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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Sunday, January 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Concert

Adult: $55-$125
Student: $25 (balcony only)
Youth: $25 (balcony only)

Floor Seating is limited to Table Seating. Table seats are unassigned at time of purchase and will be assigned by Music Worcester the week before the performance.

Program

Spiritual Sounds and
The Jazz Age

Featuring:

Victor Goines’
Untamed Elegance

Chris Crenshaw’s
God’s Trombones

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO), comprising 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra since 1988. Featured in all aspects of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming, this remarkably versatile orchestra performs and leads educational events in New York, across the U.S. and around the globe; in concert halls; dance venues; jazz clubs; public parks; and with symphony orchestras; ballet troupes; local students; and an ever-expanding roster of guest artists.

Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to Jazz at Lincoln Center-commissioned works, including compositions and arrangements by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Charles Mingus, and many others.

On January 12 at Mechanics Hall, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will revisit two of its most acclaimed originals: Victor Goines’ Untamed Elegance and Chris Crenshaw’s God’s Trombones. Each of these suites highlights the ensemble’s boundless creativity, commitment to artistic vision, and the peerless musical range of its individual members.

The show begins with Untamed Elegance, a thoroughly modern trip to the wild and sophisticated Jazz Age of the 1920s. This upbeat, soulful, and characteristically swinging composition reminds us that even the earliest jazz styles are deep, living traditions that continue to inspire awe and delight.  God’s Trombones has been a huge hit with audiences since it premiered in 2012. This epic suite takes inspiration from James Weldon Johnson’s 1927 book of poems, God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse. Through seven distinctive movements, Crenshaw utilizes the full power and range of the JLCO—as well as his own amazing voice— to bring these poems to life on a stage built for music.

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Through improvisation, jazz teaches you about yourself. And through swing, it teaches you that other people are individuals too. It teaches you how to coordinate with them.

—Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

Artistic Director, Trumpet

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Ensemble

Details

Date:
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Music Worcester

Venue

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
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Phone:
508-799-1463
Website:
http://www.mechanicshall.org