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Bridges Composition Concert

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of RSMI, Ravinia is pleased to announce Bridges: An International Jazz and Classical Fusion Composition Competition. Bridges is an exciting venture into the fusion of jazz and classical music and will exhibit works for strings and jazz trio written by young artists, awarding winners the David Baker Prize—named for the late jazz great who served as the first director of the RSMI Jazz Program.

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 8:30 PM
Location: Martin Theatre

Winners of the David Baker Prize
Sam Blakeslee*: Slow Growth/New Growth
Zachary Bornheimer*: Haunted Lullaby of the Forgotten
Gene Knific: Septet

Compositions by the Jazz Program Directors
Billy Childs: Into the Light
Nathan Davis: Matryoshka Blues
Rufus Reid: Beguiled

Performers
Billy Childs, piano
Rufus Reid, bass
Avalon Quartet
Blaise Magnière*, violin
Marie Wang*, violin
Anthony Devroye*, viola
Cheng-Hou Lee*, cello
Ilya DaCosta*, bass
Billy Test*, piano
Clif Wallace*, drums
Julia Coronelli, harp
Misha Quint, cello
Theresa Bogard, piano
Gwen Dease, marimba
Tom Garling, trombone
Shai Golan*, woodwind
Miles Okazaki, guitar
*RSMI Alum



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