The Vail Series welcomes Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective, Turtle Island Quartet & Andrew F. Scott.

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Ticket Info:
Individual tickets available January 3, 2023

“Music and art have the power to change souls,” says seven-time Grammy® winner and Emmy® nominated trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who brings these words to life with the E-Collective, fellow Grammy® winners Turtle Island Quartet, and visual artist Andrew F. Scott, as they celebrate the work of photojournalist and filmmaker Gordon Parks in a stunning incorporation and multimedia concert of music and art. This two-night engagement that fuses the arts will be performed in Sharon Martin Hall in the state-of-the-art Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are free for Denison students, faculty and staff.

We share these experiences with our larger community by making a limited number of tickets available for public sale on a first come, first served basis for $15 each. No refunds or exchanges. 

See the work, inspiration and connection to this concert at the Denison Museum’s exhibition. 

Gordon Parks & Contemporaries through the lens

On View: Jan 16th-March 29th, 2023

The exhibition will be open one hour before and one hour after the concert

An exhibition celebrating the photographic, journalism, and poetic work of Gordon ParksAdger Cowans, and Eli Reed

Sponsored in part by The Vail Series. Work courtesy of the Gordon Parks Museum (Fort Scott, Kansas), Adger Cowans, and Eli Reed.

Visit Denison Museum for more information.

The Denison Museum is free and open to the public Monday-Saturday 12-4; Thursday 12-7, and by appointment.


The Vail Series was endowed in 1979 by a generous gift from the late Mary and Foster McGaw in honor of Jeanne Vail, class of 1946. Just as it was intended to do, the Series enriches the artistic experience of the entire Denison community. Programmed creatively with the mindful pursuit of learning across traditional academic boundaries, more than 100 individual Vail Series artists have found their way to Denison’s classrooms and stages, but that doesn’t include the dozens of ensembles or full symphony orchestras that have played here over the years.

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