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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra at MIT Kresge Auditorium

Posted by Rebecca DeLamotte on September 4, 2022


MIT Kresge Auditorium
48 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra at MIT Kresge Auditorium


Sat, October 1, 2022
7:30 pm

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Mark Harvey
composer / conductor
Arni Cheatham
Chris Rakowski
saxophone, tenor
Phil Scarff
saxophone, tenor
Dan Zupan
saxophone, baritone
Bill Lowe
trombone, bass
Bob Pilkington
Bruno Raberg
bass, acoustic
Jay Keyser
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra
band / orchestra


The legendary orchestra opens its historic 50th season with music by Mark Harvey and Duke Ellington. Aardvark’s half-century celebration will feature music on themes of social consciousness, spirituality, and Boston cultural history – topics that have long been central to Aardvark concerts. Among the selections will be Harvey’s Faces of Souls and Ellington’s It’s Freedom. Faces of Souls is inspired by the Shaw Memorial in Boston, Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ powerful sculpture of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and his 54th Massachusetts Regiment, who were among the first African Americans to fight in the Civil War. A highlight of the concert will be the premiere of Harvey’s latest work, American Agonistes, channeling the moods of sorrow and outrage so characteristic of our times....

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