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Fictionist joins BYU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Voices in “The Bridge” Feb. 10

Performance Dates: Feb. 10, 2015
Times: 7:30 p.m.
Location: de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
Price: $15 (discounts for senior citizens, BYU students, groups and alumni)
Tickets:  TheBridge-Musical.com          

BYU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Voices combine with guest Stuart Maxfield, co-founder of the award-winning alternative band Fictionist, for a one-night-only performance of The Bridge in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15, with discounts available for alumni, students, employees, senior citizens and groups. Tickets can be purchased online at TheBridge-Musical.com .

BYU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Voices combine with guest Stuart Maxfield, co-founder of the award-winning alternative band Fictionist, for a one-night-only performance of The Bridge, an in-development, genre-bending stage production based on the classic American short story, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, written by Ambrose Bierce in 1890, and described in 2005 by Kurt Vonnegut as “… a flawless example of American genius, like ‘Sophisticated Lady’ by Duke Ellington or the Franklin stove.”

The production includes live performance by members of Fictionist, augmented by the BYU Jazz Ensemble, BYU Jazz Voices, a string quartet, and two actor/dancers. The story is also told with video and brief excerpts from the short story projected behind and around the musicians onstage; otherwise it is without dialogue.

Writer: Riley Oliphant

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