Jazz Ensemble to perform with University Orchestra, Feb. 28
Posted February 24, 2004; 03:28 p.m.
The Princeton University Concert Jazz Ensemble and University Orchestra, conducted by Anthony D.J. Branker, will collaborate to present the program "Jazz Meets the Symphony Orchestra" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.
The event will feature a rare performance of Duke Ellington's piano concerto "New World A Comin'" and also will spotlight the musical contributions of four graduates of Princeton's undergraduate program in music, including: "New World A Comin'" piano soloist Christine McLeavey, a 2001 graduate who is presently pursuing graduate studies in performance at the Juilliard School of Music; Princeton University voice instructor Martha Elliott, a member of the class of 1982, who will be featured in a special arrangement of the classic, "When Sunny Gets Blue," written for orchestra by Todd Beaney, a 1980 graduate and former pianist with the University Jazz Program; and conductor Branker, a member of the class of 1980.
The event is sponsored by the Princeton University Jazz Program . Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students. They may be purchased at the Richardson Auditorium ticket office, (609) 258-5000.
Contact: Ruth Stevens (609) 258-3601