“Symphonic Duke Ellington” CONCERTS ARE CANCELLED

  • Thursday, 18.03
  • 19:00
  • Tartu, Vanemuise Concert Hall
  • Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
    New Wind Jazz Orchestra
    Conductor Antti Rissanen

  • Jazz, Classical music
  • SA Eesti Kontsert

Introduction

Concerts are cancelled. Tickets for cancelled concerts will be refunded.
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Concert series “Jazzical”

Programme:
Ellinton/Rissanen. “The Far East Suite”
Ellington/Berger. “The Queen´s Suite”
Ellington/Lindberg. “Do nothing till you hear from me”
Ellington/Rissanen. “It don’t mean a thing”
Ellington/Berger. “Sophisticated Lady”
Ellington/Berger. “Take the A Train”
Ellington/Rissanen/Lindberg. “Caravan” 

Only the first third of Duke Ellington’s work remained in the 1920s and 1930s; however, the musician’s characteristic style dates back to that time. Ellington’s orchestral style was determined by strong expressiveness, Harlem rhythms, exotic trombone bawls, high trumpet moves, and saxophone blues style hick-ups.

As a child, Edward Kennedy Ellington was nicknamed Duke by his friends due to his gentleman-like behavior. Among the abundant prizes of the great American jazz figure is the Presidential Peace Medal received from President Nixon and the special Pulitzer Prize awarded posthumously.

New Wind Jazz Orchestra combines virtuoso play, young and angry temperament, and professionalism. The new big band has been convened with the aim of promoting the culture of Estonian jazz orchestras, actively giving concerts, cooperating with Estonian and foreign orchestra conductors, and representing Estonia in competitions for foreign big bands. The big band led by Lauri Kadalipp loves to test itself with new challenges and a demanding repertoire.

Schedule of performances