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Performance: Daniel Kelly's Rakonto Wave Hill

Armor Hall

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This concert features the world premiere of Rakonto Wave Hill, a jazz suite commissioned by Wave Hill and created by composer/pianist Daniel Kelly. Scored for piano, voice, saxophone, flute, clarinet, acoustic bass and drums, Kelly ingeniously weaves into the sound-scape of the work recordings he made during visits to the gardens. These recordings include a child's experience of nature, poetry recited by a visitor, Forest Project interns speaking about the bee hives, a dialogue about natural and urban settings, and, in a hip-hop section, a variety of bird calls.

AM New York online has singled out Wave Hill and this show as one of the best ways to celebrate spring.

Wave Hill is one of five New York institutions participating in the Rakonto project. Among them are Flushing Town Hall, in celebration of the ethnic diversity of that community, and the Long Island Children's Museum, addressing the effects of Hurricane Sandy one year later.

General Admission Tickets $32, $28 Senior, $18 child (ages 7 to 18). Wave Hill Members $22; child $12. Tickets on sale starting November 26, online, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.

Learn more about Daniel Kelly.

Daniel Kelly’s Rakonto Wave Hill is part of The New York State Presenters Network Presenter-Artist Partnership Project, made possible through a regrant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

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