Northwestern University

Thu 7:30 PM

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra: Happy-Go-Lucky Local—The Music of Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  

Where: Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students with valid ID.

Contact: Concert Management Office   847.467.4000

Group: Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Category: Fine Arts

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Jarrard Harris, conductor

Duke Ellington is considered the most prolific composer in the history of jazz, and his orchestra was one of the most documented of all jazz ensembles. Because he traveled by rail throughout his performing career, Ellington developed a great affection for trains and incorporated their onomatopoeia into many of his compositions. Come “Take the ‘A’ Train” with “Jack the Bear” on “The Happy-Go-Lucky Local” as the Jazz Orchestra celebrates Ellington, his orchestra, and their music.  Their program features selections from Ellington's Deep South Suite; Black, Brown, and Beige; Such Sweet Thunder; Latin American Suite; Far East Suite; New Orleans Suite​​​​​​​ and more.

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