Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: November 2010
November 30, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe DC Youth Orchestra performs a concert of original compositions written by young composers from around the globe. Presented in cooperation with the Organization of the American States (OAS). IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra
November 29, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceVocalist and guitarist Susan Gaeta, vocalist and strings musician Tina Chancey, and lute player and guitarist Howard Bass perform traditional Sephardic songs.
Featured Artist(s): Trio Sefardi
November 28, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe Baltimore piano and organ player and Strathmore Artist-in-Residence brings his unique blend of jazz, blues, and boogie music to the stage.
Featured Artist(s): Matt Wigler
November 27, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe violinist and Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, along with her band The Green Project, has been shaking things up, sharing the stage with such renowned artists as Roberta Flack, Eric Roberson, Denyce Graves, and Black Thought of The Roots.
Featured Artist(s): Chelsey Green
November 26, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceBorn in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in Brooklyn, the singer-songwriter derives her soulful sound from reggae, country, blues, gospel, pop, jazz, soft rock, and hip hop.
Featured Artist(s): Abby Dobson
November 25, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceMasterful on keys, with a voice reminiscent of Maxwell and musicianship influenced by the likes of Prince and Stevie Wonder, V. Rich meshes neo-soul, R&B, and hip-hop.
Featured Artist(s): V. Rich
November 24, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceAmerica’s de facto Bluegrass Ambassadors have been entertaining music fans for more than 13 years on three continents with an exciting blend of hard-driving bluegrass, country, folk, and original material.
Featured Artist(s): Bob Perilla’s Big Hillbilly Bluegrass
November 23, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceBased in Delaware, the ensemble is part of the school’s Grammy Award–winning music education program.
Featured Artist(s): Newark High School Orchestra
November 22, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army strives to preserve big band music.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Army Blues
November 21, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe Strathmore Artist-in-Residence, musical theater artist, and R&B vocalist studied voice at Howard University and the University of Michigan.
Featured Artist(s): Jobari Parker-Namdar
November 20, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe DC band has been playing their brand of blues-infused, high-energy music since their humble beginnings in 1988.
Featured Artist(s): Bad Influence Band
November 19, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceMembers of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude
November 18, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceSix-time Metro DC Dance Award winner EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (EDT), founded by choreographer and Artistic Director Helanius J. Wilkins, performs a work in progress, Trigger, which addresses issues of class and how economic conditions affect individual choice, exposing the double standards of the differential treatment received by minorities. Yes (2000), A Love Crisis (2006), and Playground (2009) round out the program.
Featured Artist(s): Edgeworks Dance Theater
November 17, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceOf Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute, blending new age, world, jazz, and classical with traditional music. Part of Homegrown: The Music of America.
Featured Artist(s): R. Carlos Nakai
November 16, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceMontreal-based Nomadic Massive—a socially engaged hip-hop consortium of ten skilled musicians and artists whose members hail from Argentina, France, Algeria, Haiti, Chile, Barbados, and Grenada—performs in seven different languages (French, Spanish, English, Arabic, Creole, Portuguese, Patois) with a unique blend of global, urban, and traditional sounds. Presented in cooperation with Words, Beats, Life and Nomadic Wax.
Featured Artist(s): Nomadic Massive
November 15, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe DC-based ensemble will play piano trios by Bernstein and Beethoven.
Featured Artist(s): West Garden Trio
November 14, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceWajahat Ali’s play The Domestic Crusaders focuses on a day in the life of a modern, Muslim, Pakistani American family of six who convene at the family house to celebrate the 21st birthday of the youngest child. Sparks fly among the three generations, culminating in an intense family battle as each "crusader" struggles to assert and impose their respective voices and opinions, while still attempting to maintain and understand that unifying thread that makes them part of the same family.
Featured Artist(s): Wajahat Ali
November 13, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe DC-based classical and jazz vocalist and 2009 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead alumna was named the winner of the DC chapter for the NSAL’s Eleanor Searle Whitney McCollum Voice Award.
Featured Artist(s): Lena Seikaly
November 12, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe singer-songwriter is inspired by classic Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop.
Featured Artist(s): Avi Wisnia
November 11, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe New York–based ensemble, concert series, and composers collective performs, presents, and composes works that are both avant-garde and visceral.
Featured Artist(s): Red Light New Music Ensemble
November 10, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceBrazil’s renowned performer, composer, and producer fuses samba and bossa nova with soul, funk, and electronica.
Featured Artist(s): Jair Oliveira
November 9, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe New Jersey songstress and her band play music inspired by the 1930s and ’40s, juke joints and cabaret, the Andrews Sisters, and Tom Waits.
Featured Artist(s): April Smith and the Great Picture Show
November 8, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe Hungarian magician presents his interactive magic show filled with tricks, music, and storytelling. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.
Featured Artist(s): Kolos Párkányi
November 7, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceIn a story from France by Feather and Hay, Plume is part magician and musician, while Paille is a mischievous, slightly wild creature. Together, they take Plume’s harp on a journey of the imagination. But Plume’s harp isn’t just an ordinary instrument—in an instant, it can be transformed into a tree, a watchtower, a spinning drum, an echo box, and even the bow of a ship! Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.
Featured Artist(s): Feather and Hay
November 6, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe Colombian singer takes audiences on a multilingual journey through the sounds of the Caribbean, the Colombian Amazon, and the folklore of the Pacific.
Featured Artist(s): Maria Mulata
November 5, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceTraditional Irish musician Maura Burns and Irish storyteller Batt Burns perform together with music, storytelling, poetry, Gaelic song and dance. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.
Featured Artist(s): Batt and Maura Burns
November 4, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceEstonia’s improvisational circus company OMAtsirkus helps make the circus understandable for children. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.
Featured Artist(s): OMAtsirkus
November 3, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe group performs big band classics.
Featured Artist(s): American University Jazz Ensemble
November 2, 2010 - Watch this PerformanceThe group from the Czech Republic sings Gregorian chants, renaissance and baroque music, spirituals, and folk songs. Followed by a vocal workshop. Part of Kids Euro Festival 2010.
Featured Artist(s): Bruncvík Boys’ Choir Quartet