way. Featuring music performed by Amilkaeyla Gaston, the play is directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde. 

NOTE: THIS PERFORMANCE CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND MATURE THEMES. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): No Place Called Home

[June 19, 2012]

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Pakistan’s famed singer-songwriter Arieb Azhar and super rock group noori take the stage to launch their month-long USA tours as part of Center Stage, a new cultural exchange initiative.



Featured Artist(s): noori

[June 18, 2012]

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The school of Hawaiian dance that is part of Hawaii’s PA‘I Foundation, celebrates the foundation’s 35th anniversary of preserving and perpetuating Hawaiian cultural traditions.

Featured Artist(s): Pua Ali’i ‘llima

[June 17, 2012]

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This concert recognizes outstanding musicians from around the world, ages 14-25, who have a disability: pianists Ignasi Cambra (Spain) and Justin Kauflin (Virginia), saxophonist Yongsit Yongkamol (Thailand), and William Eisenberg (Minnesota) on the French horn.

Featured Artist(s): VSA International Young Soloists

[June 16, 2012]

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The New York–based singer-songwriter is the recipient of the John Lennon Songwriters Award and has shared the stage with artists such as Jason Mraz, Third Eye Blind, and The Plain White T’s.

Featured Artist(s): Drew Gasparini

[June 15, 2012]

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The D.C.-based Caribbean group, which specializes in soca, R&B, hip hop, and dancehall music, teams up with the Institute of Caribbean Studies to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month.

Featured Artist(s): The Image Band

[June 14, 2012]

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The Maryland-based dance company, which creates and performs works that highlight the unique qualities of contemporary modern and Afro-Fusion dance, presents a gumboot dance performance in celebration of Juneteenth.

Featured Artist(s): Lesole's Dance Project

[June 13, 2012]

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The Baltimore-based contemporary dance company creates works built on collaborations among dancers, musicians, poets, and visual artists.

Featured Artist(s): VTDance

[June 12, 2012]

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Members of the KCOHO perform Alfred Schnittke’s String Trio and Robert Kahn’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 56.

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

[June 11, 2012]

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Four soloists and a string quartet play a chamber music program of Nielsen, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Grandjany.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[June 10, 2012]

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The ensemble, comprised of current, retired, and future music educators from the D.C. area, presents a program of wind music.

Featured Artist(s): The Fairfax Wind Symphony

[June 9, 2012]

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This evening of dance features new works by D.C. choreographers Kate Jordan, Roxie Doniphan Thomas, and Francesca Jandasek.

Featured Artist(s): Francesca Jandasek

[June 8, 2012]

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The Moroccan vocalist has taken her mezzo-soprano voice across the world, singing in multiple languages and crossing both musical and cultural boundaries. Part of the DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Malika Zarra

[June 7, 2012]

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Five soloists, including an oboist, bassist, violist, cellist, and clarinetist play a chamber music program of Martinu, Gliere, Hindemith, Dvorák, and Messager.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[June 6, 2012]

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The Brazilian jazz band puts a bossa nova twist to the music of Duke Ellington. Part of the DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Origem Band

[June 5, 2012]

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The 17-piece house band at the historic Bohemian Caverns presents a variety of music from big band literature and features some of the District’s best musicians. Part of the DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra

[June 4, 2012]

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The Baltimore bassist has played all over the world in major international jazz festivals and currently tours with the Christian Scott Quintet. Part of the DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Kris Funn

[June 3, 2012]

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Students at Berklee College of Music, the members of the quartet are saxophonist Erena Terakubo, pianist Takeshi Ohbayashi, bassist Zach Brown, and drummer Roberto Giaquinto. Part of the DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): The Erena Terakubo Quartet

[June 2, 2012]

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The Baltimore jazz pianist and 2010 Strathmore Artist in Residence performs with his trio. Part of the DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Matt Wigler

[June 1, 2012]

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Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

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