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The Sounds of Democracy

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  • The Sounds of Democracy at the Shubert Theatre

  • This special event is part of the
    International Festival of Arts & Ideas Virtual Programming

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet's performance of "The Sounds of Democracy" aims to entertain, inspire, and uplift audiences with the full vigor, vision, and depth of America’s music. Led by trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis and featuring seven of jazz's finest soloists, the concert's unique repertoire celebrates jazz's embodiment of freedom and democracy.

    The evening will feature the premiere of The Democracy Suite, a new Marsalis composition written during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis as a response to the political, social, and economic struggles facing our nation. The Democracy Suite is a swinging and stimulating instrumental rumination on the issues that have recently dominated our lives as well as the beauty that could emerge from a collective effort to create a better future. Concert selections may also include works and arrangements by members of the Septet, selected movements from Sonny Rollins’s Freedom Suite, and John Coltrane's A Love Supreme.

    This concert was filmed on September 27, 2020 at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City in accordance with the New York State Department of Health Interim Guidance on Media Production during the Covid-19 Emergency.

    A talkback with musicians Walter Blanding and Ted Nash will take place on Sunday, November 1 at 7PM. Space is limited. Registration for the talk back will begin on October 21 for Festival Insiders and October 26 for the general public.
    Learn more here.


    Event Times

    Date Time Venue Pricing
    November 1, 2020 Sunday 10:00 am Shubert Theatre

    $10 ticket price suggested

    November 2, 2020 Monday 10:00 pm Shubert Theatre

    $10 ticket price suggested


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