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Millennium Stage Performance Archive
March 2013

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March 31, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The eclectic composer and percussionist, whose interests run from steel pan to traditional classical music, offers a performance by his own quintet as they perform his rhythmic compositions. Part of the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Featured Artist(s): Andy Akiho

March 30, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Members of the National Symphony Orchestra play Bliss’s Quintet for Oboe and Strings, Françaix’s Divertissement for Bassoon and String Quintet, and a string quartet performance.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

March 29, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Listen Local First presents the D.C.-based and District-loving bluegrass band in a concert featuring a mix of traditional and original music with rich, tight vocal harmony.
Featured Artist(s): By & By

March 28, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Members of the KCOHO perform Grieg’s Sonata No. 3 in C minor and Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor.
Featured Artist(s): The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

March 27, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The company will be performing Deep eMotion which is a compilation of original works choreographed by Artistic Director Shu-Chen Cuff including Simply Bach, Dear Mr. Cooper, Deja Vu and The Core along with City Thoughts choreographed by Guest Choreographer Constance Walsh.
Featured Artist(s): Gin Dance Company

March 26, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Join the female voices (adults and children) in an interactive program that celebrates Women’s History Month.
Featured Artist(s): WPAS Children of the Gospel Choir

March 25, 2013 - Watch this Performance

For more than a decade the duo has been creating a unique, acoustic mix of folk, pop, and catchy choruses.
Featured Artist(s): Mike + Ruthy

March 24, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The singer-songwriter, daughter of musicians Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche and sister to Rufus Wainwright, offers an evening of her own indie-folk music as part of her album release tour.
Featured Artist(s): Lucy Wainwright Roche

March 23, 2013 - Watch this Performance

This renowned annual black history production features youth from the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center who transform from a wax replica to a live portrayal of our most notable entertainers, writers, athletes, poets, entrepreneurs, and political leaders. (This event will take place in the Hall of States from 4:45-5:45 p.m., with a performance on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.)
Featured Artist(s): Blacks in Wax

March 22, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

March 21, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

March 20, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Now in its 15th year, the program presents various ensembles made up of competitively selected, emerging jazz artists as they complete their weeklong residency with a free concert.
Featured Artist(s): Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead

March 19, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Members of the program—French horn player Scott Reid (12th grade), violist Sam Matzner (12th grade), and cellist Didi Park (10th grade)—play classical works.
Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

March 18, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Join WNO main stage artists and members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program as they offer an “up close and personal” performance featuring an assortment of arias and ensembles.
Featured Artist(s): Washington National Opera

March 17, 2013 - Watch this Performance

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, students offer a performance highlighting the unique tradition of Irish music and dance.
Featured Artist(s): Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance

March 16, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The New York-based brass band brings an acoustic mash-up of gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin into a Balkan brass setting.
Featured Artist(s): Matt Moran's Slavic Soul Party

March 15, 2013 - Watch this Performance

This concert hosted by singer-songwriter and radio host Larry Groce features 2010 Abe Olman Award recipient Rebecca Jordan and multitalented composer Camille Thurman.
Featured Artist(s): Camille Thurman

March 14, 2013 - Watch this Performance

This concert hosted by singer-songwriter and radio host Larry Groce features Puerto Rican composer Negrón and American singer-songwriter Tasjan.
Featured Artist(s): Aaron Lee Tasjan

March 13, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Comprised of accomplished local student musicians, the group preserves and promotes the big band jazz genre with a performance by jazz composers such as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and others.
Featured Artist(s): The Blues Alley Youth Orchestra

March 12, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Vocalist Deborah Bond and her band Third Logic have been performing together for 10 years, giving them a pure and genuine chemistry that takes their audience in many musical directions including R&B, funk, and acoustic soul.
Featured Artist(s): Deborah Bond

March 11, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Known for their artistry and adventurous programming, the Baltimore-based group performs masterworks of the brass quintet repertoire, as well as arrangements of popular song, jazz, and Dixieland, among other styles.
Featured Artist(s): Clipper City Brass Quintet

March 10, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Known for the tantalizing universes he creates, Danish designer and musician Henrik Vibskov presents The Russian Boys Quartet Puppet Performance, featuring Mountain Yorokobu, with Bille Bahncke plus the Hess Brothers. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
Featured Artist(s): Henrik Vibskov

March 9, 2013 - Watch this Performance

From Finland, the Sami joik singer’s music has been described as "shamanistic chant meets modern soundscapes." Joik has certain elements in common with Native American music, most importantly a reverence for the earth and the elements. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
Featured Artist(s): Wimme

March 8, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Since its founding in 1938, the choir combines old song traditions with new music, always working to develop the strong Danish choir tradition. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
Featured Artist(s): Danish National Girls’ Choir

March 7, 2013 - Watch this Performance

One of the best-known bands in Greenland, the group tours internationally and is quickly gathering new fans despite the fact that their songs are sung entirely in Greenlandic. Their songs have been featured in the Discovery Channel’s series Flying Wild Alaska. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
Featured Artist(s): Nanook

March 6, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The Swedish/Senegalese couple, winners of the “Best Newcomer” prize at the 2010 Swedish Folk and World Music Gala and “Band of the Year” in 2011, combines a variety of styles, influences, and techniques in its music. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
Featured Artist(s): Sousou and Maher Cissoko

March 5, 2013 - Watch this Performance

From Iceland, harpist Katie Buckley and percussionist Frank Aarnink came together in 2007 with the intention to commission and perform music from young composers. To date, they have commissioned more than 60 pieces from composers in Iceland and all over the world. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
Featured Artist(s): Duo Harpverk

March 4, 2013 - Watch this Performance

A Greenlander, singer/songwriter Lyberth has captivated Danish and Greenlandic audiences since the 1970s and is increasingly popular with international audiences. An Åland Islander, accordion virtuoso Sundström is master of a vast repertoire ranging from classical pieces to folk music and dance-friendly pop tunes. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
Featured Artist(s): Rasmus Lyberth / Greta Sundström

March 3, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Join award-winning chefs Mads Refslund of Denmark, Morten Sohlberg of Norway, and Ulrika Bengtsson of Sweden 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): Ulrika Bengtsson, Mads Refslund, and Morten Sohlberg

March 2, 2013 - Watch this Performance

Join moderator Mike Snider, Tech Reporter for USA TODAY, and Nordic video game developers Kristoffer Touborg (EVE-Online) and Saku Lehtinen (Max Payne, Alan Wake) as they speak about the creative process behind some of the most popular games today, accompanied by visuals from the games on the screen above the stage. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.


Featured Artist(s): Saku Lehtinen and Kristoffer Touborg

March 1, 2013 - Watch this Performance

The highly respected Norwegian folk singer-songwriter was voted 2006 “Traditional Musician of the Year” in Norway. She performs with double bassist Håkon Thelin and Ingar Hunskaar on electronics. Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
Featured Artist(s): Unni Løvlid

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