The Gathering Orchestra Nonet, under the direction of Carr Center Resident Artist, Rodney Whitaker will perform the world premiere of a new commissioned work by the brilliant keyboardist, composer,arranger and recording artist,  Patrice Rushen.

This concert is part of the continuing celebration of The Carr Center’s 30th Anniversary. The new work, titled, “The Resonate Suite” was specifically written for the Nonet will be performed in three movements. Ms Rushen will perform LIVE with the Nonet during the program.

The Gathering Orchestra is a two-year fellowship program, under the artistic direction of renowned bassist Rodney Whitaker, former member of the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra, Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University and Carr Center Resident Artist. The Gathering is comprised of 4 seasoned jazz veterans and 14 emerging and highly talented young musicians,(ages 18 – 28). The Nonet is an ensemble of the full Orchestra that  continued to perform and work during the pandemic.