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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Duke Ellington Orchestra @ Utah Symphony (SLC: Sep 17 - 18)

Contact: Jana Cunningham, (801) 869-9027

August 25, 2010

The Utah Symphony Welcomes the Duke Ellington Orchestra

The evening features music by one of the most influential figures in Jazz history

SALT LAKE CITY – Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen leads the Utah Symphony and the Duke Ellington Orchestra in a concert featuring some of the greatest Jazz music ever written. The evening features songs such as “Take the A Train,” “Caravan,” “Cotton Tail,” and many more. The performances will be held at Abravanel Hall on Friday, September 17 and Saturday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m.

The Duke Ellington Orchestra is the preeminent performer of the music of Duke Ellington. A prolific composer, Ellington created over two thousand pieces of music, including the standard songs “Take the A-Train” and “It Don’t mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” and the longer works Black, Brown and Beige, Liberian Suite, and Afro-Eurasian Eclipse. The orchestra features Barrie Lee Hall, one of the original orchestra members.

Tickets for the evening’s performances start at $30 and can be purchased by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787), in person at the Abravanel Hall box office, or by visiting www.usuo.org . Subscribers and those desiring group or student discounts should call (801) 533-NOTE (6683). Ticket prices will increase $5 day of performance.

Press photos available at http://www.utahsymphony.org/media.php. (Username: usuoimages, password: media).


Billy Strayhorn/ arr. Luther Henderson Take the ‘A’ Train
Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn/
arr. Calvin Jackson, Tommy James Satin Doll
Billy Strayhorn/ arr. Tommy James Johnny Comes Lately
Duke Ellington/ arr. Barrie Lee Hall The Mooch
Duke Ellington/ arr. Barrie Lee Hall Cotton Tail
Duke Ellington/ arr. Tommy James Smile As You Go By
Billy Strayhorn/ arr. Mark Lopeman Boodah
Harry Carney, Duke Ellington,
Johnny Hodges/arr. Glenn Osser Cotton Club Stomp
Duke Ellington/ arr. Onzy Matthews There


Mercer Ellington/ Duke Ellington Things Ain’t What It Used to Be
Duke Ellington/ arr. Tommy James Full Moon at Midnight
Duke Ellington/ arr. Barrie Lee Hall Creole Love Call
Billy Strayhorn/ arr. Tommy James Chelsea Bridge
Duke Ellinton, Bubber Miley/
arr. Duke Ellington Black and Tan Fantasy
Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol/
arr. Richard Hayman Caravan


Jana Cunningham
Public Relations Manager
801.869.9027 office
801.244.1892 cell

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