Clark Rundell, conductor esperanza spalding, vocalist and bass Leo Genovese, piano Terri Lyne Carrington, drums Dayna Stephens, saxophone
ALL-WAYNE SHORTER PROGRAM Forbidden, Plan-It! Orbits Midnight in Carlotta’s Hair Causeways Gaia, for jazz quartet and orchestra
This tribute concert honors the life and legacy of the great jazz innovator, composer, bandleader, and saxophonist Wayne Shorter who passed away in March 2023. These performances feature five longtime Shorter collaborators in their BSO debuts, including the Grammy Award-winning bassist and vocalist esperanza spalding. spalding wrote the libretto for Shorter’s 2022 opera …(Iphigenia), which was premiered in Boston in 2021 and is based on the ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides.
This performance will feature a post-concert conversation with Robert Kirzinger, Director of Program Publications, and guests.