The Flying Horse Big Band presents The Bat Swings!
Friday, April 14, 7:30 pm
Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillip's Center for the Performing Arts
The University of Central Florida's top jazz ensemble will close out UCF Celebrates the Arts 2017 by performing new arrangements of music from Riddle's bat-scores. The performance will take place at Orlando's fancy new concert hall, a really top-notch venue.
Our school has an excellent jazz program, and the director recruited a few arrangers including Michael Philip Mossman who has worked with a lot of famous artists, been nominated for a Grammy as an arranger, signed to Blue Note, etc. (I'm admittedly a jazz neophyte, so I don't know too much about him or anything of the other contributors.) I've been working on promotional art for the event because I work at UCF.
Reserved seating will be available for purchase here March 1-8, and, after that, it opens up for free general admission tickets. I hope to meet somebody from the board at the event!
Maybe this will boost interest in getting the entire soundtrack released on CD?
They usually livestream the celebration performances, so I'll check on that and report back when it gets closer. I know the director hopes to do a proper studio recording of the work in the coming months for later release.
The show is FREE, so if you're anywhere near Orlando, Florida, I'm sure you won't regret it. Free general admission tickets can be reserved here: The Bat Swings!
It will be streamed live using Facebook Live. I think the content is public, so you won't need to be logged in/have a FB account in order to watch it. I will check into that.
You'll be able to catch it in one of two spots:
Still, it's going to be a fun listen and you all are going to have an even greater time in Florida! I'm waiting with bated breath! Work hard and knock em' out!
Check out my links above for ways to livestream the concert.
It starts at 7:30 PM Eastern!
On the plus side, the music WILL be recorded in the studio next month for release later this year, so you'll be able to hear it eventually.