Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour, Featuring Terence Blanchard, James Moody, More
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The last date listed for Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour was Saturday January 12, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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For over 250 years, Handel's Messiah has stood as one of the most beloved works in classical music history. This year, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra honors the joyous holiday season with a performance of this monumental celebration of faith and the human experience. The orchestra will be conducted by Nicholas McGegan, who has beautifully interpreted Handel's Messiah for over 20 years. They'll be joined onstage by the Philharmonia Chorale and distinguished guest soloists, who color Handel's various movements with rich tones and passionate intensity. Experience the true meaning of the season at this uplifting concert as you thrill to the blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and a chorus of heavenly voices. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Maria D.
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I was surprised at how disappointing it was. Okay, "work in progress," but five musicians who are so talented played music that was the sort of thing that turned people off fifty years ago!! I can't believe that they are going to do this concert for ten more weeks in fifty more concerts in America. I thought the second half was much better but still the whole thing was a disappointment. The singer was elegant, had a beautiful voice, but she just tortured the songs and made odd gyrations with her body and hands. I took three guests and we were restless and bored by most of it.
Quotes & Highlights
- Hear performances by the musicians who will be performing at this concert here.
Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour
Terence Blanchard, trumpet
James Moody, saxophone
Benny Green, piano & musical director
Derrick Hodge, bass
Kendrick Scott, drums
with special guest vocalist Nnenna Freelon
A musical first in the West, the Monterey Jazz Festival has proved to be both artistically ambitious and great fun, regularly showcasing the brightest stars in the jazz universe. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Festival hits the road with a roster of musical heavyweights representing the very best in modern jazz. Terence Blanchard ("His writing is superb and heartfelt, his playing perfect," says the Wall Street Journal) rose to prominence through his association with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and is one of today's top trumpet players. Saxophonist James Moody has dominated the scene for over 60 years and continues to delight audiences with his vitality and innovative playing. Nnenna Freelon is in "the very top echelon" (Los Angeles Times) of jazz vocalists, and pianist Benny Green "plays funky and hard, and breathes not only be-bop but Oscar Peterson's virtuosic effusions as well" (The New York Times).
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