North Central College Fine & Performing Arts

Chicago Sinfonietta Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute concert, Ask Your Mama

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With words penned in 1960 by Langston Hughes that still resonate as if written by a lyricist today, amplified by a cast 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. Don’t miss your chance to hear this Grammy award-winning masterpiece (played live only 3 times in its history) in its full glory! REVIEWS: "ASK YOUR MAMA is easily one of the most moving, respectful, and authoritative evocations of a narration-based symphonic setting you'll hear anywhere." — Thought Catalogue; "Fevered, restrained, super-lush in turns...always impressive." — Vanity Fair. CONDUCTOR: Mei-Ann Chen.GUEST ARTISTS: Janai Brugger, soprano; Nnenna Freelon, jazz vocalist; Special Guest Artists TBA.
Venue:  Pfeiffer Hall
Pricing:  $62, $49
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.

Event Date:

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm