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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
Aspects of Ellington

2023–­2024 In-Person Concert Series

Evening Performance

Friday, April 5, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1P0836
National Museum of Natural History
Baird Auditorium
10th St & Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Federal Triangle
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Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra in concert (Photo: Jaclyn Nash)

Under the artistic direction of maestro Charlie Young, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra has celebrated some of the greatest jazz music throughout its 33-year history as one of the crown jewels of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The 2023–2024 SJMO season adds new excitement and luster to that musical tradition.

Today's Concert

Aspects of Ellington

Duke Ellington composed dynamic music that inspired vivid visual imagery and emotion. Combining his unconventional orchestration technique with the unique talent of his individual orchestra members, Ellington was able to transpose everyday life into musical works of art. To mark what would have been his 125th year, the SJMO launches Jazz Appreciation Month by highlighting elements of the Duke's music and his orchestra. Songs may include “East St. Louis Toodle-oo,” “Degas Suite,” and “Jack the Bear.” (Full Orchestra)

Note: This concert's musical program is subject to change.

Additional 2023-2024 Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Concerts

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