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Duke Ellington Orchestra
17 ratings
3.9 average rating
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119 events
89 reviews
39 stars
attended May 16 2013

A thrilling experience of music. The Concert Hall upgraded my seat to the orchestra floor and I was 7 rows from the stage! Wonderful music. The first part was music written by an amazing composer that blended Ellington's jazz with Arabic music....continued

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karyn driessen
28 events
15 reviews
5 stars
attended May 17 2013

The Duke Ellington Orchestra was fabulous; but was not featured in this concert. The Orchestra was relegated to being "backup". A big waste of their talent. Shame on the sponsors of this program for advertising it as Duke's Orchestra being...continued

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11 reviews
8 stars
attended May 16 2013

A very unusual show of 20th century American music, enjoyable and a great change of pace. If you think the symphony is always Mozart 41, Beethoven 5, or Dvorak 9, you will not like this. If you are ready to hear full orchestra arrangements, with...continued

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The Preview Talk with KUSC personality Alan Chapman begins at 7:00pm before each performance.

Carl St.Clair – conductor

Duke Ellington Orchestra 

Daniel Schnyder – composer and saxophone

David Taylor – trombone

Kenny Drew Jr. – piano  

Schnyder: Shourouk, Arabian Overture for Orchestra

Duke Ellington arr. by

Schnyder: In a Sentimental Mood

Hendrix arr. by

Schnyder: Variations on Purple Haze

Schnyder: subZERO, Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra

Strayhorn: Take the ‘A’ Train

Ellington: Caravan

Ellington: Satin Doll

Ellington: Creole Love Call

Ellington: The Eighth Veil

Ellington: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ellington: It Don’t Mean a Thing

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