Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Nod To Jazz Composition For The Concert Hall

Free Public Forum
Jazz Artists in the Concert Hall

Saturday, March 27, 3:00 pm

City of Oakland Downtown Senior Center
(Veterans Memorial Building)
200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California

Introduction & Commentary: Maestro Michael Morgan
Oakland East Bay Symphony

Keynote: Professor John Howland, PhD

Panelists: Rebeca Mauleón, Benedikt Brydern, Scott Amendola

Moderator: John Kendall Bailey

Composers Rebeca Mauleón, Benedikt Brydern and Scott Amendola will discuss the history of jazz composers making the transition to the concert hall, including Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Darius Milhaud. Topics will include American cultural history and the stratification of popular vs. classical culture that began in the 19th century, and the split that occurred at the turn of the century.

The New Visions/New Vistas Commissioning Project is supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation.

Photo credit: (c) David Wakely for the Paramount Theater of the Arts 2010.


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