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Miles Davis Down Under: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Releases Full Program For Miles Davis Tribute Concerts

We’ve been following the news about the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis later this month. And now we know exactly what the ASO will be performing on May 13th and May 14th at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre.

Conducted by Joe Muccioli, the complete orchestra program will be:

  • Overture in Four (To Gil and Miles, Miles Ahead, Bess you is my woman now, Gone)
  • Blues for Pablo
  • New Rhumba (from the Album Miles Ahead)
  • Round Midnight
  • So What
  • Firebird Suite (1919): Berceuse and Finale by Igor Stravinsky
  • Sketches of Spain (Concierto De Aranjuez, Will O’ the Wisp, The Pan Piper, Saeta, Solea, Song of Our Country)

The complete Sketches of Spain album! That is going to be a terrific show! The ASO certainly had plenty of classic Miles Davis work to choose from, but Sketches of Spain is right up there with one of Miles’ finest achievements, a beautiful and innovative masterpiece.

The entire program looks great; Firebird Suite (1919) deserves extra applause and the Overture in Four is set to be very special. But really, the entire evening of music should be amazing.

ASO Plays Miles Davis
Friday May 13, 8:00 pm
Saturday May 14, 8:00 pm
Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and jazz go hand in hand. Over the last decade the orchestra have shared the stage or paid tribute to many masters of the jazz world including Herbie Hancock, Lalo Schifrin, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.

In 2011, the ASO will pay tribute to the most influential musician of the 20th century in Miles Davis whose career lasted more than 50 years, defied critics and audiences alike, showing that through constant reinvention, he was more than a jazz musician. Miles Davis was a cultural icon, a man whose musicianship and style were constantly ahead of the times. The ASO performs music from Miles Davis with Australian jazz royalty in the one and only James Morrison in an über cool tribute to the ̒Prince of Darkness’ Miles Davis.

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