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April 2017

Louis Armstrong: A New Orleans State of Mind

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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Jazz was born in New Orleans, and Louis Armstrong was the first great soloist of the emerging, uniquely American art form. Born in 1901 and suffering through a difficult upbringing, Armstrong was a precocious eleven year-old when he bought himself his first cornet for $5—and the world was forever changed. Our concert will feature jazz works from Louis’ earliest years with Kid Ory’s band in New Orleans, his earliest recordings in Chicago with King Oliver and with his own groups-—the…

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May 2017

Music of Remembrance Spring Concert: Ceija

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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  Music of Remembrance presents Ceija, a Holocaust Remembrance concert featuring the world premieres of two new MOR commissions that focus on the fate of Europe's Roma. American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian’s to open myself, to scream shares the story of Romani artist Ceija Stojka, who survived three concentration camps to become a noted painter and writer. This work combines live chamber music with electronic recording, and incorporates compelling imagery by the Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad. New dances by Olivier Wevers…

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June 2017

Christian McBride with SRJO: The Art of the Bass

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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If you don’t know Christian McBride, prepare yourself for a new favorite jazz artist. Virtuoso bassist CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE is a leading figure on today’s international jazz stage and a dominant contributor to the New York jazz scene, performing with such groups as Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center and the bands of Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, and Chick Corea, plus his own fabulous trio that has repeatedly thrilled audiences at sold-out concerts in Seattle. A four-time GRAMMY winner, McBride appears…

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