NC Music and All that Jazz
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8pm, Carolina Theatre, Durham
William Henry Curry, Conductor
Special Guests: Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends, jazz musicians Brian Miller and Al Strong
The Durham Symphony Orchestra (DSO), under the direction of Maestro William Henry Curry, is excited to present the second half of its 40th season. Formed in 1977, the DSO is composed of professional classically trained musicians who perform high quality orchestral concerts further enhancing Durham’s rich cultural heritage.
Our NC Music and All That Jazz performance will showcase jazz and NC Piedmont bluegrass music featuring pieces from North Carolina composers and local artists, including the works of Copland, Mizesko, and a special tribute to Duke Ellington’s long-time collaborator, Billy Strayhorn.
Copland-Simple Gifts from Appalachian Spring
Terry Mizesko-Appalachian Lament with soloist Andrew MacAfee
Charles Vardell-Joe Clark Steps Out
Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends
Local jazz musicians:
and a jazz quartet
Special Tribute to Billy Strayhorn and other local artists
General Admission: $25 Tickets – purchased at the Carolina Theatre here.
Reserved Seating & Reception: $35 (Limited to 80 Tickets ) – Purchased at Carolina Theatre box office
Students: $15 (with student ID) – Purchased at Carolina Theatre box office
Children 12 & Under: Free
Guest Artist: David Hammond, narrator
G. Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, op. 80
H. Berlioz Excerpts from “Romeo et Juliet”
A. Dvorak Othello Overture, op. 93
A. Khachaturian Excerpts from Spartacus
Tribute to Paul Robeson, Charlie Parker and Scott Joplin DSO Music from the Movies Poster William Henry Curry, Conductor Special Guests: Gregg Gelb and Jason McKinney Joplin 4 Ragtime Classics Carroll Arrangements from the 1948 album “Charlie Parker and Strings” Kern Ol’ Man River from Showboat Our Season Finale is an intimate, casual afternoon program with renowned jazz musician Gregg Gelb on saxophone and celebrated bass-baritone Jason McKinney, featuring the cool, classic sounds of Paul Robeson, a major force on stage and screen, Charlie Parker, legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist and the toe-tapping music of Scott Joplin, “The King of Ragtime”.