[JPL] Inaugural Soundtrack: Copland, Marsalis, D'Rivera, Papoulis
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If you are curious about the involvement of jazz and classical music in
inaugural events, we've got Copland, Marsalis, D'Rivera, Papoulis, and more.
Scroll down for highlights.
Sunday, January 18 :: Opening Celebration for the 56th Presidential
2:30 p.m. - The Lincoln Memorial
The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) presents ³We Are One: The Obama
Inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial,² with President-Elect Barack
Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden.
Aaron Copland¹s Lincoln Portrait and Fanfare for the Common Man will be
performed by a 55-piece joint Armed Services Orchestra (combining members of
the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine orchestras), and the US Army Herald
Trumpets. Tom Hanks has been confirmed as the speaker for Lincoln Portrait.
Other performers scheduled for the event include Beyonce, Mary J. Blige,
Bono, Garth Brooks, Sheryl Crow, Renee Fleming, Josh Groban, Herbie Hancock,
Heather Headley, John Legend, Jennifer Nettles, John Mellencamp, Usher
Raymond IV, Shakira, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, will.i.am and Stevie
Wonder. Among those reading historical passages will be Jamie Foxx, Martin
Luther King III, Queen Latifah and Denzel Washington.
This event is free and open to the public. HBO will exclusively televise the
event on Sunday, January 18 (7:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT).
Monday, January 19 :: ³A Celebration of America² by Jazz at Lincoln Center
7:00 pm The Kennedy Center¹s Eisenhower Theater
Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Rockefeller Foundation present ³A Celebration
of America² on the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration and Martin
Luther King, Jr. Day.
Wynton Marsalis and former Justice Sandra Day O¹Connor share the stage with
a select group of celebrated artists whose repertoire selections will
support the discussion about the values of civil society and the principles
of democracy that jazz embodies. These artists include Paquito D¹Rivera with
Diego Urcola, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bela Fleck, Cassandra
Wilson, Chorale Le Chateau of New York City conducted by Damien Sneed, Dave
Brubeck, Dianne Reeves, Don Vappie, Dr. Michael White, Foxborough (MA) High
School Jazz Ensemble, Francesco Cafiso, Freddy Cole, Giovanni Hidalgo, Grace
Kelly, Herlin Riley, Jared Grimes, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jessye
Norman, Jonathan Batiste, Lucian Barberin, Marcus Gilmore, Mark O¹Connor,
Odadaa! with Yacub Addy, Alex Brown, Oscar Stagnaro, Mark Walker, Roy
Haynes, and Shannon Powell.
Tuesday, January 20 :: Inauguration Ceremony
11:30 a.m. - West front of the U.S. Capitol
The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus performs a
number of works at the inauguration ceremony, including Jim Papoulis's Give
Us Hope. Other music for the ceremony includes a performance by Aretha
Franklin, a number of marches performed by "The President¹s Own" United
States Marine Band, and a piece by John Williams for Itzhak Perlman
(violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Gabriela Montero (piano) and Anthony McGill
Viewing from the National Mall is free and open to the public.
Full details on PIC events are HERE <http://www.pic2009.org/content/home> .
The Washington Post has much more HERE
All information is subject to change.
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