The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is bringing their Portrait in Seven Shades U.S. Tour to Rochester on March 22, 2010, at the Auditorium Theater for the Sixth Annual Jazz for the Park series to benefit Wilson Commencement Park.
Portrait in Seven Shades, composed by JALCO reedman Ted Nash is the Orchestra's first original music in nearly four years. The suite consists of seven movements inspired by masters of modern art, including Chagall, Dali, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Pollack and Van Gogh. Led by Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform selections from the suite as well as a repertoire that will include tunes by Count Basie, Mary Lou Williams and others. Here Nash explains the Van Gogh movement.
Tickets are $35, $45, and $75 and can be purchased through Wilson Commencement Park by calling (585) 263-7938. Tickets can also be be purchased directly at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office located at 885 East Main Street (open Monday - Friday from 10 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and on show days from noon to curtain call). Tickets are also available through all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Proceeds from Jazz for the Park enhance the life-changing programs and services at the Wilson Commencement Park in Rochester. The Park has 50 townhouse and 18 apartments where single-parent families transition from poverty to self-sufficiency. Family support services help adults achieve personal and professional goals, while an accredited early learning center helps children achieve success in school and in life.
Join the Jazz for the Park fan page on Facebook to get updates on the concert (and reviews from some of the other stops along the way.
More to check out:
- Anna Reguero's article on Seven Shades in the Democrat & Chronicle.
- Ron Netsky's profile of Ted Nash in City