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Bang on a Can All-Stars with Don Byron: Ernie Kovacs Show

Bang on a Can All-Stars with Don Byron: Ernie Kovacs Show
Friday, November 3, 2006 - 8:00pm
Clarinetist, composer, and jazz giant Don Byron brings his explosive and elegant imagination to a powerful new collaboration with the electrifying Bang on a Can All-Stars. Byron charts out an incredibly creative journey, ranging from Ellington-esque chamber work to soft sonatas to hard-edged fusion. The collaboration’s powerful centerpiece is a new score for an early 1950s television episode by American TV iconoclast Ernie Kovacs. A legendary moment in television history, Kovacs broadcast a half hour of silent television—live—in a masterstoke of existentialism and wit. The episode is projected as the All-Stars play live, and the humor of Kovacs is captured perfectly in the music of Don Byron.

Post-performance Q&A

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Friday, November 3, 2006 - 8:00pm