Thursday, September 24, 2009

Season Premieres with 'Encounters: David Taylor'

For its 2009-10 season opener, P-CE brings to DC a pair of unclassifiable, widely recorded artists prominent both in jazz and classical circles. Both are fixtures of the edgy jazz scene in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The virtuoso bass trombonist David Taylor began his jazz career playing with the likes of Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, and with the Gil Evans and Charles Mingus Big Bands. More recently, he has toured with Winton Marsalis.

Encounters: David Taylor

David Taylor, bass trombone
William Sharp, baritone
Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor

DATE: Thursday, October 1, 2009
TIME: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Harman Center for the Arts, Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC
TICKETS: $25, $35, $10 (Students only) - For tickets: 202.547.1122 or

When he is not composing for the Berlin Philharmonic or Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra, the composer/saxophonist Daniel Schnyder tours widely with a trio also including Taylor and the pianist Kenny Drew, Jr.; their repertoire ranges from Bach to Ellington to Schnyder.

Schubert/Mahler: Death and the Maiden
Schubert: Doppelgänger and other late songs
Stravinsky: Suite from A Soldier's Tale
Daniel Schnyder: Works for bass trombone and orchestra
(Post-concert discussion with Daniel Schnyder and David Taylor)