Past Event

Such Sweet Thunder: A Listening Session

February 11, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online Event

Columbia University Office of the President, African American and African Diaspora Studies, English and Comparative Literature, Core Curriculum, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, The SOA Heyman Center & Miller Theater




Such Sweet Thunder: Ellington Plays Shakespeare--Love and Power in Adaptation

A series of public events across the arts inspired by the "tone parallel" between Shakespeare and Duke Ellington


Such Sweet Thunder: A Listening Session


Courtney Bryan, Tulane University

Brent Hayes Edwards, Columbia University

Nicole Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh


Renowned composers and instrumentalists Courtney Bryan and Nicole Mitchell will join Professor Brent Hayes Edwards for a live listening session featuring the Duke Ellington Orchestra's 1957 recording of Such Sweet Thunder, sharing some of their favorite sections of Ellington's suite and discussing some of the innovative ways Ellington and his collaborator Billy Strayhorn orchestrated their classic "tone parallel" to Shakespeare.


For more information about the Such Sweet Thunder series of events and to register, please visit The Such Sweet Thunder Website

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Jazz Studies