Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra will be presented by Jazz Forum Arts for the premiere of Hart Island Suite under the baton of composer Anita Brown. The piece honors a family member and all souls who rest on Hart Island, NYC's public cemetery, with a broad embrace to include those who succumbed to COVID-19.
The band will play two sets starting off with some favorites from Anita's book that also relate to the concept for Hart Island Suite. Additional details are available on the band's facebook page via ConstantContact promotional texts.
Admission is FREE! Bring a chair for this outdoor event on the banks of The Hudson River.
Information regarding possible LIVE STREAMING will be posted here as well as Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra's facebook page posts as well as at this hashtag: #hartislandsuite
Hart Island Suite was commissioned by The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, with fiscal sponsorship by The Hart Island Project.
Honoring the Potters Field for NYC: Hart Island, Bronx, NY with this premiere was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Mary Flagler Cary.
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A brief pre-concert talk with composer Anita Brown will take place shortly before the first set begins. Admission is FREE!
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Friendship, an original jazz production composed by Kari Musil, featuring an arrangement of its finale number by New York composer/arranger, Anita Brown The FREEDOM OF JAZZ ORCHESTRA presents Friendship, the world premiere of an exciting, original jazz production composed by KARI MUSIL. Friendship was made possible by a grant from the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.