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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: December 2011

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[December 31, 2011]

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Celebrate with guitarist Zan McLeod, accordionist Peter Brice, fiddler Rosie Shipley, and the New Century Dancers.

Featured Artist(s): Peter Brice

[December 30, 2011]

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Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring Mallory Lewis, daughter of entertainer Shari Lewis, appearing with the classic children’s puppet Lamb Chop and modern-Klezmer quartet—the Alexandria Kleztet.

Featured Artist(s): Holiday Vaudeville

[December 29, 2011]

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Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring Mallory Lewis, daughter of entertainer Shari Lewis, appearing with the classic children’s puppet Lamb Chop and modern-Klezmer quartet—the Alexandria Kleztet.

Featured Artist(s): Holiday Vaudeville

[December 28, 2011]

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The D.C. group performs under the direction of Elder Cornelius Young (Minister of Music) and Sister Tammy Ellard (Associate Minister of Music).

Featured Artist(s): The Greater Mount Calvary Recording Choir

[December 27, 2011]

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The local jazz group performs an evening of jazzy holiday classics.

Featured Artist(s): Project Natale

[December 26, 2011]

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America's defacto Bluegrass Ambassadors have been entertaining music fans for more than 13 years on three continents.

Featured Artist(s): Bob Perilla’s Big Hillbilly Bluegrass

[December 25, 2011]

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Celebrate this festive Millennium Stage tradition—now in its 13th year—with host and vibraphonist Chuck Redd, pianist Robert Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeter Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores Williams.

Featured Artist(s): James King

[December 24, 2011]

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Led by Zack Smith, the group plays jazzy and jaunty arrangements of holiday favorites. Performance at 12 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Beltway Brass Quintet

[December 23, 2011]

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Musicians over the age of 55 perform crowd-pleasing holiday music.

Featured Artist(s): Encore Chorale

[December 22, 2011]

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The 16-member gospel brass and percussion ensemble creates a joyful holiday program with its unique instrumentation and powerful voices.

Featured Artist(s): Sweet Heaven Kings

[December 21, 2011]

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What’s inside a mezuzah? What should you do if you drop a matzoh ball on the ground? The band will explore these questions and more with big harmonies and irresistible melodies for the young ones that parents will love, too.



Featured Artist(s): The Macaroons

[December 20, 2011]

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A favorite of the D.C. roots-rock scene, Last Train Home delivers original holiday tunes and interpretations of yuletide classics.

Featured Artist(s): Last Train Home

[December 19, 2011]

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The German company presents excerpts from Humperdinck's opera Hänsel & Gretel.

Featured Artist(s): theater die baustelle

[December 18, 2011]

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Celebrating its 51st season, this orchestra composed of young people ages 4 to 19 plays holiday favorites.

Featured Artist(s): DC Youth Orchestra

[December 17, 2011]

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The troupe brings classic literature out of the library and onto the stage with King George and the Dragon, a holiday-themed English folk play.

Featured Artist(s): The Georgetown Theatre Company

[December 16, 2011]

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The D.C. band was named one of the best bands in D.C. by Express Night Out for its bluesy swagger, rock & roll energy, and equally impressive knack for fashion as well as songwriting style.

Featured Artist(s): U.S. Royalty

[December 15, 2011]

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Bring family and friends to hear the melodic sounds of young artists in a program featuring holiday favorites and other arrangements with a little gospel flair.

Featured Artist(s): WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir

[December 14, 2011]

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Students from Maryland’s Cultural Academy for Excellence play a holiday program.


Featured Artist(s): Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra

[December 13, 2011]

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In its 33rd season, this ensemble is composed of students from more than 22 area high schools.

Featured Artist(s): The Montgomery County Public Schools Senior Honors Jazz Ensemble

[December 12, 2011]

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Imagine the sound of a Brazilian Carnaval in the Appalachian Mountains: from bluegrass to forró, swamp rock to maracatu, and surf guitar shimmies to the wah-wah of the berimbau.

Featured Artist(s): Matuto

[December 11, 2011]

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This benefit concert for The Patriot Foundation features world-class string band music, sublime vocals and harmonies, and stories and letters from soldiers and their loved ones dating from the Revolutionary War to the present.

Featured Artist(s): Joe Craven

[December 10, 2011]

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Young musicians from the Kids Rock Free band program at the Fender Center in Corona, California, perform classic rock from such bands as Journey, Led Zeppelin, and Rush, as well as a collection of some holiday music.

Featured Artist(s): The Fender Benders

[December 9, 2011]

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Participants in the program for talented high school instrumentalists present a recital of classical chamber music.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[December 8, 2011]

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The accordionist, guitarist, and composer is presented by Brazilian series Movimento Violão, which highlights some of the best guitarists in Brazil. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Brazil.

Featured Artist(s): Marcelo Jeneci

[December 7, 2011]

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This year marks the 38th anniversary of this holiday tradition founded by the late Harvey Phillips in which tuba, sousaphone, and euphonium players from around D.C. play traditional Christmas music. Grab your instrument and arrive for rehearsal at 3 p.m.

Featured Artist(s): Merry TubaChristmas

[December 6, 2011]

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The group from D.C.’s Fort Myer Chapel present a holiday bell ringing program.

Featured Artist(s): The Chapel Ringers

[December 5, 2011]

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The movement-based performance group presents new works by Artistic Director Daniel Burkholder and company members Christine Stone Martin, Keira Hart Mendoza, and Stephanie Yezek. IN THE FAMILY THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Daniel Burkholder

[December 4, 2011]

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The Filipino choir performs a vocal program of inspiring works. IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): International Care Ministries Children’s Choir

[December 3, 2011]

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Join the storytellers for a family friendly evening of stories told in American Sign Language in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Featured Artist(s): Peter Cook

[December 2, 2011]

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National Symphony Orchestra members—Ruth Wicker Schaaf, viola; David Teie, cello; and Jeffrey Weisner, bass—play Haydn’s Trio for Viola, Cello, and Bass; Albrechtsberger’s Divertimento in C major for Viola, Cello, and Bass; Teie’s Duo for Viola and Cello; and Rossini’s Duo for Cello and Bass.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[December 1, 2011]

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Members of the KCOHO perform Dvorák’s Piano Trio No. 3 in F minor and Fauré’s Piano Quintet No. 2.

Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

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