Essentially Ellington Concert With Wynton Marsalis and the Best H.S. Jazz Bands
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The last date listed for Essentially Ellington was Sunday May 6, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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The New York Times proclaimed the New York Philharmonic's recording of Carl Nielsen's Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 as one of the Best Classical releases of 2012. Now music director and maestro Alan Gilbert are back to wow audiences with another set of performances devoted to the Danish composer as part of their multi-season survey of his works. They'll tackle his First and Fourth Symphonies as well as his famed Helios overture, which tracks the passage of the sun from dawn to nightfall. Described as traditional, yet quirky, with an "odd Nordic sensibility," Nielsen's music has long been championed by the New York Phil, since Leonard Bernstein's landmark recording of his Fifth Symphony in 1962 introduced him to an international audience and since Gilbert himself was "totally grabbed" by a performance of Nielsen's Symphony No. 4 as a young music lover. Learn More
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Duke Ellington's music lies at the core of the rich canon of jazz music. Jazz at Lincoln Center created the Essentially Ellington annual high school jazz band competition and festival 17 years ago with the goal of instilling a broader understanding of Ellington’s pivotal and singular role within the genre. The competition and festival culminates in an astonishing display of musicianship and virtuosity by the three top placing high school jazz big bands, who perform on the hallowed stage of Avery Fisher Hall with guest soloist Wynton Marsalis; the concert also features a full set of music by the acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Join us and prepare to be inspired!
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