Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: December 2006
December 31, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceExperience chamber music and waltzes of 19th-century Austria in an intimate setting.
Featured Artist(s): Sidney's Music and Entertainment
December 30, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceThe trio performs traditional Irish music on the button accordion, flute, fiddle, guitar, and bodhran, accompanied by The Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance. PART OF A CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Featured Artist(s): Billy McComiskey
December 29, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceThis husband-and-wife duo has been performing and recording together since 1995, blending original, traditional, contemporary Celtic, and Appalachian-influenced music on acoustic guitars, mandolin, Celtic harp, banjo, Irish bouzouki, piano, and world percussion. PART OF A CELTIC CHRISTMAS
Featured Artist(s): Al Petteway and Amy White
December 28, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceLed by John Wright, this ensemble performs a merry holiday program.
Featured Artist(s): The John Wright Brass Ensemble
December 27, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceHaving entertained music fans for over 10 years, the band continues with its exciting blend of hard-driving bluegrass, country, folk, and original material.
Featured Artist(s): Bob Perilla’s Big Hillbilly Bluegrass
December 26, 2006 - Watch this PerformancePeriod music ensemble Hesperus, in conjunction with Tina Chancey, performs a concert of baroque classics, featuring J. Riley Lewis on the Center’s beautiful Filene organ. IN THE CONCERT HALL
Featured Artist(s): Hesperus
December 25, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceCelebrate Christmas at this jazz festivity with host/vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.
Featured Artist(s): All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam
December 24, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceMusicians from this world-class concert band perform a wide variety of repertoire, from holiday classics and popular favorites to instrumental selections. SPECIAL NOONTIME PERFORMANCE
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Air Force Trombone Ensemble
December 23, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceCajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.
Featured Artist(s): Sean Grissom
December 22, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceCajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts two evenings of holiday vaudeville, featuring Rod Ferrone, rhythmic tap dancer and physical comedian; and the Alexandria Kleztet, a modern-Klezmer quartet.
Featured Artist(s): Alexandria Kleztet
December 21, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceJoin the Millennium Stage for these monthly “live radio theater” productions that mix script, music, and sound effects, and are recorded for broadcast on XM Satellite Radio’s Kids Channel. This month features a special holiday double bill of Christmas in July and The Flying Latke. IN THE FAMILY THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Night Kitchen Radio Theater
December 20, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceCantor musician Mark Novak and storyteller/juggler Renée Brachfeld, a dynamic husband-wife storytelling duo, draw their material from the warmth and richness of the Jewish tradition. PART OF THE HANUKKAH CELEBRATION
Featured Artist(s): Mark Novak
December 19, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceWith its versatile repertoire of klezmer, Israeli, Yiddish, Greek, jazz, Broadway, pop, classical, swing, light rock, and American standards, this klezmer band gets audiences dancing. PART OF THE HANUKKAH CELEBRATION
Featured Artist(s): Jinny Marsh's Hot Kugel Klezmer Band
December 18, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceKol Haruach is known for their "Klezmer-Jazz" improvisational, eclectic style. This past April, the band released a special "Live -- In Concert" CD. It is Kol Haruach live in concert featuring what they are known for the most -- Klezmer and Jazz. It is unusual for a Klezmer band to have a live album that features a diversity of music. In this concert, the band will feature Klezmer, Israeli and Jazz tunes from this new live recording in addition to new music recently composed and arranged for the band. PART OF THE HANUKKAH CELEBRATION
Featured Artist(s): Kol Haruach Klezmer
December 17, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceFormed in 1978 by trumpeter Dave Detwiler, the group presents “Christmastime in Washington,” a program featuring straight-ahead and smooth jazz arrangements of holiday classics.
Featured Artist(s): Prelude
December 16, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceA favorite of the D.C. roots-rock scene, Last Train Home delivers original holiday tunes and interpretations of yuletide classics from its CD, Holiday Limited.
Featured Artist(s): Last Train Home
December 15, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceDuke Ellington School of the Arts Concert Choir, under the direction of Samuel L. E. Bonds, sings traditional choral music of the season with pianist Alma Costello.
Featured Artist(s): The Duke Ellington School of the Arts Music Department
December 14, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceThe 16-member gospel brass and percussion band from the United House of Prayer performs a joyful holiday program.
Featured Artist(s): Sweet Heaven Kings
December 13, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceThis ensemble performs Ottoman-Turkish songs, sufi music, and Mevlevi Ayins, including the art of the Whirling Dervish, which combines rhythmic rotation, the chanting of poetry, and music to achieve a state of trance.
Featured Artist(s): The Mavera Ensemble
December 12, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceNavy members perform a classical repertoire as well as holiday favorites.
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Navy Brass Quartet
December 11, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceA dynamic ensemble of musicians over the age of 55 performs crowd-pleasing holiday music.
Featured Artist(s): The Levine School of Music
December 10, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceYoung artists from the Washington National Opera’s program perform scenes from popular operas.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
December 9, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceMembers of this 40-year-old music instruction and performance program—composed of young people ages 4 to 19—perform their holiday repertoire.
Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra
December 8, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceHigh school musicians studying with the National Symphony Orchestra perform a program including works by Beethoven, Bach, and Kreisler.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows
December 7, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceThis trio blends gospel-tinged jazz and the ambient music of Güstavsen’s original compositions, as well as unique interpretations of classics. IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Featured Artist(s): Tord Gustavsen Trio
December 6, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceTwo groups join to perform sacred and popular holiday music on traditional hand bells.
Featured Artist(s): The Peace Ringers
December 5, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceArtistic Director Heather Pultz presents a rich program that incorporates projection and live music, including “Nike’s Dream,” “Mobile,” “Our Mother’s Keeper,” “Filias,” and “Dewi.”
Featured Artist(s): Artefacts Dance Company
December 4, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceLed by Harvey Phillips, local tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players perform traditional Christmas music in the 33rd anniversary of this holiday tradition. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.
Featured Artist(s): Merry TubaChristmas
December 3, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceThis local a cappella group covers rock and pop tunes. IN THE THEATER LAB
Featured Artist(s): The DC Accidentals
December 2, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceA kid-friendly performance about celebrating our families - chosen, alternative, gay, straight, adoptive, emerging - in the spirit of the holidays. Peter DiMuro brings his experience as Uncle Drosselmeyer for the Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker – and his experience as an uncle to his adopted niece – to an exploration of new ideas about family in a season steeped in great traditions.
Featured Artist(s): Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
December 1, 2006 - Watch this PerformanceTo kick off the weekend of the Kennedy Center Honors, actors from the Shakespeare Theatre Company (Nancy Robinette, Julia Coffey, Rick Foucheux, and Aubrey Deeker) present a staged reading of selections from Albee’s works.
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Featured Artist(s): Shakespeare Theatre Company