Wayne Shorter, Fleming Soar at Powell Hall

October 4th, 2010

Fleming returned to the stage for the evening’s artistic centerpiece, the world première of “Aurora,” by jazz legend Wayne Shorter.

The work is, according to Shorter, just one part of what is to be a 40-minute setting of Maya Angelou’s “The Rock Cries Out to Us Today.” “Aurora” began with its final section, and offered cinematic sweep, interesting vocal and instrumental writing and a positive message.

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