wild Up | of Ascension
Christopher Rountree, Director & Conductor
wild Up | of Ascension
Photo Credit: Courtesy of David Lieberman
Great Hall (Directions & Parking)
$44–$66
Thu., November 8 at 8PM
Sat., November 10 at 8PM

wild Up | of Ascension
Christopher Rountree, Director & Conductor

Onstage Experience
Your $66.00 ticket includes reserved, premium seating close to the artist, 1 complimentary drink, and an invitation to a private after-party with the artist.

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“A raucous, grungy, irresistibly exuberant, … exceptionally virtuosic family.” That’s what The New York Times calls wild Up, the fun-loving classical ensemble returning to The Soraya for a journey of the celestial and religious inspired by John Coltrane’s legendary 1966 work Ascension. Artistic Director and Conductor Christopher Rountree leads an evening of free jazz and the avant-garde with pieces commissioned in response to each track of Coltrane’s masterwork, one of the most pivotal jazz albums of all time.

of Ascension

It wasn’t just Coltrane – For ages, humans have been inspired by the act of rising, by being lifted off the ground and into flight. With an ensemble of wind instruments and a rhythm section: we follow the lines of celestial pop music, ecstatic Sufi spinning, wild free jazz, gripped complexity, and antiphonal polyphony. For wild Up, of Ascension is an architecture filled with vibrant noise — one that connects disparate stylistic artforms inside a self-similar sound.  Christopher Rountree, wild Up

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