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Alexandria Harmonizers at Disneyland - Barbershop Chorus

Courtesy of the Alexandria Harmonizers (51 min.)

This barbershop chorus from Alexandria, Virginia, had just won the 1998 International Barbershop Chorus championship when they performed this program.

After winning the 1998 International Barbershop Chorus championship, the Harmonizers sang at Disneyland with the Dapper Dans of Disney, where they were introduced by Dick Van Dyke.

Alexandria Harmonizers Christmas Concert, 2019 - Barbershop Quartets

Courtesy of the Harmonizers (43 min.)

Award-winning barbershop chorus from Alexandria, VA present selections from their 2019 Christmas Concert.

Award-winning barbershop chorus from Alexandria, VA present selections from their 2019 Christmas Concert.

Beethoven Sonata No. 10 in G major, for violin and piano - Classical Music

Courtesy of the pianist (25 min.)

Featuring pianist Lisa Weiss of Baltimore and violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma (sister of YoYo Ma)

Featuring pianist Lisa Weiss of Baltimore and violinist Yeou-Cheng Ma (sister of YoYo Ma)

Black American Women Composers - Piano and chamber works

Friday Morning Music Club and the Chen Family Quartet (47 min.)

Music by Black American women composers performed by Victoria Bragin and the Chen Family Quartet

Pianist Vicki Bragin talks about and performs compositions by three women composers, Clara Schumann, Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, the latter two of whom were Black 20th century composers. Then, the Chen Family Quartet plays selections from Florence Price’s work “Five Folksongs in Counterpoint for String Quartet,” based on familiar songs including “Shortnin’ Bread” and “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.”

Blues and Jazz Vocalist - Jazz Singing

From the John F. Kennedy Center Arts Across America series (1 hr.)

Enjoy original jazz/blues songs performed by Akua Allrich and Braxton Cook.

This afternoon of jazz with the charismatic blues-influenced vocalist and composer Akua Allrich and virtuoso alto saxophonist, singer and songwriter, Braxton Cook, is part of the Kennedy Center’s Arts Across America series, made possible by Facebook.

Great American Songbook for Dancing - Music to listen and dance to

Courtesy of DanceWithNancy.com (16 min)

Enjoy the Bobby Benson Orchestra playing great dance music.

Singer and dancer Nancy Hays, accompanied by the Bobbie Benson Orchestra, sings great songs perfect for dancing the fox trot, tango and waltz, including Hermando’s Hideaway, Fly Me to the Moon, and What’ll I do.

Jazz Trio/Great American Songbook - Jazz Trio

From the Washington Conservatory of Music summer online concerts (1 hr.)

Jazzy renditions of numbers from the Great American Songbook by the Marty Nau Trio.

The Marty Nau Trio performs music from the Great American Songbook during an online Washington Conservatory of Music concert presented on Facebook Live earlier this summer. Performers are Marty Nau, saxophone, Steve Novosel, bass, and Wade Beach, piano.

Maxim Lando performs Kapustin - Unique piano performance

Courtesy of Candlelight Concert Series (16 min.)

Maxim Lando, 19-year-old classical piano phenom, protégé of Lang Lang, performs Concert Etudes by Nicolai Kapustin (1937-2020)

Maxim Lando won First Prize and four special prizes at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions at the age of 16. He has performed with major orchestras around the world and continues an active concert schedule virtually. Here he performs exciting, jazzy numbers by Nicolai Kapustin, a Russian composer known for fusing jazz music and classical forms. Kapustin died this past summer.

Musical Theatre Moments - Musical Theatre

Selections from the John F. Kennedy Center Digital State (3 min.)

Three selections from musical theatre performed at the John F. Kennedy Center.

This selection by philanthropist Adrienne Arsht includes “Summertime,” sung by Audra McDonald in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., selections from In The Heights, by Lin Manuel Miranda, and Michael Stokes Mitchell singing “Feeling Good.”

Piano recital of French, Latin and American Jazz works - Classical and Jazz Piano

Courtesy of the Louise P. Zanar Fund (40 min.)

Works by Poulenc, Debussy, Astor Piazzolla, Fats Waller and Boz Scaggs, performed with introductions by pianist Steve Baddour, of Washington D.C. Courtesy of the Louise P. Zanar Fund.

Works by Poulenc, Debussy, Astor Piazzolla, Fats Waller and Boz Scaggs, performed with introductions by pianist Steve Baddour, of Washington D.C. Courtesy of the Louise P. Zanar Fund.

Rear View Mirror Duo - Oldies Music

Courtesy of the Rear View Mirror Duo (58 min.)

Iris Hirsch and Glen Bullion perform a blend of rock and roll, R&B, pop, country and Motown from the 50s, 60s and 70s

Oldies variety duo Rearview Music, Iris and Glenn, present a concert of Oldies music for senior citizens and lovers of oldies music who can't see live music because of the pandemic. We hope that this concert will cheer you as you remember the music of the past. To contact the duo or learn more about them, visit www.rearviewmirrorduo.com.

Shades of Gray - Oldies Music

Courtesy of Ken Hunter (10 min.)

Rock and roll band, playing a selection of memorable songs

Rock and roll band, playing a selection of memorable songs

Stand-up Comedy - Comedy

Courtesy of Silver Spring Town Center’s SPARKLE program, (1 hour)

Featuring comedians over 50 who tell stories to bring a smile to your face. (Note: some jokes are somewhat off-color.) Note: Comedians start at 5 minutes in.

Featuring comedians over 50 who tell stories to bring a smile to your face. (Note: some jokes are somewhat off-color.) Note: Comedians start at 5 minutes in.

Stand-up from Britain’s Got Talent - Comedy

From Top Viral Talent’s channel on YouTube (7 min)

Malawi comic Daliso Chaponda’s performance for the Britain’s Got Talent TV show.

This comedian wowed the judges at Britain’s Got Talent in 2017, where he ultimately won third place in the overall competition.

Swing and Jitterbug with Orchestra - Music to listen and dance to

Courtesy of DanceWithNancy.com (13 min)

Enjoy favorite oldies that will make you want to dance.

Singer and dancer Nancy Hays croons S’Wonderful, My Man Rocks Me, Frankie and Johnny and other swing and jitterbug numbers that are fun to dance to and to watch.

The Dentist sketch from the Carol Burnett Show - Comedy

The Carol Burnett Show Official on YouTube (9 min)

One of the most popular comedy sketches from the The Carol Burnette Show, featuring Tim Conway and Harvey Korman.

In this hilarious sketch, Tim Conway plays a recently graduated dentist who accidentally injects himself with novocaine while working on a patient (Harvey Korman) on his first day on the job.