Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Edison Theatre announces 2009-10 season

Washington University's Edison Theatre has announced its 2009-10 season, and among the venue's offerings of theater, dance and music next year will be three performances that may be of interest to St. Louis fans of jazz and creative music:

On Saturday, January 23, 2010, the "action percussion" ensemble ScrapArtsMusic will take the Edison stage, using "kinetic, one-of-a-kind instruments built from recycled and salvaged materials such as sewage pipe and artillery shells."

Then on Saturday, February 27, the Edison will feature Abraham Inc., described as "an all-star ensemble fusing funk, jazz, hip-hop and klezmer...led by virtuoso clarinetist David Krakauer, trombonist Fred Wesley (pictured) and "beat architect" Josh Dolgin, aka SOCALLED."

The Edison's season concludes on Friday, March 26 with Tiempo Libre, a Grammy-nominated group that performs timba, a Cuban version of salsa that's "an irresistible mix of high-voltage Latin jazz and seductive rhythms."

Single tickets are are priced at $32, $28 for seniors and Washington University faculty and staff, and $20 for students and children. Subscriptions are available at two levels: three, four or five events at $28 per ticket, and six or more events at $24 per ticket.

The Edison Theatre is located in the Mallinckrodt Student Center, 6445 Forsyth Blvd, on the Washington University campus. For more information or to order tickets, call the box office at 314-935-6543 or email edison@wustl.edu.

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