Harry Connick, Jr. at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes Harry Connick, Jr. to the White House to speak before a group of music students at a press preview for the Governors Ball. The First Lady and Connick talk about the work being done to rebuild New Orleans and the New Orleans Musicians Village in particular. He and his band close out playing “When the Saints Go Marching In” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJNfWTd-pTE#t=14m17s.

President Obama Opens White House Evening of Classical Music

The President welcomes guests to a special concert of classical music as part of the White House Music Series. November 4, 2009. (public domain)

Sharon Isbin Performs at the White House: 1 of 8

Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin performs Isaac Albenizs Asturias and Agustin Barrios Mangorés Waltz Op. 8, No. 4 at the White House Evening of Classical Music on November 4, 2009.
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Alisa Weilerstein and Sujari Britt Perform at the White House: 4 of 8

Cellists Alisa Weilerstein and 8 year-old Sujari Britt perform Luigi Boccherini’s Sonata for Two Cellos in C Major, 1st movement: Allegro moderato. November 4, 2009
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Alisa Weilerstein and Jason Yoder Perform at the White House: 5 of 8

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein and 16 year-old percussionist Jason Yoder perform Camille Saint Saëns The Swan at the White House Evening of Classical Music on November 4, 2009.
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Joshua Bell and Awadagin Pratt Perform at the White House: 6 of 8

Joshua Bell and Awadagin Pratt perform Maurice Ravels Tzigane at the White House Evening of Classical Music on November 4, 2009.
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Joshua Bell and Sharon Isbin Perform at the White House: 7 of 8

Joshua Bell and Sharon Isbin perform Niccolò Paganinis Cantabile at the White House Evening of Classical Music on November 4, 2009.
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Joshua Bell, Awadagin Pratt, and Alisa Weilerstein Perform at the White House: 8 of 8

Joshua Bell, Awadagin Pratt, and Alisa Weilerstein Perform Felix Mendelssohns Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49 and the finale, Allegro assai appassionato, at the White House Evening of Classical Music on November 4, 2009.
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Classical Music Workshops at the White House

Music students from across the country visit the White House to participate in workshops and performances as part of the White House Music Series. This celebration of classical music included master classes and demonstrations featuring Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin, renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and acclaimed pianist Awadagin Pratt. The Classical Music Student Workshop Concert in the East Room also included child protégés Sujari Britt and Jason Yoder. November 4, 2009 (Public Domain)

The First Lady Introduces the White House Jazz Studio

The First Lady introduces the White House Jazz Studio from the East Room on June 15, 2009.

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