Jazz in the Park: Celebrating Great African-American Composers

Date: July 18, 2021 at 7 P.M.
  • Institute Park
  • 100 Salisbury Street
  • Worcester, MA

Presented By: Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra

The Massachusetts Symphony presents this free summer concert on Sunday evening, July 18 at 7PM in Worcester's Institute Park (corner Park Avenue and Salisbury Street) as part of the Orchestra's milestone 70th year of admission-free Institute Park performances. Jazz in the Park: Celebrating Great African-American composers will be led by Conductor Jorge Soto and will feature classic jazz selections including Handy's St. Louis Blues; Duke Ellington's Caravan, Take the A Train, and Satin Doll; Count Basie's One O'Clock Jump; Mercer Ellington's Things Ain't What they Used to be; Miles Davis' Vierd Blues and All Blues, Sonny Rollins' St. Thomas; Ray Charles' Mary Ann and What I'd Say; John Coltrane's Mr. P.C. and Impressions; Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man, and Louis Armstrong's When the Saints Go Marching In. Rain date is Sunday, July 25. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Major sponsors also include The Stoddard Charitable Trust, the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, IPG Photonics Corporation, Hoche-Scofield Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the Hanover Insurance Group, Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation, Reliant Medical Group, Price Chopper Supermarkets/Market 32, and Wyman Gordon Foundation.  Additional sponsors include AbbVie Bioresearch Center, Cornerstone Bank, Harr Motor Group, Mela Lew, MCC MassFestivals Program, Sullivan, Garrity and Donnelly Insurance Agencies, The American Big Band Preservation Society, and WXLO 104.5FM.

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