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Lied Center Presents

Regina Carter R everse T hread

Traditional African music infused with contemporary jazz Friday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored, in part, by the Lied Performance Fund.

Regina Carter Reverse Thread

The set list will be announced from the stage. There will be no intermission during this performance. Regina Carter is a virtuoso jazz violinist who draws from a diverse well of influences that include classical, jazz, Motown swing, funk, world music and too many other styles to mention. Born in Detroit, Carter began studying piano at age two and later took up the violin. Her earliest training was in European classical music, but an interest in jazz eventually led her to study with Doc Marvin Holladay, Marcus Belgrave and Lyman Woodard at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. In 1987, she joined the all-female pop-jazz quintet Straight Ahead and appeared on their first three albums before leaving the band in 1991. She then moved to New York, where she picked up session work with a variety of high-profile jazz and pop artists, including Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, Max Roach and Oliver Lake. She released her self-titled solo album on Atlantic in 1995, followed by Something for Grace, an album dedicated to her mother and released in 1997. Carter also toured with Wynton Marsalis that same year, then switched to the Verve label where she released Rhythms of the Heart in 1999. Motor City Moments, a tribute to her hometown, followed in 2000.

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In December 2001, she traveled to Genoa, Italy, and made musical history by being the first jazz musician and the first African American to play the legendary Guarneri Del Gesu violin, made in 1743 and owned by classical music virtuoso and composer Niccolo Paganini. This performance inspired her 2003 album, Paganini: After a Dream, which featured works by Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Italian film composer Ennio Morricone. She recorded I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey in 2006 as a tribute to her late mother. That same year Carter was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, an award given to U.S. citizens or residents who “show exceptional merit and promise for continued and enhanced creative work.” Reverse Thread, released in May 2010, was a celebration of traditional African music via a contemporary perspective. In addition to her existing jazz rhythm section, Carter enlisted a virtuoso of the kora, the West African harp traditionally played by village storytellers. Carter also took her pioneering spirit on the road in the late summer and fall of 2012 for a two-month world tour with rock icon Joe Jackson’s stellar ensemble in support of his most recent release The Duke, a collection of unique interpretations of Duke Ellington’s work that includes several guest appearances by Carter. SFJAZZ CENTER recently appointed Carter as a Resident Artistic Director for their inaugural 2013 and 2014 seasons along with two other MacArthur “Genius” Fellows—pianist Jason Moran and saxophonist Miguel Zenón along with Grammy-winning guitarist and Artist Rasmuson Fellow Bill Frisell and Five-time Grammynominated percussionist John Santos. The program gives individual directors the opportunity to program, curate, perform and participate in outreach and educational activities. Carter will premiere her new program, Southern Comfort, at the SFJAZZ CENTER in May 2013. Southern Comfort, to be released spring 2014, is a musical journey tracing her father’s ancestry in the southern United States. Regina Carter’s booking agency: Unlimited Myles, Inc., | Lied Center Presents

Lied Center Presents Brentano String Quartet Fragments — Connecting Past and Present

April 12 7:30 p.m.

“Such was their ferocity on Saturday night that the instruments almost burst into flames….Make no mistake: the Brentanos are a magnificent string quartet….This was wonderful, selfless music making.” — The Times (London)

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Engagement & Education The mission of the Lied Center is to engage audiences and artists through presentation, education, research and service. In addition to presenting outstanding performances, we work with artists and educators to enhance the arts experience by offering workshops, lectures, master classes and collaborative experiences. We offer engagement and education opportunities for children, adults, teachers and university students on topics ranging from politics and history to music, dance and instruments.

Because of Lied Center Education and Engagement: • Over

6,000 children enjoyed the school performances at the Lied Center this year.

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than 600 3rd grade students went behind the scenes at the Lied Center for the 3rd Grade Theatre Arts Day.

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than 140 area 2nd graders took part in an arts and environmental learning experience.

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the last six years over 2,800 preschoolers and teachers enjoyed Performing Arts 3to5 program.

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Regina Carter, jazz violinist  

Reverse Thread, Regina Carter's latest album, invites us to a world of traditional African music infused with contemporary jazz and Afropop...