Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed, and the 70-piece Chorale Le Chateau performs Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration Tour, an historic and uplifting celebration taking place in performing arts centers and churches in the U.S.
On this unique tour, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Damien Sneed, and Chorale Le Chateau perform Marsalis’ composition Abyssinian Mass, a landmark collaboration of jazz, gospel, instrumentation, and vocals.
Never has Marsalis coalesced the codes of sacred and secular expression more successfully than with this 2008 extended work, commissioned to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church on West 138th Street in Harlem. Upcoming tour dates follow:
October 18 St. Louis, Missouri – Touhill Performing Arts Center
October 19 Kansas City, Missouri – Kaufmann Center for the Performing Arts, Helzberg Hall
October 21 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania – Messiah College
October 22 New Haven, Connecticut – Yale University, Woosley Hall
October 24-26 New York, New York – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.