Music at Emmanuel presents the 12th annual “Yuletide Baroque: Jazzin’ with the Classics for Christmas,” featuring special guest soprano Terri Richter from Los Angeles; jazz flutist, pianist and clarinetist Martin Lund; classical flutist Jeffrey Cohan; and virtuoso jazz/classical vibraphone player Tom Collier on Friday afternoon, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Eastsound on Orcas Island.
Suggested donation is $10 and those 18 and under free. Please call the church at 360-376-2352 for more information.
In this program, renowned classical and jazz artists and friends meld their musical perspectives in an unusual collaboration and unique celebration of the Yuletide season that is guaranteed to generate an abundance of holiday cheer. Richter, Lund, Cohan and Collier team up to bridge contemporary improvisational jazz and the “art music” of baroque and renaissance times. Instrumental musicians have “jazzed up” melodies familiar to them in the style of their day for centuries, and this team’s virtuoso improvisations on Yuletide favorites and their renditions of classical standards – such as J.S. Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring and What Child is This – will bring together the best of jazz and classical worlds in an all-new program for 2018.