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Duke Ellington Reimagined

Boston Pops

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Explore the extraordinary musical legacies of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, whose nearly 30 years of creative collaboration helped to shape the sound and spirit of American music as we know it today. Trailblazing American pianist Lara Downes will perform the world premiere of The Strayhorn Concerto, built on three of Strayhorn’s most expressive songs — “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing,” “Strange Feeling,” and “Something to Live For” — arranged by composer Chris Walden. Two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me, Kate, Ragtime, Shuffle Along, Man of La Mancha) joins in the fun as well, bringing his rich voice and captivating performance style to this wonderful American music.

Performance Details

Jun 9, 2022, 8:00pm EDT

Lara Downes on Billy Strayhorn

The Pops Kitchen

Patrons seated at tables (on the orchestra level of Symphony Hall) for a Boston Pops concert may order from the Pops menu and enjoy dining during the concert.

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