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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: August 2009

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[August 31, 2009]

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The concert pianist, an Albany Records recording artist and Howard University faculty member, recently made her compositional debut with her multi-movement work for solo piano entitled Reflections on 9/11.

Featured Artist(s): Karen Walwyn

[August 30, 2009]

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The guitarist is one of the most important musicians in Judeo-Spanish music.

Featured Artist(s): Paco Díez

[August 29, 2009]

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Participants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ 6th annual Dance DC Festival perform dance works.

Featured Artist(s): Dance DC Festival

[August 28, 2009]

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The official chorus of the U.S. Navy performs a variety of music ranging from traditional choral music, including the sea chantey, to Broadway musicals.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters

[August 27, 2009]

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“The Acoustic Duo of Destruction” has taken the roots music scene by force, performing its unique take on rags, blues, bluegrass, ballads, folk, and rock. Part of the Strathmore Artist-in-Residence program.

Featured Artist(s): Herb & Hanson

[August 26, 2009]

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The ensemble combines traditional Eastern-European/Jewish music with diverse influences from other genres, such as jazz, classical, world, and rock music.

Featured Artist(s): Alexandria Kleztet

[August 25, 2009]

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Students perform musical theater excerpts.

Featured Artist(s): University of Maryland Musical Theatre Program

[August 24, 2009]

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The 18-piece ensemble, striving to preserve the music of such big band legends as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Stan Kenton, has performed at world-renowned venues, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and Birdland.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Army Blues

[August 23, 2009]

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This Aboriginal blues collaboration of phenomenal proportions features Shakti Hayes (Plains Cree), vocals, bass guitar; Murray Porter (Mohawk), vocals, piano; Beaver Thomas (Plains Cree), guitar; and Oren Doxtator (Oneida), drums. Part of the NMAI Summer Music Series, presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Featured Artist(s): Rez Bluez All-Starz

[August 22, 2009]

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The pianist, a professor of music at Howard University, has performed with such legendary artists as Clark Terry, David “Fathead” Newman, Herbie Hancock, Hank Jones, Shirley Horn, B.B. King, Chuck Berry, and others.

Featured Artist(s): Charles Covington Jr.

[August 21, 2009]

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Based in Fredericksburg, VA, six-piece Celtic band Moch Pryderi (Welsh for “Pryderi’s Pigs”) is firmly rooted in the traditional Brythonic music of Wales and Brittany, interwoven with traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Turkey, and Appalachia.

Featured Artist(s): Moch Pryderi

[August 20, 2009]

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The D.C.-born solo guitarist uses a number of methods to twist or enhance the natural tone of his instrument, bringing audiences to other worlds with his futuristic sounds.

Featured Artist(s): Jeff Aug

[August 19, 2009]

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A faculty member at the University of Oregon at Eugene, she plays the vina (plucked Indian lute) in the Karaikudi tradition, combining voice and vina in her performances. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Featured Artist(s): Sreevidhya Chandramouli

[August 18, 2009]

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The singer-songwriter combines Americana, country, and rock and roll, as heard on her previous album Mt. Pleasant and her recently released Chasing Giants.

Featured Artist(s): Jennie Arnau

[August 17, 2009]

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Under the leadership of Senior Chief Musician Philip M. Burlin, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble combines the best of jazz and popular music.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Commodores

[August 16, 2009]

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The ensemble performs selections from the Dirty Dozen and Rebirth Brass Bands, New Orleans street music, and original charts.

Featured Artist(s): Marine Dixieland Band

[August 15, 2009]

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The humorist and playwright has performed his one-man shows across the U.S. and is well-known for his regular storytelling contributions to NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Presented in conjunction with the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability.

Featured Artist(s): Kevin Kling

[August 14, 2009]

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The humorist and playwright has performed his one-man shows across the U.S. and is well-known for his regular storytelling contributions to NPR’s "All Things Considered." Presented in conjunction with the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability.

Featured Artist(s): Kevin Kling

[August 13, 2009]

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The pianist, vocalist, and songwriter recently released his CD Baby It’s You under his own company C# Productions, performing original tunes and standards from the American songbook. Presented in conjunction with the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability.

Featured Artist(s): Christopher Linman

[August 12, 2009]

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Participants in the first annual program perform a recital of solo and piano ensemble music.

Featured Artist(s): Washington International Piano Festival

[August 11, 2009]

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The rising star theater composer entertains audiences with original musical compositions in an evening of cabaret.

Featured Artist(s): Peter Lerman

[August 10, 2009]

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The pianists perform a program including works by Poulenc, Milhaud, Copland, and Piazzolla. Part of the 2009 Washington International Piano Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Milen Petrov

[August 9, 2009]

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Led by drummer and composer Tosin Aribisala, the January 2009 Strathmore Artists-in-Residence perform compositions influenced by West African musical traditions and jazz.

Featured Artist(s): Hallelujazz Project

[August 8, 2009]

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The roots of folk, blues, classical, jazz and world beat are echoed within the overall chemistry of musicians Galen Kipar, Jon Morrow, and Jeremy Young.

Featured Artist(s): Galen Kipar Project

[August 7, 2009]

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A seven-time Native American Music Award winner, the band blends Native American rhythms with roots, blues, and pure rock and roll. Part of the NMAI Summer Music Series, presented in cooperation with the National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): Keith Secola and his Wild Band of Indians

[August 6, 2009]

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Masters of Tuvan throat singing—a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time—and traditional Tuvan instruments infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their musical heritage.

Featured Artist(s): Alash Ensemble

[August 5, 2009]

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This concert showcases Berber and Arabic or sahraoui music, combining dance, poetry, and songs unique to the Ahouach and Hassani tribes from Assa, Morocco. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Featured Artist(s): Ahouach/Hassani: Music of the City of Assa

[August 4, 2009]

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Founded in 2005, this chamber ensemble—composer-instrumentalists Maurice Saylor, Andrew Earle Simpson, and Phil Carluzzo, who between them draw on a wide range of instruments—is dedicated to the creation and performance of new original scores for silent film. The ensemble is named after Lewis Carroll’s epic nonsense poem, The Hunting of the Snark.

Featured Artist(s): The Snark Ensemble

[August 3, 2009]

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Active Cultures Theatre and Open Circle Theatre present music from this musical about Alexander Graham Bell, Edward Miner Gallaudet, Helen Keller, and the fight for control of deaf communication, with lyrics by Mary Resing and music by Andy Welchel.

Featured Artist(s): Open Circle Theatre

[August 2, 2009]

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An expansion of WPAS’s continued commitment to gospel music programming, this group showcases the tremendous talents of Washington metropolitan area youth.

Featured Artist(s): WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir

[August 1, 2009]

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Comprised of the best high school and college jazz musicians in the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey regions, the ensemble has performed in Italy and Greece, as well as the Philadelphia area. Target Family Night

Featured Artist(s): Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra

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