June 28, 8 pm
The New York Jazzharmonic, 17 piece band, Ron Wasserman leader – classic jazz, featuring the first performance of a work by Fred Hellerman, co-founder in 1948, with Pete Seeger, of The Weavers, a group that launched American’s folk music revival. Fred is the only surviving member of The Weavers. Fred Hellerman’s, “Fourths of July” was composed in 1987 and never performed. The piece was originally scored for symphony orchestra, but is being re-orchestrated by Ron Wasserman for a jazz orchestra instrumentation.