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Zodiac Suite: Revisited
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Schedule of Events - 2010

Madison, Wisconson
September 30 – October 3, 2010

All events are without charge and open to the public
except for the concert on October 2, 2010:
 $50 VIP seats;
 $25 balance of orchestra;
 $15 upper house;
 $5 off on any price with student ID
  • Sunday, October 3, 2010
    "Mary Lou’s Mass," a concert of Ms. Williams’ signature sacred work with the Mary Lou Williams Collective, guest vocalists Carmen Lundy and George Shirley (the first African-American to sing lead tenor with New York’s Metropolitan Opera), and a local choir. 8:00 AM, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2019 Fisher Street, Madison.
  • Saturday, October 2, 2010
    Symposium on Ms. Williams’ music and legacy and a critical analysis of the current state of jazz and its future as a living art form, featuring guest scholars from around the country. 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM, UW Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison. Co-sponsored with the UW School of Music.

    (Ticketed) Concert by the Mary Lou Williams Collective, a world-class ensemble led by pianist Geri Allen with guest vocalist Carmen Lundy, featuring a complete performance of Ms. Williams’ "Zodiac Suite" and a sampling of other secular works from her 50+ year career. Overture Center, 7:30 PM.

    "Morning Glory," presentation and reading by Linda Dahl, Ms. Williams’ biographer. 4:00-5:00 PM, A Room of One’s Own Feminist Bookstore, 307 W. Johnson Street, Madison. Co-sponsored with the 2010 Wisconsin Book Festival.

    Open public rehearsal for "Mary Lou’s Mass." 9:00 AM, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2019 Fisher Street, Madison.
  • Friday, October 1, 2010
    "The Music of Mary Lou Williams: A 50-Year Retrospective," a multi-media presentation by Father Peter O’Brien, Executive Director of the Mary Lou Williams Foundation. This program is adapted from a similar presentation given this past winter at New York’s Lincoln Center. 7:00 PM, St. Paul’s University Catholic Center, 723 State Street, Madison.

    Open public rehearsal for "Mary Lou’s Mass," Ms. Williams’ signature sacred work. 6:00 PM, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2019 Fisher Street, Madison.
  • Thursday, September 30, 2010
    "The Little Piano Girl," presentation and reading by Maryann Macdonald, co-author of the new children’s book about Ms. Williams’ years in Pittsburgh as a child prodigy. 5:30-6:30 PM, Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton Street, Madison. Co-sponsored with the 2010 Wisconsin Book Festival.

  • August 17 (Tuesday) through August 21 (Saturday)
    Oliver Lake - alto
    Reggie Workman - bass
    Andrew Cyrille - drums
    Geri Allen - piano

    The Music of Mary Lou Williams - 5 nights
    Birdland, NYC - Sets at 8:30 and 11:00
    To be recorded and released by Intakt Records (Switzerland)
    More Detals »
  • August 5
    Made in Chicago
    Tribute to Mary Lou Williams
    Amina Claudine Myers (new works), piano
    Bethany Pickens conducting Big Band
    Free Admission
    More Detals »
  • July 23 - The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra plays the music of Mary Lou Williams under the direction of Dr. David Baker
    More Details »
  • June 10-15-18-19 and June 13 & 20 -
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre presents Mary Lou's Mass at BAM during its June 10-20, 2010 Season;
    • 6 performances (4 evenings and 2 Sunday matinees -June 13 & June 20 at 3:00PM) - More Details »
  • May 20-21-22 - The Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at The Kennedy Center - More Details »
  • May 17 - Cecil's Big Band under the direction of Mike Lee with Geri Allen as guest play Mary Lou Williams at Cecil's Jazz Club in West Orange, NJ:
    • Children and their parents from Jazz House Kids invited;
    • Video of Mary Lou shown and talks given 7:30 - 8:30;
    • Band hits at 9PM
  • May 16 - Jazz House Kids play the Music of Mary Lou Williams in Montclair, NJ (details TBA).
  • May 9 & 10 Essentially Ellington Competition concludes after a Year (May 9 Rose Theatre) (May 10 Avery Fischer Hall)
  • May 9 - Concert of Big Band, Solo Piano, and Sacred Works at Boston College - Aardvark Jazz Orchestra - More Details »
  • May 8 - Concert of Sacred Music at The Church of St. Francis Xavier - New York, N.Y. - More Details »

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