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The Seven Rays: Music of Jerry Bergonzi & Ken Schaphorst

| New England Conservatory: Jordan Hall

This concert features the NEC Jazz Orchestra with saxophonist/composer Jerry Bergonzi in the performance of his composition “The Seven Rays,” a seven movement suite inspired by mystical associations with the number seven. Ken Schaphorst arranged the suite for the HfMT Big Band in Hamburg in 2016. This will be the first time the arrangement has been played in the United States. Bergonzi has taught at NEC for over twenty years, developing an international reputation as saxophonist, author, composer and educator.

Program

18_0419_Program_Jazz_Orch_Seven_Rays.pdf
  1. Charlie Parker's Tuxedo

    Composer: Ken Schaphorst

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Jerry Bergonzi, Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Andrew Bedard, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Bobby Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  2. Nagona

    Composer: Ken Schaphorst

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Jerry Bergonzi, Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Andrew Bedard, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Bobby Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  3. Subterranean

    Composer: Ken Schaphorst

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Jerry Bergonzi, Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Andrew Bedard, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Bobby Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  4. Translucency

    Composer: Ken Schaphorst

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Jerry Bergonzi, Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Andrew Bedard, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Bobby Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  5. Bats

    Composer: Ken Schaphorst

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Jerry Bergonzi, Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Andrew Bedard, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Bobby Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

  6. The Seven Rays

    • First Ray: Intention
    • Second Ray: Magnetism
    • Third Ray: Creation
    • Fourth Ray: Harmony
    • Fifth Ray: Knowledge
    • Sixth Ray: Devotion
    • Seventh Ray: Order

    Composer: Jerry Bergonzi

    Conductor: Ken Schaphorst

    Ensemble: NEC Jazz Orchestra

    Artists: Jerry Bergonzi, Nathan Reising, Yu Wang, Jesse Beckett-Herbert, Hunter Smith, Andrew Bedard, Jeffrey Cox, Daniel Hirsch, Bobby Lane, Massimo Paparello, Bulut Gulen, Felix Padilla, Nicholas Rosario, Michael Sabin, Inigo Ruiz, Luca Ferrara, James Heazlewood-Dale, Marcelo Borque Perez

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