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Return to The Emerald Beyond

Friday, April 20th, 2007 at 8PM
If you have purchased tickets for this performance, please contact the box office immediately.  Box office is 631-549-ARTS (2787)

Tickets: $37.50 Full Price / $28.50 IMAC Members

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The 11-piece band performs The Mahavishnu Orchestra's complete "Visions of the Emerald Beyond" featuring the electric quintet, plus strings, horns & voices. Plus other Mahavishnu favorites from "Birds of Fire" "Inner Mounting Flame" and more!
"To hear you guys play those tunes in such an unbelievable way is really quite amazing.  Great job!!  Keep up the good work."
-John McLaughlin


On Friday, April 20th, 2007 at 8PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present an evening with The MAHAVISHNU PROJECT- Return to The Emerald Beyond.

Back in 1971, when guitar-god John McLaughlin left Miles Davis and Tony William’s Lifetime to form the groundbreaking Mahavishnu Orchestra, he was the first to combine the fire of Hendrix-drenched rock with the groove of Coltrane’s modal jazz & the ethereal Indian ragas of Ravi Shankar. The critics called it “jazz rock” (of course it was much more) and the result was nothing less than a musical revolution. The Mahavishnu Orchestra has since been cited as a major influence on everyone from King Crimson to Phish.

The Mahavishnu Project launches directly from where the original band abruptly left off. In 2001, this incendiary NYC unit began performing their unique renditions from classic Mahavishnu discs such as Birds of Fire, Inner Mounting Flame and Between Nothingness & Eternity and Visions of the Emerald Beyond while remaining true to the cutting edge improvs of the original band.

The Mahavishnu Project is led by extraordinary drummer/composer Gregg Bendian, widely known for his work with Pat Metheny, Ornette Coleman, & John Zorn. Bendian is joined by guitar whiz Glenn Alexander-who's worked with L.Shankar & Randy Brecker, Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter keyboardist Adam Holzman, bassist David Johnsen (from Project Object: The Music of Frank Zappa) and violinist Rob Thomas, who’s worked with Andy Summers and Tito Puente.  Also joining the band for this show are: Premik Russell Tubbs (saxophone & flute- was on the original 1976 album!), Cornelius Dufallo (1st violin), Zach Brock (2nd violin), Lev Zhurbin (viola), Leigh Stuart (cello), and Maria Neckham (voice).
The Mahavishnu Project has toured extensively throughout the US and Europe.  The band has begun extending the Mahavishnu legacy into the future by including Mahavishnu-inspired original compositions in their shows.  The Mahavishnu Project presents an electrifying live show that resurrects and replenishes the spirit of the original Mahavishnu's soaring melodies, intricate grooves and spontaneous, all-out jamming – and yes, they‘re endorsed by the master - John McLaughlin himself!

Tickets for this performance are $37.50 ($28.50 for IMAC Members).  For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS.   Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances.   For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.

The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.



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