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The Symphonic Music of Wayne Shorter

Celebrate the enduring legacy of jazz icon Wayne Shorter, with an extraordinary line-up of his long-time collaborators.

  • Philharmonia
Royal Festival Hall
Sun 19 Nov7.30 pm
2 hours 0 minutes
Conductor(s):

Clark Rundell

Performer(s):

Ravi Coltrane – saxophone
esperanza spalding – voice
Danilo Pérez – piano
John Patitucci – bass
Terri Lyne Carrington – drums

Programme

SHORTER

Highlights from … (Iphigenia) (European premiere)

Midnight in Carlotta’s Hair

Causeway

Orbits

Forbidden, Plan-It!

— Interval —

 Gaia

About this event

The career of saxophonist, bandleader and composer Wayne Shorter spanned seven decades. He performed with Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell and Carlos Santana, co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report, formed his own quartet in 2000, recorded over 20 albums, and won 12 Grammys. His 2021 opera Iphigenia has never been heard outside the US.

The title of ‘the 21st century’s jazz genius’ (NPR), however, goes to bassist, singer, songwriter and teacher esperanza spalding. She collaborated with Shorter on both Iphigenia and Gaia, a 2013 commission from the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Named for the Greek goddess of the Earth, Gaia is a song cycle richly laden with environmental imagery. Shorter’s writing evokes elemental forces, while spalding’s radiant vocals soar between earth and sky.

Between these two landmark works, the Philharmonia Orchestra performs a selection from Wayne Shorter’s unrivalled songbook.

This concert is a highlight of the Philharmonia’s series Let Freedom Ring: Celebrating the Sounds of America, and the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Part of Let Freedom Ring

Venue details

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

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