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Sun, Nov 12


Long Beach

SJO's Arts for Life Concert

Honoring the life of legendary composer/arranger Don Sebesky with special guest, NEA Jazz Master flutist Hubert Laws

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SJO's Arts for Life Concert
SJO's Arts for Life Concert

Time & Location

Nov 12, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Long Beach, 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90840, USA

About the event

SJO is pleased to announce that the 68-member  Symphonic Jazz Orchestra will present a free community concert Sunday,  November 12th at 6 PM at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts  Center in Long Beach. The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Mitch Glickman, will perform a  special concert honoring the life of legendary composer/arranger Don  Sebesky with special guest, NEA Jazz Master flutist Hubert Laws. The program will include Don's arrangements of "Amazing Grace," and "Malagueña," along with his work "Sebastian's Theme."

Internationally renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop,  and rhythm-and-blues genres; moving effortlessly from one repertory to  another. He has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic  under Zubin Mehta, with the orchestras of Los Angeles, Dallas,  Cleveland, Amsterdam, and Japan. He has given annual performances at  Carnegie Hall, and has performed sold out performances in the Hollywood  Bowl with fellow flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal. In addition, he has  appeared at the Montreux, Playboy, and Kool Jazz festivals and performed  with the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Hollywood Bowl.

Also on the program is the world premiere of a commissioned work from composer Christopher Zuar, winner of the 7th annual George Duke Commissioning Prize.

Tickets are free but reservations are required.

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