Alte Handelsbörse Leipzig, (Naschmarkt 2, 04109 Leipzig)
Jeff Beal (*1963): "Concerto for Jazz Bass and Orchestra" (European premiere),
Soloist: Thomas Stahr (Gewandhaus Leipzig);
George Gershwin (1898-1937): "3 Préludes for Piano" (arrangement for chamber orchestra);
Stephan König (* 1963): "Ballade for piano and chamber orchestra" et al.
Chamber orchestra 'artentfaltung', conductor: Stephan König
Tickets at 16 € / 12 € reduced: Musikalienhandlung Oelsner Leipzig, MDR-Ticketgalerie and at the box office.
Jeff Beal was born in Hayward, California in 1963. He studied composition and trumpet at the Eastman School of Music. While still a student, he was awarded several prizes by the jazz magazine "down beat" for his recordings as a jazz trumpeter, composer and arranger.
Jeff Beal's debut album Liberation was released in 1987 by "Island Records". Several film scores followed (1989 "Cheap Shots", 2000 "Pollock"). He received the "Emmy Award" in the category "Outstanding Title Score" for the series "Monk" and twice in the category "Original Dramatic Score" for "Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Battleground" and "The Company".
Jeff Beal has written the following orchestral works: his "Concerto for Jazz Bass and Orchestra" was written for John Patitucci, who also recorded it on CD. He wrote a "Marimba Concerto" for Dave Samuels. His "Clarinet Concerto" was performed by Eddie Daniels and by Paquito d'Rivera, among others.
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