Join Benjamin Zander and the Boston Philharmonic for Jazzical, a glamorous evening of dining, dancing and music featuring Fred Starr and the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, with special guest Gabriela Montero, piano.
For 31 years the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble has been performing classic New Orleans jazz for audiences around the world. Now, they will pair up with the Boston Philharmonic and sensational pianist Gabriela Montero, for an extraordinary performance of some of our favorite music.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
425 Summer Street South Boston, MA 02210
6:00pm – 7:00pm Cocktail Reception
7:00pm – midnight Performance by the Boston Philharmonic and Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, with special guest Gabriela Montero, piano. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner and dessert. Dance the night away and win spectacular items in our live auction hosted by Emmy awarding winning news anchor Susan Wornick.
Proceeds of the Gala will support our community outreach programs, including Crescendo!and Music Without Boundaries, and further our mission to bring the transformational power of classical music to all.
For more information on the Crescendo! Program, click here.
Black tie optional.
Tickets: $300 per person ($194 tax deductible) or $3,000 ($1,940 tax deductible) per Table of 10.
Discounted Self-Parking $22.00 (not valid for overnight & subject to availability)
Please note that orders placed online are subject to a $6 order fee. If you would prefer to not pay an order fee, please place your order for tickets by calling our office at617.236.0999, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. Benefit tickets are non-refundable.
About the Boston Philharmonic
Founded in 1979 by conductor Benjamin Zander, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra reinvents the classical music experience for people of all ages and music familiarity by presenting high caliber classical music concerts, specifically music of the Romantic era. The Boston Philharmonic is the second largest orchestra in Boston and combines professional players with talented community members and pre-eminent students.
About the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble
The Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble has been performing classic New Orleans jazz for 31 years. Members of the New Orleans-based Ensemble can trace their musical or family genealogies to the earliest days of jazz. Among them are former members of the bands of Louis Armstrong, Pete Fountain, and Duke Ellington. The LRJE has led in the rediscovery of lost musical treasures by King Oliver, the New Orleans Owls, Armand Piron, Sam Morgan, and Jelly Roll Morton. The Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble has performed at the Grammy Awards, given the prestigious Doubleday Lecture/Concert at the Smithsonian Institution, and with symphony orchestras from Boston to the Pacific.
About Gabriela Montero
Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique improvisational gifts have won her a quickly expanding audience and devoted following around the world. Ms. Montero’s engagements include acclaimed performances with the New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Rotterdam Philharmonic, WDR Sinfonieorchestre Koln. In recital she has appeared in Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden, Hamburg, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Salzburg Festival, Koln Philharmonie, Tonhalle Dusseldorf, Istanbul International Festival, Kennedy Center and Library of Congress in Washington DC, Ravinia Festival, National Arts Centre Ottawa, Orchard Hall Tokyo and at the ‘Progetto Martha Argerich’ Festival in Lugano where she is invited annually.