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[July 31, 2010]

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Finalists in the 25th Annual International Young Artist Piano Competition, created to promote the music of Chinese composers and further cultural exchange between peoples of the East and West, perform classical Chinese and European pieces.

Featured Artist(s): International Young Artist Piano Competition

[July 30, 2010]

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Select participants perform a recital of solo and piano ensemble music.

Featured Artist(s): Washington International Piano Festival

[July 29, 2010]

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Select participants perform a recital of solo and piano ensemble music.

Featured Artist(s): Washington International Piano Festival

[July 28, 2010]

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Actors from the D.C. theater community perform selection of new works by participants in the 5th annual MFA Playwrights’ Workshop, produced by KCACTF in association with the National New Play Network (NNPN) and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University. These playwrights hail from some of the top MFA programs in the country, including Yale School of Drama, New York University, The Juilliard School, University of Southern California, and Northwestern University.

Featured Artist(s): MFA Playwrights' Workshop

[July 27, 2010]

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The Nikita Fitenko and Katerina Zaitseva Piano Duo perform works by Sergei Prokofiev, Maurice Ravel, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Manuel Infante.



Featured Artist(s): Washington International Piano Festival

[July 26, 2010]

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Singer/songwriter/bassist/composer Danoff, a student at Berklee College of Music, draws on his appreciation for good melodies, good lyrics, and pop music. D.C. native and singer-songwriter Noss, also a Berklee student, will soon release a collection of songs entitled Through the Wind and Rain.

Featured Artist(s): Phillip Noss

[July 25, 2010]

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Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15–20 plays a program including the Overture to Verdi’s La Forza del Destino and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

[July 24, 2010]

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The pianist of Cherokee descent plays music by Native American composers, composers from the “Indianist School,” and composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Part of the National Museum of the American Indian Summer Music Series.

Featured Artist(s): Lisa Thomas

[July 23, 2010]

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The group plays a variety of Brazilian music styles, such as samba, bossa nova, forro, afoxe, and maracatu.

Featured Artist(s): Origem Band

[July 22, 2010]

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Ecuador’s Jazz Envoys blend the indigenous sounds of their homeland with jazz to create their own unique groove. Presented in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State.

Featured Artist(s): Jazz Envoys

[July 21, 2010]

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Students from this summer program for pre-professional musicians play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): Eastern Music Festival Piano Program

[July 20, 2010]

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Acclaimed opera singer and D.C. native Harolyn Blackwell, Grammy winner and 2006 Kennedy Center Honoree Smokey Robinson, Grammy winner John Mayer, and saxophonist Branford Marsalis join the National Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Hugh Wolff and Sarah Hicks. Visit An American Playlist for more information.

Featured Artist(s): Branford Marsalis

[July 19, 2010]

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Host and Grammy Award–winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis performs. Members of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet perform Balanchine’s Ragtime pas de deux and “Contrapuntal Blues” pas de deux from Clarinade. Evidence, A Dance Company/Ronald K. Brown performs. D.C.’s tap dancing phenomenon the Manzari Brothers give an electrifying performance. Visit An American Playlist for more information.

Featured Artist(s): The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

[July 18, 2010]

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Young spoken word artists and MCs from across the U.S. join forces with DC go-go favorites Mambo Sauce and Black Thought and ?uestlove of The Roots. A Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event. Visit An American Playlist for more information.

Featured Artist(s): Mambo Sauce

[July 17, 2010]

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Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music. A Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 16, 2010]

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Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music. A Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 15, 2010]

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Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 14, 2010]

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Based in Boise, Idaho, the group brings together the best of traditional trikitixa (a duo of accordion and tambourine) with a modern rhythm section and songs sung in the Basque language of Euskara. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America series.

Featured Artist(s): Amuma Says No

[July 13, 2010]

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Participants ages 15–20 perform an evening of chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 12, 2010]

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Graduates of this program perform in their final showcase.

Featured Artist(s): Creative Artists Institute

[July 11, 2010]

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Conducted by Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra of students ages 15–20 plays works by Wagner, Britten, and Brahms.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 10, 2010]

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Students from the prestigious WNO Institute perform.  They have been selected by the faculty because of excellence in areas such as performance, professionalism, academic success, good attitude, and growth as a musician.

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

[July 9, 2010]

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Elizabeth Schulze conducts NSO musicians playing side-by-side with students ages 15–20 in a program featuring the Overture to Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and pianist John Chen—2009 NSO Young Soloists’ Competition winner—in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

[July 8, 2010]

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In partnership with the Juilliard School, seven teens from the 75 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Teen Arts Performance (TAP) troupe perform "edutainment" songs: Jermaine Harris, Analisa Walls, Avery Bagarsse, Samantha Long, Tyriq Al-Sabir, Racheal Edwards and Mayila Jones. The performance arts program was founded and is directed by Tony M. Small. Also, renowned jazz musicians from the 2010 Juilliard Jazz Residency perform: drummer and Artistic Director Carl Allen, pianist Frank Kimbrough, bassist Ben Wolfe, guitarist Rodney Jones, saxophonist Ron Blake, and trombonist James Burton.

Featured Artist(s): Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

[July 7, 2010]

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Featuring pianist Rees-Williams, bassist Neil Francis, and drummer Phil Laslett, the trio unites the best of classical and jazz, as heard on their CD Thinking Allowed.

Featured Artist(s): David Rees-Williams Trio

[July 6, 2010]

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THE FOUNDATION: DMC DJ EXHIBITON
Curated by Christie Z Pabon, DMC USA Producer, Hosted by Kokayi
Featuring two of the best DJs in the USA, this Millennium Stage event marks the first time the Festival will  showcase the skills behind the art form of turntablism, where the turntables, under the hands of the DJs, become instruments to rock the crowd. Special guests include legendary DJ Rockin’ Rob, from the Bronx, NYC and DMC USA Supremacy Champion, DJ I-Dee. Part of the 9th Annual DC Hip Hop Theater Festival presented in cooperation with DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.

Featured Artist(s): Hip Hop Theater Festival

[July 5, 2010]

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Outstanding young musicians and dancers, including singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lily Bee; the female band Ivy Rose; and the Dhoonya Dance Performance Company, perform a variety of works. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Kollaboration DC

[July 4, 2010]

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The multi-racial, multi-ethnic group’s Premier Choir (advanced singers ages 12–18) and Young Men’s Ensemble (boys ages 10-18 with changed and changing voices) perform.

Featured Artist(s): Boston Children’s Chorus

[July 3, 2010]

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Students from Halau O ‘Aulani, a native Hawaiian School in Arlington, VA, perpetuate the cultures and traditions of the people of Hawai’i through dance, arts, music, and more. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Halau O ‘Aulani

[July 2, 2010]

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Spoken word, comedy, and storytelling by South Asian artists.

Featured Artist(s): Subcontinental Drift

[July 1, 2010]

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This pioneering South Asian American dance company led by Mitha is known for its signature presentations and unique style. Part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Tehreema Mitha Dance Company

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