Jazz Meets Classical: the Ted Rosenthal Trio with strings
A creative and insightful program that illustrates how many classical themes
have been incorporated into popular music and jazz
Saturday, April 27, at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.
6:30pm: beverage service and winetasting
Post-concert meet and greet the artists
The Ted Rosenthal Trio returns to Pittsfield with a unique program that demonstrates the influence that classical music has had on the modern music scene. He performs a creative and insightful program that includes joint numbers with the Elayne P. Bernstein Octet, the advanced strings ensemble from Kids 4 Harmony. The program is presented in partnership with the Berkshire Museum, and is part of ArtWeek, a celebration of the rich cultural offerings found throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Ted Rosenthal is an iconic jazz pianist, and has performed worldwide, both as a leader and as a sideman with many jazz greats, including Gerry Mulligan, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Bob Brookmeyer, and Jon Faddis. His classical/jazz crossover performances include solo and featured appearances with the Boston Pops, the Baltimore Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, and many other orchestras. His work includes adapting themes by Brahms, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and others into a mainstream jazz idiom. Local audiences are still talking about his interpretation of “Rhapsody In Blue” at the Berkshire Museum last year.
The Elayne P. Bernstein Octet is a group of student musicians in elementary and middle schools. The octet is the most advanced ensemble in Kids 4 Harmony, which is operated by Berkshire Children and Families. Members have appeared in large and small events from Boston to Los Angeles, including the national Take A Stand Orchestra under the baton of maestro Gustavo Dudamel.
In addition to participating in ArtWeek, the program is our contribution to Jazz Appreciation Month, a nationwide initiative of the Smithsonian Institution, and recognized by Congress in 2003.
Come early, enjoy a beverage. Stay late, meet-and-greet the artists. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the event. Click here for our online box office. Tickets are also on sale at the Berkshire Museum, 413-443-7171