Even as he was pushing the boundaries of improvisation, Ornette was also focused on capturing what he heard in his head in through-composed works. His orchestral piece Skies of America, performed at Lincoln Center Festival in 1997, and numerous chamber works earned him accolades from many classical music innovators, including Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein, who often invited Ornette to performances and rehearsals at Lincoln Center. Join members of Ensemble Signal as they illuminate this intriguing corner of Coleman’s artistry.
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Sunday, July 16 Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
Trinity (Fantasy for Solo Violin), 1986
Soloist Olivia De Prato, Violin
Forms and Sounds, 1967
In Honor of NASA and the Planetary Soloists, 1986
Soloist Jackie Leclair, Oboe
The Sacred Mind of Johnny Dolphin, 1984
Soloist Seneca Black, Trumpet
Running Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission
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