Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: October 2004
October 31, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceOrganist Edward Alan Moore performs Bach’s Toccata und Fugue in D minor, considered Bach’s most well-known composition for the organ which has been incorporated into such films as Fantasia, Sunset Boulevard, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and the musical Phantom of the Opera.
Featured Artist(s): Edward Alan Moore
October 30, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Crooked Jades, an old-time bluegrass band from San Francisco, push boundaries and blur categories with their fiery, soulful performances.
Featured Artist(s): The Crooked Jades
October 29, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceHarry Manx, whose music has been called “a link between the music of East and West,” performs soulful blues on the lap slide guitar, the Mohan Veena, and the blues harp.
Featured Artist(s): Harry Manx
October 28, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceYoung Playwrights Theater presents Troubles by 3rd grader Clare Rock, Hatman and Skull Cap by 8th grader Rahman Turner, and Internal Bleeding by 12th grader Melvin Siliezar, three plays from their Youth or Dare Tour.
Featured Artist(s): Young Playwright's Theater
October 27, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceDancer and choreographer Ed Tyler performs his new work, Sanctuary, as well as an improvisational piece using books as props.
Featured Artist(s): Ed Tyler
October 26, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceIbero-American Music Festival—Uruguay, Brazil: Uruguayan pianist Alejandro Montesdeoca and Brazilian guitarist Richard Miller perform a program of tango, candombe, milonga urbana, and more.
Featured Artist(s): Alejandro Montesdeoca
October 25, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceIbero-American Music Festival—Ecuador: Amark, or “Quichua” meaning “knowledge of popular music” in the native language of Ecuador, is a folk group founded in 1990 that fuses Caribbean rhythms with instruments from the Andes.
Featured Artist(s): Amark
October 24, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceIbero-American Music Festival—Argentina: Argentinean guitarist, composer, arranger, and DJ Federico Aubele’s recordings include Esta Noche, Contigo, Postales, and Gran Hotel Buenos Aires.
Featured Artist(s): Federico Aubele
October 23, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Bob Vigoda Trio, led by pianist Bob Vigoda, has performed and recorded with vocalists Joyce Carr and Eddie Hazell.
Featured Artist(s): Bob Vigoda Trio
October 22, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceNSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.
Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude
October 21, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceWNO Insight Lecture Series presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Il Trovatore, the explosive tale of war, love, and madness. Seeking revenge for her mother’s death at the stake, the gypsy Azucena kidnaps a child, but makes a fateful mistake. Years later, unaware that they are long-lost brothers, the Count di Luna and Manrico, the rebel troubadour whom Azucena has raised as her own son, meet as political archenemies and rivals for the love of Leonora.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights
October 20, 2004 - Watch this Performance2002 NEA National Heritage Fellow Nadim Dlaikan of Lebanon performs on the nye, a reed flute, and is recognized nationwide as a premiere maker of flutes.
Featured Artist(s): Nadim Dlaikan
October 19, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Teofilovic Twins, Ratko and Radisa, perform traditional male singing of ancient Serbian and Balkan music, and have taken part in all great spiritual and secular festivals and music gatherings in Serbia.
Featured Artist(s): Teofilovic Twins
October 18, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceCellist Anja Lechner and pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos perform meditative music from their recording Chants, Hymns, and Dances (ECM).
Featured Artist(s): Vassilis Tsabropoulos
October 17, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceSongs of Hope and Freedom: The Carpe Diem Choir, directed by David Griffiths, perform selections from times of slavery to the contemporary stylings of today's urban gospel, providing an uplifting musical experience with guest dancer/choreographer Helanius J. Wilkins.
Featured Artist(s): Helanius J. Wilkins
October 16, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceHernan del Riego, in a U.S. premiere, performs a piece he conceived and directed, “Oratorio Off Barroco,” a multi-media spectacle combining a new reading of oratorio arias of the 16th and 17th centuries with keyboard music, recorded samples, and projected images.
Featured Artist(s): Hernan del Riego
October 15, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceNSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.
Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude
October 14, 2004 - Watch this PerformancePianist and composer Henry Butler, from New Orleans, has appeared in the film Make It Funky, and his CD Homeland reached #10 on the Billboard Blues Charts.
Featured Artist(s): Henry Butler
October 13, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceEnter the Haggis, formed in 1996, fuses Celtic music, bluegrass, and rock with elements of Latin, blues, and funk, and was featured in the PBS special, Live from Lanigan's Ball.
Featured Artist(s): Enter the Haggis
October 6, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceMFA Kera and Afro-Soul, led by “The Voice” MFA Kera from Madagascar and Senegal, fuses African music with rock and classical music.MFA Kera and Afro-Soul, led by “The Voice” MFA Kera from Madagascar and Senegal, fuses African music with rock and classical music.
Featured Artist(s): MFA Kera and Afro-Soul
October 5, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceAlto-saxophonist Andrew White, a self-described "Coltrane-ologist" who has worked with such artists as Stevie Wonder and Weather Report, performs a tribute to John Coltrane and Coltrane’s drummer, Elvin Jones.
Featured Artist(s): Andrew White
October 3, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceDance DC Festival presents performances by Kankouran West African Dance Company, the SilkRoad Dance Company, Tappers with Attitude, and the Spanish Dance Society.
Featured Artist(s): KanKouran
October 2, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceDance DC Festival presents Somapa Thai Dance Company, DC Youth Ensemble performing taratibu, Sutera Malaysia, and the Vietnamese Traditional and Folk Dance Troupe.
Featured Artist(s): Somapa Thai Dance Company, DC Youth Ensemble