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Celebrating the Symphonic Legacy of Wayne Shorter

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Clark Rundell, conductor
esperanza spalding, vocalist and bass
Leo Genovese, piano
Terri Lyne Carrington, drums
Dayna Stephens, saxophone

Forbidden, Plan-It!
Midnight in Carlotta’s Hair

Suite No. 1
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.

Thursday evening’s concert is supported by Tom Kuo and Alexandra DeLaite.

Saturday's performance of Gaia, for jazz quartet and orchestra is supported by John Lowell Thorndike, former BSO trustee, treasurer, vice president, and lifelong advocate for the performance of contemporary music.

Wayne Shorter headshot

Performance Details

Mar 21, 2024, 7:30pm EDT

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