>>>Pre-Performance Lecture: “A Most Extraordinary Noise: New Orleans and the Birth of Jazz” Free, public lecture before New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
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Show Times:

February 20, 2020 • 6:15 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

6:15 pm – 7 pm

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LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

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Jazz, a musical form native to the United States, was born in New Orleans’ rich cultural mix of traditions. In preparation for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s tribute to jazz master Allen Toussaint and the Music of Congo Square, Dr. Ashley Towle, whose scholarship focuses on the experience of African Americans in the South during the transition from enslavement to emancipation, delivers a pre-performance lecture exploring the history of this unique American city and the social, political, and cultural influences that gave birth to jazz.

 

The lecture takes place at Merrill Auditorium

 

For more information about Offstage activities, please call 207.773.3150 or email offstage@portlandovations.org.

Venue

Merrill Auditorium, Portland
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Phone:
207.842.0800
Website:
http://portlandmaine.gov/574/Merrill-Auditorium

A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and is located near many excellent restaurants.

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