Sunday, December 17, 2017

Chicago Sinfonietta: 30th Anniversary MLK Tribute Concert: Ask Your Mama 3 PM Sun. Jan. 14 Naperville & 7:30 PM Mon. Jan. 15 Symphony Hall, Chicago

Janai Brugger
Monday, January 15 at 7:30 pm
At Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.

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 and archival audio samples, composer Laura Karpman’s three-time Grammy nominated masterpiece Ask Your Mama is the single epic, multi-media jazz/symphonic composition that will mark Chicago Sinfonietta’s 30th anniversary MLK Tribute concert. Special guest performances by renowned opera soprano Janai Brugger, six-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon and Tony nominated de'Adre aziza.

Program: Karpman Ask Your Mama**
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Janai Brugger, soprano
Nnenna Freelon, jazz vocalist
De'Adre Aziza, vocalist
Young Chicago Authors Patricia Frazier and Kee Stein, spoken word   
** Chicago Premiere

This program will also be performed on Sunday, January 14 at 3 pm, Pfeiffer Concert Hall of North Central College, Naperville

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