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Terence Blanchard & Andrew F. Scott

Gordon Parks: An Empathetic Lens

November 12, 2022
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents
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Terence Blanchard & Andrew F. Scott with E-Collective and the Turtle Island Quartet

Five-time Grammy® Award-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard is joined by his E-Collective, the Turtle Island Quartet and visual artist Andrew F. Scott for a dynamic portrait of dual influences. Performing music from his 2021 album, Absence, Blanchard offers a heartfelt tribute to legendary jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter with a score that showcases his frequent use of music to make powerful statements on American culture, past and present. This Philadelphia premiere is enhanced by Scott’s live curation of Gordon Parks’ iconic photography, literally showcasing his tremendous impact on social justice and humanitarianism.

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7 PM:
Come early to enjoy a pre-show talk with Terence Blanchard and Guthrie Ramsey, Penn Professor Emeritus of Music.



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Photo credits:
1: Cedric Angeles
2: Courtesy Terence Blanchard
3: Courtesy Turtle Island Quartet