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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet with Wynton Marsalis: The Sounds of Democracy
Oct 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm$15
Texas Performing Arts presents a virtual residency with the acclaimed artists of Jazz at Lincoln Center. In this multi-faceted online engagement, the power of jazz is just a click away for music lovers of all ages.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Orchestra Septet’s performance of The Sounds of Democracy is a virtual concert with post-concert Q&A on Friday, October 30 at 7 pm CST which aims to entertain, inspire, and uplift audiences with the full vigor, vision, and depth of America’s music. Led by trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis and featuring seven of jazz’s finest soloists, the concert’s unique repertoire celebrates jazz’s embodiment of freedom and democracy.
The evening will feature the premiere of The Democracy Suite, a new Marsalis composition written during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis as a response to the political, social, and economic struggles facing the nation. The Democracy Suite is a swinging and stimulating instrumental rumination on the issues that have recently dominated our lives as well as the beauty that could emerge from a collective effort to create a better future.
The post-concert Q&A with Wynton Marsalis will be moderated by Jeffrey L. Hellmer, UT Austin Director of Jazz Studies.
Tickets are $15 per household for the general public and free for UT Austin students at texasperformingarts.org. The concert will be livestreamed via YouTube Live by Texas Performing Arts and ticketholders will have viewing access to the concert and discussion recording for 72 hours following the broadcast.