Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (Mark Harvey Music Director) to Premiere New Music at MIT
April 16, 2011
Aardvark will celebrate the Charles Sumner Bicentennial with the world premiere of Harvey’s piece Sumner, in honor of his ancestor Charles Sumner (1811-1874), distinguished US senator from Massachusetts and leading advocate for freedom and equal rights for African Americans. Also on tap: Harvey’s piece SQCPi, written for the MIT Sesquicentennial, other Mark Harvey originals, and Duke Ellington’s Freedom and Come Sunday. Aardvark vocalists Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes will be featured.