On a few unforgettable occasions, Chick Corea has joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis — a group he calls "the greatest big band on the planet" — to perform transformative new iterations of his music. Now they're joining forces to explore the work of another master pianist and composer: Thelonious Monk, the high priest of modern music.
Corea has provided the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with a list of his favorite Monk compositions, and the band's brilliant arrangers have crafted inspired new versions of these classics. With complex yet always-swinging rhythms, poetic and beautiful harmonic progressions, and iconoclastic, tuneful melodies, Monk's compositions lend themselves to endless adaptation. The ensemble sections of these new arrangements and Chick Corea's masterful, original take on Monk's harmonies will demonstrate why this repertoire is a definitive platform for thoughtful improvisation and high quality jazz.
Experience the fairy tale of Snow White as she runs away from the evil queen and finds solace with seven friendly dwarfs.
Watch as the witch convinces her to bite the poisoned apple and witness the magic of true love’s kiss. This one-hour ballet choreographed by Samantha Dunster, Assistant Artistic Director of Pennsylvania Ballet, is the newest addition to Pennsylvania Ballet’s Family Series.
With an original score by Kermit Poling performed by Curtis musicians, this ballet is tailored to children ages 5 to 12, but captivating for audiences of all ages.