Julian Bliss, clarinet, leads the Julian Bliss Septet in a concert featuring the music of George Gershwin
On February 17 at Orchestra Hall, British clarinetist Julian Bliss and the Julian Bliss Septet perform a concert inspired by the music of George Gershwin and his contemporaries. The program features some of the most-loved melodies and swinging tunes from the Tin Pan Alley genre in original arrangements for the Septet, including a suite from Porgy and Bess, an excerpt from Rhapsody in Blue and the beloved songs I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You and Lady Be Good.
The concert is held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m., with tickets priced from $32 to $80. Tickets are available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656. For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.
The Julian Bliss Septet
Since their formation in 2010, the Julian Bliss Septet has shared their uplifting, classy, humorous shows and exceptional musicianship around the world, from the stages of Ronnie Scott’s legendary jazz club to the Wigmore Hall in London, Bermuda Jazz Festival, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Handpicked by one of today’s finest clarinetists, Julian Bliss, the Septet performs shows that combine more than 200 years of musical heritage with an incredible command of Western classical and jazz. The band started out exploring the inspirational music of Benny Goodman—a passion of Bliss’ since the age of 7—and has gone from strength to strength with packed audiences and standing ovations around the world. For more information, visit imgartists.com.
Live at Orchestra Hall
THE JULIAN BLISS SEPTET
Gershwin and Tin Pan Alley
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 2 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Julian Bliss, conductor and clarinet
Neal Thornton, piano
Martin Shaw, trumpet
Colin Oxley, guitar
Tim Thornton, bass
Ed Richardson, drums
Lewis Wright, vibraphone
Please note the Minnesota Orchestra does not appear on this program.
Tickets: $32 to $80
TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION
Tickets can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.
All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.
The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2018-19 season.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.