From Ellington & Stravinsky to Douglas & Turner

You don’t want to miss this Turning Point Ensemble blockbuster, genre-busting concert Jump for Joy! on Sunday, April 1st at 8pm at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre – an evening that explores the connections between the worlds of jazz and classical music in the early 20th century and the present day.

The music of Duke Ellington and Igor Stravinsky, arguably the two most influential musicians of the first half of the 20th century, at times reveals uncanny similarities.  Turning Point presents Ellington’s “The Clothed Woman” and “On a Turquoise Cloud” in arrangements by Fred Stride alongside Stravinsky’s Tango, Pastorale, and Octet.  Jazz vocalist Jennifer Scott joins the ensemble to perform both Ellington and Stravinsky.

And in a major event connecting Vancouver and New York City, Turning Point Ensemble is  delighted to present a premiere from two-time Grammy nominated jazz musician Dave Douglas, arguably the most prolific and original trumpeter/composer of his generation.

The program is completed with a new commission by one of British Columbia’s most versatile and highly-esteemed musicians, multi-instrumentalist/composer Brad Turner. The concert takes place at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woodward’s.

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