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Composer: Ellington, Duke (1899-1974)

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Year of birth1899
Year of death1974
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
September 2018
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Matinee performance
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ChicagoIn Our Time: Music of Bernstein & Ellington

Bernstein, Ellington
Lara Downes; Theo Bleckmann

New York CityLeah Crocetto & Mark Markham

© Rebecca Fay
Peebles, Respighi, Poulenc, Rachmaninov, Arlen, Gershwin, Ellington
Leah Crocetto; Mark Markham

ManchesterThe Hallé - Giants of Jazz - Take Two

The Hallé - Giants of Jazz - Take Two
Garner, Waller, Monk, Ellington, Morton, Evans, Brubeck, Mayerl, Corea
The Hallé; Roderick Dunk; Unknown

CrawleyRPO Miniatures: Brass

RPO Miniatures: Brass
MacMillan, Bernstein, di Lorenzo, Waller, Jackson, Ellington, Gershwin, Walton
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; James Fountain; Mike Allen; Nicolas Fleury; Matthew Gee

New York CityPeoples' Symphony Concerts Presents: Russian Renaissance

Ellington, Galliano, Piazzolla, Schnittke, Prokofiev, Sakamoto, Reinhardt, Gismonti, Abreu, Tchaikovsky
Russian Renaissance, Balalaika
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Nisbeth and Forsberg in Grieg’s living room

Ellen Nisbeth © Nikolaj Lund
An impressively well-planned programme of mostly viola transcriptions by Grainger, Bach, Delius, Ellington and Grieg.
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Bruckner Orchester Linz in Chicago

Angelique Kidjo © CAMI
The Bruckner Orchester Linz’s Chicago appearance was centered on American music with music director Dennis Russell Davies and vocalist Angélique Kidjo, rounded off by a Zemlinsky song cycle based on African-American poetry.
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BRB: A Shakespeare tribute

Brandon Laurence with artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet in Wink © Andrew Ross
It can’t be easy to programme a Shakespeare season that has something new to say about this giant figure in a year of excellent productions up and down the country, but this programme achieves it. 
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Jessye Norman in recital: “Hooray for Love!”

Jessye Norman © Carol Friedman
She made cynics swoon and skeptics burst: Jessye Norman, along with pianist Mark Markham, serenaded eager listeners with love songs from the Great American Songbook and 20th-century France.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Programme E

AAADT's Celeste Sims in Ailey's Cry © Nan Melville
Une performance exécutée de mains de maitre par les danseurs, techniquement irréprochables, mais qui auraient gagné à être plus chaleureux et expressifs.
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