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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2012

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[January 31, 2012]

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The DC performing arts school presents an evening of soul.

Featured Artist(s): The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department

[January 30, 2012]

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The Brazilian-Armenian guitarist, Juilliard graduate, and winner of the 2010 Souza Lima National Competition is presented by the Brazilian series Movimento Violão, which highlights some of the best guitarists in Brazil. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil.

Featured Artist(s): João Kouyoumdjian

[January 29, 2012]

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The Sudanese-born singer, songwriter, and ethnomusicologist performs music from different parts of the Middle East and East Africa, including classical Taraab music from Zanzibar and Kenya.

Featured Artist(s): Alsarah & the Nubatones

[January 28, 2012]

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The U.S. nonprofit and Ugandan NGO presents a program of music and dance celebrating Uganda’s multiple, rich heritages.



Featured Artist(s): Children of Uganda’s Tour of Light Music and Dance Troupe

[January 27, 2012]

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A member of the Mark Morris Dance Group, teacher and choreographer John Heginbotham presents his alluringly hot and humorous movement, set to the music of Daft Punk.



Featured Artist(s): John Heginbotham

[January 26, 2012]

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The New York-based trio blends traditional Yiddish songs and new compositions with chamber-like improvisations and spontaneous arrangements.

Featured Artist(s): Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio

[January 25, 2012]

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Styled after the Swing and Dixieland styles of Benny Goodman and Pete Fountain, these seasoned musicians are a healthy serving of the best in sounds and shtick for a fun-filled show.



Featured Artist(s): Mike Flaherty’s Dixieland Direct Jazz Band

[January 24, 2012]

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Winner of the D.C. Blues Society Battle of the Bands for the second straight year, the guitarist is a veteran of the D.C. music scene for more than 25 years.

Featured Artist(s): J.P. Reali

[January 23, 2012]

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The D.C. band mixes diverse cultures and sounds, serving up hot Latin beats combined with dub, hip hop, reggae, and trip-hop with funk salsa, samba, and more.

Featured Artist(s): The Empresarios

[January 22, 2012]

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Pianist Chang, a Fulbright Scholar and Artistic Director of the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska, performs with violinist Chou.

Featured Artist(s): Paul Chou

[January 21, 2012]

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One of the most diverse and flexible units of The United States Air Force Band, a quartet ensemble plays a chamber concert.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Band

[January 20, 2012]

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Anne Rainwater, piano, and Jude Traxler, percussion, surprise and enthrall audiences by blending a wide variety of music guaranteed to rock your face off.



Featured Artist(s): futureCities

[January 19, 2012]

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Members of the program present a recital of classical music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[January 18, 2012]

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The Haitian-born soul singing group produces a unique extension of the new and old Kompa sound, with a dash of hip hop, soul, and R&B.

Featured Artist(s): Rafrechi

[January 17, 2012]

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Nashville-based pop singer-songwriter is best known for his soaring vocals and a highly melodic and emotionally direct style of pop.

Featured Artist(s): David Mead

[January 16, 2012]

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The Kennedy Center and Georgetown University host a musical celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. The concert featuring Grammy Award–winning vocalist Bobby McFerrin also includes the Let Freedom Ring Choir with Music Director, Rev. Nolan Williams Jr. Note: Free reserved seating tickets will be given away two (2) per person in line in the Hall of Nations at 4 p.m. (previously 5 p.m.) on Mon., Jan. 16 on a first-come, first-served basis. All patrons must be seated by 5:40 p.m. A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Let Freedom Ring Choir

[January 15, 2012]

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A choir from the Riverdale, Maryland church performs an evening of Gospel music.

Featured Artist(s): Refreshing Spring Church of God in Christ Choir

[January 14, 2012]

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The ensemble features students from several premier East Coast collegiate jazz programs.

Featured Artist(s): Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra

[January 13, 2012]

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The gifted trombonist, a well-known fixture on the Philly music scene, brings his own style and sound grown from gospel lyricism, soul, hip hop, funk, and jazz. He plays music from his forthcoming Hidden Beach record Bone Appetit.

Featured Artist(s): Jeff Bradshaw

[January 12, 2012]

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Born and raised in Japan, the Strathmore Artist-in-Residence is an electronic musician and vocalist who uses ephemeral organic electronica sounds and keen interest in creating art to promote social change.

Featured Artist(s): Yoko K.

[January 11, 2012]

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Composer, singer, and songwriter Gaillande brings his band for this musical venture, an ongoing translation and adaptation of the songs of iconic French poet/singer Georges Brassens into English.

Featured Artist(s): Pierre de Gaillande

[January 10, 2012]

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Clint Maedgen, a Preservation Hall Jazz Band member, multi-instrumental singer, songwriter, and composer performs with Helen Gillet, the cellist and vocalist known for her free improvisation with New Orleans Jazz, funk, country rock, and French chansons.

Featured Artist(s): Helen Gillet

[January 9, 2012]

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The Argentinean bandoneónist shows how he has captivated audiences around the world as a soloist and chamber musician.

Featured Artist(s): Héctor Del Curto Tango

[January 8, 2012]

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Rising-star Tunisian violinist Jebali and American pianist Gallagher play a program featuring their own original compositions, as well as works by Franck, Paganini, and Jaloul Ayad, the Tunisian Minister of Finance, in commemoration of the one year anniversary of the Tunisian revolution. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Kimball Gallagher

[January 7, 2012]

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The group presents its young artists in a musical program.

Featured Artist(s): Asian American Music Society

[January 6, 2012]

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The seven-piece band performs traditional Italian music, song, and dance ranging from tender love songs to pagan rites marked by the frenzied dance, pizzica tarantata, bringing 21st-century life to the beautiful folk music of Italy’s past.



Featured Artist(s): Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino

[January 5, 2012]

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The band is known for its blend of traditional New Orleans brass with contemporary urban beats.

Featured Artist(s): Stooges Brass Band

[January 4, 2012]

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The Argentinean vocalist’s music is grounded in traditional South American rhythms and Afro-Peruvian festejo and lando, as well as jazz harmonies, electronic sounds, and more.

Featured Artist(s): Sofia Rei

[January 3, 2012]

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The Venezuelan vocalist-guitarist-composer has collaborated with such artists as Marta Gomez, Lila Downs, The Chieftains, Branford Marsalis, and many others.



Featured Artist(s): Juancho Herrera

[January 2, 2012]

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The group brings lush, energetic, cathartic rock and provocative lyricism to the stage.

Featured Artist(s): The Heavenly States

[January 1, 2012]

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The roots rock quartet performs its sometimes poignant, often hilarious songs with a mixture of sounds including New Orleans street music, blues, swing, jazz, and country.

Featured Artist(s): The Grandsons

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