Fine Arts @ DGN Mission

North High School endeavors to provide an enriching, vibrant, multidisciplinary environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the Fine Arts.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Students, faculty, alumni, and pros form "Rhapsody in Blue" Jazz Orchestra for Carnegie Hall Finale

As preparations for the March 2, 2015 Carnegie Hall concert (#NYNouveau) continue, students, faculty, alumni and professional guest musicians joined forces this evening to rehearse the scheduled concert finale: an authentic recreation of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, as premiered in New York City by the Paul Whiteman Jazz Orchestra in 1924.

Under the baton of Northwestern University Professor Emeritus Don Owens, special guest musicians will include Ian Williams (piano soloist), Kristin Bowers (clarinet), Peter Wilson (violin), Lauren Wood (saxophone), and members of the Gaudete Brass Quintet.

Enjoy this "teaser" video, shot at tonight's rehearsal ...

And these images from the session ...