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16/17 Concert 5

100 years of Jazz and Symphony


Friday, May 12, 2017
8:00pm


Wentz Concert Hall
North Central College
171 E. Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

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Monday, May 15, 2017
7:30pm


Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604


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Syncopate, bounce, and swing your way through nearly a century of music that explores the connections between jazz and classical…from ragtime to Rhapsody in Blue and beyond! Just as this season began with virtuosic piano performances, we come full circle with a final flurry of incandescent playing courtesy of the Marcus Roberts Trio including their own spin on Rhapsody in Blue that is injected with improvisation, making it unique every time it is performed.


16/17 ABOUT THIS CONCERT

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Visit our digital guide for Rightness in the Rhythm to learn more about the artists and music featured in this program.

Digital Guide
CONDUCTOR:
Mei-Ann Chen

With Special Guest Conductor Deanna Tham,
16/17 Chicago Sinfonietta Assistant Conductor


GUEST ARTISTS:
Marcus Roberts Trio, jazz trio

FEATURED ARTISTS:
Chicago Sinfonietta Musicians
John Floeter, bass
Jeff Handley, drums
Matt Lee, trumpet


Digital Guide

PROGRAM

Joplin Overture from Treemonisha
Abels Variations on Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Gershwin An American in Paris
Bernstein On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
BRIDGE - AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Pre-concert and during intermission, show off your chops, boogie woogie, and PLAY as we close the season with a wail in our very own Sinfonietta jazz club. Learn about Chicago's rich jazz history, make an instrument, and try your skills at improvisation and scatting. Plus, jump in and join a live jazz combo for a jam session!

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