Urban’s annual Winter Music Concert will premiere on YouTube Sunday, December 13, at 5 pm. There will be an encore performance on Tuesday, December 15, at 7 pm.
The Urban Singers choral group will perform two pieces, Bonse Aba, a traditional Zambian song with two vocal solos and drums, and The Lamb, based on a William Blake poem. Brooke Steele directs the chorus.
Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dana Sadava, will perform a world premiere by Ethan K (’21), The Old Boatman by Florence Price (students perform live outdoors, safely distanced!), as well as the finale of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
David Boyce’s Lab Jazz Band will play Little Sunflower by Freddie Hubbard and Bags Groove by Milt Jackson.
The Advanced Jazz Band with Director Scott Foster will perform Duke Ellington’s Things Ain't What They Used To Be. We’ll also celebrate the 100th anniversary of Charlie “Bird” Parker’s birth with Yardbird Suite. This is one of Parker’s most performed songs and a representation of the genre-busting breakthrough he and his fellow musicians made when developing new sounds and practices – the language of Bebop.
Join us for an evening celebration with Urban musicians!
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