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Nov 23, 2019

PERFORMANCE

An Evening with Hafiz of Shiraz

A special evening of ghazals of Hafiz sung and recited in English and Persian, accompanied by classical Persian and Western musicians.

Located at the The Sufi Lodge 245 West Broadway New York City

Tickets $20

Nov 20, 2019

MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE

2019 National American Indian Heritage Month

Guest presenter Dawn Avery video design by Kate Freer

Nov 11, 2019

FILM BROADCAST

“The Warrior Tradition” PBS Broadcast

Music score by Dawn Avery and several Native composers

Oct 29, 2019

FILM SCORE PREMIERE

“The Warrior Tradition” world premiere film

Music score by Dawn Avery and several Native composers

Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

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Oct 19, 2019

PERFORMANCE

11th Annual Patuxent River Park Native American Festival

Upper Marlboro, MD

Free

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Oct 06, 2019

CONCERT

Traditional and Contemporary Native American Music

Dawn Avery, cello/ voice 

with original compositions performed by Woods Memorial Choir

2PM, Free

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Severna, MD

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Oct 06, 2019

CONCERT

World Communion Services

Music from Native American and Sufi Traditions

Dawn Avery, cello/voice with Behfar Bahadoran, Tanbour/ Perc, Choir

Services at 8, 9:30 and 11AM

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, Severna, MD

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Sep 10, 2019

MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE

REACH Opening Festival

New Kennedy Center Building

“50 Shades of Red” Multi-Media Performance

Dawn Avery, Ty Defoe, Larry Mitchell, Thea Hopkins and Kate Freer

Free, Registration required

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Sep 07, 2019

OPENING FESTIVAL

Festival celebrating the new addition to the Kennedy Center, The Reach!

Sep 03, 2019

ONLINE CLASS

World Music with Dawn Avery

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Starting Sept 3rd/9th

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Mar 23, 2019

BENEFIT CONCERT

Dawn Avery

The Men’s Home-Historic Christ Church

Mar 20, 2019

MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE

Beloved
Multimedia Performance

Sufi and Indigenous inspired music
Dawn Avery, Cello/ Voice; Larry Mitchell, Guitars; Behfar Bahadoran, Persian Instruments; Kate Freer, Projection Design

Bed'ia Whirling Dervish

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Mar 18, 2019

MASTER CLASS

Guitar Master Class
Larry Mitchell, Dawn Avery producer

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Mar 01, 2019

-Mar 10, 2019

THEATER PERFORMANCE

Ajijaak on Turtle Island GOES TO BROADWAY

Written by Ty Defoe

Lyrics by Ty Defoe and Dawn Avery

Music by Dawn Avery, Larry Mitchell, Kevin Tarrant and Ty Defoe

Based on original storyboards written and drawn by Heather Henson (of the Jim Henson Legacy)

The New Victory Theater ON BROADWAY

Jan 22, 2019

ONLINE CLASS

World Music with Dawn Avery

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Feb 21, 2019

CONCERT

New Chamber Music - Pique Collective
World premieres, including works by MC Alumni

Dawn Avery, composer, producer, performer

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Feb 05, 2019

WORKSHOPS

African Manding Music Workshops
Amadou Kouyate, Dawn Avery producer

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Jan 31, 2019

-Feb 1, 2019

THEATER PERFORMANCE

Ajijaak on Turtle Island NATIONAL TOUR

Written by Ty Defoe

Lyrics by Ty Defoe and Dawn Avery

Music by Dawn Avery, Larry Mitchell, Kevin Tarrant and Ty Defoe

Based on original storyboards written and drawn by Heather Henson

FirstWorks Frontier Series - Moses Brown School Woodman Center

Jan 24, 2019

-Jan 25, 2019

THEATER PERFORMANCE

Ajijaak on Turtle Island NATIONAL TOUR

Written by Ty Defoe

Lyrics by Ty Defoe and Dawn Avery

Music by Dawn Avery, Larry Mitchell, Kevin Tarrant and Ty Defoe

Based on original storyboards written and drawn by Heather Henson

Al Ringling Theatre

Mar 12, 2019

Dawn's New Multi-Media Project!

CD RELEASE CONCERT

BELOVED SOLO CD Release and Concert

Sufi & Indigenous inspired music

Dawn Avery, cello/voice; Larry Mitchell, guitars; Behfar Bahadoran, Persian Instruments; Kate Freer, Projection Design

Whirling Dervish

JOE'S PUB, Public Theatre

Jan 17, 2019

-Jan 20, 2019

THEATER PERFORMANCE

Ajijaak on Turtle Island NATIONAL TOUR

Written by Ty Defoe

Lyrics by Ty Defoe and Dawn Avery

Music by Dawn Avery, Larry Mitchell, Kevin Tarrant and Ty Defoe

Based on original storyboards written and drawn by Heather Henson

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

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Dec 17, 2018

ONLINE CLASS

World Music with Dawn Avery

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Winter session begins

Nov 01, 2018

CONCERT

North American Indian Cello Project
Recital of Contemporary Native Composers, performed by Dawn Avery, cello/voice

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Music Building

Oct 30, 2018

WORKSHOPS

Native American Music Workshops

Dawn Avery

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Music Building

Oct 20, 2018

PERFORMANCE

10th Annual American Indian Festival

Patuxent River Park, Upper Marlboro, MD

Sep 27, 2018

CONCERT

Afro-fusion Concert

Amadou Kouyate & Friends, Dawn Avery, producer

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Sep 25, 2018

WORKSHOPS

African Manding Music Workshops
Amadou Kouyate, Dawn Avery producer

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Aug 26, 2018

-Aug 30, 2018

CONCERT SERIES

Advancing Indigenous Performance Symposium for Artists
Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Aug 28, 2018

PERFORMANCE

Western Arts Alliance, Artist Showcase
Myron’s Cabaret Jazz Theatre, Las Vegas

Jul 05, 2018

-July 15, 2018

CONCERT SERIES

Sound Symposium

environmental concerts all around St. John's

St. John’s Newfoundland, CA

Jul 04, 2018

-July 5, 2018

CONCERTS/ LECTURES

Indigenous Improvisation: Freedom and Responsibility

Memorial University of New Foundland

May 02, 2018

CONCERT

Montgomery College World Ensemble - Water Music

Dawn Avery, director

Samuel Munguia, Resident Artist

Jan 23, 2018

- May 23, 2018

ONLINE CLASS

World Music with Dawn Avery

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Apr 12, 2018

CONCERT

World Music Concert

Dawn Avery, Producer

Latin Music with Samuel Munguia Ensemble

Apr 05, 2018

WORKSHOPS

World Music Workshops

Dawn Avery, Producer

African Manding Drumming - Amadou Kouyate 

Mar 15, 2018

CONCERT

Rumi Concert

Coleman Barks, Poet

Omar Tekbilek, Instrumentalist, Vocalist

Glen Velez, World Percussion

Zuleikha, Storydancer

Dawn Avery, Cellist, Vocalist

Feb 08, 2018

​-Feb 18, 2018

OFF-BROADWAY SHOW

Ajijaack
IBEX Puppetry
Music by Dawn Avery & Larry Mitchell
Produced by Heather Henson
La Mama Experimental Theater Club

Jan 02, 2018

- Jan 15, 2018

ONLINE CLASS

World Music with Dawn Avery

Montgomery College - Rockville, MD

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Feb 06, 2018

CONCERT

World Music Concert - FREE

Sufi Inspired Music with Behfar Bahadoran, Dawn Avery, Larry Mitchell

Feb 06, 2018

WORKSHOPS

World Music Workshops
Electric Guitar and Production Masterclass with Larry Mitchell

Feb 05, 2018

WORKSHOPS

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Dec 01, 2017

-Dec 3, 2017

MEDITATION

Introduction to Meditation & Guided Visualizations

Dawn Avery

Serenity House

Nov 09, 2017

CONCERT

Native American Music Traditional and Contemporary

Mike Jock and Dawn Avery

Nov 07, 2017

WORKSHOPS

Native American Music Traditional and Contemporary

Mike Jock and Dawn Avery

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Oct 25, 2017

CONCERT

Sound Alliances: A Celebration of Indigenous Music and Culture
Society of Ethnomusicology Pre-Conference Concert
Dawn Avery, Djanav Zengror, Umav Balalavi, Raven Chacon,

Sara & Risten Gaul, Bearsheart Family dancers,

Plentywolf Singers, and more

Oct 21, 2017

PERFORMANCE

9th annual American Indian Festival

Musical Guests: Dawn Avery & Ron Warren

Oct 01, 2017

CONCERT

Ernst Cultural Center, NOVA Collage

Concert of Persian Music

Behfar Bahadoran, Dawn Avery, Steve Bloom, and Guests

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Aug 21, 2017

​-Aug 27, 2017

RESIDENCY

Atlantic Center for the Arts       

Ibex Theatre Artist Collaboration

Heather Henson, producer

Ty Defoe, writer/ Kate Freer, animation

Dawn Avery & Larry Mitchell, composition

Aug 13, 2017

PUBLIC THEATER SHOWCASE

Alliance for New Music Theatre       

Afghan music & theatre

Susan Galbraith, producer/ writer

Milad Yousefi & Dawn Avery, composers

Behfar Bahadoran, percussion

Aug 07, 2017

-AUG 13, 2017

RESIDENCY

Alliance for New Music Theatre

Afghan Music & Theatre

Susan Galbraith, producer/writer

with actors, writers, musicians

Milad Yousefi & Dawn Avery, composer

Behfar Bahadoran, percussion

Aug 05, 2017

PUBLIC SPIRITUAL GATHERING

SEMA Space Sufi, Rumi Meditation

Dawn Avery cello/voice with Whirling Dervishes

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Jul 12, 2017

-JUL 20, 2017

COMPOSITION RESIDENCY

Spiderwoman Theater

Dawn Avery, composer

Jul 09, 2017

-AUG 11, 2017

ONLINE CLASS

World Music with Dawn Avery

Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Jul 08, 2017

PUBLIC SPIRITUAL GATHERING

SEMA Space Sufi, Rumi Meditation

Dawn Avery cello/voice with Whirling Dervishes

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Jun 11, 2017

PRIVATE PERFORMANCE

The Ritz-Carlton

McLean, VA

Jun 10, 2017

PUBLIC SPIRITUAL GATHERING

SEMA Space Sufi, Rumi Meditation

Dawn Avery cello/voice with Whirling Dervishes

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May 21, 2017

THEATER PERFORMANCE

Alliance for New Music Theatre

Dawn Avery and Milad Yousofi

May 03, 2017

CONCERT

MC World Ensemble Concert

Dawn Avery, Director

May 06, 2017

PERFORMANCE

Love Songs for a Changing World

Dawn Avery

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