Cambridge concert premiered Harvey’s Faces of Souls

Cambridge Jazz music concert, MIT

Come see the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium

New Music for Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:00 pm
MIT, Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge, MA

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continued its historic 45th season with a show on MIT’s main stage, Kresge Auditorium. A large turnout enjoyed the orchestra perform the premiere of director Mark Harvey’s latest work, Faces of Souls, together with other Mark Harvey originals.

The Shaw Memorial by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens

The Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Mark Harvey’s Faces of Souls is inspired by the Charles Ives composition Boston Common and the Augustus Saint-Gaudens statue commemorating Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, heroes of the Civil War.

The April 7 show featured other works by Harvey, including The Journey, dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the struggle for civil rights, and Blue Butterfly, a blues evoking the late Brother Blue (aka Hugh Morgan Hill), a legendary storyteller famous in Boston and beyond, and a longtime friend of Aardvark.  The evening finale was Harvey’s piece No Walls, Aardvark’s anthem of hope and inclusivity.

Brother Blue, perhaps the original performance artist, has entertained generations of children and adults with his tales

Brother Blue entertained generations of children and adults with his tales

Presented by MIT Music & Theater Arts

Free Admission
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