IN-STUDIO GUESTS: PATRICK SCOTT (JACARANDA); NYOMAN WENTEN (GAMELAN BURAT WANGI)
10am: So What?
The 50th anniversary of this historic recording - released in a special box with DVD, 2 CDs, a blue vinyl LP, book, photos, faccimiles, etc...wow
1. Miles Davis, “So What,” “Freddie the Freeloader,” “Love for Sale,” (Outtakes), “On Green Dolphin Street,” “All Blues,” “So What,” Kind of Blue, 50th Anniversary Box Set, Columbia
Sacrifice! Jacaranda’s weekend celebration of Stravinsky & Messiaen
2. Benjamin Frith, Peter Hill (Stravinsky), “Rite of Spring,” Stravinsky: Music for Four Hands, Naxos
3. Jacaranda, “The Death of the Numbers (La Mort du Nombre, 1929), “ Birds, Bells and Spells”, Jacaranda: Music at the Edge of Santa Monica.
4. Rachel Yakar/Yvonne Loriod, “Bonjour toi, colombe verte,” “Syllabes,” Messiaen Edition: Harawi, Warner
11am: Gamelan Burat Wangi April 4-5, 2009 with Y Nyomen Wenten
The renowned Los Angeles-based gamelan Burat Wangi (Fragrant Offering) stages two exquisite performances of Balinese court music and dance, featuring traditional and new choreography, and the Balinese kecak music drama--also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant. www.redcat.org
5. Gamelan Pelegongan, “Gending Pengalang Bebarongan,” and “Gending Legong Kuntul,” Balinese Court Orchestra: Music for Dance,.
Duke Ellington’s 110 Birthday Celebration: FREE at UCLA all weekend
6. Duke Ellington, “Take the A Train,” Duke Ellington in Concert: Takin’ the ‘A’ Train,” Laserlight
7. Duke Ellington, “Caravan,” Things Ain’t What They Used to Be, Laserlight
8. Duke Ellington, “Take the A Train”,Classic Ellington, Symphony Hall
9. Duke Ellington, “Crescendo + Dimineundo”, Duke Ellington in Concert: Takin’ the ‘A’ Train,” Laserlight
Saturday-Sunday, April 4-5, 2009
WHAT: In celebration of the 110th anniversary of the birth of composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington, one of the most influential figures in jazz and American music, the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology will present a series of FREE concerts at Schoenberg Hall.
Saturday, April 4, 2 pm - UCLA Student Jazz Combos. The combos will play Ellingtonia, directed by Kenny Burrell, George Bohanon, Clayton Cameron, Charles Owens, Michele Weir and Charley Harrison;
Saturday, April 4, 7 pm - UCLA Philharmonia, Neal Stulberg, conductor, with special guest, renowned vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. Jens Lindemann, trumpeter and director of a new student brass ensemble, will play Ellington compositions. Ellington’s Music for String Quartet arranged by Paul Chihara will be featured. Solo guest artists: pianist Tom Ranier, vocalist Bill Henderson, percussionist Clayton Cameron, and guitarist and Jazz Studies director, Kenny Burrell.
Sunday, April 5, 1 pm - Southern California premiere of "Queenie Pie", (excerpts) conducted by Marc Bolin, featuring some of UCLA’s finest vocalists and instrumentalists; and "Sacred Music Concert" (excerpts), conducted by Charles Owens and featuring Dwight Trible and Chester Whitmore, with Kalil Wilson, Lauren Michelle and Joseph Buchanan.
Sunday, April 5, 7 pm - UCLA Jazz Orchestra directed by Charley Harrison; UCLA Contemporary Jazz Orchestra directed by Kenny Burrell; UCLA Latin Jazz Ensemble directed by Bobby Rodriquez; UCLA Jazz Faculty soloists: Kenny Burrell, Charles Owens, Barbara Morrison, Clayton Cameron, Roberto Miranda and others. Special guests: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ernie Andrews, Dwight Trible, Herb Jeffries, Chester Whitmore and Gerald Wilson.
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, April 4-5, 2009
WHERE: Schoenberg Hall, UCLA
PARKING: Campus parking is available for $9 in Lot 2 (enter the campus at Hilgard and Westholme avenues).