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“About as badass as highbrow gets.” —Rolling Stone
Reid Anderson, bass; Ethan Iverson, piano; David King, percussion
Jazz trio The Bad Plus returns to the Flynn to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinksy’s The Rite of Spring. Known for radically playful jazz covers of everyone from Blondie to Nirvana to Milton Babbitt, the group takes on its most ambitious project to date: a stripped-down and sonically luminous multimedia reinterpretation of Stravinsky’s groundbreaking modernist hit. The piece, also known for its appearance in the Disney film Fantasia, caused a riot at its 1913 premiere and has been called “one of the greatest creative leaps in the history of the arts." The evening rounds out with selections from the group’s popular repertoire performed on piano, bass, and drums.
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Hospitality support from Holiday Inn
This performance is funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts
, and by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts
, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies.
Made possible through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
This performance is supported by endowments initiated through challenge grants from the Ford
, and Doris Duke Charitable
foundations and matched by generous support from the community; and by Andrea's Legacy Fund
, used to protect and maintain the Flynn's performing arts and education programs.