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May 11th. 8:00 p.m.
MIT Wind Ensemble, MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble
Frederick Harris, Jr. Music Director
Kenneth Amis – assistant conductor
"World Premiere"
Kenny Werner's work for tenor saxophone, piano, voice and wind ensemble, entitled "Death is Not an Ending"
On Friday, May 11 at 8 p.m., MIT's Kresge Auditorium, pianist and composer Kenny Werner, saxophonist Joe Lovano, and vocalist Judi Silvano will be featured with the MIT Wind Ensemble and the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble.
The concert will feature the world premiere of  "Death is Not an Ending" a work by Kenny Werner with Lovano, Silvano and Werner as soloists. All three artists will also perform with the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble. Matt Glaser, violinist and chair of the String Department at Berklee College of Music, along with Lovano and Werner, will perform the Boston premiere of "Moonsculptures" by MIT Professor Peter Child.
The concert is presented in honor of the 80th birthday of Bradford Endicott, MIT Class of 1949, a founding member of the Council for the Arts at MIT.
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