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We followed the advice of others on this site & parked across the street at South Coast Plaza.
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The weather was a little cool & windy. I wore a dress & heels. So did my 11 year old daughter. My son & husband wore button-up shirts, ties, and slacks, but no jacket. .
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Duke Ellington Orchestra
17 ratings
3.9 average rating
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108 events
82 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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15 events
10 reviews
2 stars
attended May 18 2013

Great seats and easy pick up at will call.
We enjoyed the second half of the program the most because it was all Duke Ellington music.

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Description

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