Join members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the Boston Children’s Chorus and special guests to celebrate the music of Aline Shader with arrangements for 15-piece big band, youth chorus and special guests by Carlos Henriquez (bassist with Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra).
This promises to be a memorable afternoon with a blend of timeless, uplifting lyrics, lilting melodies with the big band sound. Guest soloists include: Julie Silver, Kate Taylor, Kemp Harris, Joel Esher, Johanna Grüssner, Sami Greenberg, Elana Cutler, Lily Bayrock, Anna Zonderman and Maya Lassiter.
Aline Shader (1936 - 2002) was a beloved composer and drama teacher in Newton MA and an artist-in-residence in Boston-area schools. She loved the sound of young voices, the smiles on young faces and the joy that comes from singing together. Aline understood the power of music to build confidence, spur imagination, and foster the unity that singing together brings.
Reach Out & Read is the beneficiary of all ticket sales. Celebrating their 30th Anniversary, Reach Out & Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. The program serves more than 4.7 million children and their families across the nation, with a special emphasis on serving those in low-income communities, providing books in more than 14 languages.
Authors Karen Jacobs and Ty Allan Jackson will offer free books in the lobby after the concert.