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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: February 2003

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[February 28, 2003]

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The Present Tense is a performance of improvisational dance and music featuring Daniel Burkholder (The PlayGround) and Sharon Mansur (impact performance). Pieces include In my skin, trajectory altered slightly and excerpt from buried in the sky.

Featured Artist(s): Daniel Burkholder

[February 27, 2003]

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NSO Youth Fellowship Program Concert features local high school students on scholarship studying with NSO members.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[February 26, 2003]

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Ziva’s Spanish Dance blends traditional and modern styles for a unique neo-classical choreography full of the seductive and spirited dances from the South European peninsula.

Featured Artist(s): Ziva's Spanish Dance

[February 25, 2003]

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Tony-nominated actress and star of the Kennedy Center’s recent production of Tell me on a Sunday Alice Ripley performs original pop/rock music from her album called Everything’s Fine along with Shannon Ford.

Featured Artist(s): Alice Ripley

[February 24, 2003]

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Jazz trumpeter Vaughn Nark, a former member of the U.S. Air Force's premiere jazz ensemble, leads the Vaughn Nark Quintet in a program with a wide variety of jazz styles and improvisations.

Featured Artist(s): Vaughn Nark

[February 23, 2003]

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Led by Washington, DC resident singer, songwriter and educator, Donal Leace & Friends incorporate the sounds of South Africa and Cuba in their American folk music roots as they present music from the new album Leace Renewed.

Featured Artist(s): Donal Leace

[February 22, 2003]

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Fiery tenor saxophonist Ron Holloway combines passion and a broad dynamic range to generate an exciting and distinctive sound.

Featured Artist(s): Julia Nixon

[February 21, 2003]

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The music of songwriters Chris & Meredith Thompson weaves vocals, flute, strings and percussion together with strong doses of riff-driven guitar and Latin rhythms, while independent internationally acclaimed songwriter SONiA presents her original folk/rock/pop combination from a fifteen-year career. Writer’s Night:

Featured Artist(s): Chris &Meredith Thompson

[February 20, 2003]

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Internationally recognized artists FLUTAR (Joseph Cunliffe, flutist and Giorgia Cavallaro, guitarist) perform Classical and World Music from Latin America and Ireland, traditional music from America, and original music inspired by melodies of the world.

Featured Artist(s): FLUTAR

[February 19, 2003]

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Pianist Steve Strunk performs a selection of jazz favorites.

Featured Artist(s): Steve Strunk

[February 18, 2003]

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Pianist Steve Strunk performs a selection of jazz favorites.

Featured Artist(s): Steve Strunk

[February 15, 2003]

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Harmonica player Mark Wenner joins guitarist and vocalist Terry Garland at guitar and vocals for an evening of country style and urban acoustic blues sounds. Weekend of Blues

Featured Artist(s): Terry Garland

[February 14, 2003]

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Washington, DC bluesmen John Cephas and Phil Wiggins offer their unique stylings and interpretations of Ragtime music and Piedmont blues. Weekend of Blues

Featured Artist(s): John Cephas

[February 13, 2003]

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Jazz and the New Generation: An award-winning group of high school and college jazz musicians assembled by Dr. Billy Taylor perform their own works.

Featured Artist(s): Jazz and the New Generation

[February 12, 2003]

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Zimbabwe's foremost Mbira player, Stella Chiweshe offers a repertoire that stretches from classical pieces to bubbly uptempo jigs.

Featured Artist(s): Stella Chiweshe

[February 11, 2003]

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For audiences that yearn for old-style bluegrass, northern Colorado band Open Road plays songs from its new album Cold Wind.

Featured Artist(s): Open Road

[February 10, 2003]

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Students from The CKS Dance Academy and The Fairfax Chinese Dance Troupe perform dances echoing traditional to modern Chinese themes of folk life, nature, and celebration of the Lunar New Year.

Featured Artist(s): The CKS Dance Academy

[February 9, 2003]

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German poet and songwriter Wenzel revisits the songs of the father of American folk music Woody Guthrie with songs from his new album Ticky Tock.

Featured Artist(s): Wenzel

[February 8, 2003]

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Jane Franklin Dance presents the original composition by John Kamman On a Grand Scale, dances based in two Virginia locations, Crystal City and the orchards near Charlottesville. Excerpts from their Escape Vietnam are also performed.

Featured Artist(s): Jane Franklin Dance

[February 7, 2003]

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Former MOMIX member Joseph Mills and GW Professor Mary Buckley collaborate in a program of modern dance solos and duets.

Featured Artist(s): Mary Buckley

[February 6, 2003]

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The Other Side of Broadway, a project devoted to the performance and preservation of classical music by established and emerging theatre composers, presents its second art song cabaret Songs of the Poets.

Featured Artist(s): The Other Side of Broadway

[February 5, 2003]

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Danish band Phønix presents songs with music characterized by its intensity, respect for tradition and originality, and with texts taken from the great Scandinavian folk tradition.

Featured Artist(s): Phønix

[February 4, 2003]

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Vocalist Jon Anders Halvorsen and guitarist Tore Bruvoll bring the historic into a modern context with their contemporary folk music from Norway.

Featured Artist(s): Tore Bruvoll

[February 3, 2003]

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Singer and harpist Kristen Jepperson performs classical, Broadway style, and popular music.

Featured Artist(s): Kristen Jepperson

[February 2, 2003]

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Jerome Wright with piano accompaniment by Myriam Avalos Teie performs sonatas for piano and cello by Beethoven and Brahms.

Featured Artist(s): Jerome Wright

[February 1, 2003]

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Acclaimed Japanese classical guitarist Yasuji Ohagi enlightens audiences with his profound musical interpretations and impeccable technique as he performs pieces from his two albums Un día de Noviembre and Cielo.

Featured Artist(s): Yasuji Ohagi

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