Don Byron Gospel Concert: With the New Gospel Quintet & the Boston Arts Academy Spirituals Ensemble
October 26, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
7:30 PM | Kresge Auditorium W16
48 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Open to the public | Tickets required
MIT students, Faculty and Staff: FREE
General admission: $20; other students: $10
Advanced ticketing online; cash only at the door
"Calling Don Byron a jazz musician is like calling the Pacific wet – it just doesn't begin to describe it...". -- Time Magazine
Legendary clarinetist Don Byron brings his newest project to MIT. Featuring the music of gospel pioneer Thomas A. Dorsey, Byron's album Love, Peace and Soul (released in February 2012 on Savoy Jazz) mixes his original jazz compositions with traditional gospel works. Joining Don Byron and his New Gospel Quintet on stage is a chorus of students from Boston Arts Academy, an innovative public high school for the performing and visual arts.
Curated by Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music Evan Ziporyn, the appearance of Don Byron and the New Gospel Quintet is produced by the MIT Music and Theater Arts section in collaboration with the MIT Visiting Artists program.
More information at: http://arts.mit.edu/va/artist/byron