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    Rebirth of the Third Stream

    Presented by at NEC's Jordan Hall

    November 28, 2012


    Rebirth of the Third Stream

     "Any music stands to profit from a confrontation with another; thus composers of Western art music can learn a great deal from the rhythmic vitality and swing of jazz, while jazz musicians can find new avenues of development in the large-scale forms and complex tonal systems of classical music."
    —Gunther Schuller

    Ken Schaphorst conducts the NEC Jazz Orchestra in a tribute to the genre reinvention that Gunther Schuller brought to NEC 40 years ago, and that has evolved into today's Contemporary Improvisation program. Pianist Ran Blake (in photo), founding chair of NEC's Third Stream/Contemporary Improvisation program, joins the group for one number.

    The program walks through the evolution of music that fits the Third Stream definition and its evolution: jazz compositions that are orchestrated with the complexity of a classical symphony; classical works that have been "recomposed" by jazz musicians; original works by classical and jazz composers that blend genres.

    Duke Ellington A Tone Parallel to Harlem
    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. Gil Evans Arab Dance
    J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, arr. Bob Graettinger You Go to My Head
    Bob Graettinger Modern Opus
    Leonard Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
    Steve Lacy Worms, Don’t Ask
    Ran Blake, arr. Ken Schaphorst Horace is Blue with Ran Blake, piano
    George Russell All About Rosie

    NEC's Jordan Hall

    30 Gainsborough Street
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Free! General admission.

    Phone: 6175851148

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