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Recent Broadcasts

IssaSonus Ensemble
10/23/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
IssaSonus Ensemble

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet
10/22/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet

Mary-Victoria Voutsas and the Greek Chamber Music Project
10/21/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Mary-Victoria Voutsas

Allyson Currin’s The Return to Latin
10/20/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Allyson Currin

The First Mount Zion Baptist Church Recording Choir of Dumfries
10/19/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
The First Mount Zion Baptist Church Recording Choir of Dumf

Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Seaton Smith
10/18/2015 at 6:00 PM

IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s)
Seaton Smith

LP Duo
10/17/2015 at 6:00 PM

Known for experimenting with the possibilities of performing on two pianos, while developing a new approach to contemporary classical music that combines classical elegance, jazz freedom, and rock ‘n’ roll power, the duo presents a great mixture of genres.

"Living Composers Society Project" Performance Order:
Antonio Correa (1982), Columbia: “Maquina III” (2013)
Chick Corea (1941), USA: “Contest” (2008)
Lola Perrin (1962), UK: “Yellow” (2014)
Milos Raickovich (1956), Serbia/USA: “Duet without You” (2011)
Chiel Meijering (1954), Netherlands: “Rondo,” from Pop Songs (2001-2005)
Ivan Bozicevic (1961), Serbia/Croatia: “Spring Passes” (2012)
Marc Mellits (1966), USA: “Postcards of Dreadlock I” (2013)
Antonio Correa (1982), Columbia: “Mr.McArthur” (2013)
Kim Helweg (1956), Denmark: Variations on theme “La Fiesta” (1991)

Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.

Featured Artist(s)
LP Duo

Samora Pinderhughes Ensemble
10/16/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Samora Pinderhughes Ensemble

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet
10/15/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet

Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
10/14/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

James A. Johnson Young Artist Series: In Word: Celebrating Youth Voices
10/13/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
A Night of Word and Song: Celebrating Youth Voices

Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
10/12/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

Frog Hammer
10/11/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Frog Hammer

Local Dance Commissioning Project: Robert J. Priore
10/10/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Robert Priore

Local Dance Commissioning Project: Robert J. Priore
10/9/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Robert Priore

From Folk Art to Concert Halls
10/8/2015 at 6:00 PM

Norwegian artists, composers, and dancers take audiences on a multimedia journey from Norway to America that moves from folk music and classical repertoire to opera and contemporary material, including three world premieres. 

Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Norway
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Eli Kristin Hanssveen, soprano
Ole Christian Haagenrud, piano
Per Kristian Skalstad, violin
Andreas Ljones, fiddle, visual images
Silje Onstad Hålien and Ulf-Arne Johannessen, dancers
Birger Mistereggen, percussion
Andreas Sønning, flute, artistic director
Ignacio Alcover, cello
Kjell Habbestad and Kjetil Bjerkestrand, composers
Randi Eidsaa, University of Agder, consultant on Ned Rorem repertoire

Welcome: Jon-Age Oyslebo, Minister-Councellor of the Royal Norwegian Embassy
Welcome with honor: Geirr Tveitt

Program:
Øistein Sommerfelt: “Light Morning in the Spring”
Music: Kjell Habbestad Lyrics: Olav H. Hauge. Translated by William H. Halverson: “It is that Dream”, (world premiere)
Edvard Grieg: To Spring Op. 43, No. 5
Traditional: Myllarguten`s Wedding March
Edvard Grieg: Myllarguten`s Wedding March, opus. 72
Traditional/Andreas Ljones: “Gangar” and “Fossegrimen” with Norwegian folkdance
Johan Halvorsen: “Elegi and Peasant Wedding”
Sæverud: “Hamar –Tor. Peasant Dance”
Geirr Tveitt: “Home Brew”
Kjetil Bjerkestrand: ONTAME (world premiere based on themes from AHA` s “Take On Me”)
Dvorák /Fisher/ Bjerkestrand: “Going Home”
Ole Bull: “Vision” (Excerpts)
Ned Rorem: 7. Vespers (Evensong), “The Nightingale”, “Mountain Song”, “Full of Life”
Andre Previn: “I Want Magic”, from A Streetcar Named Desire
Andreas Ljones: “Whirlwind”
Jeanine Tesori: “The Girl in 14”
Joni Mitchell/Andreas Ljones /Kjetil Bjerkestrand/ “Both Sides”
(now a Norwegian folk tune)


IT IS THAT DREAM
It is that dream we carry in our hearts
That something wonderful will happen
That it must happen—
That time will reveal itself
That the heart will reveal itself
That doors will open to us
That the mountain will reveal itself
That fountains will freely flow
That the dream will reveal itself
That some morningtide we will glide
Into a harbor we didn’t’ t know was there.

Lyrics: Olav H. Hauge
Translated by: William H. Halverson

Special Thanks to Our Partners:
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C., Statoil, the Kongsberg Group, and the Jiffy International

Featured Artist(s)
From Folk Art to Concert Halls

Local Dance Commissioning Project: Chandini Darby
10/7/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Chandini Darby

Local Dance Commissioning Project: Chandini Darby
10/6/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Chandini Darby

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington
10/5/2015 at 6:00 PM

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

Zedashe Ensemble
10/4/2015 at 6:00 PM

Featured Artist(s)
Zedashe Ensemble

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