Does your rush hour need a little more pizazz? Join us for two lively concerts sure to create a true rush hour romance just in time for Valentine’s Day!
February 14: Classical music with a piano quintet
Chelsea Smith, violin
Doori Na, violin
Jeremy Kienbaum, viola/group leader
Khari Joyner, cello
Adam Rothenberg, piano
Boccherini Piano Quintet, Op. 57 no. 6
2. Variations on the Nocturnal Retreat in Madrid
Dvorak Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op.81
1. Allegro ma non tanto
2. Dumka, andante con moto
3. Scherzo, Furiant
4. Finale, allegro
Elgar, Salut d’Amor
February 15: Jazz music with the Alexa Tarantino Quartet
Alexa Tarantino, saxophone
Reuben Allen, piano
Mark Lewandowski, bass
Charles Goold, drums
Now in its 16th season, Juilliard Jazz offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and the Artist Diploma. The curriculum combines classroom, private studio, and performance ensemble courses with substantial interactions with jazz masters and multiple performance opportunities in diverse venues around New York city and the world. The repertoire studied covers the entire jazz continuum, highlights its American vernacular roots, and emphasizes the social and cultural vitality of the music. The 2017-2018 season sees the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in six concerts, Juilliard Jazz Ensembles in eleven performances and the Artist Diploma Ensemble in three concerts. The program engages students in the global jazz scene with residencies in Bolivia, Mexico, Switzerland, Brazil and Italy. This year’s guest conductors and coaches include Vince Giordano, Marquis Hill, Dave Douglas, Dr. Michael White, Rick Roe, Abraham Burton, alumnus Aaron Diehl, and faculty members Marc Cary, Steve Turre, Elio Villafranca and Ted Nash.
In New York City, the 44 students in Juilliard Jazz present more than 50 performances annually on-and off campus in diverse venues such as Paul Recital Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Alice Tully Hall, Zinc Bar, Blue Note, and Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola. This season marks a focus on two areas. One focus is on trumpet innovators of the post-bop era; Booker Little, Lee Morgan, and Miles Davis. The second is on two extraordinary jazz musicians who were both admired educators and trailblazers in their own right, namely pianist Mary Lou Williams and vocalist Betty Carter. Finally, we will host the EMESP Big Band from São Paulo Brazil and students from the Torino Conservatory in Torino Italy. It promises to be another exciting year for our Juilliard Jazz students and our audiences.
The Duke Ellington Ensemble is comprised of students in the two-year Artist Diploma program and are coached by Benjamin Wolfe. This international ensemble has students from Italy, England, Spain, Finland and the United States.