March 7th: The New Gathering Orchestra in concert, directed by Rodney Whitaker, 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Detroit School of Arts, 123 Selden Street

the Carr Center Presents …The Gathering Orchestra in concert , under the direction of Carr Center Resident Artist, Rodney WhitakerAlso featuring Ed Quick and the Ferndale Community Concert Band

The Gathering Orchestra returns to Detroit for a week of in-school artist residencies and ends the week with a special concert directed by Rodney Whitaker.  Also featured this night will be the Ferndale Community Concert Band, directed by Ed Quick, who will present a jazz inspired program including a symphonic version of Duke Ellington’s, Sophisticated Ladies, and a special performance of, Of Our New Day Begun, by Omar Thomas, a work deeply rooted  in the African American church traditions and arguably one of the finest  new works for concert band out there right now.