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Reuben Jackson to Host Vermont Symphony Orchestra [virtual event]
March 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
VSO’s newest project serves the present moment with streamed chamber ensemble performances, and our March offering is a unique combination of classical and jazz music, visual art and poetry by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) artists. Reuben Jackson, known for presenting VPR’s Friday Night Jazz and curating the Smithsonian Institution’s Duke Ellington collection, serves as our host and fellow poet alongside readings by US Poet Laureate Rita Dove. Two new commissions will receive their world premieres by prominent composers and musicians Ray Vega and Carlos Simon, performed alongside music by Florence Price, Matthew Evan Taylor, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Scott Joplin and more. Paintings by Vermont-based visual artists Crystal Stokes, Julio Desmont and Alan Blackwell will be featured throughout the concert. This program is curated by Matt LaRocca.
tickets here: https://www.vso.org/event/music-for-days-like-this3/