We Were Pirates 12/9/2016
We Were Pirates, a D.C.-based indie pop/rock band founded by multi-instrumentalist Mike Boggs, performs as part of Millennium Stage’s monthly collaboration with Hometown Sounds, a podcast and website dedicated to featuring bands based in the D.C. region. We Were Pirates’s indie rock music has been featured on This American Life, NPR’s Morning Edition, and the documentary Dear Mr. Watterson.
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Composer, vocalist, and bandleader Lenka Lichtenberg creates uniquely Canadian world music, infusing the rich Toronto soundscapes of the Middle East, India, and Brazil, as well as her own East European heritage. With a voice for the ages, she melds innovative expressions of traditional song with her own contemporary compositions, combining folk, jazz, and world into a unique celebration of her roots.
| Lenka Lichtenberg |
Trio Sefardi will present music of the Spanish Jews, the Sephardim, sung in Ladino, from their new album Kaminos, with music from the Balkans, Turkey, and Greece. In addition, to celebrate the forthcoming holiday they will include Hanukkah favorites by their venerable mentor, Flory Jagoda.
| Trio Sefardi |
This concert features a duel with two collection instruments. Liviu Prunaru is concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam and plays a 1694 Stradivarius Pachoud violin. A soloist of the Romanian Radio Orchestras and Choirs, Gabriel Croitoru performs on the Guarneri violin that previously belonged to composer George Enescu. The “arbiter” of the duel is pianist Horia Mihail.
The concert program displays an array of colorful sounds of musical fireworks by M. Moszkowski, P. de Sarasate, D. Sostakovici, B. Smetana, J. Raff, J. Hubay, H. Wieniawski, L. Beriot, A. Piazzolla, D. Sostakovici, and Grigoras Dinicu.
“Duel of the Violins” is a production of Radio Romania.
Presented in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the Embassy of Romania to the United States of America.
Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of States starting at approximately 5 p.m., up to two tickets per person.
International acoustic quartet Veronneau has captivated audiences across North America and Europe
for more than five years with their vocal and guitar based world-jazz, defined by the group as a blend
of bossa nova, jazz, samba, and swing performed in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5 p.m., up to two tickets per person.
Patrons are requested to enter the Kennedy Center through the Hall of States and proceed to the Theater Lab via the Hall of States elevators.
| Veronneau |