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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: June 2014

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[June 30, 2014]

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A New Orleans-based funk and soul outfit that embodies the jazz-influenced party culture of the Big Easy.

Featured Artist(s): Naughty Professor

[June 29, 2014]

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The Inner Mongolian ensemble offers a selection of traditional music showcasing the morin khuur (horse-head fiddle), topshuur (two-stringed plucked instrument), and khoomei throat-singing and long song. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Ih Tsetsn

[June 28, 2014]

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Veteran guitarists and songwriters John Nzenze and Peter Akwabi team up for an evening of Kenyan classics. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Peter Akwabi

[June 27, 2014]

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The all-female group from Kenya seeks to preserve traditional culture and empower women through music. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Gargar

[June 26, 2014]

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Tyler Richardson developed his voice in Washington D.C., but has been making a name for himself since is recent move to NYC. Known for his casual tone and naive delivery, he has appeared with national touring headliners such as Aisha Tyler, John Pinette, Alonzo Bodden, Reggie Watts, John Witherspoon, Kyle Grooms and more. This program contains mature themes and strong language.

Featured Artist(s): Tyler Richardson

[June 25, 2014]

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The renowned Chinese company performs. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Zheijang Wu Opera

[June 24, 2014]

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The bassist, composer, and arranger celebrates his West African roots and American influences with a concert of jazz and world music. Part of D.C. Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Cheikh Ndoye

[June 23, 2014]

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The rising flamenco dance star and YoungArts alumna presents a showcase of her works exploring the varied facets of flamenco and dance music accompanied by Hector José Marquez on vocals, Ricardo Marlow on guitar, and Behzad Habibzai on percussion. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Featured Artist(s): Alice Blumenfeld

[June 22, 2014]

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The U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts sing original soulful works with King Pony, a band of YoungArts alumni. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Featured Artist(s): YoungArts@KennedyCenter

[June 21, 2014]

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Virtuosic violinist and YoungArts alumna Campbell offers a recital of popular film music and original arrangements accompanied by Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Eigsti. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Featured Artist(s): Caroline Campbell

[June 20, 2014]

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This unique chorus created by award-winning producer, musician, and songwriter Con Fullam features young women from Cambodia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, British West Indies, and Zambia, along with children whose families have been here for generations, and who have formed a powerful and permanent bond.

Featured Artist(s): The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus

[June 19, 2014]

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The NSO presents winners from their Young Soloists’ Competition—violinist Rhea Chung, cellist Daniel Tavani, pianist Nicholas Biniaz-Harris—and cellist Peter Eom, a National YoungArts winner, in works by Sibelius, Elgar, Barber, and Dvorák. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra

[June 18, 2014]

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This diverse group of talented artists and YoungArts and U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts alumni - Ernest Baker (Hip Hop Dance, 2009), Adam A. Anderson (Acting, 2009), Jimmy MacBride (Percussion, 2010), and Tim Callobre (Classical Guitar, 2011) - will perform solos and a collaborative work. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Featured Artist(s): YoungArts@KennedyCenter

[June 17, 2014]

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The bassist, vocalist, and 2011 YoungArts Winner in Jazz performs with his band of young mavericks. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter.

Featured Artist(s): Zachary Ostroff

[June 16, 2014]

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Six recent YoungArts and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts alumni present an original theatrical performance exploring American identity and celebrating the history of the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program: Michelle Ang (2012), Analisa Guiterrez (2013), Steven Lee Johnson (2009), Christian Strange (2014), Michael Silberblatt (2010) and Devyn Tyler (2009). Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person. Part of the National YoungArts Foundation’s performance series, YoungArts@KennedyCenter. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): YoungArts@KennedyCenter

[June 15, 2014]

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Members of the KCOHO play works by Kodály and Hermann.

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

[June 14, 2014]

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This concert brings together current and former members of Vineyard Sound for an evening of stellar vocals, inventive and award-winning arrangements, and engaging humor, featuring a diverse repertoire of everything from jazz standards and contemporary pop songs to children’s music and indie rock. Part of Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition

[June 13, 2014]

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Superstar choral composer and conductor Eric Whitacre comes together with poet and lyricist Charles Anthony Silvestri and The Crossing for a live event and webcast filled with music and inspiration. This hour-long session features a presentation by Whitacre about his work with the Virtual Choir, insights by Silvestri about his lyrics for Sleep, and a performance by The Crossing, the Philadelphia-based professional chamber choir known as a champion for new music. The event concludes with a performance of the Whitacre/Silvestri collaborations Sleep and Lux Aurumque. Sleep features a multimedia presentation of the art of Anne Horjus as seen in the children’s book based on this choral classic. The performance combines choirs on stage at the Kennedy Center with thousands of additional voices online; webcast technology virtually links these voices together. Part of Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition

[June 12, 2014]

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The World Children’s Choir, whose current members (ages 4 - 18) include vocalists representing 14 countries and cultural heritages, offers a program of beautiful operatic selections by Bizet, Girodano, Handel, and Puccini; a group of inspirational pieces from "Songs of Love and Hope" by James Selway; the US premiere of “Peace” by British singer-songwriter Anna Taylor, and well-known tunes accompanied by an audience sing-along. Truly a delightful concert for all ages. Part of Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): The World Children's Choir

[June 11, 2014]

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Sacred music songwriter Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. leads his Voices of Inspiration choir and a special assembly of singers from across the nation’s capital in singing signature arrangements of hymns, spirituals, and gospel songs that honor the choral tradition within the gospel community. Part of Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition

[June 10, 2014]

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The nation’s armed forces have a long and distinguished choral tradition. This evening of choral music is performed by men and women of our armed forces, including the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, U.S. Navy Sea Chanters, and U.S. Army Chorus. Part of Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants

[June 9, 2014]

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To kick off its Voices of Our Nation festival, the Kennedy Center presents a citywide opening event featuring 50 choruses from the D.C. region that will sing at sites all across the city, from its iconic memorials to Metro stations. At the same time, dozens of choruses perform throughout the Kennedy Center, including outside on the plaza, on the Metro shuttles, and at other locations throughout the facility. The choruses perform a variety of styles from barbershop and madrigals to classical and gospel.

Featured Artist(s): Voices of Our Nation: Celebrating the Choral Tradition

[June 8, 2014]

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The ensemble of current, retired, and future music educators performs a selection of pieces for wind instruments.

Featured Artist(s): The Fairfax Wind Symphony

[June 7, 2014]

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Musicians from the DC area perform.

Featured Artist(s): Typefighter

[June 6, 2014]

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The company presents a preview of a comedic series of pantomime sketches fusing music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation.

Featured Artist(s): Synetic Theater

[June 5, 2014]

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Graduating participants in the National Symphony Orchestra training program—Fedor Ouspensky, violin, Emma Resmini, flute, Olivia Staton, flute, Elise Kolle, harp, and Michael Chen, trumpet—play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[June 4, 2014]

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Enjoy an evening of classical music, songs, and jazz by students of the local community music school.

Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music

[June 3, 2014]

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Pakistan’s underground indie art-rock phenomenon brings its enigmatic, layered vocals and atmospheric sound to the stage. Part of Center Stage, a pilot program created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts.

Featured Artist(s): Poor Rich Boy

[June 2, 2014]

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This concert features some of the school system’s best musical talent.

Featured Artist(s): DC Public Schools

[June 1, 2014]

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A showcase of the 2014 VSA International Young Soloists Competition winners, this concert recognizes outstanding musicians with disabilities, ages 14-25, from around the world: Andrew Bambridge (NJ), marimba, Juna Gjata (MA, orig. from Albania), piano, Eliot Heaton (NY), violin, Evan Pensis (AZ), piano, Mike Casey (CT), saxophone. A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program

Featured Artist(s): VSA

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