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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: February 2013

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[February 28, 2013]

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The folk trio plays Swedish traditional tunes along with its own compositions bursting with attitude and joy. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Skaran

[February 27, 2013]

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While her roots are in Faroese ballads, the singer/songwriter has a wide range of interests in many kinds of music, from rock, jazz, folk, pop, to European classical music. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Eivør

[February 26, 2013]

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Creator of the world’s first sign language hip hop DVD, Finland's Signmark uses strong bass beats with low frequencies to adapt to rap and hip hop rhythms along with vocalist Brandon Bauer. In cooperation with VSA. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Signmark

[February 25, 2013]

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Join award-winning chefs Petteri Luoto of Finland and Hákon Már Örvarsson of Iceland for a demonstration of New Nordic Cuisine. Audience members will be able to watch the cooking unfold in person and on large screens in the Grand Foyer. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Petteri Luoto and Hákon Már Örvarsson

[February 24, 2013]

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One of the world’s premier annual showcases for new music, Iceland Airwaves presents three bands--electropop group FM Belfast, pop septet Retro Stefson, and delicate electronic pop songstress Sóley. Supported by Icelandair, Iceland Naturally, and the Embassy of Iceland in Washington, D.C. Part of Nordic Cool 2013. SPECIAL EXTENDED PERFORMANCE

Featured Artist(s): Iceland Airwaves: FM Belfast, Retro Stefson, and Sóley

[February 23, 2013]

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With more than 30 years of unparalleled performances, the ensemble has brought percussion from the back row of the orchestra to center stage through a strong commitment to contemporary percussion music. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Kroumata

[February 22, 2013]

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The eclectic, jazz-based trio from Copenhagen, Denmark creates experimental music that draws from a wide variety of genres, including jazz, pop, afro, and funk. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Ibrahim Electric

[February 21, 2013]

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The three sisters perform a program of  joik, a traditional form of song of the Sami people (the indigenous people of the northern Nordic region) and is one of the oldest forms of musical expression in existence. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Gaup Sisters

[February 20, 2013]

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The key ingredients of the Finnish tango are longing and passion, and the six virtuosos salute the classic Finnish tango repertoire with their freshly nuanced and powerful renditions. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Tango-orkesteri Unto

[February 19, 2013]

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Founded in 1994, the 33-member, Swedish Grammi–nominated choir's repertoire consists mainly of contemporary Swedish classical music. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.

Featured Artist(s): Gustaf Sjökvist’s Chamber Choir

[February 18, 2013]

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The trio fuses traditional elements of hip hop such as human beat-box, rhyming, and storytelling with Indian classical and Post-Western classical music.

Featured Artist(s): Wytold

[February 17, 2013]

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This varied program features works by Schoenfield and Chopin; selections from Mozart’s Don Giovanni; and a performance of ragtime music featuring saxophone ensemble The Moanin’ Frogs. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

[February 16, 2013]

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Students play works by Whittenburg, Bartók, and contemporary composer David Lang. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Yale School of Music

[February 15, 2013]

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The Chamber Choir offers a vocal performance featuring the works of Monteverdi, Whitacre, and others. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Manhattan School of Music

[February 14, 2013]

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Students play classical works. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Juilliard School

[February 13, 2013]

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Guitarists Renaud Côté-Giguère and Matthew Lyons, baritone Efrain Solis, and pianist Mai-Linh Pham present works by Da Milano, Martin, Takemitsu, Assad, Handel, Poulenc, Barber, and Gardel. Part of the Conservatory Project. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The San Francisco Conservatory of Music

[February 12, 2013]

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Students play works by composers Kodály, Tárrega, Wieniawski, Mendelssohn, and Debussy. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): Eastman School of Music

[February 11, 2013]

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Highly reminiscent of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, this young harpist has developed a beautiful fresh sound all her own. Stick around for a post-show discussion about the use of harp in jazz and improv techniques. Note: Free tickets distributed in the States Gallery/Roof Terrace Level, two per person in line, starting at 5:30 p.m. FREE TICKETED EVENT IN THE THEATER LAB

Featured Artist(s): The Brandee Younger Quartet

[February 10, 2013]

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Students celebrate composer Benjamin Britten with a chamber recital featuring the composer’s Phantasy, Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, and Quartet No. 3. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Curtis Institute of Music

[February 9, 2013]

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The Russian Trio, featuring violinist Nikita Borisevich, cellist Dmitry Volkov, and pianist Katherine Rick, plays a program of works by Haydn and Shostakovich. Part of the Conservatory Project. IN THE TERRACE THEATER

Featured Artist(s): The Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University

[February 8, 2013]

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The Afghan-American musician and multimedia artist offers a concert of her original works, which feature a blend of Afghan and Western styles of music.

Featured Artist(s): Ariana Delawari

[February 7, 2013]

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In cooperation with the Ministry of Education of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, students from ANIM play selections of traditional Afghan and Indian music as well as William Harvey's The Four Seasons of Afghanistan, a recasting of Vivaldi's masterwork in a thoroughly Afghan context. General Admission tickets will be distributed two (2) per person in line on Thu., Feb. 7, 2013, in the Hall of Nations, beginning at 5 p.m. Visit the event page for more information. FREE TICKETED EVENT IN THE CONCERT HALL

Featured Artist(s): Afghanistan National Institute of Music

[February 6, 2013]

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Members of the KCOHO play selections from Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Borodin’s Prince Igor, and Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 2.

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

[February 5, 2013]

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Members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program perform musical highlights from WNO’s forthcoming productions of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Bellini’s Norma.

Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera Insights

[February 4, 2013]

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This award-winning D.C. band guarantees a blues-infused, scorching hot, sinfully addictive performance.

Featured Artist(s): Bad Influence Band

[February 3, 2013]

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Listen Local First DC presents this garage-rock/psychedelia/ blues/surf/punk-laced band.

Featured Artist(s): Listen Local First

[February 2, 2013]

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The Grammy nominee and star of the indie family music scene performs with his group, offering their unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music, which has been nationally recognized and relished by both children and parents.

Featured Artist(s): Justin Roberts and The Not Ready for Naptime Players

[February 1, 2013]

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With an American, indie rock sound and lyrics about youth, heartbreak, drug wars, and more, this D.C. band always delivers a stellar performance.

Featured Artist(s): The Riverbreaks

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