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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: October 2003

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[October 31, 2003]

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The Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble performs their rich repertoire of Armenian classical music on original instruments as it has been performed for generations throughout Armenia.

Featured Artist(s): The Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble

[October 30, 2003]

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Mariachi Los Amigos, the longest existing ensemble of its kind in the Washington, D.C. area, performs lively music in the traditional Mexican style.

Featured Artist(s): Mariachi Los Amigos

[October 29, 2003]

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Young Playwrights’ Theater presents Youth or Dare Tour, an evening of new plays written by D.C.-area public school students, produced by professional directors and actors.

Featured Artist(s): Young Playwright's Theater

[October 28, 2003]

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The Manny Bobenrieth Trio, led by Chilean accordionist Manny Bobenrieth, fuses a variety of styles and performs music by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Fats Waler.

Featured Artist(s): Manny Bobenrieth

[October 27, 2003]

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Robert Roux performs the piano music of Rachmaninoff, Mozart, and Liszt as part of Ravello in America, a four-day classical music event featuring musicians from the world-renowned Ravello Music Festival of Italy. Presented in collaboration with the Center of Musical Studies. Ravello in America

Featured Artist(s): Robert Roux

[October 26, 2003]

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Roslyn Langlois, Australian pianist who has appeared with members of the Cleveland, Boston and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras, plays solo works by Schubert, Copland, MacDowell and Grainger.

Featured Artist(s): Roslyn Langlois

[October 25, 2003]

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Groove Gumbo presents a performance featuring emerging talent from its collective of neo-soul, hip-hop, and spoken-word artists.

Featured Artist(s): Groove Gumbo

[October 24, 2003]

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Voices of West Virginia includes Kate Long, Todd Burge, and Keith and Joan Pitzer who combine story and song in a mix of rhythm and blues, a cappella harmonies, and top-notch instrumental work.

Featured Artist(s): Voices of West Virginia

[October 23, 2003]

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Thomas Mastroianni performs the piano music of Franz Liszt as part of Ravello in America, a four-day classical music event featuring musicians from the world-renowned Ravello Music Festival of Italy.
Presented in collaboration with the Center of Musical Studies. Ravello in America

Featured Artist(s): Thomas Mastroianni

[October 22, 2003]

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Zoe Speaks, the Kentucky duo of Mitch Barrett and Carla Gover, perform traditional and contemporary acoustic songs in a unique Appalachian music style.

Featured Artist(s): Zoe Speaks

[October 21, 2003]

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London Gold Group, award-winning young string players from England, play popular classics from Vivaldi to Gershwin.

Featured Artist(s): London Gold Group

[October 20, 2003]

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Largo, featuring Luxembourg trumpeter and composer Gast Waltzing, perform a fusion of contemporary jazz and electronic music influenced by artists from Bach and Debussy, to Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, to Tricky and DJ Logic.
This performance is presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Luxembourg.

Featured Artist(s): Largo

[October 19, 2003]

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Greg Trooper is a veteran folk-rocker whose songs have been covered by a wide range of artists. His sixth album, Floating, was released in 2003 to critical acclaim.

Featured Artist(s): Greg Trooper

[October 18, 2003]

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Drummer and singer Ryan Diehl, who has appeared on the Millennium Stage with the Mamaya African Jazz Ensemble, brings his own trio to the stage to showcase a personal style of soulful vocals and deep groove.

Featured Artist(s): Ryan Diehl Jazz Trio

[October 16, 2003]

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Marco Joachim, also known as “the New York Troubadour,” performs original and traditional folk songs and Blues on acoustic guitar and harmonica.

Featured Artist(s): Marco Joachim

[October 15, 2003]

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Bertell Knox Group is a jazz combo led by seasoned drummer Bertell Knox, who has toured the world with Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel, and Charlie Byrd.

Featured Artist(s): Bertell Knox Group

[October 14, 2003]

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The Washington Opera Insight Lecture Series offers musical illustrations and excerpts from Norma, by Vincenzo Bellini, the bel canto drama about a druid high priestess during the era of Roman occupation.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[October 13, 2003]

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Peter Mulvey, singer/songwriter, blends wit and passion in a mix of Irish and contemporary American folk music.

Featured Artist(s): Peter Mulvey

[October 12, 2003]

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Cine Latino presents the world premiere of The Making of Timeless, followed by a discussion. A local Latino film crew followed director Gabriel Garcia as he created his award-winning short fiction film Timeless, a story based on the influence of Hispanics in the American Revolution. Cine Latino is a project of the D.C. Independent Film Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Cine Latino

[October 10, 2003]

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Andes Manta, the four López brothers, perform the vibrant music of the Andes Mountains and the surrounding regions, using six-foot-long panpipes, llama toenail rattles, four-foot-long moxeno flutes, and the haunting sounds of the rain forest.
Presented in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American Indian.

Featured Artist(s): Andes Manta

[October 9, 2003]

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The Trio WAG consists of Walt Szymanski, trumpet; Alex Harding, baritone sax; and Gary Wittner, guitar. This jazz trio returns as part of the Kennedy Center and Department of State’s “Jazz Ambassadors” project, touring to Papua New Guinea and Fiji.

Featured Artist(s): The Trio WAG

[October 8, 2003]

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Wylie and the Wild West blend western swing, classic country, cowboy, and folk as a backdrop to the crooning of cowboy poetry by rancher Wylie Gustafson.

Featured Artist(s): Wylie and the Wild West

[October 7, 2003]

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Grupofantasma is a Texas border-town collective whose dance beats have ignited stages and audiences on both sides of the Rio Grande.

Featured Artist(s): Grupofantasma

[October 6, 2003]

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The Advent Capelle Choir, comprised of seventeen men and women from the Philippines, uses music and choreography to illuminate Philippine history, combining colorful ethnic traditions with Western influences that range from the patriotic songs around the time of World War II to American songs of the 1970’s and 80’s.

Featured Artist(s): Advent Capelle Choir

[October 5, 2003]

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Capercaillie ("Kap-ir-Kay-lee"), one of Scotland’s most popular traditional music groups, is a major force in bringing Celtic music to the world stage. Karen Matheson's singing of both traditional songs and the group’s pop-influenced work has been widely acclaimed.


Featured Artist(s): Capercaillie

[October 4, 2003]

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Fra Fra Sound, a globally acclaimed septet formed in Amsterdam, performs Afro-Caribbean jazz and world music, touring the world with their unique sound and currently celebrating the release of their eighth CD, “Kultiplex.”


Featured Artist(s): Fra Fra Sound

[October 3, 2003]

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Nó Em Pingo D'Água, pioneers of the Brazilian choro novo sound, is five musicians who fuse Afro-Brazilian rhythms, samba, jazz, and European classical influences to form “a knot in a drop of water.”


Featured Artist(s): Nó Em Pingo D'Água

[October 2, 2003]

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Ramon Ballve Trio, led by Argentine pianist Ballve, plays jazz, Dixieland, tangos, and Latin rhythms.

Featured Artist(s): Ramon Ballve

[October 1, 2003]

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Doug Van Gundy, old-time musician, poet, and teacher, carries on the fiddle traditions of his native West Virginia.

Featured Artist(s): Doug Van Gundy

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