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Public Shakespeare Presents:
SUCH SWEET THUNDER

NYU Skirball

Thursday, December 6 at 7pm

Public Shakespeare Initiative

Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

In 1957, on the brink of attaining near mythic status, Duke Ellington drew inspiration from another artist who’d made the same ascent – William Shakespeare – and composed a sweeping suite of songs that celebrate the verbal pyrotechnics, pathos and power of some of Shakespeare’s most indelible characters. Join us as we revel in this musical-theatrical meeting of the minds and its dazzling results, as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra performs selections from Ellington’s “Such Sweet Thunder”. Expert commentary will reveal how Ellington and his collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, came to create the piece, set off by readings from the plays that are its undeniable, irrepressible source.

 

 

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Tickets are $35 plus fees
Member, Public Supporter & Partner tickets are $20


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Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra