Iconic Amer­i­can mu­si­cian Chick Corea to per­form at Royal Opera House Mus­cat

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Mus­cat – The Royal Opera House Mus­cat (ROHM) will present the iconic Amer­i­can jazz and fu­sion pi­anist, key­boardist, and com­poser, Chick Corea ac­com­pa­nied by the Castilla y León Symphony Orches­tra on Thurs­day and Fri­day.

With 63 Grammy nom­i­na­tions and 22 wins through five decades of stel­lar per­for­mance, Chick Corea has at­tained the sta­tus of a liv­ing leg­end.

Many of Corea’s com­po­si­tions such as Spain, 500 Miles High, La Fi­esta and Win­dows are con­sid­ered jazz stan­dards. As a mem­ber of Miles Davis’ band in the late 1960s, Chick Corea par­tic­i­pated in the birth of the ‘elec­tric’ jazz fu­sion move­ment.

Along with other jazz greats such as Her­bie Han­cock, Chick Corea has been hailed as one of the ma­jor Amer­i­can jazz pi­ano artists to emerge in the post John Coltrane era.

By the early 1970s, Corea’s style had emerged out of avant­garde into a cross­over jazz fu­sion style that in­cor­po­rated Latin jazz. As man­i­fested in the al­bum Re­turn to For­ever, at that time, Chick re­lied on both acous­tic and elec­tronic in­stru­men­ta­tion and drew more heav­ily on Latin Amer­i­can styles than on rock mu­sic. Later on in his ca­reer, this amaz­ingly ver­sa­tile mu­si­cian be­came in­ter­ested in con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal mu­sic and com­posed his first pi­ano con­certo, an adap­ta­tion of his sig­na­ture piece, Spain, which he per­formed with the London Phil­har­monic Orches­tra in 1999.

At the Royal Opera House Mus­cat, in this ex­cit­ing pro­gramme with the Castilla y León Symphony Orches­tra led by the ex­cit­ing Ro­ma­nian-Aus­trian con­duc­tor, Ion Marin, Chick Corea will demon­strate his re­mark­able tal­ent play­ing clas­sics in­clud­ing Gersh­win’s Cuban Over­ture as well a se­lec­tion of Gersh­win’s solo pi­ano pieces in­clud­ing his fa­mous Rhap­sody in Blue. Corea will also present one of his own com­po­si­tions, a bril­liant orig­i­nal work ti­tled, Pi­ano Con­certo No 1.

Chick Corea will per­form on Thurs­day and Fri­day at 7pm. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and book­ing, visit www.rohmus­cat.org.om

Many of Corea’s com­po­si­tions

such as Spain, 500 Miles High, La Fi­esta and Win­dows are con­sid­ered jazz stan­dards

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