The Smithsonian Institution has a long record of leadership in preserving and promoting the historical legacy of jazz and presenting diverse jazz programs and jazz education. The Institution collects artifacts, archival materials, and oral histories; curates in-house and traveling exhibitions; offers research fellowships; produces recordings and videos; and publishes books and jazz music editions. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, a traditional 17- piece big band, under the artistic direction of Charlie Young, will perform at MCG Jazz featuring new and classic arrangements of historical Leonard Bernstein works.
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Celebrating Leonard Bernstein will be performed at 8:00 pm on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19 at MCG Jazz, located at 1815 Metropolitan Street in Manchester. For more information, or to purchase your tickets, visit the MCG Jazz event page.