36 In The Spirit Of Duke & Rhapsody In Blue

, Start Time: 21:30 Pickaquoy Centre Arena The Pickaquoy Centre, Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall KW15 1LR



In this fascinating double bill of timeless jazz the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra tips a stylish hat to the music of Duke Ellington, and re-imagines Gershwin's classic in a highly contemporary re-working.

Ellington dominated the world of jazz for sixty years, and reached a worldwide audience in a way that seems incredible now. The SNJO brings profound understanding and deep swing to Ellington classics that match every mood in one of the most fulfilling jazz experiences ever to come out of Scotland.

Similarly, Tommy Smith's awardwinning arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue is an unprecedented journey through modernity, and it provides the perfect preface to In The Spirit of Duke. Together, they're guaranteed to bring swing, smiles and classic jazz style to a midsummer night in Orkney. 

Approximately 90 minutes 

Tickets £25, £20, £12 Concessions £19, £15, £9 

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Pickaquoy Centre Arena

The Pickaquoy Centre, Muddisdale Road KW15 1LR

Tel: 01856 879900

St Magnus International Festival, 13 Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

T: +44 (0)1856 871445

E: info@stmagnusfestival.com

St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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