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Pittsburgh Art Installation Inspires New Piece by Sean Jones

A Suite for Flying Girls will premiere Dec. 12 at the August Wilson Cultural Center

Sean Jones fronts his quartet at the 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival
Sean Jones fronts his quartet at the 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

On Dec. 12 at the August Wilson Cultural Center (AWCC) in Pittsburgh, Pa., trumpeter/composer/educator Sean Jones will present the world premiere of his composition A Suite for Flying Girls. The piece, commissioned by the AWCC, was inspired by the installation Flying Girls by Nigerian artist Peju Alatise, which was first shown in the 2016 Venice Biennale and is currently on display at the AWCC through Mar. 24 as part of a group exhibition called Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities.

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