With words penned in 1960 by Langston Hughes that still resonate as if written by a lyricist today amplified by larger-than-life forces including orchestra, opera, jazz vocals, spoken word, archival audio samples, and video, Ask Your Mama is the single epic, multi-media jazz/symphonic composition that will mark our 30th anniversary MLK Tribute concert. Join us for an exhilarating journey that bursts the boundaries of time, place, and verbal expression to trace the currents and tributaries of cultural diasporas. Experience a vivid sonic tapestry of hot jazz, German lieder, cha-cha, patriotic songs, post- bop, Middle Eastern music, and Afro-Caribbean drumming. CONDUCTOR: Mei-Ann Chen GUEST ARTISTS: Janai Brugger, soprano Nnenna Freelon, jazz vocalist Additional guests TBA PROGRAM: Karpman Ask Your Mama** **Chicago Premiere
Venue: Pfeiffer Hall
Pricing: $60, $48
A $4 online processing fee is included for all tickets purchased online. Tickets order less than 10 days in advance will be held in Will Call. All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm