MSU ensembles swing with Beethoven, Ellington

Nov 21, 2014

Credit http://music.msu.edu/

The MSU Symphony Orchestra and MSU Jazz Orchestra I are joining forces for a concert tonight at Wharton Center. It’s an Ellington and Beethoven concert, a meeting of the great composers.

Current State’s Melissa Benmark speaks with director of Orchestras Kevin Noe and director of Jazz Studies Rodney Whitaker about what it’s like to combine jazz and classical forces for a concert.