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Duke Ellington Reimagined, from the Pops

Sunday, June 19, 2022
7:00 PM

On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Pops, pianist Lara Downes and actor/singer Brian Stokes Mitchell join for an evening of music dedicated to the musical legacy of Duke Ellington, plus the world premiere of a concerto built on music by Billy Strayhorn, all conducted by Keith Lockhart, on demand.

The Boston Pops
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Lara Downes, piano
Brian Stokes Mitchell, baritone

Duke ELLINGTON/Colon: Caravan
Billy STRAYHORN/Goodwin: Take the A Train
STRAYHORN: Lush Life
Peter TCHAIKOVSKY/Ellington/Strayhorn: The Nutcracker: Peanut Brittle Brigade
STRAYHORN/Firth: Lotus Blossom
STRAYHORN/Ellington/Walden: A Lovesome Thing: Billy Strayhorn Suite (world premiere, Boston Pops co-commission)
Margaret BONDS: I Believe, Credo No. 2
ELLINGTON/Hayman: Sophisticated Lady
ELLINGTON/Strayhorn/Hayman: Love Scene
ELLINGTON/Henderson/Mauceri: Harlem
ELLINGTON: Don't Get Around Much Anymore
ELLINGTON/Kenny: Drop Me Off in Harlem
ELLINGTON/Russell: Do Nothing Til You Hear from Me
ELLINGTON/Strayhorn/Mercer: Satin Doll
ELLINGTON/Hodges/James/George/Firth: I'm Beginning to See the Light

Hear Lara Downes on her Juneteenth playlist, from NPR.

To learn more about Lara Downes's latest release, Reflections: Scott Joplin Reconsidered, visit her label, Rising Sun.

Learn more about Lara's new project, "I Believe."