Lush Life: The Music and Story of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn. Both legendary songwriters, performers and arrangers, Ellington and Strayhorn collaborated on some of the most beloved jazz standards of all time, including “Take The A Train,” “Satin Doll,” and the timeless Ellington-Strayhorn adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Along with a featured guest vocalist, this orchestra-centered concert showcases symphonic arrangements by Jeff Tyzik on a program combining the hits of Ellington with the elegant sophistication of Strayhorn.
Lush Life is a co-production of Schirmer Theatrical, LLC and Greenberg Artists. Production comes with all orchestral arrangements, a vocal soloist and optional black and white imagery showcasing performances by both artists.
SETTING THE TONE
Orchestras are encouraged to stream Schirmer Theatrical’s curated playlist of music in the style of Lush Life, in the house or lobby, 30-minutes prior to the start of the concert.
Rehearsals & Performance with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Kodak Hall (June 2019)
- Concert Duration: approx. 95 min (inclusive of 20 min intermission)
- Instrumentation: 2.2(ca).2.2asx(ssx).2tsx.1barsx(bcl).2/18.104.22.168/2perc(timp).dmkit/hp.jazz pf/gtr.jazz bass/str
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