Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2005
January 31, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceBassoonist Dilyana Kirova and pianist Ivo Kaltchev perform a program of classical works.
Featured Artist(s): Dilyana Kirova
January 30, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Children’s Chorus of Greater Washington and members of the CKS Dance Academy and the Li-Ming Chinese Academy Lion Dance Troupe perform a program of song and dance in celebration of the.
In cooperation with the Asian American Music Society.
Featured Artist(s): Li-Ming Chinese Academy Lion Dance Troupe
January 29, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceWhodunnit?! A Piano Recital How often do our preconceived notions affect the way we listen to music? Korean-American pianist/composer Beata Moon has put together this exciting program of engaging piano works, old and new, from around the world with a twist: performance first, program notes after!
Featured Artist(s): Beata Moon
January 28, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceActress and singer Beverly Cosham sings the songs of master lyricist, Yip Harburg, known for “April in Paris,” “Over the Rainbow,” and many more.
Featured Artist(s): Beverly Cosham
January 27, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceLevine School of Music Metro Wind Symphony, directed by John Tilken, and the Virginia Big Band under Paul Norris, join forces for a varied and energetic program.
Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music
January 26, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceJoe Rinaldi and the Dixieland Quintet bring the sounds of old New Orleans to life.
Featured Artist(s): Joe Rinaldi and the Dixieland Quintet
January 25, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceWNO Insight Lecture Series presents Democracy: An American Comedy, the Washington National Opera’s first commissioned work of the new millennium, which offers a contemporary look at an age-old dilemma—how can love and power coexist.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights
January 24, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceViolinist Hanneke Cassel and pianist Dave Wiesler perform traditional and modern music for Scottish country dance and can be heard on the CD Many Happy Returns.
Featured Artist(s): Hanneke Cassel
January 23, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceEighth Anniversary of the Millennium Stage: Break out your dancing shoes as the Count Basie Orchestra, winner of more Grammy Awards® than any other big band in history, performs. Dance instructors will be on hand to give swing dancing tips.
Featured Artist(s): Count Basie Orchestra
January 22, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe premiere of Lisa Colburn’s film Sacred Stage tells the story of the Mariinsky/Kirov Theatre of St. Petersburg and its survival, illustrated with stunning performances from the opera and ballet.
In conjunction with the Kirov Opera’s performance of Boris Godunov.
Featured Artist(s): Lisa Colburn
January 21, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceNSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.
Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude
January 20, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceTrumpeter Patrick Whitehead leads The Monumental Brass Quintet, an award-winning ensemble that thrills audiences with its brass sonority and diversity of styles.
Featured Artist(s): Monumental Brass Quintet
January 19, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceAlex Hassan, one of the leading authorities on Novelty Piano, performs works immersed in the musical styles and arrangements of the 1920s and 1930s.
Featured Artist(s): Alex Hassan
January 18, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceMembers of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra perform works by Prokofiev and Dohnanyi.
Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra
January 17, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration, featuring Aaron Neville with the Georgetown University Choirs, as part of Georgetown University’s third annual “Let Freedom Ring” initiative celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Past performers include Roberta Flack and Jessye Norman.
Featured Artist(s): Aaron Neville
January 16, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceAfro-Bop, an ensemble from Annapolis, Maryland that explores the vast musical possibilities under the umbrella of Latin or Latin jazz, performs with Dave Samuels, Grammy Award winning vibraphonist and leader of the Caribbean Jazz Project.
Featured Artist(s): Afro Bop Alliance
January 15, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Damon Grant Project, noted for its unique and musical talent, performs straight-ahead jazz with flair that includes rhumba, plena, bomba, samba, partido alto, and cha cha.
Featured Artist(s): The Damon Grant Project
January 14, 2005 - Watch this PerformancePianist Coleman Blumfield plays romantic, historic and traditional pieces.
Featured Artist(s): Coleman Blumfield
January 13, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceNSO Youth Fellows, participants in a twenty-four year-old program that gives high-school aged musicians the opportunity to study and take master-classes with National Symphony Orchestra members, will perform a variety of classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows
January 12, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceHickory Project features hard driving traditional and original bluegrass by Anthony Hannigan (mandolin, vocals), Danny Shipe (guitar, vocals), David Cavage (banjo, vocals), and Steve Belcher (acoustic bass) with expert licks by fiddle champion Sue Cunningham.
Featured Artist(s): Hickory Project
January 11, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceTerri Allard, the Virginia based singer-songwriter, has taken her blend of folk, country, and acoustic pop to countless clubs, coffeehouses and festivals throughout the U.S.
Featured Artist(s): Terri Allard
January 10, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceMayor Anthony A. Williams hosts The Mayor’s Arts Awards, an evening of live performances and award presentations honoring D.C.’s arts world, including performances by the DC Caribbean Carnival Dancers, the Image Band, and the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance.
In association with the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Featured Artist(s): DC Caribbean Carnival Dancers
January 9, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceWarsaw Village Band, winner of the BBC3 World Music Award, perform folk dance melodies, ballads and rural songs, on violin, suka (Polish fiddle from the 16th century), cello, and various traditional Polish drums.
Featured Artist(s): Warsaw Village Band
January 8, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceKol Haruach Klezmer, “Voice of the Spirit,” creates a sound that blends “hora” or party sound, Klezmer, and jazz.
Featured Artist(s): Kol Haruach Klezmer
January 7, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceIranian pianist Guity Adjoodani, whose CD is titled Journey to Iran, has performed extensively in recitals and as a soloist with various orchestras in the United States and Iran.
Featured Artist(s): Guity Adjoodani
January 6, 2005 - Watch this PerformancePhillip McCusker and The Gene Donati Orchestra honor clarinetist Gene Donati, who passed away January 2004, with a special tribute concert.
Featured Artist(s): Gene Donati Orchestra
January 5, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceGuitarist and composer O’Donel Levy has played with a who’s who of blues, jazz, and soul, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and Jimmy McGriff, and has written songs for Sarah Vaughn and Herbie Mann.
Featured Artist(s): O’Donel Levy
January 4, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceBarbara Martin, with the vocal timbre of Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Mac Walter, a master of the acoustic guitar, play original music amidst blues and jazz standards.
Featured Artist(s): Mac Walter
January 4, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceAlex Smith Quartet, led by pianist/accordionist Alex Smith, performs jazz standards on piano, trombone, bass, and drums.
Featured Artist(s): Young Playwright’s Theater - Pieces of Life
January 3, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Madison Ensemble String Quartet, featuring violinist Patricia A. Smith, has performed at the White House and with the National Symphony Orchestra.
Featured Artist(s): The Madison Ensemble
January 2, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceZulal, an Armenian a cappella trio, pays tribute to Armenia’s folk roots while forging imaginative harmonies that add a fresh energy to traditional repertoire.
Featured Artist(s): Zulal