Music Fusion: Jazz and Opera in the 21st Century Share

Monday, February 18, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. webster-emerson-library

Webster University, Emerson Library


Join Terence Blanchard for a conversation about trends in 21st century American music, giving specific focus to the fusion between the musical styles of opera and jazz that inform the score of Champion. A master class on the future of 21st century music, this program is designed for college music students but is open to the general public.

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RSVP to (314) 963-4295 or on Facebook.

Panelist Bios:terence-blanchard-headshot

Terence Blanchard
World-renowned jazz musican and trumpet player Terence Blanchard is known for his work as a composer of hauntingly beautiful jazz pieces for small ensembles, symphonic settings, film, and stage. He has received five Grammy Awards, including the 2007 Large Ensemble Grammy for A Tale of God’s Will (A Requiem for Katrina). Most recently for film, he wrote the score to Lucasfilm’s Red Tails, which chronicled the story of the Tuskegee pilots and starred Cuba Gooding, Jr. His music was also recently represented on Broadway with the score to Emily Mann’s new production of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Blair Underwood.