january, 2024

Terence Blanchard: Film Scores LIVE!

13jan7:30 pm9:30 pmEvent Type Symphonic ConcertTerence Blanchard: Film Scores LIVE!Auditorium Theatre, 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive Chicago, IL 606057:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Terence Blanchard

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Terence Blanchard: Film Scores LIVE!
Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 7:30PM
Auditorium Theatre

Chicago Philharmonic
Terence Blanchard
Trumpeter, Pianist, Composer
The E-Collective Quintet
Scott Speck Conductor

SEVEN-TIME GRAMMY WINNER & TWO-TIME OSCAR NOMINEE TERENCE BLANCHARD joins CHICAGO PHILHARMONIC, CONDUCTOR SCOTT SPECK, & THE E-COLLECTIVE for an evening showcasing the bandleader, trumpeter, and composer’s greatest works for film.

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Terence Blanchard is a true visionary in the world of jazz, with a creative output that extends far beyond the genre into film scoring, television soundscapes, and grand operas that have been recognized at the highest levels of art appreciation

With over 75 credits to his name, Blanchard is a true titan in the world of film and television. Witness his incredible artistry with Chicago’s most dynamic orchestra, including selections from his iconic 32-year partnership with Spike Lee (Blackkklansman, Da 5 Bloods, Mo Better Blues), Regina King (One Night in Miami), and Gina Prince (The Woman King). The music comes to life at the hands of Blanchard’s sensational quintet and full orchestra, with specially curated images of the films projected throughout the performance.

Terence Blanchard On Scoring Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods

Terence Blanchard’s opera, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”

Take a listen to what’s in store:

terence-blanchard-feat.-the-e-collective-768×512-About The E-Collective

E-Collective consists of Terence Blanchard on trumpet, Charles Altura on guitar, Fabian Almazan on piano and synthesizers, Oscar Seaton on drums, and new addition David “DJ” Ginyard on bass. Blanchard conceived The E-Collective to explore the intersection of jazz, R&B, funk and fusion, and describes the project as an outlet to satisfy a yearning he’s had for years to explore areas of music that he’s always loved but never ventured into.

“Terence Blanchard has always been forward-thinking, but with E-Collective he shoots straight into tomorrow adding all sorts of different types of electricity and attitude to a new set of tunes.” — Downbeat Magazine

Untitled design (2) copyAbout Scott Speck

With recent performances in London, Paris, Moscow, Beijing, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, Scott Speck has inspired international acclaim as a conductor of passion, intelligence, and winning personality.

Scott Speck was named Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Chicago Philharmonic in June of 2013 and has been Music Director of the Joffrey Ballet since 2010. He has become a frequent guest for the Chicago Symphony’s family concerts. His work with Chicago Philharmonic earned him the award “2021 Conductor of the Year” from the Illinois Council of Orchestras.

Chicago Philharmonic presents Kishi BashiAbout Chicago Philharmonic

Founded by musicians of the Lyric Opera Orchestra in 1989, The Chicago Philharmonic Society is a collaboration of over 200 of the highest-level classical musicians in the Midwest. Our orchestra, known as the Chicago Philharmonic, has been called one of the country’s finest symphonic orchestras, and our unique chamber music ensembles perform as Chicago Phil Chamber. The brilliance of our structure is in our versatility – we curate the best ensemble for each concert from our exceptional pool of musicians, be it classical, jazz, pop, movie concerts, outreach programming, and everything else.

The Illinois Council of Orchestras has awarded Chicago Philharmonic “Orchestra of the Year” (2018), “Programming of the Year” (2019), “Community Relations of the Year” (2019), “Executive Director of the Year” (2020), and “Conductor of the Year” (2021).


(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Auditorium Theatre

50 East Ida B. Wells Drive Chicago, IL 60605

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