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The activist-musicians of Small Island Big Song will perform at Penn State in a live concert aimed at raising awareness of the environmental plights and heritages of their ocean nations.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will celebrate the 100th birth year of one of the jazz world’s most explosive musicians.

The live “Charles Mingus Centennial Celebration” will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, 2022, in Eisenhower Auditorium. 

A virtual performance by Delfeayo Marsalis and Uptown Jazz Orchestra is available to watch for free until noon Friday, March 25, 2022.

Following an outdoor-patio concert to open the 2021–22 season, Mwenso and The Shakes will return to Eisenhower Auditorium with a high-energy performance. The ensemble will present “Hope-Resist-Heal: A Celebration of Black Joy” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23.

The next virtual episode of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s “Front Row: National” features works for wind instruments by composers from Europe and the United States in “Winds from Different Lands.”