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Featuring the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet with Nicholas Newton and Adrienne Danrich
Fire Shut Up In My Bones: Excerpts in Concert

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Austin Premiere
Terence Blanchard’s opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones made history in 2021 as the first opera written by a Black composer to be staged at the Metropolitan Opera. This “opera in jazz,” as Blanchard describes it, tells the true coming-of-age story of a young boy growing up in the face of great adversity and forging his personal identity. Now, Terence Blanchard brings us a new suite of music from the opera, performed by the celebrated trumpeter and his E-Collective, the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet and vocalists Nicholas Newton and Adrienne Danrich. With projections by visual artist Andrew F. Scott.

Content Advisory: Fire Shut Up in My Bones addresses adult themes and contains some adult language.

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EXTRA CREDIT - Additional Activities

Artist Discussion
Join UT Butler School of Music professor Charles Carson for a discussion with Terence Blanchard about his life and career.
Presented in conjunction with KMFA and the George Washington Carver Museum.
Tuesday, Nov, 7 p.m. | KMFA Draylen Mason Studio
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Lunchtime Artist Talk
Join UT Butler School of Music professor Donnie Ray Albert for a discussion with musician and composer Terence Blanchard leading up to his performances at the Butler School of Music and Texas Performing Arts.
Presented in conjunction with the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the UT Humanities Institute
Wednesday, Nov 8, 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Foundry in the UT College of Fine Arts Library
Free and open to the public

UT Jazz Ensemble performance with Terence Blanchard
Wednesday, Nov 8, 7:30 p.m. | Bates Recital Hall
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Pre Show Discussion
Facilitator: Diego Rivera, Director of Jazz Studies, Butler School of Music
Friday, Nov 9, 7 p.m. | McCullough Theatre
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Supported, in part, by the O’Donnell Visiting Artist Endowment generously provided by the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin.

Media Sponsor: KUTX-FM

Terence Blanchard's Met Opera debut Is a singular achievement and a shared success…magnetically powerful.


Terence Blanchard, Pushing Jazz Forward From a New Perch - New York Times