Night of Large Ensembles – Sept 24

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7pm
The New School, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, New York

Wadada Leo Smith and “Rosa Parks”

Wadada Leo Smith leads the presentation of his composition “Rosa Parks – Oratorio, 6 Songs with Video” performed by a 12-piece ensemble, featuring Ted Daniel, Hugh Ragin, and Graham Haynes. The oratorio is Wadada’s meditation on the Civil Rights movement and through the use of light and video images, it reconnects history with the present.

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Taylor Ho Bynum and his PlusTet

Taylor Ho Bynum’s PlusTet is a fifteen-piece ensemble made up of some of his closest collaborators, including Tomeka Reid and Nicole Mitchell. The PlusTet presents Bynum’s unique take on the creative orchestra tradition. This NYC debut of this all-star band celebrates the release of “Enter the PlusTet” (Firehouse 12 Records).

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The 2016 Festival of New Trumpet Music also features performances by trumpeters John McNeil, Marquis Hill, Theo Croker, Maurice Brown, Jason Palmer, Darren Barrett, Ingrid Jensen, Shane Endsley, Nadje Noordhuis, Kenny Warren, Ralph Alessi, and many more.
Check out the full schedule for more information and tickets.