Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: November 2009
November 30, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceAn inter-service jazz session, featuring Tubist Senior Master Sergeant Gil Corella and Friends.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Chamber Ensemble
November 29, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe Baltimore-based Strathmore Artist-in-Residence rocks the ukulele, which complements her rich range of vocals, and acoustic guitar as heard on Chameleon, released on her own label.
Featured Artist(s): Victoria Vox
November 28, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceLed by the classically trained pianist, the group brings a grace and eloquence to their improvisational jazz jams, as heard on The Way.
Featured Artist(s): Bob Boguslaw's Real Live Jazz Quintet
November 27, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe soul/R&B songstress and pianist performs tunes from her recently released debut CD Pink Elephant.
Featured Artist(s): N'dambi
November 26, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceAmerica's de facto Bluegrass Ambassadors have been entertaining music fans for more than 12 years on three continents with an exciting blend of hard-driving bluegrass along with country, folk, and original material.
Featured Artist(s): Bob Perilla’s Big Hillbilly Bluegrass
November 25, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceWinners from the society’s unique international competition for elementary, middle, and high school students in the categories of woodwind, piano, string, and voice, perform in concert.
Featured Artist(s): Asian American Music Society
November 24, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe quartet joyfully celebrates the zany, clever, and brilliant world of vintage silent comedies in its specially crafted film scores. For this performance, the silent films include Laurel & Hardy’s Liberty, and Charley Chase’s Publicity Pays and Hello Baby.
Featured Artist(s): The Snark Ensemble
November 23, 2009 - Watch this Performance“Tango: The Eternal Seduction” explores the sound, the look, and the feel of tango as it shifted to fit changing social contexts yet retained its essential magic. From its beginning in the barrios of Buenos Aires in the late 1800s, through the ballrooms of Europe, and on to the dance halls and stages of the world, tango evolved as a mesmerizing dance that evokes passion in all who experience it.
Featured Artist(s): Tiempo de Tango
November 22, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceUsing real stories from Muslim women, Sahar Ullah’s performance moves beyond the stereotypes regarding the head scarf (hijab) and creates a better understanding of Muslim-American women.
Featured Artist(s): Sahar Ullah
November 21, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceAn instrumental ensemble dedicated to the performance of Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo music (c. 1450-c. 1770) on replicas of original instruments such as recorder, baroque flute, harpsichord, baroque guitar and archlute. Their repertoire includes Colonial Mexican music from historical archives. Presented in cooperation with the Mexican Cultural Institute.
Featured Artist(s): La Fontegara
November 20, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe husband-and-wife duo delivers a marriage of harmonies featuring folk, bluegrass, blues, and traditional music in their original songs. In April ‘09, the Sibleys took top honors in the “Great American Duet Sing-Off” on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion. The same month they released their fourth CD, Coming Home.
Featured Artist(s): Anne & Pete Sibley
November 19, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceParticipants in the program perform scenes and arias from selected operas.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
November 18, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe Texas-based R&B singer and left-handed guitarist has appeared at the Apollo Theater and on American Bandstand, and her song, "Oh Baby (We've Got a Good Thing Goin')” was recorded by The Rolling Stones. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series.
Featured Artist(s): Barbara Lynn
November 17, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceZiv Ravitz's “Images From Home” is the first debut for this world renowned Drummer/Composer. The music can be described as cross culture fusion between Israeli folklore, American jazz, north African rhythms and European classical music. The members of this ensemble (Avishai Cohen, Omer Klein, Haggai Cohen Milo) are a part of the elite in the current jazz scene in the world. They all share similar background that helps the music to be what it is - A representation of life in Israel manifested in music. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel.
Featured Artist(s): Ziv Ravitz
November 16, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe singers are going back to their roots, physically and metaphorically, in Blonde Ambition—an evening of cabaret. After short-lived stints as a redhead and brunette respectively, they dive back into the world of musical storytelling through the works of Sondheim and Kander and Ebb, with a few highlights of contemporary pop/rock, all while giving off the faint smell of bleach.
Featured Artist(s): Bligh Voth
November 15, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceBowen McCauley Dance (BMD) presents an evening of world premiere performances: in Novelletten No. 8, BMD’s professional company dances to Robert Schumann’s enchanting piano score; in If I Can’t Dance, Dance for PD (BMD’s outreach program for people with Parkinson Disease and their caregivers ), participants take the stage for the first time; and in Mambozart, Kenmore Junior Company (BMD’s outreach program for students at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Virginia) showcases a new energetic work that demonstrates the youthful joy of dance.
Featured Artist(s): Bowen McCauley Dance
November 14, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceIn conjunction with Opera Week (Nov. 13-22), the Washington National Opera presents an “informance” of how the orchestra accompanies singers, using excerpts from The Marriage of Figaro.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera
November 13, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceBacking herself on guitar, cittern, and keyboard, and with her 3-octave voice, the award-winning songwriter successfully merges her Irish and American roots in her music.
Featured Artist(s): Kitty Donohoe
November 12, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe classical guitarist is renowned for his keen and sensitive interpretations of the great masters. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden.
Featured Artist(s): Krister Dahlström
November 11, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceOne of the East Coast’s premier New Orleans music ensembles, the trio plays rock and roll, zydeco, jazz, and originals as heard on such CDs as The Virgil Sessions and Zydeco Dog.
Featured Artist(s): The Dixie Power Trio
November 10, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceLed by the vibrant trumpeter, the duo blends jazz with blues, funk, gospel, and a touch of hip hop.
Featured Artist(s): Thad Wilson Duo
November 9, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe Slovakian puppet theater company presents Príbehy z prádelného koša (“Stories from the Laundry”) in which storytellers and the audience improvise with everyday clothes. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009
Featured Artist(s): Aiculina’s World
November 8, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceIn Sueños Alucinantes (Amazing Dreams), the Spanish magician creates a show where adults will travel back to their childhood and children will enjoy a magical world. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009
Featured Artist(s): Pedro Volta
November 7, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceAudre Budrys’s one-woman show uses Lithuanian mythology to explore how a 12-year-old girl from Lithuania confronts the challenge of moving into a globally oriented world. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009
Featured Artist(s): Audre Budrys
November 6, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceA D.C. favorite, the vibraphonist leads his own ensemble, performing swinging standards and original jazz gems.
Featured Artist(s): Chuck Redd
November 5, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThe Slovenian puppeteer tells the story of “Balon Velikon” (The Gigantic Balloon), which follows six year-old Oscar whose elderly neighbors want him to behave like a grown up. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009
Featured Artist(s): Andrej Rozman Roza
November 4, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceMalta’s St. James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity presents an interactive musical tale of the beloved children’s book character Babar. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009
Featured Artist(s): St. James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity
November 3, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceThis Portuguese world champion of card tricks engages audiences with illusions and humor. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009
Featured Artist(s): Helder Guimaraes
November 2, 2009 - Watch this PerformanceIrish puppeteer Miriam Lambert brings the story book tale to life. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2009
Featured Artist(s): Miriam Lambert