Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2004
January 31, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceMembers of The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra join forces to present an evening of superior classical chamber music that highlights French brass repertoire.
Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
January 30, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Larry Brown Quintet, winner of the 2002 Washington Area Music Association’s Award for Best Jazz Recording, plays classic jazz led by pianist Larry Brown.
Featured Artist(s): The Larry Brown Quartet
January 29, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceAnissa et Marsdrive, from Rennes, fuse an electronic cocktail lounge sound with the eastern-edged vocals of Moroccan singer Anissa.
Showcase of French Regions:
Featured Artist(s): Anissa et Marsdrive
January 28, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceKory and the Fireflies have garnered national attention with their positive rock performances and recent appearance on VH-1 with the Goo Goo Dolls. South Dakota State Day:
Featured Artist(s): Kory and the Fireflies
January 27, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Nicki Gonzalez Band, a five-piece smart pop ensemble, serves up what The Washington Post calls “a colorful and sometimes seamless weave of pop, jazz, Latin, soul, blues and world beat textures.”
Featured Artist(s): The Nicki Gonzalez Band
January 26, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceBruce Casteel, from the D.C. and Baltimore areas, performs Bach and original music on the 8-string classical guitar and electric sitar.
Featured Artist(s): Bruce Casteel
January 25, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Washington Savoyards, a presenter of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas in the Washington D.C. area, perform scenes from its recent productions.
Featured Artist(s): The Washington Savoyards
January 24, 2004 - Watch this PerformancePortland Taiko Ensemble creates a spectacle of rhythm and movement based in the ancient Japanese Taiko tradition.
Featured Artist(s): Portland Taiko Ensemble
January 23, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceNSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra performs Mozart and Shostakovich with Natasha Bogachek, violin; Zino Bogachek, violin; Ruth Wicker Schaaf, viola; Janet Frank, cello; Edward Cabarga, clarinet.
Meet the Musicians
Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude
January 22, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Levine School’s Metropolitan Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble join forces for a varied program featuring talent from one of the nation’s premiere music schools.
Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music
January 21, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceAlicia Hall, classical vocalist, performs American songbook selections.
Featured Artist(s): Alicia Hall
January 20, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Kennedy Center Chamber Players, the Billy Taylor Trio, and Howard University’s “Showtime” Marching Band and University Chorale perform a tribute to outgoing Kennedy Center Chairman James A. Johnson, founder of the Millennium Stage.
Featured Artist(s): The Billy Taylor Trio
January 19, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration featuring Jessye Norman and Georgetown University choirs, as part of Georgetown University’s “Let Freedom Ring” initiative celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Featured Artist(s): Jessye Norman
January 18, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe J Street Jumpers, one of the most popular swing bands on the East Coast, recreate the classic swing and jump-blues of the '30s, '40s, and '50s.
Featured Artist(s): The J Street Jumpers
January 17, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceEmily Randle, jazz and classical violinist who has appeared with the quintet Swing Gitan and “Pershing's Own" Army Orchestra, performs classical music accompanied by a guitarist.
Featured Artist(s): Emily Randle
January 16, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceMary Ann Redmond, a recognized D.C. vocalist, is as comfortable belting blues and growling rock as she is crooning sweet soul.
Featured Artist(s): Mary Ann Redmond
January 15, 2004 - Watch this PerformancePhat Alpert, six musicians led by Zack Smith and Dan Haverstock, recreates the music of one of the most recognizable pop groups of the 60’s, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
Featured Artist(s): Phat Alpert
January 14, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceDervish, a seven-piece traditional Irish band, mixes high-energy tunes with lyrical songs for a show brought together by Cathy Jordan’s vocals and warm audience rapport.
Featured Artist(s): Dervish
January 13, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceLes Yeux Noirs (The Black Eyes), a French-based sextet based that takes its name from a Russian gypsy tune of the ‘30s, blends jazz, gypsy and Yiddish music. French World Music
Featured Artist(s): Les Yeux Noirs
January 12, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceMarcel Khalife, Lebanese composer and master of the oud (lute), is among the most influential creators of modern Arab music. French World Music
Featured Artist(s): Marcel Khalife
January 11, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceOdetta, American legend of blues, folk, and protest songs, performed for the historic 1963 civil rights march on Washington, and for President Kennedy on the televised “Dinner with the President.” She has recorded some 30 albums since 1958. Presented in cooperation with the Choral Arts Society of Washington.
Featured Artist(s): Odetta
January 10, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceD.C. Area Dancers - Women’s Project: An eclectic mix of and solo and group works have been created by local dancers and choreographers, including Karen Bernstein, Sherill Berryman-Johnson, Mary Buckley, Gesel Mason, Cathy Paine, Carla Perlo, Deborah Riley.
Featured Artist(s): DC Area Dancers
January 9, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceD.C. Area Dancers - Men’s Project: An eclectic mix of solo and group works have been created by local dancers and choreographers, including Vladimir Angelov, Daniel Burkholder, Reggie Cole, Paul Emerson, Reggie Glass, Ludovic Jolivet, Helanius Wilkins.
Featured Artist(s): DC Area Dancers
January 8, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceImani, jazz and world music vocalist, performs with the Pepe González Band, a Latin-edged contemporary jazz ensemble.
Featured Artist(s): Pepe González Band
January 7, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceAna Vidovic, classical guitarist from Croatia, is on the verge of a major recording and concert career in America and abroad.
Featured Artist(s): Ana Vidovic
January 6, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceSusan Allen, powerful vocalist and a D.C. club favorite, delivers jazz and cabaret songs backed by a fifteen-piece wind and string orchestra.
Featured Artist(s): Susan Allen
January 5, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceMayor Anthony A. Williams and Jim Vance of NBC4 host The Mayor’s Arts Awards, an evening of live performances and award presentations honoring D.C.’s arts world, including performances by Richard Smallwood, CityDance Ensemble, Spanish Dance Society, and Dr. Billy Taylor.
In association with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Featured Artist(s): The Billy Taylor Trio
January 4, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceBurnett Thompson, pianist, composer, and founder of the Foggy Bottom Chamber Music Society, displays his vast repertoire in a spontaneous and creative concert.
Featured Artist(s): Burnett Thompson
January 3, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceBernard Struber Jazztet, from Alsace, create a unique sound where Ellington meets Stravinsky, Armstrong, and Zappa, led by guitarist Struber. Showcase of French Regions:
Featured Artist(s): Bernard Struber Jazztet
January 2, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceSusan Jones plays jazz standards and original numbers on electric violin, joined by a trio of guitar, bass, and drums.
Featured Artist(s): Susan Jones