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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: July 2008

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[July 31, 2008]

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Venezuelan violinist Alí Bello leads his Latin Jazz Sextet, an ensemble of accomplished musicians, erasing the boundaries between classical, jazz, and folkloric genres. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Featured Artist(s): Ali Bello

[July 30, 2008]

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Founded in 1997 by Daniela Bratkovic and Janko Djokovic, the duo performs works by Josif Marinkovi, Ivan Jevti, Mihailo Živanovi, and more. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.


Featured Artist(s): Belgrade Piano Duo

[July 29, 2008]

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A fusion of talent and vision, these marching musicians have grown to become a perennial Drum Corps International (DCI) World Champion Finalist, reaching the DCI Finals 22 times in the Corps’ 33-year history.

Featured Artist(s): The Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps

[July 28, 2008]

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Amnat Aichata brings to life the rich cultural tradition of the guedra dance, often considered the cultural identity of the South of Morocco, a mysterious and true receptacle of diversity.

Featured Artist(s): Amnat Aichata

[July 27, 2008]

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Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs Thomas’s Overture to Mignon and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 26, 2008]

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This singer/songwriter has been nominated for both “Best New Artist” and “Best Pop Recording” in this year’s Native American Music Awards, fusing classic rock, country, and soul. Part of the NMAI Summer Music Series, presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): Jamie Coon

[July 25, 2008]

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Based at Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania, this group provides the backbone of the church’s music program.

Featured Artist(s): The Chancel Choir

[July 24, 2008]

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For 54 years, this uplifting gospel group from Princess Anne, Maryland has shared their joyful singing. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): The Zionaires

[July 23, 2008]

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Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 22, 2008]

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Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 21, 2008]

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Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 20, 2008]

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Participants perform an evening of chamber music. Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 19, 2008]

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Renowned rising star violinist Eric Gratz teams with award-winning pianist Sejoon Park to perform classical works by Mozart, Brahms, and Franck.

Featured Artist(s): Sejoon Park

[July 18, 2008]

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This Venezuelan pianist, composer, and arranger blends South American, Middle Eastern, and African rhythms into his eclectic jazz style. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Featured Artist(s): Leo Blanco

[July 17, 2008]

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A living legend from Southwest, Louisiana, Carrier entertains with Cajun, Creole, and zydeco tunes.

Featured Artist(s): Roy Carrier

[July 16, 2008]

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Poetry slam champions, aged 13-25, from throughout the U.S. speak truth to power about global warming. Part of the Brave New Voices Youth Speaks! 11th International Youth Poetry Slam. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Green Mic

[July 15, 2008]

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Selected students from this superior summer program for pre-professional musicians perform a variety of works.

Featured Artist(s): Eastern Music Festival Piano Program

[July 14, 2008]

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Participants in this intensive, three-week training program perform a variety of well-known, semi-staged opera scenes in English, as well as Italian art songs.



Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Institute for Young Singers

[July 13, 2008]

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Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra performs a program that includes Dvo?ák’s Carnival Overture, Smetana’s “The Moldau,” and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish.” Part of the NSO Summer Music Institute. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

[July 12, 2008]

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This family band from the Tohajiilee Navajo Reservation in New Mexico crank out blues and rock music. Part of the NMAI Summer Music Series, presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): The Plateros

[July 11, 2008]

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Led by guitarist and composer Donato Soviero, this quartet swings with jazz standards and original tunes.

Featured Artist(s): Donato Soviero

[July 10, 2008]

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Students from the largest young artist festival in North America—participants hail from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia—perform opera, musical theater, jazz, cabaret, chamber music, and more.

Featured Artist(s): Stageworks Festival

[July 9, 2008]

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Washington, D.C. veteran performer Bruce Ewan joins his guitar hero brother Bobby Radcliff. Having been a part of the D.C. blues scene for years, the two musicians bring a true “Blues Brothers” experience to the Grand Foyer.



Featured Artist(s): Bobby Radcliff

[July 8, 2008]

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Hosted by legendary poet Sonia Sanchez, this special evening features poets from two slam poetry groups, Brave New Voices College Tour and the DC Writers Corps Slam Team, and the progressive music group Triflava. Presented in cooperation with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Featured Artist(s): Hip Hop Theater Festival

[July 7, 2008]

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The four musicians that make up the Jazz Envoys—bassist Giovanni Bermudez, vocalist Alexandra Cabanilla, pianist Victor Hugo Espinosa, and drummer Juan Posso—were selected through a rigorous audition process conducted by a panel of adjudicators from various Quito music institutions. Presented in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State and the Embassy of Ecuador.

Featured Artist(s): Jazz Envoys

[July 6, 2008]

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Over the past 40 years, this country music artist has been plying his craft in countless smoky dives and dance halls. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon; 50 years of NASA; and the music, food, and wine of Texas.

Featured Artist(s): James "Slim" Hand

[July 5, 2008]

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“Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon” comprises Bhutanese religious festivals and traditional dances. The dramatic, masked dances date back to the 16th century. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon; 50 years of NASA; and the music, food, and wine of Texas.

Featured Artist(s): Bhutan Song and Dance

[July 4, 2008]

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Once named Texas State Accordion Champion, Mark Halata leads this Houston-based Czech polka band with a country music flair. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon; 50 years of NASA; and the music, food, and wine of Texas.

Featured Artist(s): Mark Halata and Texavia

[July 3, 2008]

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Guitarist Tutu Jones exemplifies the sound of South Dallas where blues and soul meet to create a special Texas mix.  Featuring Kevin Vaughn (bass), Wayne Ross (keyboards), and Tyson Grimes (drums). Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon; 50 years of NASA; and the music, food, and wine of Texas.

Featured Artist(s): Tutu Jones and the Soul Crew

[July 2, 2008]

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This young, exceptional new group performs a blend of western swing, hot jazz and swing standards, vintage country, and traditional Texas style fiddle tunes. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, this year celebrating Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon; 50 years of NASA; and the music, food, and wine of Texas.

Featured Artist(s): The Quebe Sisters Band

[July 1, 2008]

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This quality quintet performs a program of patriotic music in anticipation of the Fourth of July.

Featured Artist(s): The Metropolitan Washington Brass Quintet

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