http://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/cal/details.php?ID=44400 Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall
45 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138
Lectures & Conferences, Music, University
The sixth and final lecture-performance in this series features trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis with Lucien Barbarin (trombone/vocals), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Troy Davis (drums), Vince Giordano (tuba/bass), Victor Goines (reeds), Marcus Printup (cornet), Don Vappie (6-string banjo/vocals) and Michael White (clarinet).
Event is free, but tickets are required. Harvard ID holder on sale: Tuesday, January 28th. Limit of 2 tickets per person per ID. General public on sale: Wednesday, January 29th. Limit of 2 tickets per person (pending availability). General public tickets also available online starting at noon on Wednesday, January 29th at www.boxoffice.harvard.edu (handling fee applies).
A native of New Orleans, Marsalis is one of the nation’s most highly decorated cultural figures. In addition to winning nine Grammy Awards, he was the first jazz musician to receive the Pulitzer Prize for music.
His international accolades include honorary membership in Britain’s Royal Academy of Music, the highest decoration for someone not a British citizen, and the insignia Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest distinction. He has more than 70 albums to his credit, which have sold more than 7 million copies, and three albums earned three gold records.
Marsalis’ lecture series, “Hidden in Plain View: Meanings in American Music,” is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost. The series launched in April 2011 before a capacity crowd with “Music as Metaphor,” a two-hour journey through the history of American music, punctuated with performances by bluegrass and jazz musicians.