On Saturday, January 16, Symphony Space presents „Celebrating Chick Corea.” Chick Corea is one of the most prodigious performers and prolific composers of our time. The concert features performances of many of his greatest „hits” as well as lesser-known treasures by a number of long-time Corea collaborators. The all-star cast assembled specially for this tribute in consultation with Corea, who will be in the house for the celebration, includes Gary Burton, Geoffrey Keezer, Hans Glawischnig, Antonio Sanchez, Marcus Gilmore, the evening’s musical director Tim Garland, Steve Davis, Diane Monroe, Jeremiah Campbell and The Harlem String Quartet. The event is presented in collaboration with Chamber Music America, which will honor Corea during its national conference „Big Ideas for Presenting Small Ensembles” January 14-17.
The recipient of 15 Grammy Awards and nominated a total of 51 times, Chick Corea is best known for his work with Return to Forever, Origin, the Elektric Band, his duo with Gary Burton and his numerous super trios and quartets. Corea has been a transformative force in music for over 40 years and has worked in many styles and genres, with musicians from the jazz, classical and pop music worlds.
Serving as the evening’s musical director is saxophonist Tim Garland; hailed as „a stunning virtuoso” by the „Daily Telegraph,” he was named Musician of the Year in 2006 by the Cross-Parliamentary Jazz Society. Vibraphonist Gary Burton is well known for his lengthy collaboration with Chick Corea: the duo has won five Grammy Awards, most recently in 2009 for „The New Crystal Silence.” Bassist Hans Glawischnig has emerged as an up-and-coming talent in the international jazz scene, performing with Stefon Harris, Paquito D’Riviera, Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau and Ray Barretto. Violinist Diane Monroe has performed with a wide array of artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to Max Roach, establishing herself as a premiere crossover artist.
Tickets for Celebrating Chick Corea:
• In person: 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10023 – Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
• Phone: (212) 864-5400, Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
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