Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks:  Ella Fitzgerald Centennial


Venue: Theatre House

Two-time Grammy-nominated music historian Dr. John Hasse and internationally renowned jazz vocalist Sharón Clark will join members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO) Octet for a performance and presentation of the iconic life and music of the great Ella Fitzgerald Sunday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. at Castleton.

The Castleton in Performance (CiP) concert will begin with a multimedia lecture by Hasse on Fitzgerald, followed by the SJMO’s performance of some of Fitzgerald’s greatest hits, featuring Clark singing famous works that include Accentuate the Positive; A-Tisket, A-Tasket; Lady Be Good; and Cheek to Cheek. Hasse founded the SJMO in 1990 through appointment by the U.S. Congress, and was the curator of American music at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.


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