[Sep 14, 15]
On Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra presents "Black, Brown, and Beige," its debut concert of the 2019-20 season, at the Mendocino College Center Theatre. The concert features jazz and gospel vocalist Shelene Huey-Booker performing Duke Ellington's "Black, Brown, and Beige Suite." The orchestra will once again repurpose as a big band to play other pieces, including a jazz interpretation of Edvard Grieg's "Peer Gynt Suite" arranged by Ellington and his frequent collaborator, Billy Strayhorn. One hour before each concert time, Ukiah Symphony Director Phillip Lenberg will give a 30-minute talk amplifying the story behind the music.
Tickets for "Black, Brown, and Beige" are available at www.ukiahsymphony.org; Mendocino Book Company in Ukiah; or at the door, where credit cards are now accepted. Tickets are $30 for ages 18 to 64; $25 for age 65 and up; and free for ASB card holders and youth under 18. Group-discounted tickets are available online. Wine and beer are now available at the venue. For more information contact the Ukiah Symphony at (707) 510-1793.