Brian Shaw and LSU Jazz Ensemble to perform with Rufus Reid as part of 'Quiet Pride' world premiere

Brian Shaw and LSU Jazz Ensemble to perform with Rufus Reid as part of 'Quiet Pride' world premiere
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POSTED: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 3:44pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 9:29am

LSU Assistant Professor of Trumpet & Jazz Studies Brian Shaw will join the LSU Jazz Ensemble to perform during the two-night world premiere of “Quiet Pride,” Feb. 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Manship Theatre, located in The Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge .

“Quiet Pride” is a four-movement work composed and conducted by renowned jazz musician, educator and composer Rufus Reid, who plays the upright bass and will lead the ensemble in the two performances. The piece was inspired by four sculptures created by American artist Elizabeth Catlett – “Recognition;” “Glory;” “Mother & Child;” and “Singing Head.” More information on “Quiet Pride” can be found at www.geodesicmanagement.com/quietpride.

Over her 70-plus year artistic career, Catlett has created numerous sculptures, drawings and prints that celebrate African-American and Mexican women, from nurturing mothers to strong workers. More information on Catlett is available at http://elizabethcatlett.net.

The concerts will be shared with an exhibition at the LSU Museum of Art titled “Faces of Pride,” which features selected works of Catlett’s art. The exhibition will be on display from Feb. 4 through Aug. 26 in the museum, which is also located in the Shaw Center for the Arts.

For more information on the concert events, including how to purchase tickets, visit www.manship.org.

To learn more about the LSU Museum of Art and the “Faces of Pride” exhibit, visit www.lsumoa.com.

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