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We're bringing JAZZ to the Great Falls Symphony’s Chamber Music Series!

March 5, 2019

 

The Chinook Winds paint the town with Latin beats, groovy rhythms, and sultry tunes in “All That Jazz”

 

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This month, the Chinook Winds will present All That Jazz, a Great Falls Symphony Chamber Music Series concert featuring composers Elliot Carter, Valerie Coleman, Lalo Schifrin, and George Gershwin.  Concerts are on Sunday, March 24, 2pm at Trinitas Chapel (University of Providence) and Tuesday, March 26, 7pm at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Great Falls.

 

Single admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students. Family passes are $15 and include admission for one student and one adult. Bring-a-friend packages are available online only at gfsymphony.org and include two adult admissions for $25. Four-ticket passes are available for $45 (adults) and $16 (students). Season passes grant seven admissions and may be purchased for $75 (adults) and $25 (students). Tickets, packages, and season passes are available to purchase online at gfsymphony.org or at the door. For more information, contact the Symphony office at 406-453-4102 or click here.

 

Looking back to the days of the Ozark Club, Great Falls' historic jazz venue, the Chinook Winds will perform jazz music written or arranged for woodwind quintet.  In Rhapsody in Blue, woodwind instruments take the place of the piano soloist, bringing out new textures and harmonies in this classical favorite by George Gershwin.  Elliot Carter's Woodwind Quintet is a favorite for chamber musicians—it features complicated weaving of rhythm that meanders through the instruments until it bursts into a groovy cacophony for the finale. La Nouvelle Orleans is Lalo Schifrin's exuberant homage to New Orleans. (This Argentinean composer is best known for his movie scores including the theme from "Mission: Impossible.") Valerie Coleman's Afro-Cuban Concerto for Wind Quintet rounds out the concert, and features bass ostinatos that will have you dancing in your seat—or maybe the aisle!

 

"You will hear sounds you don't expect from classical instruments," says Lauren Blackerby, oboist in the quintet.  "If you've never heard jazz-oboe or jazz-bassoon, expect to be surprised!"

 

All That Jazz with the Chinook Winds—performance schedule

  • 2pm, Sun, Mar 24, University of Providence, 1301 20th St S

  • 7pm, Tue, Mar 26, Masonic Lodge, 821 Central Ave

 

ADMISSION:

Single tickets $15 Adults / $5 Students

Season Pass $75 Adults / $25 Students (7 admissions)

Four-Ticket Pass $45 Adults / $16 Students (4 admissions)

Family Package $15 (1 student + 1 adult admission)

Bring-a-Friend Package $25 (2 adult admissions) available only online.

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Great Falls Symphony

The Mission of the Great Falls Symphony is to infuse cultural vibrancy into the Great Falls community through transformative music events and education programs. The organization strives to be an essential cultural asset in North Central Montana that raises the quality of life for its citizens through outstanding performing arts programs.

 

The Great Falls Symphony includes a 75 member semi-professional Orchestra, a one hundred member Symphonic Choir and two professional resident ensembles (the Cascade Quartet and Chinook Winds) made up of nine "Core" orchestral musicians, and a Youth Orchestra program (established in 1996) which supports two student orchestras and over 100 talented young musicians grades six through twelve from Great Falls and surrounding areas. These components offer a rich and diverse mix of activities that include orchestra, choral, chamber and educational concerts which reach up to 40,000 people annually. The Great Falls Symphony presents a six-concert series every year, and plays host to a variety of guest artists and resident composers. The Cascade Quartet and Chinook Winds present fourteen concerts on the Symphony’s Chamber Music Series in Great Falls in addition to traveling an average of 4,500 miles each year performing concerts and educational programs throughout the northwest United States. To fulfill a state and regional mission, the Great Falls Symphony places the highest priority upon programs that provide state-wide education and outreach. Two Youth Matinees are presented each season by the orchestra and have served well over 115,000 students from the public, private and home schools in a one hundred mile region of Central Montana.Great Falls SymphonyThe Mission of the Great Falls Symphony is to infuse cultural vibrancy into the Great Falls community through transformative music events and education programs. The organization strives to be an essential cultural asset in North Central Montana that raises the quality of life for its citizens through outstanding performing arts programs. The Great Falls Symphony includes a 75 member semi-professional Orchestra, a one hundred member Symphonic Choir and two professional resident ensembles (the Cascade Quartet and Chinook Winds) made up of nine "Core" orchestral musicians, and a Youth Orchestra program (established in 1996) which supports two student orchestras and over 100 talented young musicians grades six through twelve from Great Falls and surrounding areas. These components offer a rich and diverse mix of activities that include orchestra, choral, chamber and educational concerts which reach up to 40,000 people annually. The Great Falls Symphony presents a six-concert series every year, and plays host to a variety of guest artists and resident composers. The Cascade Quartet and Chinook Winds present fourteen concerts on the Symphony’s Chamber Music Series in Great Falls in addition to traveling an average of 4,500 miles each year performing concerts and educational programs throughout the northwest United States. To fulfill a state and regional mission, the Great Falls Symphony places the highest priority upon programs that provide state-wide education and outreach. Two Youth Matinees are presented each season by the orchestra and have served well over 115,000 students from the public, private and home schools in a one hundred mile region of Central Montana.

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