Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: November 2004
November 30, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceAdrian Anantawan, a Canadian violinist, combines maturity and sensitivity in his music-making as he brings classical sonatas to life.
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Featured Artist(s): Adrian Anantawan
November 29, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceFolk/bluegrass artist Jake Armerding plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and is a vocalist as well, and can be heard on the recordings Cagèd Bird and Jake Armerding.
Featured Artist(s): Jake Armerding
November 28, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceLyra, an ensemble devoted to works for voice and instruments, brings eclectic new music to the D.C. metro area and beyond, performing contemporary pieces both familiar and unfamiliar, especially those written by composers of minority communities.
Featured Artist(s): Lyra
November 27, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceRolando Matias and Intrin-x-ico combine traditional Cuban, salsa, and a hint of soul, creating danceable grooves reminiscent of the classic era of Latin music, the early 60’s, with a hint of boogaloo of the early 70’s.
Featured Artist(s): Rolando Matias
November 26, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Francis Poulenc Trio, American bassoonist Bryan Young, Russian pianist Irina Lande, and Russian oboist Vladimir Lande, adds 21st century vibrancy to their repertoire of old masterpieces and commissioned new works.
Featured Artist(s): The Francis Poulenc Trio
November 25, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Jubilate Children’s Choir of Chicago, under the direction of Paul Caldwell, performs Charles Davidson's I Never Saw Another Butterfly, based on poetry written by Jewish children imprisoned in the concentration camp at Terezin during World War II.
Featured Artist(s): Jubilate Children’s Choir
November 24, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Maurice Lyles Quintet, led by D.C.- based drummer Maurice Lyles, focuses on swinging jazz standards, pop, Latin and Be-Bop.
Featured Artist(s): The Maurice Lyles Quintet
November 23, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceJohn Cusick’s Jazz City Quintet, with drummer John Cusick, pianist Gene Okonski, guitarist Ken Hall, bassist Eric Wheeler, and trumpeter Alvin Trask perform bebop, post bop, mainstream, and Latin jazz with zest and energy.
Featured Artist(s): John Cusick’s Jazz City Quartet
November 22, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceWriter's Night:
Soul artist KuKu infuses traces of his Nigerian heritage in his music on the upcoming CD Unexpected Pleasures.
Meredith Bragg emphasizes delicate arrangements and compelling lyrics in his performances, and is routinely backed by his band, The Terminals—keyboardist Brian Minter, drummer Jon Roth, and cellist Elizabeth Olson.
Featured Artist(s): KuKu
November 21, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Washington Savoyards, the area’s premier Gilbert and Sullivan light opera company, is a unique blend of professional and community artists committed to giving people, from children to senior citizens, the opportunity to learn and enjoy the art of opera.
Featured Artist(s): The Washington Savoyards
November 20, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceNSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.
Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude
November 19, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceSharon Mansur, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of mansurdance, inc., will perform (Un)Identified, a new work with choreographic collaboration from Gesel Mason, Boris Willis, Ed Tyler, and Naoko Maeshiba.
Featured Artist(s): Sharon Mansur
November 18, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceSharon Mansur, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of mansurdance, inc., will perform (Un)Identified, a new work with choreographic collaboration from Gesel Mason, Boris Willis, Ed Tyler, and Naoko Maeshiba.
Featured Artist(s): Sharon Mansur
November 17, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceTom Mauchahty-Ware, a noted flute player, brings a troupe from the Kiowa and Comanche nations, the American Indian Dance Troupe, to perform the Eagle, Hoop, Fancy, and Grass dances, among others.
Featured Artist(s): American Indian Music and Dance Troupe
November 16, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceNoted Ecuadorian musicians Jorge Saade-Scaff (violinist), and Julio Almeida (classical guitarist) perform a program of classical works.
Featured Artist(s): Julio Almeida
November 15, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceCellist Eugene Friesen and pianist Tim Ray, both versed in classical, popular and world music, perform a fusion of jazz, Brazilian, and folk music.
Featured Artist(s): Tim Ray
November 13, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Matthias Lupri Group, led by vibist Lupri who Down Beat named as a “Rising Star,” can be heard on the recently released Transition Sonic (Summit Records, Sept. 2004).
Featured Artist(s): Matthias Lupri Group
November 12, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceCabaret Sauvignon, made up of four all-star musicians, offers audiences romantic Parisian waltzes, smoky cabaret specials, Flemish baroque-era jigs and minuets, and graceful English country dance tunes.
Featured Artist(s): Cabaret Sauvignon
November 11, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceGerman-American Song Festival on Tour presents the best of German and American songwriting traditions in a live concert. The artists join forces to offer beautiful songs, captivating arrangements and a wide mix of personal reflections.
Featured Artist(s): German-American Song Festival on Tour
November 10, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceFolk singer and songwriter Juliet Wyers winds science and spirit together in pieces about honeybees, subliming, and a metal detector man on her CD Clear.
Featured Artist(s): Juliet Wyers
November 9, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceDuo 8va, an ensemble of 2 piccolos and piano with Nan Raphael, Nancy Mulholland, and Mark Pfannschmidt perform a program of contemporary and traditional pieces in a program titled “High Attitude.”
Featured Artist(s): Duo 8va
November 8, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceAl-Kindî Ensemble, founded in 1983 by the virtuoso Arab zither player, Julien Jâlal Eddine Weiss, is rated among the best groups devoted to classical Arab music.
Presented in cooperation with the Middle East Institute.
Featured Artist(s): Al-Kindi Ensemble
November 7, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceDovie Thomason Sickles, an award-winning storyteller, recording artist, and author, shares stories from her Kiowa Apache and Lakota relatives—giving audiences a clearer understanding of the cultures of the First Nations of North America.
Featured Artist(s): Dovie Thomason Sickles
November 6, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Crossroads Ensemble, made up of musicians and composers Juancho Herrera of Venezuela and Mattan Klein of Israel, involves Latin, Jewish, Brazilian, Ladino, Jazz, and Funk elements in a true world-music crossover project.
Featured Artist(s): The Crossroads Ensemble
November 5, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceNSO Youth Fellows, participants in a twenty-three year-old program that gives high-school aged musicians the opportunity to study and take master-classes with National Symphony Orchestra members, will perform a variety of classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows
November 4, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceWNO Insight Lecture Series presents the Spanish zarzuela, Luisa Fernanda: Set in the revolutionary atmosphere of mid-19th century Spain, Luisa Fernanda must choose between her sense of duty and her heart’s true calling.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights
November 3, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceThe Wayne Tympanick Quintet will play original and jazz standards led by local area percussionist and educator Wayne Tympanick.
Featured Artist(s): Wayne Tympanick Quintet
November 2, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceEcho Base Sound System, who has been described as looking and sounding like “the future of Texas,” has influences including traditional dub reggae and the synthesizing, post-reggae dub out of Europe.
Featured Artist(s): Echo Base Sound System
November 1, 2004 - Watch this PerformanceSinger/songwriter Bass Reeves, who has been compared to Bob Dylan and Jackson Brown, can be heard on the 2003 release, If You Ignore the Truth. Singer/songwriter David Alberding blends together elements of folk, rock, jazz and blues.
Featured Artist(s): Bass Reeves