Thursday, February 27, 2020, 10 AM
Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
Free; registration required.
Back by popular demand, JazzReach returns to Blacksburg with an immersive, globally-themed multimedia program. Big Drum/Small World features performances of all new commissions by prominent, internationally recognized jazz composers hailing from countries as diverse as West Africa, Israel, Cuba, Puerto Rico, India, and the United States.
The program also features fun, short video interludes that offer biographical backgrounds on each of the project's composers and commentary on the various ways that both the American jazz tradition and their individual cultural heritages have informed and inspired their respective visions and artistic sensibilities.
Big Drum/Small World aims to promote the value of creative collaboration and the unique way that jazz provides a forum to explore our differences, share ideas, and discover common ground.
This school-day matinee is open to students in 3rd-6th grades in public, private, and homeschools. The themes of this performance are connected to the Virginia Standards of Learning.