Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: April 2005
April 30, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceNSO Prelude: Members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform classical works.
Featured Artist(s): National Symphony Orchestra Prelude
April 29, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceLisa Shaw, soprano, and the Levine School of Music Jazz Trio take audiences on a journey back to the ‘40s with a fun-filled radio show featuring works by Porter, Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, and more. '40s Fridays
Featured Artist(s): Tom Teasley
April 28, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Redd Brothers Quartet features DC jazz natives pianist Robert Redd, who is also a member of the Keter Betts Quartet, and percussionist Chuck Redd who has performed with Charlie Byrd and Dizzy Gillespie.
Featured Artist(s): The Redd Brothers Quartet
April 27, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceCelebration! Congo Choir, under the tutelage of Congolese Choir Master Oscar Diyabanza Matusongwa, performs stories of peace and understanding, using their experiences as a cultural backdrop, and featuring vocals, percussion, and colorful attire.
Featured Artist(s): Celebration! Congo Choir
April 26, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceFlook’s unique combination of flutes underpinned by fluid guitar and impressive bodhran playing has made them one of the most popular groups on the live music circuit in Britain.
Featured Artist(s): Flook
April 25, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceJoin noted choreographer Ronald K. Brown in this fun and inspiring workshop and discover the joy of dance firsthand.
Featured Artist(s): Ronald K. Brown
April 24, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceSioux Empire Youth Orchestra assists in the personal, educational, and artistic development of young people by providing an opportunity to explore and cultivate their musical talent.
Featured Artist(s): Sioux Empire Youth Orchestra
April 23, 2005 - Watch this Performance23 year-old Lebanese pianist Rami Khalife performs compositions from his new album Scene From Hellek which features avant-garde jazz improvisations with influences from western classical music, world music, and traditional sounds from Beirut.
Featured Artist(s): Rami Khalife
April 22, 2005 - Watch this Performance“Souvenirs …A Cabaret to Wage Peace” - Musical theatre students from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University present a barrage of American popular music from folk to pop to show tunes. '40s Fridays
Featured Artist(s): Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at Catholic University
April 21, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceZita Allen moderates a program featuring a discussion with legendary African American choreographers, and segments from the film Free to Dance chronicling the contributions of African-American choreographers and dancers to the world of dance.
Featured Artist(s): Free to Dance
April 20, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceJoin choreographer Chuck Davis in a community movement workshop for all shapes and sizes.
Featured Artist(s): Chuck Davis
April 19, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff presents a high intensity dance and spoken-word piece focusing on community, responsibility and relationships.
Featured Artist(s): The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
April 18, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceChristopher Newport University Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Mark Reimer, performs classic and contemporary works, including the world premier of Brian Hulse's "Concerto for Piano and Symphonic Winds," featuring CNU faculty member and Eastman graduate Dr. Jeffrey Brown.
Featured Artist(s): Christopher Newport University Wind Symphony
April 17, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Deborah Benner Sextet celebrates American composers of the jazz scene and Broadway stage, including Porter, Berlin, Gershwin and Ellington.
Featured Artist(s): The Deborah Benner Sextet
April 16, 2005 - Watch this Performance“Patriotic Pianists” features the pianists of the U.S. Army Band in repertoire for multiple pianos.
Featured Artist(s): Patriotic Pianists - THE UNITED STATES ARMY BAND
April 15, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Ellsworth Gibson Quintet, led by pianist/organist Ellsworth Gibson, has performed at DC area venues including Westminster’s Jazz Night and 18th St. Lounge.
Featured Artist(s): The Elsworth Gibson Quintet
April 14, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceSinger/songwriter Johnsmith has been sharing his music with audiences all across the United States and abroad, and can be heard on his latest CD, Kickin' This Stone.
Featured Artist(s): Johnsmith
April 13, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceEdgeworks Dance Theater, under the direction of Helanius Wilkins, breaks down stereotypes through dance, utilizing performance, choreographic and teaching styles, reflecting the diversity of experiences and perspectives of both its members and guest artists.
Featured Artist(s): Edgeworks Dance Theater
April 12, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Buck Hill Quintet is led by masterful saxophonist Buck Hill who has played and recorded with artists like Sonny Stitt, Shirley Horn, Miles Davis, and Cannonball Adderly.
Featured Artist(s): Buck Hill
April 11, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceGrupo Fantasma, an Austin-based Latin collective, performs progressive and original arrangements of a multitude of styles: cumbia, salsa, merengue, and more.
Featured Artist(s): Grupofantasma
April 10, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceClassical guitarist Masao Tanibe has been a sought after recitalist for concerts in Germany, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Austria and all over his home country of Japan.
Featured Artist(s): Masao Tanibe
April 9, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe 35 member strong Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance troupe perform stunning traditional and contemporary Japanese dance and drumming medleys.
Featured Artist(s): Tamagawa University Taiko Drumming and Dance Troupe
April 8, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceInternational Drumming Exhibition showcases local D.C. drumlines as well as the acclaimed taiko drummers of Tamagawa University in Japan, the Luis Garay Percussion World Ensemble, and the West Virginia University Steel Ensemble whose drums were made by Ellie Mannette.
Featured Artist(s): West Virginia University Steel Ensemble
April 7, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceMembers of Ballet Hispanico teach audiences Latin dance moves to sizzling rhythms.
Featured Artist(s): Ballet Hispanico
April 6, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceStudents from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst Asian Studies Department present three traditional bunraku puppetry tales in which large, lavishly costumed puppets are manipulated by hand rather than by strings.
Featured Artist(s): University of Massachusetts/Amherst Asian Studies Department
April 4, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Bottom Line Duo combines the sonority of the double bass with the melodic beauty of the cello in a concert for all ages and musical backgrounds.
Featured Artist(s): The Bottom Line Duo
April 3, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceThe Bills, a quintet from Vancouver Island, are renowned among folk music fans for their musicianship, vocal arrangements, live performances, songwriting, and innovative interpretations of traditional tunes from around the globe.
Featured Artist(s): The Bills
April 2, 2005 - Watch this PerformanceFlemish Youth Choir Rondinella, the top youth choir of Belgium with forty singers ages 9 to 18, perform traditional Flemish repertoire and a wide variety of international music spanning from the baroque era to the 20th century.
Featured Artist(s): Rondinella