You've probably heard the spectacular, supersized sound of a studio orchestra in a movie theater, but most people have never heard it live. The Eastman Studio Orchestra combines the Eastman Jazz Ensemble with full sections of strings, woodwinds, and French horns, a tuba, harp, and percussion. The repertoire for Friday's concert is equally exciting, including director Bill Dobbins's arrangement of Duke Ellington's "The Far East Suite" and masters in jazz writing student Gabe Condon's treatment of Ellington's "In A Sentimental Mood." One more sure-to-be highlight: Clare Fischer's arrangements of his own classic tunes "Morning" and "Pensativa."
The Eastman Studio Orchestra performs Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. at Kodak Hall, 60 Gibbs St. Free. esm.rochester.edu. 274-1100.