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Millennium Stage Online Performance Archive: June 2013

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[June 30, 2013]

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The folk ensemble, which plays Hungarian, Romanian, and Roma folk music, performs with dance house musician Gázsa as well as Moldavian flute player Zoltán Juhász and his daughter, singer and gardon player Réka Juhász. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Gázsa

[June 29, 2013]

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The group performs a multipart polyphonic singing technique unique to the Dong nationality, who mainly dwells in southwest China, which will be a Smithsonian Folklife Festival focus in 2014.

Featured Artist(s): Dimen Dong Folk Chorus

[June 28, 2013]

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The Chicago-based group features multiple improvisers who combine contemporary African American musical styles, jazz, and traditional African instrumentation and rhythms. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

[June 27, 2013]

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The traditional Bolivian ensemble, which plays and promotes Bolivian folkloric music, offers a performance of traditional Andean music. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Los Masis

[June 26, 2013]

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The acclaimed Hungarian singer, film, and stage actress offers a musical performance backed by her own band. Part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Eszter Biro

[June 25, 2013]

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The An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, a supergroup of four leading performers/researchers of Yiddish music, has come together to present a diverse program of rare Yiddish folksongs and exciting klezmer instrumentals collected through field and archival research. The ensemble also performs original music rooted in the tradition, and in doing so keeps the flame of Yiddish culture alive. This performance is part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Michael Alpert

[June 24, 2013]

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The Argentine-American singer, who, prior to his successful solo career, was the front man of popular indie act Elefant, offers a set of his original songs.

Featured Artist(s): Diego Garcia

[June 23, 2013]

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The Grammy-winning hip-hop group has been championing revolutionary music and spreading its unique sound across the globe since the early ’90s. Part of The Legacy of Bob Marley.

Featured Artist(s): Arrested Development

[June 22, 2013]

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The world-renowned Southern Sudanese hip-hop artist, a former child soldier, is now a humanitarian advocate for peace, social justice, and human rights. Part of The Legacy of Bob Marley.

Featured Artist(s): Emmanuel Jal

[June 21, 2013]

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The multilingual jazz vocalist and D.C. native captures a broad range of musical genres with music that blends blues, soul, R&B, jazz, and pan-African music with lyrics akin to Miriam Makeba, Bob Marley, and Nina Simone. Part of The Legacy of Bob Marley.

Featured Artist(s): Akua Allrich

[June 20, 2013]

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, presents the Grammy®-nominated musician, a historian in the Griot tradition and master of the ngoni (a Malian stringed lute), as he shares the oral history, music, and song of his Malian culture, much of which is currently in danger due to political unrest the West African country is facing. The event will feature opening remarks and a post-performance book signing by UNHCR Goodwill Envoy Khaled Hosseini, #1 international bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Featured Artist(s): Cheick Hamala Diabate

[June 19, 2013]

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The 18-member, Austin orchestral indie band of multi-instrumentalists and vocalists has quickly become an award-winning recording act and top concert draw, performing in rock clubs and concert halls. They bring music from their new recording, You Knew.

Featured Artist(s): Mother Falcon

[June 18, 2013]

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Young musicians, vocalists, and dancers led by WPAS teaching artists perform jazz, classical, world music, and dance, as part of WPAS’s multiyear Collaborative Arts Partnership in support of arts education in DC Public Schools.

Featured Artist(s): Washington Performing Arts

[June 17, 2013]

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Members of the NSO play Françaix’s Divertissement for Bassoon and String Quintet and Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” Quartet.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[June 16, 2013]

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This concert recognizes outstanding musicians from around the world, ages 14-25, who have a disability: percussionist Paul E. Gavin of Tampa, Florida; sarangi player Zohaib Hassan of Pakistan; and vocalists Brian Michael Moore of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Colette Cecile Young of Washington, D.C.

Featured Artist(s): VSA International Young Soloists

[June 15, 2013]

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Members of the KCOHO play Colson’s Quiet Places and Brahms’s Quintet in B minor.

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

[June 14, 2013]

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Members of the NSO play Bolling’s Suite No. 1 for Flute and Jazz Trio.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[June 13, 2013]

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Participants in the final program of 2012–2013—graduating high school seniors Ryan Hintzman, cello, Jackie Lin, violin, Jessica Lyons, violin, Katelyn Lyons, violin, and Kai Rocke, bassoon—present a recital of chamber music. Begins at 5:45

Featured Artist(s): NSO Youth Fellows

[June 12, 2013]

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Led by the D.C. trumpeter, the group offers a performance featuring bop/post-bop styles, as well as modern originals. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Kenny Rittenhouse

[June 11, 2013]

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The Berklee College of Music ensemble performs jazz standards. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Berklee College of Music

[June 10, 2013]

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The group is led by Serbian pianist Djordje Nesic, who has performed live at Carnegie Hall and on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Serbia.

Featured Artist(s): A Rainbow of Music Serbian Quartet

[June 9, 2013]

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The ensemble, comprised of current, retired, and future music educators from the D.C. area, presents a program of wind music in celebration of the 14th annual Cappies Gala honoring high-achieving high school theater programs.

Featured Artist(s): The Fairfax Wind Symphony

[June 8, 2013]

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The D.C. salsa band, led by French pianist Didier Prossaird, performs salsa classics of the ’70s and today’s latest hits, as well as original music with Spanish and French lyrics. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Sin Miedo

[June 7, 2013]

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Members of the NSO play Schubert’s Octet.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

[June 6, 2013]

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The saxophonist has played alongside many jazz luminaries, including Roy Hargrove, Danilo Pérez, and Meshell n’Degeocello. He presents his Jazz Racine Haiti, a project that blends modern jazz and ritual voodoo music from Haiti. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Jacques Schwarz-Bart

[June 5, 2013]

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With a career spanning more than four decades, the drummer who has played with many of the best jazz and fusion musicians, including Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and Chaka Khan, and been featured in more than 240 albums offers a performance titled Lenny White presents…New Voices. Part of DC Jazz Festival.

Featured Artist(s): Lenny White

[June 4, 2013]

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German cellist and conductor Hörr and Finnish pianist Sigfridsson offer a duo performance of chamber music.  Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Germany

Featured Artist(s): Peter Hörr

[June 3, 2013]

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The DC dance company returns with Extreme Measures, a mixed repertory program featuring signature and new works.

Featured Artist(s): Edgeworks Dance Theater

[June 2, 2013]

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The Wagner Society of Washington, D.C. presents the young tenor, winner of the Wagner Division in the Liederkranz Competition, in a program celebrating the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner.

Featured Artist(s): Issachah Savage

[June 1, 2013]

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Members of the NSO play classical works by Telemann and others.

Featured Artist(s): NSO Prelude

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