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Free Gala Celebration of Jazz: 70 Years of Nina Simone

Written by on March 13, 2024

Honoring the rich musical legacy of jazz singer Nina Simone, the program features songs and instrumental selections from Simone’s beloved albums and performances. Safe The Date  Saturday, March 23rd • 3pm Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 141 Adams St. Rochester, NY 14608

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Spring Concert Featuring:

  • The Brockport Symphony Orchestra – Directed by Jonathan Allentoff
  • The Bach Children’s Chorus – Directed by Karla Krogstad
  • Herbert Smith – Narrator and Trumpet Artist
  • Freedom Trio – Jazz Group
  • Eloise Fadial – Violin Soloist
  • Larry Fagen – Cello Soloist
  • Rachel Roessel – Clarinet Soloist

Herbert Smith of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra will narrate this musical journey and perform on trumpet with his Freedom Trio. The Brockport Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Children’s Chorus will join forces to perform works by George Gershwin and Duke Ellington. Eloise Fadial, the orchestra’s concertmaster, and Rachel Roessel, the orchestra’s principal clarinet, will perform as soloists in Allentoff’s arrangements of “I Loves You Porgy” and “Little Girl Blue.” Larry Fagen, the orchestra’s principal cello, will perform as soloist in “Allegretto con moto” from Cello Concerto No. 1 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Admission & Parking Are Free


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