The great Billy Strayhorn was born 100 years ago and Eastman professor Bill Dobbins is celebrating his centennial year. A superb pianist, Dobbins will play some of Strayhorn's best known tunes like "Isfahan," "Passion Flower," and "Upper Manhattan Medical Group," but he'll also play rarely heard works like "Paradise," "Le Sacre Supreme," and "Boll Weevil Ballet."
Bill Dobbins performs Monday, April 27, at Hatch Hall, Eastman School of Music, 26 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. $10 (free with UR ID). 274-1100; esm.rochester.edu.