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JLCO with Wynton Marsalis in New York

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Event “Transformation” with Glenn Close and Ted Nash
Ensemble JLCO with Wynton Marsalis
Date Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Time 8:00pm
Venue Frederick P. Rose Hall
Address Broadway at West 60th Street
Location New York, NY, United States
Venue Phone +1 212-721-6500

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophonist Ted Nash is a visionary composer at the top of his game. Nash’s most recent creation for the JLCO, The Presidential Suite, earned him Grammy Awards for Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album and Best Instrumental Composition in 2017. Tonight’s concert is the world premiere of his new work, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and award–winning actor and personal friend Glenn Close.

This exclusive program explores the idea of what it means for a person to go through a transition of sorts, from the geographical to the physical. As inspiration for each piece, Nash has hired a collection of esteemed writers to contribute their personal musings on the topic of transitions. Glenn Close will express the writers’ sentiments to the audience, and the JLCO will perform each of Nash’s corresponding musical movements.
Nash has already turned such open-ended concepts into some of finest big band music of the 21st century, and Jazz at Lincoln Center is thrilled to commission his latest suite.

Personnel

Setlist

Set I:

  • Intro Music
  • Creation, Part I (from Tales from Ovid)
    Glenn Close & Wayne Brady, speakers
  • Creation, Part II (from Tales from Ovid)
    Nijawwon Mathews, dancer
  • Preludes For Memnon
    Glenn Close, speaker
  • Dear Dad
    Morgan Sullivan, speaker (Jan 30); Eli Nash, speaker (Jan 31 & Feb 1);
  • One Among Many
    Amy Irving, speaker
  • I See What I Am
    John Cameron Mitchell, vocals

Set II:

  • Sweet Sucker Dance
    Justin Vivian Bond, vocals
  • Rising out of Hatred
    Matthew Stevenson, speaker (Jan 30 & Feb 1); Christian Slater (Jan 31)
  • Forgiveness (Underscore)
    Wayne Brady, speaker
  • Forgiveness
    Nijawwon Mathews, dancer
  • Lullaby (from The Wild Iris)
    Adriane Lenox, vocals
  • Wisdom of the Humanities
    Amy Irving, speaker
  • Reaching the Tropopause (from Angels in America)
    Glenn Close & Wayne Brady, speakers; Nijawwon Mathews, dancer