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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: July 2014

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[July 31, 2014]

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Currently living in NYC, Pete got his start in Washington, DC performing at all of the area’s major venues such as the DC Improv, Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, and the Baltimore Comedy Factory. In New York, he has performed at Caroline's on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, and The Comic Strip Live, among others. This program contains mature themes and strong language.

Featured Artist(s): Pete Bladel

[July 30, 2014]

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The art song recital, Dances, Ditties, Ballads, & Rags, is a celebration of American and British Isles folksongs and melodies showcasing the works of Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Britten, Copland, Bowles, Bolcom, Heggie and their contemporaries. Featured on this program is Mandy Brown, soprano, assisted by Sherry Freund, piano, Jasmine Hogan, harp, and Nick Montopoli, violin.

Featured Artist(s): Mandy Brown

[July 29, 2014]

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Led by musician Mikkel Hess, the seven-piece New York band showcases its collaborative skills in an orchestral performance.

Featured Artist(s): HESSISMORE

[July 28, 2014]

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The youth program presents RUKA, a cross-disciplined family musical that explores the lives of a caterpillar, an ant, and a pair of twin crickets. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

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

[July 27, 2014]

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The orchestra, under the direction of conductor Elizabth Schulze, will feature Emma Resmini, the winner of the National Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music Institute Concerto Competition, performs Debussy’s Nocturnes (Nuages and Fêtes) and Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 2 in G major, “London.” Emma is a 14-year-old NSO Youth Fellow, and will begin study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia this fall. She is a true prodigy. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

[July 26, 2014]

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The Kennedy Center and Dizzy Feet Foundation in conjunction with Eleanor Holmes Norton, present performances in honor of National Dance Day. AXIS offers a program of “physically integrated dance,” evolving from collaboration between dancers with and without disabilities in celebration of the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and National Council on Independent Living Conference. Actress Jenna Elfman and hip-hop dancer Fik-Shun will lead patrons in dance routines and demonstrations.



Featured Artist(s): AXIS Dance Company

[July 25, 2014]

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Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 24, 2014]

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Participants from the institute play in large chamber ensembles.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 23, 2014]

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A dance troupe, chamber group, and percussion ensemble offer a collaborative performance.

Featured Artist(s): Sounds of Korea

[July 22, 2014]

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Dancers/choreographers from Italy (Miccolis) and Austria (Benedikt) collaborate on a contemporary dance program entitled “An Evening for Humanity,” which features the American premiere of Miccolis’ Rights(?) and the world premiere of Benedikt and Miccolis’ Growth. The duo develops contemporary dance on the edge of innovation and human need. Presented with support from the Embassy of Italy.

Featured Artist(s): Gloria Benedikt

[July 21, 2014]

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The Cuban son band is led by trumpet player, arranger, and musical director Jesus Angel Chappotín Coto and percussionist and singer Miguel Cuni Jr.

Featured Artist(s): Conjunto Chappottin

[July 20, 2014]

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The young ensembles play Vaughan Williams's Piano Quintet in C minor and Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 19, 2014]

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The young ensembles play Barber's Summer Music for wind quintet, Mendelssohn's Octet in E-flat major, and Debussy's Sonata for Viola, Flute, and Harp

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 18, 2014]

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The young ensembles play Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8, Bacewicz's Quartetto for Four Violins, Premru's Two Pieces for Three Trombones, and Albononi's Trio Sonata.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 17, 2014]

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The young ensembles play Ligeti’s Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, Debussy’s String Quartet No. 1, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 16, 2014]

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The young ensembles play Ravel String Quartet in F major, Brahms Horn Trio, Brass Quintet Sampson Morning Music



Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 15, 2014]

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Internationally acclaimed flutists Nina Assimakopoulos and Matej Grahek and pianist Tadej Horvat present a blend of multicultural works combining classical, jazz, rock, folk, Caribbean, Asian, and South American musical influences. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Slovenia.

Featured Artist(s): Nina Assimakopoulos

[July 14, 2014]

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Students of one of the leading summer programs for pre-professional musicians play a variety of works.

Featured Artist(s): Eastern Music Festival Piano Program

[July 13, 2014]

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Elizabeth Schulze conducts students in Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah: Bacchanale and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute Orchestra

[July 12, 2014]

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The young classical singers and pianists of the Washington National Opera’s summer program offer a night of collaborative performance.

Featured Artist(s): WNO Opera Institute at American University

[July 11, 2014]

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The Russian-American concert guitarist has been awarded top prizes at multiple international guitar competitions.



Featured Artist(s): Piotr Pakhomkin

[July 10, 2014]

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Students of the institute play a selection of piano and chamber pieces.

Featured Artist(s): George Washington University Summer Piano & Chamber Music Institute

[July 9, 2014]

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The New Orleans–based indie rock group blends progressive music with South Louisiana’s French-speaking tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Sweet Crude

[July 8, 2014]

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The finalists of the Concerto Competition play solos to determine who will play with the full SMI orchestra on July 27.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Summer Music Institute

[July 7, 2014]

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The vibraphonist and guitarist offer a jazz jam session.

Featured Artist(s): Graham Dechter

[July 6, 2014]

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The Kenyan singer-songwriter and guitarist uses Luo, Afro-fusion, Afro-jazz, and benga styles to tell stories through rich melodies sung in English, Kiswahili, and Dhuluo. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Winyo

[July 5, 2014]

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The Chinese group presents the musical heritage of Xiaoxing Village, Aba Qiang, and Tibetan Autonomous Region with traditional polyphonic singing and group dancing. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Biman Brothers and Family

[July 4, 2014]

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Jonny Grave and Gordon Daniels of Lucky Dub, Candice Mills of Future, and Mike Ounallah and Kristen Long of Black Masala celebrate the Fourth of July.

Featured Artist(s): Listen Local First

[July 3, 2014]

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The renowned Kenyan artist fuses benga and ohangla music in his own “Anglo-Ohlanga” style. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Makadem

[July 2, 2014]

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Founded in 1952 as the main inheritor of the city’s marionette tradition, the Quanzhou Puppet Troupe has revived and created a great number of works and toured nearly 50 countries and regions in the world. Part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Quanzhou Puppet Troupe

[July 1, 2014]

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Australia's Reddam House School brings its own musical theater production, Chaplin Tribute, in which the group sings and dances to movie and Disney numbers as Charlie Chaplin travels the United States.

Featured Artist(s): Reddam School

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