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The Ellington Experience: A Showcase of all 8 Arts Departments 11/13/23

Sponsored by

GOLD Ari Q. Fitzgerald and Maria Carmona

Brenda Morris

Michelle Persaud

Lenore G. Rubino - Realtor | Washington Fine Properties The Silver Diner, Ype Von Hengst


SILVER

Alder Pierson Family

BRONZE

Charles Barber Barbara Green

JMI Developers, LLC | Carlos Iglesias

Jones Advisory Group, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC

Jackie & Steve Love-Baker Danielle & Rick McLean, AFSA & Project Give Renee McPhatter Stephanie Phillipps

Alwynne Wilbur

On November 13, DESA presented the the Ellington Experience for the second year in a row The sold out performance showcased all eight of our arts departments and was an excellent opportunity to learn more about Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the life-changing arts education it provides to talented District youth, regardless of background in the arts or ability to pay. See below for the program.







THE ELLINGTON EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Ell Exp Program Nov 2023 (3)
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JAZZ ENSEMBLE Reginald Cyntje, Director Pre-show music (Lobby)


MUSEUM STUDIES Marta Reid-Stewart, Chair The Ellington List Exhibition (Art Gallery)


TECHNICAL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION Robin Y. Harris, Chair

TDP Moment


RADICAL ELITE Kieron Irvine, Director and Tyra Flotte, Asst. Director

Thriller, Xavier Thompson (MC) Mad City, Jada Asante (Rapper)


WELCOME Zerabruck Haile, Theater DESA Founders (video)


OPENING REMARKS Principal Sandi M. Logan


CONCERT CHOIR Dr. Patrick Lundy, Director & Vocal Music Chair

Lift Every Voice & Sing — Chester Lee-Burke, Jr., Accompanist


MUSEUM STUDIES Introduction by London Wright Limitless (video)

DANCE Charles Augins, Chair

To Mike With Love Katherine Smith, Choreographer


CINEMATIC ARTS AND MEDIA PRODUCTION

Penny Hollis, Chair & Eric Easter, Co-Chair

i am an artist by Cire Wilson, Zephyr Henderson, Dest'n Montague


CONCERT CHOIR with INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Steppin' to the Bad Side — Whitney Brown, Choreographer


THEATRE Stephen “Ken“ Johnson, Chair

The Glass Menagerie, A Monologue by Ajah Ford


VISUAL ARTS Elana Casey, Chair Overview of DESA Visual Arts (video)


VOICES IN MOTION Taylor Young, Dir. with INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Joyful, Joyful — Whitney Brown, Choreographer


CLOSING REMARKS Assistant Principal Isaac Daniel



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