|Event||Blood on the Fields|
|Ensemble||JLCO with Wynton Marsalis|
|Date||Thursday, February 21st, 2013 – Saturday, February 23rd, 2013|
|Address||10 Columbus Circle|
|Location||New York, NY, United States|
Eighteen years after its premiere at Alice Tully Hall, Wynton Marsalis’ Pulitzer-winning epic jazz oratorio on slavery and freedom receives its Rose Theater debut in its entirety with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. A high-level conversation with the history of jazz, with a superb vernacular libretto, “Blood on the Fields” remains one of Marsalis’ greatest works, reinforcing his dictum that “all jazz is modern.” Rising star baritone Gregory Porter, scat-master Kenny Washington, and the great contralto Paula West reprise the vocal roles.
Free pre-concert discussion nightly at 7pm.