Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2009
January 31, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceHosted by Michael A. Kerker, ASCAP, the performance features a parade of Tony-recognized artists, including nine-time Tony Award nominee Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once on This Island), Scott Frankel & Michael Korie (Grey Gardens), and Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, Or Change). Vocalists include Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Liz Callaway (Merrily We Roll Along, Miss Saigon, Cats), Capathia Jenkins (Caroline, or Change; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me), and KT Sullivan performing with the composers at the piano. MILLENNIUM STAGE 12th ANNIVERSARY IN THE OPERA HOUSE
Featured Artist(s): Liz Callaway
January 30, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis Philadelphia band has been playing old-time, Appalachian string band music for more than 20 years.
Featured Artist(s): Run of the Mill String Band
January 29, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis duo made up of Tom Gray and Mark Johnson combines slide guitar skills, well-written songs, and whiskey-soaked vocals to deliver Atlanta blues.
Featured Artist(s): Delta Moon
January 28, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis local performing group delivers a seamless blend of bluegrass, folk/rock, and hip hop.
Featured Artist(s): Justin Trawick
January 27, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceParticipants of this Washington National Opera program perform scenes from popular operas.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
January 26, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis exciting Atlanta-based sextet is a two-time Atlanta Jazz Festival “Future of Jazz” winner.
Featured Artist(s): Jaspects
January 25, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceIn traditional costumes, this award-winning dance company performs the dynamic folklore of Egypt, the Arabian Gulf, and North Africa.
Featured Artist(s): Silk Road Dance Company
January 24, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis orchestra performs a concert of Benny Golson compositions in honor of the musician’s 80th birthday.
Featured Artist(s): The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department
January 23, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceMembers of the NSO perform classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude
January 22, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceJazz trio The Fourth Stream—featuring guitarist John Lee, bassist Matt Grason, and drummer Sriram Gopal—draws from South Asian, Middle Eastern, and other global influences, in addition to contemporary jazz and rock sounds. Special guests include Carnatic violinist/vocalist Rangashree Varadarajan and flautist Geoff Rohrbach.
Featured Artist(s): The Fourth Stream
January 21, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis group combines Colombian accordion-driven cumbias with the distinctive sounds of Andean melodies, the psychedelic sounds of surf guitars, farfisa organs, and moog synthesizers.
Featured Artist(s): Chicha Libre
January 20, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis musician, one of the leading authorities on novelty piano, immerses audiences in the musical styles and arrangements of the ’20s and ’30s.
Featured Artist(s): Alex Hassan
January 19, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration, featuring Aretha Franklin, Nuttin’ but Stringz, and the Let Freedom Ring Choir, with Mistress of Ceremonies Andrea Roane. Marian Wright Edelman, the president and founder of the Children's Defense Fund, will be recognized with the 2009 John Thompson "Legacy of a Dream" award. Free tickets are required. A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): Aretha Franklin
January 18, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe new face of Stax Records graces the stage to perform soul, funk and jazz.
Featured Artist(s): N'dambi
January 17, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceDescribed as “Monty Python meets Schoolhouse Rock,” this group adapts and performs stories written by children to create a performance acted by adults. In celebration of the upcoming presidential inauguration, the company will select five election-themed stories.
Featured Artist(s): Story Pirates
January 16, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis Virginia-based band crafts music from their roots, country music, and the songwriters of the ’60s and ’70s.
Featured Artist(s): Jonathan Vassar and the Speckled Bird
January 15, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis 27-year-old program gives high school musicians the opportunity to study and take master classes with NSO members. Participants perform a variety of classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows
January 14, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis singer/songwriter radiates his world-weary music, much like the music of an early Neil Young.
Featured Artist(s): Brandon Butler
January 13, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceUndulating music, ballads, Spanish rhythms, and exotic swing illustrate the performances of vocalist Laure and composer/violinist Olivier.
Featured Artist(s): L & O
January 12, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceLed by songwriter, guitarist, lead singer, and Tony-nominated actress Alice Ripley, this band (Ripley) rocks its signature punk-pop sound.
Featured Artist(s): Alice Ripley
January 11, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceComprised of seven D.C. judges and a civilian drummer, this guitar-based band riles the crowd with rock and roll, blues, and Motown.
Featured Artist(s): Deaf Dog and the Indictments
January 10, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis Barcelona group led by Joan Garriga transports listeners with their edgy fusions of rumba, cumbia, and dub.
Featured Artist(s): La Troba Kung-Fu
January 9, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe award-winning guitarist and mandolin player Orrin Star joins forces with a special guest to play bluegrass standards, little-known folk gems, Celtic tunes, and finger-style blues.
Featured Artist(s): Orrin Star
January 8, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceHailing from Rio de Janeiro, this group constantly reinvents new sounds and styles drawing inspiration from R&B, soul, and funk infused with samba, bossa nova, and other Brazilian sounds.
Featured Artist(s): Marcio Local
January 7, 2009 - Watch this PerformancePlaying Central and West African dance music, this band will certainly have you dancing soukous, highlife, rumba, and other delights.
Featured Artist(s): Occidental Brothers Dance Band International
January 6, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis Baton Rouge–based quintet connects traditional Cajun, western swing, blues, and old-school jazz to create a diverse musical style.
Featured Artist(s): The Red Stick Ramblers
January 5, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis chamber duo comprised of violinist Lynn Ledbetter and pianist Owen Lovell entertains music lovers with their exciting performances.
Featured Artist(s): Duo Paradox
January 4, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceSinger/songwriters Doris Justis and Sean McGhee delight audiences with their original songs and interpretations of the best folk and acoustic musicians.
Featured Artist(s): Side by Side
January 3, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis teenage chamber trio—each member is younger than 14—from the Duke University String School was recently named a winner at the 2008 American Fine Arts Festival.
Featured Artist(s): The Talla Trio
January 2, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceKnown for his improvisational and expressive style, this hammered dulcimer player and old-time fiddler is “nothing short of astonishing” (The Connection).
Featured Artist(s): Ken Kolodner