On the Jazz Side, a concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, will feature Madeline Eastman, a jazz singer called a “consummate, inventive, endlessly entertaining artist” by the LA Times.
The Carson City Symphony, conducted by David Bugli, will offer a program of works by composers who showed an interest in American jazz — Shostakovich’s Second Waltz and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite — and Joplin’s Bethena ragtime waltz, an early melding of jazz and classical influences.
Eastman, who earned a spot on the Downbeat Annual Critics Poll more than five times, will perform some of her favorite songs, including four selections off her upcoming Metropole Orchestra recording arranged by Jeff Beal for orchestra.
The Symphony has added a full sax section, extra trumpet, trombone, and drum set.
Tickets are $15 for general admission; $12 for seniors, students, and Symphony Association members; and free for ages 16 and under.
Tickets are at the Carson City Visitors Bureau, 716 N. Carson St., or online at CCSymphony.com; or at the door.
Pre-show entertainment by the Symphony woodwind quintet begins at 3 p.m. in the lobby, and a free concert preview begins at 3:15 p.m. in the Sierra Room. The preview, hosted by conductor David Bugli, will include discussions with Eastman and guest conductor Timothy Reynolds about the concert, composers, arrangers, and music.
A dinner reception follows the concert at Red’s Old 395 Grill. For reservations, which are required in advance, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154.
On the Jazzy Side is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The concert preview is supported by a grant from Nevada Humanities.
For more information, go to CCSymphony.com, or call 775-883-4154.