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2014 National Heritage Award Fellows at the Reston Multicultural Festival
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
Sat, September 27
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowships are the nations highest honor in folk and traditional arts. Presented annually by NEA, the fellowships recognize folk and traditional artists for their lifetime achievement, artistic excellence, and contributions to our nations traditional arts heritage.
Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra
GW Lisner Auditorium
Fri, October 3
Imagine shining brass instruments blasting away, led by trumpets as rapturous as they are melancholic and the Balkanic fusion of the love of life with its inescapable sadness, this is the Boban and Marko Markovic Orchestra.
Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté
Fri, October 3
Toumani Diabaté is one of the most creatively prolific and successful musicians on the African continent, and was described by the Observer as ‘one of the world’s most pre-eminent musicians in any genre’.
Hind Benali’s Fleur de Orange (from Morocco)
Dance Place
Sat, October 4
In this evening-length piece, Benali, fellow dancer Soufiane Karim, and composer-musician Mohcine Imraharn document the warp and weft of this crossroads of past and present, of Africa and Europe.
The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Sat, October 4
Founded more than six decades ago, Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir is a symbol of peace, hope, humanity, and brotherhood in its homeland, creating harmony between the music of the Catholic and Islamic cultures in Senegal.
GALA Hispanic Theatre
Thu, September 25 thru Sun, October 5
After a night of fun and frolic by two married couples vacationing in Cancun, the morning brings a new reality about “what might have been.” A hilarious comedy about contemporary relationships and marriage by one of Spain’s leading playwrights from Catalonia.
Art Mirrors Culture: Multicultural Festival Exhibition
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
Thru Mon, October 6
To help celebrate the September 27 Reston Multicultural Festival on Lake Anne Plaza, area artists are displaying two- and three- dimensional works of art in many mediums works that relate to their cultural heritage.
Rajna Swaminathan and RAJAS
Thu, October 9
Experience Indian-American music with RAJAS, a nascent project that brings together contemporary musicians in the Indian classical idiom and jazz to experiment and explore new directions for composition and improvisation.
Ray Chen, violin
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, October 9
Part of Taiwanese-Australian Ray Chen’s charm as a musician is his balance of intense seriousness (Mozart and solo Bach) and self-effacing playfulness (several works by Pablo de Sarasate.)
Danish String Quartet
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wed, October 15
One of the hottest string quartets right now is the Danish. Garnering seemingly every possible plaudit, from being appointed to the Chamber Music Society Two roster, to BBC New Generation Artists, to endlessly quotable reviews, the Danish String Quartet brings a classic program called The Art of the Fugue.
Art on 8th: DC Casineros
Fri, September 26
Arts Plaza at Monroe Street Market
Cem Yilmaz
Tue, October 7
Warner Theatre
DISCOVERY THEATER: Fiesta! Los Quetzales: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Wed, October 8
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Oleh Kaskiv, violin and Oksana Skidan, piano
Fri, October 10
Embassy of Ukraine
Hugo Kauder Trio
Tue, October 14
Embassy of Hungary
DISCOVERY THEATER: Fabulas Fairytales: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Wed, October 15 thru Thu, October 16
Smithsonian Discovery Theater