Symphony Space Thalia Fall Music Presents Strayhorn


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Symphony Space Thalia Fall Music presents “Something to Live For: The Music and Lyrics of Billy Strayhorn" featuring Michael Hashim and Andy Bey on Friday, October 24, 2003, at 8:30 pm, at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, www.symphonyspace.org.

Tickets: Individual Tickets: $21; $16 Members; $18 Students/Seniors
Box Office: Tues - Sun, Noon - 7pm
Phone: 212.864.5400, Tues - Sun, 11am - 7pm
Online: www.symphonyspace.org or www.tickets.com

Saxophonist Michael Hashim (Worldwide Depression Band) and legendary jazz vocalist Andy Bey perform an all-Billy Strayhorn evening. Including some never-before-performed songs, this program will encompass the range and depth of the famed composer.

Billy Strayhorn is known primarily for his thirty year association with Duke Ellington. Though his first and lifelong love was classical music, Strayhorn had a permanent impact on the world of jazz with songs such as “Take the A Train," “Satin Doll" and “Lush Life." He collaborated with Ellington on some of the large-scale works and suites that marked the later Ellington years ("Such Sweet Thunder," “A Drum Is a Woman," and “The Far East Suite"), as well as the score for the film Anatomy of a Murder. Toward the end of his life, he worked on some projects of his own, but he is indelibly linked with Duke Ellington and his great band.

Michael Hashim is one of the most accomplished saxophonists currently working in New York. His playing embodies a deep knowledge of earlier styles and also the post Parker experience. In the 1970's and into the 80's he led the 'Widespread Depression Band' which was dedicated to the swing style of the mid-thirties.

One of the great unsung heroes of jazz singing, Andy Bey is a commanding interpreter of lyrics who has a wide vocal range and a big, rich, full voice. He has recorded with such jazz greats as Max Roach and Horace Silver.

The Thalia Music series is curated by Limor Tomer.

Symphony Space 2003-2004 Season Print Sponsor: The Village VOICE

Conveniently located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, Symphony Space is easily accessible from the 96th Street and Broadway subway stop on the 1, 2, 3 and 9 lines as well as the B and C subway trains, which stop at 96th Street and Central Park West. From the B or C walk (or transfer to M96 or M106 bus) west three blocks to Broadway, and then one block south. Situated at the halfway mark between Midtown and Harlem, Symphony Space is 10 minutes from Times Square, 10 minutes from 125th Street, and 15 minutes from the West Village/Chelsea via the subway.

For information, please call (212) 864-1414; check out our web site at
www.symphonyspace.org or e-mail [email protected]

All programming subject to change

The Symphony Space season is made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.

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