Augusta University To Host Holiday Concert Featuring Wycliffe Gordon

Promotional graphic for the Wycliffe Gordon and Friends Holiday Concert to be held December 1, 2015 at Augusta University. (Courtesy: Augusta University)
Promotional graphic for the Wycliffe Gordon and Friends Holiday Concert to be held December 1, 2015 at Augusta University. (Courtesy: Augusta University)

Augusta, GA (WJBF) — Kick off the holiday season with legendary jazz musician Wycliffe Gordon as he teams up with the Augusta University (AU) Department of Music to present the Wycliffe Gordon and Friends Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 1st.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on the Summerville campus.

A pre-concert reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of AU’s Fine Arts Center on the Summerville campus. Tickets for the reception and concert are $20 per person or $35 for two people. Tickets for the concert only are free for students with a valid ID, $15 for the general public and $5 for children ages 6-12.

Gordon is a world-renowned trombonist, composer, arranger and conductor who has received numerous awards for his work. His compositions have been performed by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and he serves as a musical ambassador for the U.S. State Department. In addition to being the Artist-in-Residence at Augusta University, he is also a faculty member in the Manhattan School of Music’s Jazz Arts program.

The Wycliffe Gordon and Friends Holiday Concert is one of the many events featured in the institution’s Classical Music Concert Series and is sponsored by AU’s Department of Music in conjunction with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) Augusta.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre Box Office at 706-667-4100 or click here.

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