Joshua Redman Quartet — Anat Cohen Tentet

Feb 1

8:00 PM

Friday, February 1, 2019

Saxophonist Joshua Redman’s strong tone and fluid approach match his wide palette of styles. Since his first album in 1993, which was soon followed by his first Orchestra Hall appearance in 1995, he has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians on everything from hard bop to jazz standards.

Israel-born clarinetist Anat Cohen brings elements of swing to a musical vision that embraces sounds from Brazil, Africa and the Middle East. With a tentet of horns, strings and percussion, Cohen expands on this sound and her global musical journey. This performance will include a Symphony Center co-commission of a concerto titled Triple Helix for solo clarinet and ensemble by Cohen’s longtime colleague Oded Lev-Ari.

Anat Cohen Tentet will sign CDs in Orchestra Hall's inner lobby following the performance.

Approximate concert duration: 134 minutes including intermission

To be announced from stage.


Joshua Redman Quartet
Joshua Redman saxophones
Aaron Goldberg piano
Reuben Rogers bass
Gregory Hutchinson drums

Anat Cohen Tentet
Anat Cohen clarinet

When asked to describe his musical style, composer Oded Lev-Ari begins his answer with a quote by Tolstoy: “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” For the Israeli native, “That's the DNA of music for me. I don’t want to be constrained by genre when I write. I really think of classical music and jazz more in terms of performance practice than as actual different disciplines. As musicians, we’re all trying to do the same thing.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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This concert is sponsored by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman, and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation

Funding for educational programs during the 2018/19 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation

The commission and performance of Oded Lev-Ari’s Triple Helix is sponsored in part by a generous grant from The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.