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Hear "Such Sweet Thunder: The Duke Meets the Bard​" 2/15 or 2/16/14

Update: 2/15 sold out.  A collaboration between Seattle Shakespeare Company and Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. To quote the SRJO website,

"A lover of Shakespeare, Duke Ellington composed the Such Sweet Thunder Suite as his tribute to the Bard. SRJO teams up with the Seattle Shakespeare Company to present this special suite of works. Each movement— including Lady Mac, Sonnet for Sister Kate, and The Star-Crossed Lovers—evokes favorite Shakespearean characters or quotes. Guest thespians present selections from the plays and sonnets that inspired Ellington to create the musical work. Rounding out this concert will be SRJO trumpeter Jay Thomas featured on Benny Carter’s lovely Summer Serenade."

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 (7:30 PM) Nordstrom Recital Hall - sold out
Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 (2 PM) Kirkland Performance Center​

This is another FYI, DIY announcement of a performance that may be of interest, being announced ahead of time since tickets don't look plentiful.

Tickets $44 adults, $40 seniors, $15 youth, call (206)[masked] or see https://srjo.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0Si[masked]pVuNEAU

For a taste of the music, check out this clip on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxW3-cLVcmA

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  • Laurie

    ‘Such Sweet Thunder: The Duke Meets the Bard’ will be broadcast on KPLU 88.5 FM in two parts over two sessions of the program ‘Jazz Northwest’ at 2:00 pm on Sundays, March 9 and 16. The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra were joined by actors George Mount, Darragh Kennan, and Hana Lass for sold out performances.

    http://www.seattleshakespeare.org/srjo-on-kplu/

    March 8, 2014

  • Nancy E.

    The Shakespeare readings were great, the jazz was great, hanging out with Barbara was great, all around fabulous!

    February 16, 2014

    • Laurie

      Thank-you for sharing this review! All along I knew that the birthday girl would want to spend the day with MJ rather than the Duke and the Bard! Sorry that we missed this, but glad they had a full house and that you two had a wonderful time!

      February 16, 2014

  • Kari

    um...... no, not my thing.

    January 3, 2014

  • Barbara

    So...which date? Either will work for me (at least as of right now).

    November 3, 2013

    • Barbara

      Yeah, pricey is RIGHT.....but we may not get such an opportunity again. At least we can be Seniors. Nobody has ever asked me for proof.

      November 3, 2013

    • Barbara

      OOOH We'd better go on the 15th.....Miley Cyrus is playing the Tacoma Dome on the 16th!!

      November 25, 2013

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