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Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert

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Website: http://www.englishconcert.co.uk/
Biography

The English Concert’s discography includes more than a 100 recordings with Trevor Pinnock for Deutsche Grammophon Archiv, and a series of critically acclaimed CDs for Harmonia Mundi with violinist Andrew Manze. Recordings with Harry Bicket have been widely praised, including Lucy Crowe’s debut solo recital, Il caro Sassone.

Performance Date: March 2, 2000

Troy Cook

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Centre College graduate Troy Cook is quickly establishing himself as one of America’s most sought-after young singers. Following critically praised performances with regional companies including the Fort Worth Opera, the Syracuse Opera, the Florida Grand Opera, the Minnesota Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera, Cook made his debut with the New York City Opera during the 1999-2000 season, and at the Metropolitan Opera the following year. Cook is a major young talent whose return to the Bluegrass is not to be missed.

Performance Date: November 21, 2004

TRUE BLUES with Corey Harris & Eric Bibb

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Website: ericbibb.com Website: corey-harris.com
Biography

True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the Blues in an uplifting evening of music and storytelling featuring MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient Corey Harris and American Folk & Blues musician Eric Bibb. Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Corey Harris has carved out his own niche in Blues music. He began his career as a New Orleans street singer and, thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship, lived in Cameroon, West Africa, for a year, which had a profound effect on his future. He was also prominently featured in the Martin Scorcese film “The Blues: A Musical Journey.” With one foot in tradition and the other in the human condition, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary Blues music. A Grammy® nominee and familiar face – and voice – across the U.S. and Europe, Eric Bibb has been nominated for nine W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards and winner of the Best Newcomer title in the British Blues Awards. Appropriately described as “discreetly awesome”and “a total original,” Bibb’s rich and sensitive vocals and lyrics provide a perfect balance to his fine finger picking technique which melds a traditional rootsy American style with a subtle, contemporary sensibility.

 

Performance Date: February 5, 2016

Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov & Co.

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Biography

Since graduating from Barnard College in 1963, Ms. Tharp has choreographed more than one hundred sixty works: one hundred twenty-nine dances, twelve television specials, six Hollywood movies, four full-length ballets, four Broadway shows and two figure skating routines.  She received one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, nineteen honorary doctorates, the Vietnam Veterans of America President’s Award, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize, and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor.

Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov is a Russian dancer, choreographer, and actor, often cited alongside Vaslav Nijinsky and Rudolf Nureyev as one of the greatest ballet dancers in history.

Performance Date: December 10, 1992

Twyla Tharp Dance

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Website: http://www.twylatharp.org/
Biography

Since graduating from Barnard College in 1963, Ms. Tharp has choreographed more than one hundred sixty works: one hundred twenty-nine dances, twelve television specials, six Hollywood movies, four full-length ballets, four Broadway shows and two figure skating routines.  She received one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, nineteen honorary doctorates, the Vietnam Veterans of America President’s Award, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize, and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor.  Her many grants include the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship.  She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1965, Ms. Tharp founded her dance company, Twyla Tharp Dance.  Her dances are known for creativity, wit and technical precision coupled with a streetwise nonchalance.  By combining different forms of movement – such as jazz, ballet, boxing and inventions of her own making – Ms. Tharp’s work expands the boundaries of ballet and modern dance.

Performance Date: January 23, 2002

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Under the Streetlamp

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Website: underthestreetlamp.com
Biography

What do four performers do when they finish their stint as the Four Seasons in Broadway’s Jersey Boys? They create their own band to tour all the great hits of the era! With the mantra “Retro never sounded so now!”, the dreamy voices of the four lead singers of Under the Streetlamp are poised to bring the American Radio Songbook of the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s to a whole new audience! Individually, all four have been featured on Broadway, in film, and showcased on The Tonight Show, the Emmy® Awards and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Their program features doo-wop, old time rock ‘n’ roll, Motown-era soul classics and exquisite harmonies, including all of your favorite songs from The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons, and many more.

With two incredible PBS specials, critics have called Under the Streetlamp “a sure-fire sellout!” filled with tight harmonies, sing-along songs, and slick dance moves that will take you back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars, and martini shakers.

Performance Date: April 9, 2016

United States Marine Band

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Col. John R. Bougeois, Director Website: http://www.marineband.marines.mil/
Biography

“The President’s Own” Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Founded in 1798 by an Act of Congress, the Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Today, “The President’s Own” is celebrated for its role at the White House and its dynamic public performances, which total more than 500 annually.`

Performance Dates: October 5, 2004; October 4, 1994; October 5, 1989

Uptown String Quartet

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The Uptown String Quartet really began as part of the Max Roach Double Quartet. Their 1985 joint recording had John Williams and Cecelia Hobbs on violins, Maxine Roach (Max’s daughter) on viola, and cellist Eileen Folson. By 1986, the string quartet had its name and the personnel of violinists Diana Monroe and Lesa Terry, Maxine Roach, and cellist Zela Terry. By the time they debuted in 1989 on record as a separate entity of their own, Monroe, Lesa Terry, and Roach were joined by Eileen Folson; the personnel would remain the same. One of the very first string quartets to improvise (they were preceded by Turtle Island), the group’s repertoire on their two releases (for Philips and Bluemoon) ranges from bop standards and traditional folk songs to new advanced originals.

Performance Date: February 25, 1993

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VeggieTales LIVE! Little Kids Do Big Things!

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Website: veggietales.com/live
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Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and all of their Veggie friends are coming Danville in the all new fresh, funny, and unforgettable VeggieTales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things tour. VeggieTales Live! Little Kids Do Big Things is a must-see, fun filled celebration for families and VeggieTales fans of all ages. Join the VeggieTales crew in a musical review that celebrates that with help and faith, even little kids can do big things too! This all new production features live performances of Veggie silly song favorites like The Hairbrush Song and I Love My Lips as well as songs that inspire like Big Things Too. Children will be thrilled to see their favorite Veggie friends live on stage performing in a rollicking musical review of VeggieTales greatest hits. This high-energy show is sure to delight children and families of all ages.

Veryovka: Ukrainian National Dance Company

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Biography

The soaring, spirited dance company delights and evokes a sense of communal celebration of the dance tradition.

Performance Date: February 27, 1996

Vienna Boys Choir

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Website: http://www.wienersaengerknaben.at/jart/prj3/wsk_website/main.jart?rel=en&reserve-mode=active
Biography

No group of child musicians has won more renown than the incomparable Vienna Boys Choir, founded by Emperor Maximilian I in 1498. Six centuries later, the famed Vienna Boys Choir continue to delight music-lovers across the globe with their purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd pleasing repertoire that encompasses Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. Gifted musicians with voices of unforgettable beauty, they carry on the Vienna Boys Choir’s illustrious tradition as the world’s preeminent boy choir.

Performance Dates: November 20, 2011; March 16, 2003; February 8, 1998; March 2, 1984

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Website: http://www.wienerphilharmoniker.at/
Biography

For more than 160 years, the internationally recognized Vienna Philharmonic has been at the heart and soul of the best tradition of European classical music. Wagner described it as “one of the most outstanding in the world”; and Richard Strauss summarized these sentiments by saying: “All praise of the Vienna Philharmonic reveals itself as understatement.”

 

Performance Date: September 27, 2010

Vinson Cole, tenor

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Vinson Cole is an American operatic tenor. A native of Kansas City, the tenor studied at the University of Missouri, Kansas City; the Philadelphia Musical Academy; and at the Curtis Institute of Music with Margaret Harshaw.

Performance Date: November 19, 1991

Vlach Quartet

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Rooted in the rich tradition of Czech chamber music, the Vlach Quartet Prague has achieved a place among today’s leading quartets through its concert performances around the world and numerous critically acclaimed recordings, including a recent release of the complete chamber works of Dvorák. Known for its impeccable technical skills and unerring intonation, the quartet plays with a distinctive understanding of the heart and soul of Czech music that conveys to the audience a genuine spiritual connection to the music.

Performance Date: February 20, 2005

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Warsaw Philharmonic

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Antoni Wit as Conducyor and Olga Kern on Piano
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The National Orchestra of Poland, the Warsaw Philharmonic is internationally recognized as one of Europe’s most prestigious symphony orchestras. For its Newlin Hall performance, Maestro Wit and the orchestra will be joined by pianist Olga Kern, the Gold Medalist of the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001. The program includes the Symphony No. 1 of Johannes Brahms and Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto.

Performance Date: October 27, 2004

Waverly Consort

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Website: http://www.waverlyconsort.org/
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THE WAVERLY CONSORT is one of America’s premiere ensembles and a pioneer in the early-music revival. Founded in 1964 by Michael and Kay Jaffee to explore the fascinating sounds and styles of early musical repertories, the ensemble has created a worldwide audience for its music through international concerts, recordings, and radio and television appearances. In addition to annual tours of North America, the ensemble has appeared throughout South America, Great Britain, Portugal, the Far East, and at international festivals including the Casals Festival, the Hong Kong Festival, the Madeira Bach Festival, and the Caramoor Festival. In its home city of New York, the group has performed 100 concerts at Lincoln Center, in addition to concert series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and The Cloisters, as well as at cultural centers throughout the country.

Performance Dates: February 28, 2000; March 17, 1998

We Are What We Eat

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A conversation about the ethics of food in everyday eating featuring Marion Nestle, PhD and Daphne Miller, MD
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Based on the claim that eating is the most common and direct ethical action any of us engages in, this insightful presentation takes a broad look at the consumption of food as an ethical act and offers ways we can change our lifestyles. “We are what we eat” means we make the world in the image of our own meal. Marion Nestle, PhD, is a consumer activist, nutritionist, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Her research examines scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the role of food marketing. Daphne Miller,MD, is a family physician and author, who also teaches nutrition and integrative medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and lectures nationally and internationally. She has appeared on Oprah radio and the Dr. Oz TV show, among others.

Performance Date: April 17, 2012

West Side Story

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Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Performance Date: March 19, 1990

Will Rogers Follies

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Subtitled “A Life In Revue,” WILL ROGERS stands out among musicals because of the magic of its protagonist. Rare is the man who transcends decades and rises to the level of legend. Will Rogers does this not only because of his accomplishments, but because of his philosophy, which espouses respect and confidence in the goodness of his fellowman.

Performance Date: January 10, 1995; May 9, 2006

William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

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Arguably the most famous of William Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo & Juliet has captivated students, readers and audiences for centuries. The passionate love of Romeo and his Juliet, thwarted by a deep and long-standing hatred of their respective families, is as timely a story today as when it was first written. Acted out in full costume, with the full set and props, the performance is a great way to complement state and national standards in literature, drama and communication or as its own stand-alone event.

Performance Date: January 24, 2000; March 13, 2008; March 3, 2016

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