Season Event

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: To Swing Through the Sky

Conceived by Paul Glenshaw

  • October 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Concert Hall Family-Friendly Event

This exciting original work celebrates the spirit of American innovation with narration, dramatic visuals, lively dance and the swinging big-band sound of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. The intertwined histories of America's two most iconic innovations — jazz and aviation — are explored in this special encore performance. Many fascinating points of connection in the history of each invention are revealed through the key innovators, including Louis Armstrong and Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes and Duke Ellington, and many others. This multimedia performance features the dazzling jazz musicians of the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra led by Artistic Director and alto sax virtuoso, Jim Carroll. Audiences at the Hylton Performing Arts Center were thrilled to enjoy the world premiere of To Swing Through the Sky, and now audiences at the Center can experience this incredible ride.

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Pre-Performance Discussion: Jim Carroll - Professor of Jazz Studies; George Mason School of Music (Oct 16, 2016) Pre-Performance Discussion

$46, $39, $28. 1 Free Student Ticket Available with Mason ID