Celebration of Ornette Coleman: Night 3

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Free RSVP 2019-02-23 5 p.m. 2019-02-23 6:30 p.m. America/New_York Celebration of Ornette Coleman: Night 3 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Alphabet City

Please join us for Night Three* of our three-evening celebration of the life and work of jazz legend Ornette Coleman.

*This event will take place at Carnegie Museum of Art Theater.


Presented in collaboration with Carnegie International’s Cinematheque screening series, the third night will feature:

5:00 PM Conversation by Thomas Wendt and Thaddeus Mosley
5:15 PM screening of Bert Haanstra, Glas, 1958
5:25 PM screening of Shirley Clarke, Ornette: Made in America, 1984

Guests are invited to come to any portion of the program they please! So stay for a short time on any evening, or come to all the programs over three days.  Please RSVP to each night separately. Click here to register for Night One and/or Night Two.

All programs are curated by Thomas Wendt and David Throckmorton, and are presented in partnership with the Carnegie Museum of Art.



Featured Film:

Ornette: Made In America captures Ornette Coleman’s evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth, Texas in 1983 as a famed performer and composer, documentary footage, dramatic scenes and some of the first music video-style segments ever made, chronicle his boyhood in segregated Texas and his subsequent emergence as an American cultural pioneer and world-class icon. Among those who contribute to the film include William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez and John Rockwell.

Ornette: Made in America is essential for anyone hoping to understand the history of jazz and the fertile creative exchange that highlighted the 60’s and 70’s in America. It is a portrayal of the inner life of an artist-innovator.

Event Details

February 23, 2019 @ 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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