MARSALIS AUDIENCE UNITES BEHIND MUSIC.HOLLYWOOD - Wynton Marsalis Wynton Learson Marsalis (b. October 18, 1961) is an American trumpeter and composer. He is among the most prominent jazz musicians of the modern era and is also a well-known instrumentalist in classical music. He is also the Musical Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. considered not going through with Thursday's scheduled West Coast premier of his ambitious composition that mixes elements of blues, jazz, classical and world music at the Hollywood Bowl The Hollywood Bowl is a modern amphitheatre at 2301 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, California, USA, that is used primarily for music performances. The "bowl" in this context is the natural cavity in the earth into which the amphitheater is built, rather than the shape of the .
But the versatile trumpeter told the packed crowd the life-affirming message of ``All Rise'' - which included a California State University, Northridge CSUN offers a variety of programs leading to bachelor's degrees in 61 fields and master's degrees in 42 fields. The university has over 150,000 alumni. It's also home to a summer musical theater/theater program known as TADW (TeenAge Drama Workshop) that leads teenagers through an , choir on stage - was appropriate after this week's terrorist attacks on the East Coast.
```All Rise' is essentially about everyone coming together,'' said Marsalis, who will share a portion of ticket sales with the American Red Cross American Red Cross: see Red Cross. Disaster Relief Fund.
``Our music is about drawing joy out of tragedy,'' Marsalis told the audience. ``We cannot be beat down.''
Like Marsalis, the music industry is starting to answer the call of the American Red Cross and other organizations aiding in this week's disaster relief.
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As of Thursday, it was too early to say how big a donation the Marsalis performance generated. The Red Cross had booths set up at the Bowl for additional donations.
After a rousing rendition of ``The Star-Spangled Banner'' that drew whistles from the crowd, the outdoor venue fell quiet as concertgoers observed a moment of silence.
The Bowl stage was filled with Marsalis' Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP) is an American orchestra based in Los Angeles, California, United States. History
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A publicist for the Los Angeles branch of Clear Channel Entertainment, the world's largest producer and marketer of live entertainment, believes there's bound to be more financial support coming from the entertainment industry.
The New York-based company has been funneling donations to designated medical, fire and police organizations in affected cities on behalf of artists as well as anybody else who wants to donate money through its newly established ClearChannel.com Relief Fund.
On Stage Entertainment Inc., the Las Vegas-based company whose properties include Wild Bill's Dinner Theater in Buena Park, has collected $30,000 for the Red Cross and Salvation Army's New York efforts from ticket sales.
``Maybe by us doing this, it will encourage other people to do the same,'' said Timothy J. Parrott, chief of On Stage. ``Hopefully, like one of our performers said to me earlier, it will be like the movie 'Pay It Forward.'''
Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis solos with the L.A. Philharmonic during the West Coast premiere of his composition ``All Rise,'' played in memory of the terrorist attack victims on the East Coast.
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