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Terence Blanchard Presents: A Concert of American Music
November 30, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $15
Terence Blanchard presents the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra in a captivating concert that opens with Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer-Prize winning Appalachian Spring: Ballet Suite for 13 instruments, plus world premieres of compositions by Mancini Fellows: The Pilgrim by David Pegel and Asa, Zóio e Matulão by Rafael da Lima de Piccolotto. The second half features Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite, featuring jazz interpretations of Tchaikovsky’s beloved melodies by Duke Ellington and his collaborator Billy Strayhorn. The Henry Mancini Institute at the Frost School of Music assembles the very best classical and jazz student musicians from around the world and trains them to play a full range of musical genres – from traditional and contemporary classical styles, to pop, jazz, rock, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, Latin, Asian, and other world music.