CPFJ Concert - Jonathan Ragonese - Jazz for Children of All Ages
- Starting: Nov 12, 2017
- High Center - Parmer Hall - Messiah College
- 1 College Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
- Times: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
- Admission: Adults $22, Students $10
- Phone: (717) 540-1010
The Central PA Friends of Jazz in a partnership with Messiah College's Orchestral Woodwind Department, presents Jonathan Ragonese - Mother Goose and Other Tales - a concert featuring improvising jazz quintet with eight woodwinds, harp, and narrator. Jim Colonna will conduct the afternoon of music featuring the world premiere of Uncle Wiggly & Mr. Pop-Goes. Narrator Michael Greenwald, well known WITF Public Radio/TV personality, takes us on a journey through a wild tale of balloons, foxes, and a weasel who's up to no good. Ending the evening is a set of six tales comprising the Mother Goose Suite.
The concert includes a cast of New York's finest young musicians including Grammy-nominated artist Patrick Bartley on alto saxophone, Sunnyside recording artist Glenn Zaleski on piano, bassist Martin Nevin and drummer Mark Whitfield Jr.
The Messiah College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. William Stowman, will open the program at 3pm and other Messiah College music students will perform as part of the wind ensemble for the orchestrated Ragonese works. The event will be held in the magnificent Parmer Hall in the High Center at Messiah College - one of the most spectacular music performance facilities in our region.
Please encourage your young friends and all who are young at heart to attend this concert - children under 12 can attend for free and the student price is $10.