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Music of the Masters: Duke Ellington and George Gershwin

Apr 23 , 2016 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

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Music of the Masters: Duke Ellington and George Gershwin

Apr 23 , 2016 · KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Presented by: Blumenthal Performing Arts

Take a musical journey from Harlem’s famous Cotton Club to the bright lights of Broadway in this incredible evening devoted to two American musical giants – Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Join us as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by Wynton Marsalis, presents an evening celebrating the extraordinary repertoire of these musical legends.

An originator of big-band jazz, Ellington composed thousands of scores over his 50-year career. His work has won 12 Grammys. Some of his most popular songs include "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing," "Sophisticated Lady," "Prelude to a Kiss," "Solitude" and "Satin Doll." His blend of melodies, rhythms and subtle sonic movements gave audiences a new experience – complex yet accessible jazz that makes the heart swing.

JLCO with Wynton Marsalis will also celebrate Gershwin, a true giant of American song, in a program that makes evident his perpetual significance in American culture. Gershwin wrote numerous songs for stage and screen that quickly became standards, including “Oh, Lady Be Good!” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Strike Up the Band,” “Embraceable You,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” Gershwin’s thousands of compositions span the sweep of American music, and this concert will treat you to a contemporary feast of classic and new arrangements of one of the most inventive and iconic songwriters of all times.

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage. This Garage is CASH ONLY.

DESIGNATED PARKING GARAGE
Levine Center for the Arts Parking Garage
Located at 550 S. Tryon Street with an entrance on W. Stonewall Street.

Pay as you enter the garage.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun. This garage is CASH ONLY.

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Knight Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of 1st and S. Tryon Streets.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At the Knight Theater, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance

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