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Spektral Quartet with Miguel Zenón at Constellation
September 20 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Spektral Quartet with Miguel Zenón at Constellation (‘Once More, With Feeling!’ series)
With an unrelenting drive to make unfamiliar music more familiar, Spektral Quartet is pleased to invite saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenón to their Once More, With Feeling! series at Constellation this fall. Landing one day before the quintet releases its new record, the ensemble will be performing selected movements from the album-length suite Yo Soy La Tradición. Celebrating and reshaping the folk traditions of Zenón’s native Puerto Rico, this piece is a captivating collection of heart-tugging melodies, spirited dances, deep grooves, and devilish virtuosity.
Once More, With Feeling! offers a rare second listen – on the same night – to an unfamiliar work, giving listeners the chance to deepen their appreciation and enjoyment of the music. On-stage conversation with the composer illuminates the subtleties of and inspirations for the music, and concertgoers are invited to ask questions in the moment – making any worries or preconceptions about “not getting it” disappear.
Zenón is a deep thinker on the intersections of music, culture, and identity, and this show offers audiences the chance to be immersed in the creative process…and sit mere feet away from a jazz luminary. As an added bonus, ticket holders will be among the first to be able to purchase a copy of the new album.