Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: November 2007
November 30, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceIn celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Kennedy Center Honors, Catholic University’s Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents selections from the American Songbook by an artist from the first class of Honorees in 1978—Richard Rodgers.
Featured Artist(s): Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University
November 29, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceThe Woodbox Gang, from Southern Illinois, skillfully combines bluegrass, delta blues, folk, and traditional country with the aggressive delivery of punk rock to create a unique style which the band dubs “Trashcan Americana.”
Featured Artist(s): The Woodbox Gang
November 28, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceThe Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas shares the music of Latin America with original compositions by Latin American composers. Presented in cooperation with the Mexican Cultural Institute. IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
November 27, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceClassically trained in piano and music theory, Brian Wilbur Grundstrom’s compositions—for various mediums including film, orchestra, and piano—demonstrate his innovative incorporation of harmony and melody.
Featured Artist(s): Brian Wilbur Grundstrom
November 26, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceA mainstay on the American blues scene for three decades, Catfish Hodge has been called an “American folk blues hero.”
Featured Artist(s): Catfish Hodge
November 25, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceThe energetic and unpredictable Sandra Boynton is joined by Davy Jones of The Monkees. She entertains audiences of all ages with her songs, heard on such albums as Dog Train, Philadelphia Chickens, Rhinoceros Tap, and her newest book Blue Moo.
Featured Artist(s): Sandra Boynton
November 24, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceRolando Matias and the Afro-Rican Ensemble bring audiences “jazz with conviction, hip hop with consciousness, and rhythms that will open your mind.”
Featured Artist(s): Afro-Rican Ensemble
November 23, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceThe Karelian Folk Music Ensemble, a trio from Petrozavodsk in the Russian Republic of Karelia, performs music ranging from a cappella Russian village songs to ancient epics accompanied by Finnish harps.
Featured Artist(s): Karelian Folk Music Ensemble
November 22, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceLed by tabla player Broto Roy, the ensemble uniquely blends Indian classical music with jazz.
Featured Artist(s): Broto Roy Ensemble
November 21, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceThe quintet has performed at various embassies around D.C. and for the G8 European Commission.
Featured Artist(s): The International Woodwind Quintet
November 20, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceJazz pianist and composer Gene D'Andrea performs accompanied by guitarist Greg Loman.
Featured Artist(s): Gene D’Andrea
November 19, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceThis traditional Scottish folk band achieves its giant acoustic sound with Scottish border pipes, fiddle, low whistle, flute, bodhran (Irish frame drum), a rhythmic force of guitar and piano, and beautiful three-part vocal harmonies.
Featured Artist(s): Back of the Moon
November 18, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceThe Youth Orchestra of the DC Youth Orchestra Program, comprised of students from throughout the DC metropolitan area, performs classical work by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn. This is the Kennedy Center debut of the Youth Orchestra's new conductor, Maestro Jesus Manuel Berard.
Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra
November 17, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceCantes Huastecos is a cycle of ten songs for soprano, tenor, string quartet, Huastec jarana, and guitar. In Cantes Huastecos, the voices of the soprano and the tenor alternate in imitation of the Huastec descante. The string quartet and the jarana or guitar intertwines in order to sustain the rhythmic-harmonical texture typical of the Huapango, or Huastec son. Presented in cooperation with the Mexican Cultural Institute.
Featured Artist(s): Jesus Echevarría
November 16, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceMembers of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude
November 15, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceDallas Chief Eagle, of the Rosebud Sioux tribe, and Jasmine Pickner, of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe, outline sacred hoop wisdom through an ancient hoop dance story. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.
Featured Artist(s): Jasmine Pickner
November 14, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceGypsy Spirit, Journey of the Roma pays homage to Gypsy music and dance traditions, featuring the Budapest Dance Ensemble and the Gypsy Cimbalom Band under the direction of Kálmán Balogh.
Featured Artist(s): Budapest Dance Ensemble
November 13, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceMoroccan composer and guitarist Tarik Hilal joins Palestinian musicians Joseph Duqmaq, saxophone; oud player and vocalist Basel Zayed; oud player, pianist, and vocalist Wissam Murad; and darbouka player John-Robert Handal for cross-cultural grooves.
Featured Artist(s): Tarik Hilal
November 12, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceThe Asian American Music Society’s International Competition—unique to elementary, middle, and high school students in the categories of woodwind, piano, string, and voice—commenced at the end of October. Now see the winners perform in concert.
Featured Artist(s): Asian American Music Society
November 11, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceSinger-violinist Jake Armerding performs a fusion of classical, folk, “newgrass,” and pop genres, as heard on his critically acclaimed CDs Jake Armerding and Walking on the World.
Featured Artist(s): Jake Armerding
November 10, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceResidents of a sanctuary for street children in the Kangemi slum of Nairobi make up the harmonic Shangilia Youth Choir of Kenya, which combines Swahili and American gospel music with acrobatics in an inspirational performance.
Featured Artist(s): Shangilia Youth Choir of Kenya
November 9, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceR. Carlos Nakai, of Navajo-Ute heritage and the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute, has released more than 35 albums, received seven Grammy nominations, and earned two gold records.
Featured Artist(s): R. Carlos Nakai
November 8, 2007 - Watch this PerformancePercussionist Steven Alvarez, Native American flute player Vince Redhouse, guitarist Gabriel Ayala, flautist Lisa Long, and pianist Timothy Long perform a diverse program of music by 20th-century composers and the world premiere of David Yeagley’s Romance.
Featured Artist(s): National Museum of the American Indian “Classical Native”
November 7, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceIndie rock troubadour Marshall Costan has played with the band Mazarin and has produced records for Donny Hue and the Colors, as well as the band Nethers. He is joined by D.C. blues veteran J.P. Reali as he performs tunes from his recently released solo album Cold Steel Blues.
Featured Artist(s): Marshall Costan
November 6, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceNashville-based singer-songwriter J.P. Williams has shared the bill with the likes of Bruce Hornsby, Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, and Ricky Skaggs.
Featured Artist(s): J.P. Williams
November 5, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceThe chief musical representative of the Dubrovnik region of Croatia performs 18th-century classics by Luka Sorkocevi and Ivan Mane Jarnovi.
Featured Artist(s): Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
November 4, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceJoin members of Ballet Hispanico for a lesson in Latin dance. Practice your moves as the seven-piece Latin jazz ensemble Afro-Bop Alliance heats up the Grand Foyer. Dance lesson begins at 5:30 p.m.; performance begins at 6 p.m. A Performance Plus event.
Featured Artist(s): Afro Bop Alliance
November 3, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceAramis y su Orquesta Ashe performs a tribute to the legendary Afro-Cuban-American salsa singer Celia Cruz. The orchestra thrills audiences with its interpretation of timba, or modern Cuban salsa, which fuses native African and Cuban rhythms, as well as funk, jazz, soul, and Go Go. A Performance Plus event in conjunction with the Multicultural Children’s Book Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Aramis y su Orquesta Ashe
November 2, 2007 - Watch this PerformanceSelf-taught Peruvian guitarist Alfredo Muro represented his country in 2005 at the 16th Annual International Guitar Festival in Lima.
Featured Artist(s): Alfredo Muro