Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: October 2005
October 31, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceBe a part of a ghoulishly thrilling All Hallow’s Eve when organist Ray Brubacher improvises his accompaniment to the original 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera. A Film And Live Music Event For Halloween.
Featured Artist(s): Ray Brubacher
October 30, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Chuck Redd Quintet, led by the drummer and vibraphonist, performs a special tribute to the late jazz bassist and local favorite Keter Betts.
Featured Artist(s): Chuck Redd
October 29, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceDavid Tamulevich and Michael Hough’s gentle love songs and vivid ballads have been described as “folk from the heart.”
Featured Artist(s): Mustard’s Retreat
October 28, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceEnjoy a discussion and excerpts from the WNO’s production of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. The story follows disabled beggar Porgy’s love for the beautiful but troubled Bess.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights
October 27, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe J Street Jumpers combine the beat of Buddy Johnson, the memorable New Orleans lilt of Fats Domino, and the passion of Dinah Washington.
Featured Artist(s): The J Street Jumpers
October 26, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Pete BarenBregge Quartet, led by the nationally known jazz saxophonist, performs an exciting mix of jazz standards, originals, blues, and Latin jazz.
Featured Artist(s): Peter BarenBregge
October 25, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceWashington, D.C.-based musician Amikaeyla boasts musical techniques ranging from opera, jazz, blues, rock, and funk, to international styles from West Africa, Cuba, Brazil and South India.
Featured Artist(s): Amikaeyla
October 24, 2005 - Watch this Performance
Winner of the prestigious Crystal Award at the 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, prodigy Chen Sa astounds with her virtuosic technique and graceful musicality. The legendary artist and teacher Fou Ts’ong named her as one of China’s top three pianists, on a list with Lang Lang and Li Yundi.
Featured Artist(s): Chen Sa
October 23, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Hazzards—formerly a female glockenspiel, ukelele, and tambourine duo and now a full band with drums, bass, and harp—bring their saucy wit to the Millennium Stage and perform an original tune written in honor of Steve Martin. Steve Martin receives the Mark Twain Prize later in the evening during a paid ticketed gala event in the Concert Hall.
Featured Artist(s): The Hazzards
October 22, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceLed by accordionist Walter Roldán, Los Gauchos de Roldán performs Uruguayan polka and dance.
Featured Artist(s): Los Gauchos De Roldán
October 21, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceLed by hard-bop to post-bop trumpeter Craig Fraedrich, the quintet performs jazz standards and straight-ahead Fraedrich originals.
Featured Artist(s): Craig Fraedrich Quintet
October 20, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceKnown for his blues-soaked chords, Latin rhythms, and soulful riffs, this guitarist shows a strong connection to improvisation and roots music.
Featured Artist(s): Brooks Williams
October 19, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceSons of the Never Wrong, a trio from Chicago, has been creating original “turbo-charged folk music” for 12 years.
Featured Artist(s): Sons of the Never Wrong
October 18, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe closing performance of the annual D.C. International Improvisation Festival features artists from around the world who push the envelope of contemporary improvisation performance.
Featured Artist(s): International Improvisation Festival
October 17, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceDiane Zeigler’s crystalline vocal style and distinctive open-tuning guitar work can be heard on her fourth CD December in Vermont.
Featured Artist(s): Diane Zeigler
October 16, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Dick Morgan Quartet is led by the piano virtuoso, whose style echoes the brilliance of Count Basie and the complexity of Oscar Peterson. The ensemble plays jazz favorites from the American songbook.
Featured Artist(s): Dick Morgan
October 15, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe duo is led by pianist/keyboardist Charles Covington, a Baltimore native, who played on Baltimore’s “Avenue Strip” and socialized with Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Featured Artist(s): Charles Covington Jr.
October 14, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceTraditional harpist Lily Neill melds her own compositions with traditional tunes from the Scottish and Irish repertoires.
Featured Artist(s): Lily Neill
October 13, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceNegrura Peruana performs the music and dance of Peru’s African and criollo population from the coastal region just to the south of Lima.
Featured Artist(s): Negrura Peruana
October 12, 2005 - Watch this Performance
Featured Artist(s): Jon Jang
October 11, 2005 - Watch this Performance
Featured Artist(s): Yunnan Singers, Dancers, and Musicians
October 10, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThis fascinating ensemble performs the vibrant music of the Andes region.
Featured Artist(s): Andes Manta
October 9, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceExperience two dance works commissioned by the Washington Performing Arts Society. Burgess bridges the cultures of East and West in his work. Washington Reflections Dance Company brings an urban edge to its dance.
Featured Artist(s): Dana Tai Soon Burgess
October 8, 2005 - Watch this Performance
The Millennium Stage hosts a spectacular outdoor drumming extravaganza featuring 250 drummers from the local community performing with members of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. The four high-energy works on the program include Worship of the Phoenix compiled by Ren Tongxiang and Chen Jiaqi, Chen Zuohui’s Lion Dance Drum Music, Li Zhengui and Tan Dun’s A Poem on the Drum, and excerpts from Li Minxiong’s Flying Dragons Jumping Tigers.
Featured Artist(s): Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
October 7, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceSix and 12-string guitarist Michael Young brings his driving rhythms to energetic grooves, as heard on his debut CD I Listen to My Feet.
Featured Artist(s): Michael Young
October 6, 2005 - Watch this Performance
Featured Artist(s): Red Poppy
October 5, 2005 - Watch this Performance
Featured Artist(s): Chinese Traditional Music Ensemble
October 4, 2005 - Watch this Performance
Featured Artist(s): Shenzhen Musical Prodigies
October 3, 2005 - Watch this Performance
Featured Artist(s): Shenzhen Musical Prodigies
October 2, 2005 - Watch this Performance
Featured Artist(s): Inner Mongolian Chorus
October 1, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Wong Chinese Lion Dancers, a nationally acclaimed local company under the direction of Sifu Raymond Wong, has dazzled audiences with traditional Southern Chinese Lion Dancing for more than 20 years. They join local ensemble Step Afrika!—which specializes in high-energy percussive dance—to celebrate the relationship between the sister cities of Beijing and Washington. Co-presented with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Part of the FESTIVAL OF CHINA
Featured Artist(s): Step Afrika!