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Duke Ellington / Sacred Music (2002)
 CD features Ducal rarities - A Song for Christmas and Three Black Kings [first movement] - plus selections from the Sacred Concert repertory including Heaven, The Shepherd, Freedom, and David Danced with vocal soloists, tap dancer, and eighty voice choir [combined MIT Concert Choir and the Choir of Men and Boys from All Saints Parish, Ashmont, in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood]. As recorded by WGBH at the Ellington Centennial concert at MIT in 1999.
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March 4: Aardvark Jazz Orchestra plays Shalin Liu
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra at Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport Music Presents:
Salute to Duke! The Worlds of Duke Ellington
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966
Tickets:  $29, $24
Information and reservations:
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, led by founder/director Mark Harvey, will explore the Worlds of Duke Ellington with classics like  Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Satin Doll, C Jam Blues, I'm Beginning to See the Light, and Billy Strayhorn’s Daydream.
Hear music from Ellington’s film scores (including Wild Man Moore for Louis Armstrong), and New Orleans Suite (with a tribute to Mahalia Jackson).  
Also on tap:  Mark Harvey’s No Walls, an anthem of inclusivity inspired by Ellington’s concept of “beyond category.”
April 29 at MIT: New Music for Jazz Orchestra
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra at MIT
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra:  New Music for Jazz Orchestra
Featuring recent works and premieres by Mark Harvey
MIT, Kresge Auditorium
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Free Admission.  Information:  617-452-3205
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