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Monk's Dream: Thelonious Monk at 100

| New England Conservatory: Jordan Hall

Kick off the season with the centennial celebration of the legendary American jazz artist, Thelonious Monk.

NEC faculty and alumni join in on the celebration, starting with solo performances of Monk tunes, before joining the Jazz Orchestra. Guest artists include Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg, Matana Roberts, Fred Hersch, Dominique Eade, and Nedelka Prescod. Monk biographer Robin Kelley also provides an introduction to Monk's life and music.

Prior to tonight's concert, join us on Wednesday, October 18 at 4:00pm in Williams Hall for a Thelonious Monk panel discussion with Ran Blake, Fred Hersch, Ken Schaphorst and Robin Kelley, author of "Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original": https://necmusic.edu/event/8486

Welcome to NEC at 150! Every generation of musicians remake and change New England Conservatory. Some, like Gunther Schuller, continue to influence our music beyond their lifetimes. Others contribute for decades, pushing the sense of what's possible by their own examples. The entire season is stuffed with chances to see the NEC legacy in exceptional, infectious, passionate action. Don't miss them!

Program

  1. Pannonica

    Composer: Thelonious Monk

    Artists: Frank Carlberg

  2. 'Round Midnight

    Composer: Thelonious Sphere Monk

    Artists: Ran Blake

  3. Think of One

    Composer: Thelonious Monk

    Artists: Anthony Coleman

  4. Improvisation

    Composer: Matana Roberts

    Artists: Matana Roberts

  5. Introspection

    Composer: Thelonious Monk

    Artists: Dominique Eade

  6. Ask Me Now/Work

    Composer: Thelonious Monk

    Artists: Fred Hersch

  7. Monk's Dream

    Composer: Thelonious Monk

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Fred Hersch, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  8. Dry Bean Stew

    Composer: Frank Carlberg

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Fred Hersch, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  9. International Man of Mystery

    Composer: Frank Carlberg

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Fred Hersch, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  10. Short Life of Barbara Monk

    Composer: Ran Blake

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Ran Blake, Fred Hersch, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  11. Evidence

    Composer: Thelonious Monk

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Fred Hersch, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  12. 'Round Midnight

    Composer: Thelonious Sphere Monk

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nedelka Prescod, Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Fred Hersch, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  13. Little Rootie Tootie

    Composer: Thelonious Monk

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Patrick Noonan, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Robert Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Fred Hersch, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

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