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RPO on Tour: Orlando, FL - Black, Brown and Beige

Wednesday 26 January 2022, 7.30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Ellington Black, Brown and Beige

Edwin Outwater Conductor
The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center
The Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

This concert is part of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s tour of the United States in 2022.

Jazz is America’s music—and Duke Ellington was its number one creator. His work Black, Brown and Beige is an American masterpiece that set out to broaden a person’s—and a country’s—sense of history. Critics panned its premiere in New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1943, simply because it was ahead of its time.

Now, 80 years later, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will join members of The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center and players from Jazz at Lincoln Center—along with the Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale and vocal soloists—to honor Ellington’s most significant work. This monumental evening will feature the professional world premiere of the orchestration of Black, Brown and Beige created at Ellington’s request.

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