Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: World Premiere of "Boston JazzScape"

Mar 08, 2013 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra: World Premiere of "Boston JazzScape"
Admission: $20 members, seniors and students; $25 non-members. Reservations and information: 800-440-6975, http://www.aardvarkjazz.com/.

The internationally acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra marks the high point of its historic 40th season with the world premiere of music director Mark Harvey’s epic new work, "Boston JazzScape." Expect an exuberant display of Aardvark’s “awe-inspiring audience fascination” (Downbeat), as the band delivers Harvey’s exhilarating 21st century salute to Boston (“give this groundbreaking music a listen” Jazz Now). "Boston JazzScape," composed over 10 years, shows off Harvey’s command of styles ranging from swing, bop, and blues to Third Stream to free improvisation. The piece tells a fascinating story of Boston, from the Revolutionary War to the Great Fire of 1872 to Sacco & Vanzetti to the infamous urban renewal of the West End (a precursor to the Big Dig), from Boston-born jazz maven Nat Hentoff to social crusader Kip Tiernan, from the back story of the Charlie Card to Mayor Kevin White’s Summerthing.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston MA 02115
USA

http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/aardvark-jazz-orchestra

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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

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