premieres in 1988, the year:
• A record-setting drought hits Minnesota, leading to $1.2 billion incrop losses• After eight years of ﬁghting, the Soviet Army begins withdrawingfrom Afghanistan• CDs outsell vinyl records for the ﬁrst time
In 1928, when Ravel’s
is ﬁrst performed:
• American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the ﬁrst woman to ﬂyacross the Atlantic Ocean• The Dow Jones Industrial Average of U.S. stocks surpasses 300for the ﬁrst time• Mickey Mouse appears in
, the ﬁrst Disneycartoon with synchronized sound
at the same time...
3030MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA SHOWCASE
sept 29, 30, oct 1one-minute notes
A Jazz Symphony
This one-movement “symphony,” one of the earliestsymphonic works to incorporate jazz elements, is built on acatchy tune that recurs throughout, culminating in a ﬁnalein triple meter with an intense honky-tonk atmosphere.
S. Paulus/G. Paulus:
for Jazz Soloists and Orchestra
Here is the world premiere of a father-son collaboration,a concerto-like work that incorporates jazz, classical andelectronic elements. Of note: an opening movement thatsteadily increases in intensity; wistful, lyrical segments by theﬁve jazz soloists; an edgy scherzo featuring the conductor onsolo clarinet; and nods to several jazz standards.
This Adams work brings to mind the comical contraptionsof Dr. Seuss and Rube Goldberg, with musical jokesabounding throughout a series of fascinating episodes,each full of high spirits and pulsating exuberance.
Over a beguiling and insistent rhythm, Ravel repeats asingle hypnotic melody on an ever-shifting combinationof instruments. With each change in orchestral color, thetension builds—to a climax of shattering intensity.
, bassTwin Cities-based bass player Adam Linz is the jazzstudies program coordinator at the MacPhail Centerfor Music, where he is also an electric and acousticbass instructor.
He is a member of Fat KidWednesdays, which has toured extensivelythroughout Europe and North American. In addition,he has performed with such jazz artists as EvanParker, Stanley Turrentine and Milt Jackson, andwith electronic artist Dosh.
Linz has taught at Macalester College,Augsburg College, the Minnesota Institute forTalented Youth and EDAM Music Outreach in Paris.He has given clinics in the U.S. and abroad.
He earned a bachelor’s degreefrom the William Paterson University Jazz Studiesprogram.
, drumsMinneapolis-based drummer JT Bates performs awide range of music throughout the Twin Cities,around the country and abroad.
His calendar has included a tourof France with the trio Fat Kid Wednesdays, aduet tour with French cellist Didier Petit, andperformances and recordings with such artistsas Andrew Bird, the Pines and the Bryan NicholsQuintet. He was also showcased at the South bySouthwest festival with the band Alpha Consumer.
His albums include a disc with theband Face Candy and the late rap artist Eyedea.
Bates grew up playing in hisfather’s big band alongside his two brothers.
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