Peter Paulsen had his own “Chair Suite” and “Concrete & Firelies” by the quintet’s saxophonist Jonathan Ragonese in mind when he assembled his quintet. Both works contain composed ensemble sections as well as improvised sections calling for almost conversational interaction among quintet members.
The Peter Paulsen Quintet presents the world premiere of these two works in the next “Jazz Upstairs” at Miller Symphony Hall, May 19. The group will play two sets. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, will once again welcome the renowned Curtis Symphony Orchestra for a concert, 7:30 p.m. May 6.
The performance will feature 100 musicians who may comprise “probably the best young orchestra in the world,” according to Dr. David Ludwig, Curtis’s dean of artistic programs and performance.
The program will open with Samuel Barber’s “Adiago for Strings,” directed by Conner Gray Covington, conducting fellow.