Get ready for an exciting and unforgettable night of jazz when Orpheus Chamber Orchestra performs with the legendary Wayne Shorter Quartet at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts, 317 Hamilton St.
Tickets are $33 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (610) 330-5009 weekdays from noon to 2 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m. and one hour before the show.
At Orpheus’ urging, Shorter, a saxophonist, revisits his 2004 Grammy Award-winning Alegria with a new 50-minute tour de force, blending the incomparable musicianship of his own Quartet with the agility of the Orpheus players.
In honor of Shorter’s 80th birthday and “Promethan” stature, Orpheus opens the night’s program with the overture of that same name by Beethoven, before moving on to Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3 “The Camp Meeting,” which interweaves melodies and tunes dear to the American spirit.
Other members of Shorter’s Quartet include pianist Danilo Perez, drummer Brian Blade and bassist John Patitucci.
There will be a 7 p.m. pre-performance talk by Lafayette music faculty about the program, in room 108 of the Williams Center for the Arts.
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