A Tribute to Gunther Schuller

Celebrating a Life in Pursuit of Beauty

November 22, 2015 | 06:00 pm

November 22, 2015 | 06:00 pm

Some of America’s finest musicians perform a concert in honor of the legendary Gunther Schuller, on what would have been his 90th birthday:

Borromeo String Quartet: Niocholas Kitchen and Kristopher Tong, violin; Mai Motobuchi, viola; Yeesun Kim, cello:
Schuller, String Quartet No. 4

Richard Todd, French horn, Joel Smirnoff, violin, and Christopher O’Riley, piano:
Brahms, Horn Trio

Michael Faust, flute, and Randall Hodgkinson, piano:
Franck, Sonata for Flute and Piano

Young-Nam Kim, violin, and Daniel Kim, viola:
Peter Child, In Memoriam (world premiere) and G.S. 75

Ran Blake:
a solo piano tribute for Schuller

George Garzone, solo tenor saxophone; and a Chamber Orchestra: Joel Smirnoff, concertmaster, June Park (MIT), Nicholas Kitchen, Karan Mehta (MIT), Young-Nam ria Shi (MIT), viola; Yeesun Kim, Emily Sheng (MIT), Michael Hartman (MIT), Taylor Safrit (MIT), cello; Bruce Gertz, Keala Kaumeheiwa, bass; Garrett Parrish (MIT), drums; Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin, flute; Nora Kelsall (MIT), harp; Frederick Harris, Jr., conductor: Schuller, Lament for M.

Jazz Ensemble: Ed Schuller, bass; George Schuller, drums; Nicole Kämpgen-Schuller, alto saxophone; George Garzone, tenor saxophone; Bruce Gertz, bass; Richard Todd, french horn; Joel Smirnoff, violin, and Alain Mallet, piano: Denzil Best, Move (from Miles Davis' BIrth of the Cool and Ed Schuller, Big Daddy's Magic Row Blues


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About Gunther Schuller

Photo Credit: BSO Archive photo of Gunther Schuller conduting in the Tanglewood Shed c. 1970s.  Photographer unknown.