Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns: Country Music
New York, NY (March 14, 2019) – In the exclusive special concert event, Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns: Country Music, iconic documentarian Ken Burns, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guests Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, and Marty Stuart will explore the shared roots found throughout American music.
Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns: Country Music will take place on April 25 – 27 at 8:00 p.m. in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, at 60th Street and Broadway in New York City.
From country music to jazz, folk to gospel, bluegrass to old country blues, there is a deep commonality in our all-too-often segregated genres. With never-before-seen clips from Burns’s upcoming _Country Music_series ─ which will premiere on PBS on September 15 ─ audiences will learn the fascinating and often intertwined histories of songs made famous by artists such as Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, Hank Williams, Vince Gill, Rhiannon Giddens, Stephen Foster, DeFord Bailey, Jimmie Rodgers, and others — and then hear brand-new arrangements of those songs written and performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and guests.
A free pre-concert discussion will take place nightly at 7:00 p.m. in the Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio in the Irene Diamond Education Center.
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Rose Theater ticket prices are $40 and up, dependent upon seating section.
All single tickets for The Appel Room and Rose Theater can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or through CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Note: Hot Seats — $10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room (excluding Jazz & Popular Song concerts) — are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9800 for available Hot Seats performance dates.
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