Monday, March 8, 2010

The Capital City Symphony presents Symphony Lounge
a special collaboration with Charlie Barnett and Chaise Lounge

It's jazz! It's classical! It's SYMPHONY LOUNGE – a unique joint venture of the Capital City Symphony and Charlie Barnett's Chaise Lounge.
Sunday, March 21, 5:00pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St)
Tickets $16-$25. Ages 16 and under FREE (ticket required). 202-399-7993 or
As a film composer, Mr. Barnett’s scores have appeared in more than four hundred television and theatrical films. His concert music career includes worldwide performances of his orchestral and chamber works. He has also arranged and produced pop and jazz records for countless artists; and he continues to proudly play with the eclectic lounge band, Chaise Lounge, whose second album was released in early 2009. Mr. Barnett can also be heard as an occasional commentator on NPR.

Chaise Lounge performs a blend of music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and somehow found its way to today’s pop charts. You might call it “Early Stereo.” Or perhaps Lounge with a capital “L.” Or maybe just plain enjoyable. It is the combination of five of the Washington area’s top jazz musicians playing sparkling arrangements of standards and original tunes and featuring the soft, luminous vocals of Marilyn Older. Her voice is truly an American Original. An evening spent with her is an evening spent in the warm, inviting glow of the one of the wonderful voices singing in America right now.

Now in its 42nd season, the Capital City Symphony, one of the original Arts Partners at the Atlas, makes music approachable by presenting affordable concerts to the public, performing creative programs in a relaxed concert format, and providing appealing performance opportunities for talented amateur as well as professional players.

CCS and Charlie Barnett collaborated several years ago on Mr. Barnett's symphony “The Blue Chevrolet.” Ever since then, Mr. Barnett and CCS Artistic Director Victoria Gau have been exploring the possibility of a larger collaboration. Mr. Barnett proposed two halves to the program. First, a world premier of his new orchestral work “The Tarot.” Second, full orchestrations of his jazz arrangements for Chaise Lounge and the full Capital City Symphony.

Capital City Symphony with Charlie Barnett and Chaise Lounge
Sunday, March 21st at 5:00pm
Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC.
Tickets $16-$25. Ages 16 and under FREE (ticket required).
202-399-7993 or

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