20.4.2023
19:00
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Duration 1 h, no intermission

9.5.2023
14:00
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UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra plays Ellington Suites

Conductor Ed Partyka

 

Thu 20 April 2023 at 7 pm // Malmitalo, Helsinki 

Tue 9 May 2023 at 2 pm // Vuotalo, Helsinki 


20.4.2023
19:00
Lippu.fi
Standard 24,50 €
Retiree 20 €
Student, unemployed, serviceman, kid 10 €
+ service fee (from 1,50 € / order)

Duration 1 h, no intermission

9.5.2023
14:00
Lippu.fi
Standard 15 €
+ service fee (from 1,50 € / order)

Duration 1 h, no intermission

The late 1950’s and early 1960’s was a golden period in Duke Ellington’s prolific career. Both Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, his creative partner, were composing and arranging at the very top of their game. The Duke Ellington Orchestra of this period was also one of the best that the maestro ever had, with talented newcomers and experienced veterans joining forces to create a tight, swinging ensemble with exciting soloistic fireworks.

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra’s seasonal performances of Ellington & Strayhorn’s Nutcracker Suite have quickly become a popular holiday tradition for the members of the orchestra and audience alike, and now UMO continues their exploration of this golden period of The Duke Ellington Orchestra by performing the pendant to the Nutcracker Suite, the equally wonderful but lesser known Peer Gynt Suite, originally composed by Edvard Grieg. This suite was recorded and released in 1960, on the same album as the Nutcracker Suite.

The other multi-movement work to be performed is Such Sweet Thunder, made up of original compositions by Ellington and Strayhorn based on and inspired by literature and characters created by William Shakespeare. This music was recorded and released in 1957 and is considered one of the highlights of Ellington and Strayhorn’s collaborative work as composers.

UMO Helsinki Jazz Orchestra’s artistic director and chief conductor Ed Partyka conducts the concert.

Duration 1 hour.

Photo: Maarit Kytöharju

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