Tag Archives: performance

Einstein the Parrot talks and squawks – Einstein the Parrot

This whimsical wrap-up of 2006 — presented by Einstein, the African grey parrot, and her trainer, Stephanie White — simply tickles. Watch for the moment when Einstein has a moment… Read more »

John Walker re-creates great performances – John Q. Walker

Imagine hearing great, departed pianists play again today, just as they would in person. John Q. Walker demonstrates how recordings can be analyzed for precise keystrokes and pedal motions, then… Read more »

Pamelia Kurstin plays the theremin – Pamelia Kurstin

Virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin performs and discusses her theremin, the not-just-for-sci-fi electronic instrument that is played without being touched. Songs include "Autumn Leaves," "Lush Life" and David Mash’s "Listen, Words Are… Read more »

Arthur Benjamin does "Mathemagic" – Arthur Benjamin

In a lively show, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares, solves another massive mental equation and guesses a few birthdays. How does he… Read more »

Stew says "Black Men Ski" – Stew

What happens when a black man visits Aspen? Singer/songwriter Stew and his band are about to let you know.

Natalie MacMaster fiddles in reel time – Natalie MacMaster

Violinist Natalie MacMaster and Musical Director Thomas Dolby play Dolby’s original song “Blue Is a River” in this ethereal duet — with a little dancing.

Dolby + Garniez play "La Vie en Rose" – Thomas Dolby

Featuring the vocals and mischievous bell-playing of accordionist and singer Rachelle Garniez, the House Band — led by Thomas Dolby on keyboard — delivers this delightful rendition of the Edith… Read more »

Tom Rielly delivers a comic send-up of 2006 – Tom Rielly

Satirist Tom Rielly delivers a wicked parody of the 2006 conference, taking down the $100 laptop, the plight of the polar bear, and people who mention, one too many times,… Read more »

Eddi Reader sings "Kiteflyer's Hill" – Eddi Reader

Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs "Kiteflyer's Hill," a tender look back at a lost love. With Thomas Dolby on piano.

Eddi Reader on "What You've Got" – Eddi Reader

Singer/songwriter Eddi Reader performs "What You Do With What You've Got," a meditation on a very theme: how to use your gifts and talents to make a difference. With Thomas… Read more »