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Press Release:

NOVEMBER 11 SONIC EVOLUTION CONCERT PAYS TRIBUTE TO QUINCY JONES AND ERNESTINE ANDERSON

Press Release:

Tuesday, 8 November, 2016

Music Director Ludovic Morlot Leads the Seattle Symphony, Garfield High School Jazz Band, Singers Grace Love and Danny Quintero, Principal Clarinet Benjamin Lulich, and The Cuong Vu Group in Concert





Seattle, WA – Seattle jazz legends Quincy Jones and Ernestine Anderson will be honored during the Seattle Symphony’s November 11 Sonic Evolution concert, co-presented with Earshot Jazz Festival. A signature concert series that features orchestral commentary on Seattle’s legacy of inventive and groundbreaking music, Sonic Evolution was designed and launched by Music Director Ludovic Morlot as a cross-genre concert presentation. The November 11 concert will start with the World Premiere of Groovebox Fantasy, a dedication to Quincy Jones by Portland composer Kenji Bunch. The first half of the concert will also feature Principal Clarinet Ben Lulich who will solo in Scott McAllister’s clarinet concerto Black Dog, written with stylistic nod to Seattle music legend Jimi Hendrix; and jazz combo The Cuong Vu Group performing One by trumpeter and the Chair of Jazz Studies at the University of Washington Cuong Vu, which was dedicated to Quincy Jones and premiered during the inaugural Sonic Evolution concert in 2011.






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