Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: January 2014
January 31, 2014 - Watch this PerformanceFrom 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): Toni Asante Lightfoot
January 29, 2014 - Watch this PerformanceYoung 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 - Watch this PerformanceYoung 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 - Watch this PerformanceWeaving 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 - Watch this PerformanceMembers 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 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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 - Watch this PerformanceLed 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 - Watch this PerformanceThe group is led by the New York City saxophonist and Jazz Legacy Productions recording artist.
Featured Artist(s): Sharel Cassity Quintet
January 22, 2014 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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 - Watch this PerformanceSpecifically 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 - Watch this PerformanceA DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): Let Freedom Ring Choir
January 19, 2014 - Watch this Performance
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 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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 - Watch this PerformanceNSO 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 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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 - Watch this PerformanceLed 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 - Watch this PerformanceThe Ukrainian ethno-chaos group combines traditional Ukrainian folk music with the rhythms of the surrounding world.
Featured Artist(s): DakhaBrakha
January 13, 2014 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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 - Watch this PerformanceNomadic 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 - Watch this PerformanceIn 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): Grace & Tony
January 10, 2014 - Watch this PerformanceFeaturing 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 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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 - Watch this PerformanceD.C.’s internationally acclaimed blues guitarist shreds with his band.
Featured Artist(s): Tom Principato
January 3, 2014 - Watch this PerformanceLed 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 - Watch this PerformanceThe 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