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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2014

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[January 31, 2014]

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From February 1994 to August 1996, the Tuesday night open mic at It’s Your Mug was a community event that had a lasting impact on Washington’s poetry scene. In celebration of the 20th anniversary, original host and founder Lightfoot takes to the stage with a group of Mug regulars.

Featured Artist(s): Holly Bass

[January 30, 2014]

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Featured Artist(s): Sara Schaefer

[January 29, 2014]

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Young musicians play Kikta’s Sonata for Violin and Harp and Dvorák’s String Quartet No. 12 “American,” as well as a brass quartet performance.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[January 28, 2014]

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Young musicians play Kuhlau’s Grand Quartet in E minor for Four Flutes, Dvorák’s String Quintet No. 2, and Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[January 27, 2014]

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Weaving stunning music with colorful characters, the NSO cellist takes audiences In Search of the Perfect G-String, the poignant story of a small-town girl who practices her way onto the world’s great stages and finds “glory.” Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to 2 tickets per person, subject to availability. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): Yvonne Caruthers

[January 26, 2014]

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Members of the KCOHO play Mozart’s Divertimento for Winds, Beethoven’s March, and Beethoven’s Sextet, Op. 71.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

[January 25, 2014]

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The troupe brings a puppet play featuring world-class puppeteers and marionettes. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of China.

Featured Artist(s): Tianjin Puppet Troupe

[January 24, 2014]

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Led by artistic directors Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig, the ensemble presents a contemporary dance performance that uses dance, text, and live music to transform the familiar into the mysterious.

Featured Artist(s): Pearsonwidrig Dancetheater

[January 23, 2014]

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The group is led by the New York City saxophonist and Jazz Legacy Productions recording artist.

Featured Artist(s): Sharel Cassity Quintet

[January 22, 2014]

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The D.C. group created to provide performance opportunities for established and aspiring Broadway performers presents an evening of musical theater.

Featured Artist(s): National Broadway Chorus

[January 21, 2014]

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Specifically requested by Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor for Jazz Jason Moran, the award-winning vocalist, songwriter, actor, and recording artist takes the stage in a program highlighting her many talents.

Featured Artist(s): Queen Esther

[January 20, 2014]

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A DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Dionne Warwick

[January 19, 2014]

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Through rhythm, drums, flutes, and folktales, this organization works to preserve and raise awareness of Uganda and East Africa’s rich culture.



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

[January 18, 2014]

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The 22-year-old jazz bassist and Berklee College of Music graduate has worked with artists such as Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, Marcus Strickland, and many others.

Featured Artist(s): Gizmo

[January 17, 2014]

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NSO musicians Joel Fuller and Alexandra Osborne, violins; Mahoko Eguchi, viola; and Rachel Young, cello, play classical works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and others.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[January 16, 2014]

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The German a cappella pop quartet dazzles with its vocal mastery. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Germany.

Featured Artist(s): Maybebop

[January 15, 2014]

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Led by renowned Russian saxophonist Igor Butman, the classic 16-piece band has toured all over the world.

Featured Artist(s): Igor Butman Moscow Jazz Orchestra

[January 14, 2014]

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The Ukrainian ethno-chaos group combines traditional Ukrainian folk music with the rhythms of the surrounding world.

Featured Artist(s): DakhaBrakha

[January 13, 2014]

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The Melbourne, Australia–based ensemble plays slammin’ surf, disco, and funk tunes inspired by 1960s and 1970s Bollywood.

Featured Artist(s): The Bombay Royale

[January 12, 2014]

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Nomadic Wax presents this hip-hop duo featuring Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black as a preview concert for the Center’s upcoming One Mic: Hip Hop Culture Worldwide festival.

Featured Artist(s): The ReMINDers

[January 11, 2014]

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In a split bill, the trio of three lifelong gospel singers from the small town of Como, Mississippi, dazzles with powerful harmonies followed by the Tennessee-based husband-and wife duo with Americana/bluegrass music dubbed “punkgrass,” featuring songs from their new debut album, November.

Featured Artist(s): The Como Mamas

[January 10, 2014]

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Featuring the accordion mastery and soulful vocals of front man Jeffery Broussard, the band delivers great, pack-the-floor renditions of Creole classics as well as their own brand of contemporary Zydeco. Dance lessons at 5 by Dancing by the Bayou.

Featured Artist(s): Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys

[January 9, 2014]

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The group performs the works of Dr. Raymond Wise and Stanley Thurston.

Featured Artist(s): WPAS Men and Women of the Gospel Choir

[January 8, 2014]

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The D.C.-based, Grammy®-nominated Ethiopian singer/songwriter brings her mix of soul, rock, reggae, and world music.

Featured Artist(s): Wayna

[January 7, 2014]

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The U.S. Air Force Band’s premier rock band plays a concert of exciting classic, current, and country rock hits, as well as patriotic favorites and original music.

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

[January 6, 2014]

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The New York klezmer ensemble blends infectious traditional melodies with new compositions, sumptuous chamber music–like arrangements, and breathtaking improvisations.

Featured Artist(s): Yiddish Art Trio

[January 5, 2014]

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The Mauritanian vocalist and ardine player offers a cutting-edge performance fusing North African singing with electro-psychedelic funk rhythms.

Featured Artist(s): Noura Mint Seymali

[January 4, 2014]

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D.C.’s internationally acclaimed blues guitarist shreds with his band.

Featured Artist(s): Tom Principato

[January 3, 2014]

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Led by NSO hornist Sylvia Alimena, the participants in this tuition-free program for talented high school students play classical works.

Featured Artist(s): Brass of Peace Scholarship Program

[January 2, 2014]

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The D.C. band featuring Brendan Canty, Rich Morel, Mark Cisneros, and Jerry Busher plays original songs inspired by 1970s glam and progressive rock.

Featured Artist(s): Deathfix

[January 1, 2014]

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The D.C.-based group brings its eclectic whirlpool of New Orleans rhythm and blues, rockabilly, swing, and country two steps.

Featured Artist(s): The Grandsons

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