NEC Jazz Orchestra Concert
New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra Director Ken Schaphorst is presenting “April is the Cruelest Month,” a concert spotlighting Ran’s music Friday, April 23 at Jordan Hall.
The orchestra will perform new arrangements of two songs closely associated with Ran: his recomposition of “Never on Sunday” (inspired by the 1967 coup in Greece) and “Memphis” (an original he wrote after the assassination of MLK). Ran will perform a solo interpretation of Ken’s “Cleopatra,” which will also be performed in its full orchestral version under the composer’s direction.
The concert, which kicks off JazzBoston’s fourth annual Jazz Week, starts at 8 p.m.
Before the show, at 7 p.m., Fred Harris, Director of Wind & Jazz Ensembles at MIT, will interview Ran and Ken about the show’s music and other topics.
Both events are free and open to the public. Jordan Hall is at 290 Huntington Ave.