Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

with Wynton Marsalis


William Eddins, conductor
Featuring Morgan State University Choir, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, and the National Philharmonic Orchestra

Fri. February 24, 2017 | 8pm

Sun. February 26, 2017 | 4pm


Wynton Marsalis By Rob Waymen 732X586 Min

An epic and inspirational jazz symphony featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis, National Philharmonic, and a 150-person gospel choir.

Marsalis has said this monumental work, which was recorded in Los Angeles just days after the September 11 terrorist attacks, is about “the rise from destruction to creativity, drawing joy out of tragedy, and refusing to be beaten down.”

World-class jazz soloists and classical musicians share the spotlight as All Rise crisscrosses genres in its 12 evocative movements. Expect big band passages, a touch of New Orleans swagger, and impassioned blues riffs in this sonic odyssey.

Bethesda Magazine: All Rise: Strathmore’s Most Ambitious Production of the Season

Washington Post: What the blues sound like, all over the map


Learn what to listen for before experiencing All Rise with Marsalis mentee and award-winning musician Damien Sneed’s preconcert lecture. Sneed covers key elements and inspirations for each movement, highlighting Marsalis’ signature sound. Free with concert ticket. 
In the Music Center
Fri. February 24, 2017 | 6:30pm
​Sun. Feb 26, 2017 | 2:30pm

  • Education is a major part of JLCO’s mission, and their programs, like Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, reach over 110,000 students, teachers, and general audience members.
  • Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, JLCO spends over a third of the year on tour.
  • All Rise was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and premiered at Lincoln Center in December 1999.

Come early and witness our area’s Piedmont blues tradition live! Strathmore is proud to present the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation musicians in the Lockheed Martin Lobby prior to Shades of Blues Music Center performances.

This performance is part of Strathmore’s Shades of Blues festival.

Strathmore thanks the DC Blues Society for their promotional support.