Even as he was pushing the boundaries of improvisation, Ornette was also focused on capturing what he heard in his head in through-composed works. His orchestral piece Skies of America, performed at Lincoln Center Festival in 1997, and numerous chamber works earned him accolades from many classical music innovators, including Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein, who often invited Ornette to performances and rehearsals at Lincoln Center. Join members of Ensemble Signal as they illuminate this intriguing corner of Coleman’s artistry.

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Ornette: Chamber Music

Ornette Coleman: Tomorrow is the Question

Sunday, July 16 Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Add to Calendar America/New_York Ornette: Chamber Music Lincoln Center Festival - Explore Ornette’s lesser-known classical side during this intimate afternoon encounter. Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Lincoln Center - Lincoln Center Festival false MM/DD/YYYY aho3e0k00zv7rk56sm4e178

Ensemble Signal

Trinity (Fantasy for Solo Violin), 1986

Soloist Olivia De Prato, Violin

Forms and Sounds, 1967

In Honor of NASA and the Planetary Soloists, 1986

Soloist Jackie Leclair, Oboe

The Sacred Mind of Johnny Dolphin, 1984

Soloist Seneca Black, Trumpet

Running Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes, with no intermission

Venue and Accessibility

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
165 West 65th Street
  • Large-print programs Large-print programs
  • Braille programs Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices Assistive listening devices

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