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Millennium Stage Performance Archive
January 2010

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January 31, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Six top Washington area jazz musicians play an eclectic mix of original songs and re-arranged iconic pop tunes that go back to the 1950s.
Featured Artist(s): Chaise Lounge

January 30, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The jazz ensemble is led by saxophonist Seth Trachy and drummer Russell Lacy, both Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumni.
Featured Artist(s): Trachy/Lacy Collective

January 29, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Emerging songwriters and composers discuss and perform their own songs. Presented by The ASCAP Foundation and made possible by the Bart Howard Estate.  NOTE:  Linda Oh's portion of the performance is not available for viewing.

Part of “Songwriters: The Next Generation”
Featured Artist(s): Devon Sproule

January 28, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Emerging songwriters and composers discuss and perform their own songs. Presented by The ASCAP Foundation and made possible by the Bart Howard Estate. Part of “Songwriters: The Next Generation”
Featured Artist(s): Danny Rivera

January 27, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Led by composer/director Billy Fox, the sextet combines jazz improvisation with rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic influences from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.
Featured Artist(s): Blackbirds and Bullets

January 26, 2010 - Watch this Performance

An exciting collective of professional musicians, Washington DC’s own Oleana Chamber Players are committed to bringing its audiences thrilling performances of the world’s greatest music.
Featured Artist(s): Oleana Chamber Players

January 25, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The Scottish actor/singer who originated the role of Boy George in the musical Taboo, performs his one man show, Burns’ Night in America, to celebrate the 251st anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.
Featured Artist(s): Euan Morton

January 24, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The jazz trombonist, a member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, performs frequently with his Quartet on the East Coast.
Featured Artist(s): John Jensen

January 23, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Led by the jazz bassist and composer, the trio plays vintage pop and jazz tunes.
Featured Artist(s): Tommy Cecil

January 22, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Tabou Combo showcases the infectious rhythm of Haiti’s dance music konpa, members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform Serenade for 13 Winds by Richard Strauss, and Haitian singers Felina Backer and John Pierremont and Voices United for Haiti perform. Presented in partnership with the Embassy of Haiti.


Featured Artist(s): Felina Backer

January 21, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The New York-based pianist and composer merges classical and pop sensibilities.
Featured Artist(s): Andrew Shapiro

January 20, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Led by May Tabol (formerly of Le Loup), the group mixes haunting folk elements, unmistakable vocals, and a remarkable command of words.
Featured Artist(s): Pree

January 19, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Female musical theater students celebrate the success of women in the music field in “The Lyrics of Dorothy Fields.”
Featured Artist(s): Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University

January 18, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert, featuring two-time Grammy Award–winning, platinum-selling singer-songrwriter India.Arie, also includes remarks by President Barack Obama, the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director Rev. Nolan Williams Jr., and Mistress of Ceremonies Andrea Roane. Note: The India.Arie portion of the performance is not available for viewing at this time.
A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION
Featured Artist(s): Let Freedom Ring Choir

January 17, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Gil Corella and Friends
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Band

January 16, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The quintet blends folk, rock, and funk into an uplifting sound.
Featured Artist(s): Brother Shamus

January 15, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Conducted by Julie White, the inclusive young choral program interweaves music instruction with performance and travel.
Featured Artist(s): Kentucky Youth Chorale

January 14, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Participants perform a variety of classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

January 13, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The group is made up of the finest trombone players in the Washington, D.C. area, with members coming from professional orchestras, premier military bands, and university faculty.
Featured Artist(s): The Washington Trombone Ensemble

January 12, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The Moscow group preserves the indigenous musical traditions of Southern Siberia and Mongolia, combining old folk tunes with modern compositions and arrangements.
Featured Artist(s): Namgar

January 11, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The guitarist synthesizes Indian, Eastern, and blues music, as heard on Origine Orients, on which he sings in French, Greek, Armenian, Turkish, and Arabic.
Featured Artist(s): Abaji

January 10, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Russian and Ukrainian folk music.
Featured Artist(s): Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble

January 9, 2010 - Watch this Performance

“The World’s Finest Cuban Surf Rock Band” features tasty Montuno and Guajira rhythms served up under swooning surf guitar and dark post-punk power chords with an occasional hillbilly root.
Featured Artist(s): The Cuban Cowboys

January 8, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Grammy-nominated Watson—the Cajun and Creole fiddler, blues-inflected vocalist, accordionist, and songwriter—and his group revive old Creole tunes.
Featured Artist(s): Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole

January 7, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The singer and multi-instrumentalist (fiddler, soulful flat-picker, and banjoist) performs American roots music.
Featured Artist(s): Matt Brown

January 6, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The classic calypso music trio performs with special guests Grammy-winning artists Fink and Marxer and trumpeter Charles.
Featured Artist(s): Sir Alan and the Calypso Ponzi Schemers

January 5, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The master gwo-ka drummer from Guadeloupe leads his troupe in the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of their island.
Featured Artist(s): François Ladrezeau

January 4, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The foursome performs vocal and instrumental improvisations from the jazz, soul, Latin, and pop repertoires.
Featured Artist(s): James Bazen Quartet

January 3, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The alto saxophonist, composer, and Strathmore-Artist-in-Residence seamlessly blends jazz with rock, hip hop, classical, and world music.
Featured Artist(s): John Kocur

January 2, 2010 - Watch this Performance

Target Family Night: Playing rock and roll for kids, Pete and Maura Kennedy involve the audience as singers, dancers, and sometimes spontaneous songwriters, ending the show with a runaway conga line.
Featured Artist(s): The Snacks

January 1, 2010 - Watch this Performance

The roots rock quartet combines New Orleans R&B, rockabilly, swing, and country two step.
Featured Artist(s): The Grandsons

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