INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Jazz and the symphony orchestra blend seamlessly in Three Black Kings, a red hot concert featuring Duke Ellington’s final work of the same name.
Originally written for ballet, Three Black Kings will be performed as an orchestral suite, along with jazz works by Leonard Bernstein, John Williams and Darius Milhaud at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, 1707 16th Street, 32960.
Guest artist Daniel Jordan will heat up the night on alto sax for Three Black Kings, Ellington’s jazz tribute to Martin Luther King. University of Central Florida saxophone professor, George Weremchuk also joins the Space Coast Symphony for a performance of John Williams’ “Escapades,” a jazzy and charming piece based on the composer’s music for the hit film, Catch Me If You Can.
Tickets are $20 in advance and are available through the orchestra website at www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at several convenient ticket outlets, including Marine Bank & Trust (beachside and mainland branches) and Madison Avenue Consignments.
The concert is free for those aged 18 and under or with a student ID. Tickets at the door are $25. Call toll free to (855) 252-7276 for more information.
Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron Collins, welcomes the fusion of jazz and orchestral music.
“The musicians are really looking forward to playing this concert,” said Collins. “Ellington’s final jazz masterpiece is perfectly suited to the concert hall. Prepare to have your definition of orchestral music expanded!”
For more information about the Space Coast Symphony 2015-16 season or the Symphony for Everyone discount ticket program, please visit www.SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.