Yale Jazz Combos Spring Showcase, with the Legacy and Modern Jazz Ensembles, Wayne Escoffery, coach. Featuring a mix of Jazz classics made famous by Frank Sinatra, to modern gems composed by James Williams, Victor Lewis, and Roy Hargrove. Come and experience the joy of live music performed by some of Yale’s brightest students dedicated to exploring and celebrating the rich tradition of Jazz music.
Need a study break or just a shot of good jazz? Come hear the Yale Jazz Ensemble Fall Combos present their fall showcase. The Legacy and Modern Combos are coached by Wayne Escoffery and promise a night of great music!
OPEN TO ALL ASYMPTOMATIC, FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS. Proof of vaccination and matching photo ID will be required at the door. House opens at 7 pm.
Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director. Featuring works by Duffy, composer and Director of Yale University Bands since 1982. George Gershwin’s «An American in Paris» and Duffy’s «A Parisian in America,» «Frozen Flames March,» «Crystals,» «Century Shouts,» «To the Horizon,» «And Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest,» and Duffy’s transcription of Alan Hovhaness“ «Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints,» Alex Wynn TD “22, marimba.
Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band, Wayne Escoffery, Music Director. Celebrating the centennial of the birth of bassist and composer Charles Mingus, one of the most important composers in jazz and the first African American musician to have the entire body of his work acquired by the Library or Congress.
Featuring Mingus hits “Nostalgia in Times Square,” “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” “Moanin’,” and more. With guests Teddy Horangic on vocals and Alaman Diadhiou on vocals and tap dance.
Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director. “The Planets” by Gustav Holst (trans. Christian Janssen), featuring new graphic projections by Camilla Tassi ’22 and John Horzen ’24 – students at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University – and original visual art by Mikayla Johnson Yale College “24. With special guest The Elm City Girls“ Choir, Rebecca Rosenbaum, Music Director.
Yale Concert Band and Yale Glee Club Chamber Singers share an afternoon free concert of new music
Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director. Featuring «Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber» (Paul Hindemith/arr. Keith Wilson); «Profanation, Symphony No. 2» (Leonard Bernstein); «High Water Rising» (Sally Lamb McCune); «5523 Luminet 1991 PH8» (Therese Brenet); «I Sit Alone in Martin’s Church» (Thomas C. Duffy)
Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director. Music by Thad Jones (Big Dipper, Ahunk Ahunk, Us), Bob Brookmeyer (Hello and Goodbye), Sonny Rollins, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, and the world premiere of «Living Pictures» by Yale Jazz Ensemble trombonist Michael Gancz MY “21. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Public info: 203-432-4111 or www.yale.edu/yaleband.
Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director
● «Guignol: Concerto for Bassoon and Small Wind Orchestra» (Stephen Gryc)
The character of Guignol was created at the beginning of the 19th century by a dentist in Lyon, France who attracted customers to his chair by presenting puppet shows. The satirical music of this piece will be performed by Frank Morelli, bassoon, and epitomizes the witty banter and frenetic action of a puppet show with the soloist playing the part of the comic hero.
● «From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific» (Herbert L. Clarke)