Concerts in Rose Theater

Two special weekday performances of our popular Jazz for Young People Concerts are offered each year specifically for school groups in Rose Theater at Fredrick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Hosted by Wynton Marsalis or by special guests, these hour-long narrated concerts use warmth and humor to introduce key musical concepts and other jazz fundamentals.  This concert series is designed for grades 2 and up.

2015-16 Concerts

Who is Duke Ellington?

Friday, November 20, 2015 10am & 12:15pm
Please note: This performance takes place at Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Free Professional Development Session: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 4:30pm-6:00pm

This season, our Jazz for Young People series begins with the greatest of all jazz composers: Duke Ellington. Through interactive performances and lessons, our young audience will go on Duke’s journey from Washington, D.C. to New York City, where he digs deep into this music called jazz. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will illustrate how Duke’s discovery of the blues and the development of his own innovative ideas created a new vernacular that would forever change the musical landscape of jazz. His legacy as a composer, a leader and a vanguard of American music is celebrated through this hour-long, youth-oriented event.

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