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‘All Stars’ pays tribute to Jules and Jemmott

The best of Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra will be on show in ‘Classical Jewels XI’ at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Frederick Street, Port of Spain this Saturday 18 (8 p.m.) and Sunday 19 (6 p.m.).

A release from All Stars stated the year began with an historic tenth National Panorama victory, “for us to consider Classical Jewels XI to be the pinnacle of 2017 speaks volumes”.

The show is the culmination of several months of hard work for the Duke Street band. This 11th edition of the Classical Jewels, launched in 1974, is dedicated to Trinidad All Stars’ heroes, former leader Neville Jules and former Music Director Fitzgerald ‘Jerry’ Jemmott.

The musical tribute will transport the audience “through a tantalising musical tapestry accompanied by an exciting constellation of guests including violinist Eleanor Ryan, soprano Rahel Moore, vocalist Sheldon Reid, the UWI Arts Chorale, and our very own super-pannist Dane Gulston”.

Music director for the show is Deryck Nurse along with guest conductors June Nathaniel, Jessel Murray, Mia Gormandy, Sule Sampson and Junior Orchestra Music Director Kygel Benjamin.

Tickets cost $300 and can be purchased at key Massy Food Stores, NAPA’s box office and at the Orchestra’s theatre 46–48 Duke Street, Port of Spain (627-2127). Part proceeds will be donated to Goodwill Industries Vocational School for children with special educational needs.