Peter Jonatan

Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator

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NEC Contemporary Improvisation Concert: "America?America!"

  • Jordan Hall (New England Conservatory) (map)

Peter and his Gospel Ensemble will be playing one song in this concert.

Check out the rest of awesome performances below:

Under the direction of CI co-chair and multi-instrumentalist Eden MacAdam-Somer, Contemporary Improvisation students and faculty take a look at the music that makes the US who we are, in our country of many cultures. Anthony Coleman leads Survivors Breakfast in Earl Robinson’s Ballad for Americans, the CI Chamber Ensemble presents Charles Ives’ General William Booth Enters Into Heaven, and Nedelka Prescod’s African American Experience Through Music Ensemble shares their version of Mahalia Jackson’s Canaan Land. You’ll hear Taylor Swift, the Dixie Chicks, Aaron Copland, Charles Mingus, Billie Holiday, Randy Newman, Hank Williams, Blind Willie Johnson, folk music, and originals performed by CI students, faculty, and special guests, including Farayi Malek, Raf Natan, Sam Jones, Daniel O’Brien, Franzi Seehausen, Sam Fribush, Utsav Lal, Isaiah Johnson, Damon Smith, Adam Tuch, Melissa Weikart, Drew Wesely, Caroline Kuhn, and many more.

"This is the story of America. Everybody's doing what they think they're supposed to do." - Jack Kerouac On the Road: the Original Scroll

Earlier Event: April 26
Jazz Composers Workshop Orchestra
Later Event: November 15
NEC Gospel Ensemble