Lexington Symphony Explores Classical/Jazz Fusion
(Published: March 25, 2013)
Lexington Symphony will present a lively program exploring "third stream" - a blending of classical and jazz - at its upcoming concert on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. at Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA. Resonant of the boldness and nostalgia of the jazz age, the concert will celebrate the cultural impact of this progressive musical genre via a distinctive lineup of rousing jazz-based selections.
Informed by Lexington Symphony Music Director Jonathan McPhee's admiration for mentor Leonard Bernstein, the evening's program will include Bernstein's symphonic suite from the 1954 film On the Waterfront, a symphonic arrangement of Gershwin's iconic and beloved American opera Porgy and Bess (which Bernstein championed), and Howard Brubeck's Dialogues for Jazz Combo and Orchestra (which Bernstein premiered). Prior to the 8 p.m. concert, McPhee will give a pre-concert Conductor's Talk about Bernstein at 7 p.m. at Cary Hall. Tickets are priced at $30-$50, and at $20 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.lexingtonsymphony.org or call 781-523-9009.
More Information: http://www.lexingtonsymphony.org