Mike Holober & Balancing Act

Philadelphia Museum of Art. , 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA [POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19]

Don’t Let Go is a Chamber Music America New Jazz works commission (funded by the Doris Duke Foundation) and is structured as a song-cycle in the tradition of Robert Schumann, Samuel Barber, and Ralph Vaughn-Williams. The concert length project explores the nuances and complexities of the concept of “hope” in the context of current social, political, and environmental realities. Jamile Staeve Ayres - voice Marvin Stamm - trumpet Ben Kono – alto and soprano saxophones, flute Jason Rigby – tenor saxophone and bass clarinet Mark Patterson - trombone Mike Holober – piano/composer Mike McGuirk - bass Dennis Mackrel – drums