Duke Ellington: The Sacred Concert
Conductor Yuval Benozer
Soprano Eden Hollen
The Israeli Vocal Ensemble
The Israel Jazz Orchestra
Legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington wrote three ‘Sacred Concerts’ in his final years, combining classical music, choral music, spirituals, gospel and blues. He called them “the most important thing I have ever done”. This concert features the Israeli Vocal Ensemble, joined by the Israel Jazz Orchestra and soprano Eden Holan, to perform the second Sacred Concert.
From the Music Director
“When I was looking for a piece on the theme of liberty, my friend (the Norwegian conductor Thomas Caplin) showed me the Liberty section of the Sacred Concert. That’s how I discovered this piece, which is fun to sing and fun to listen to. It’s a piece about faith in mankind and the almighty, and it is packed with a fantastic beat and groove.”