Monday, January 15 – Symphony Center 7:30 p.m.
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, multimedia jazz/symphonic composition that will mark Chicago Sinfonietta's 30th anniversary Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute concert. Don’t miss your chance to hear this Grammy award-winning masterpiece, played live only three times in its history! Stars of the show include conductor Mei-Ann Chen, guest artist De’Adre Aziza; vocalist Janai Brugger, soprano; Nnenna Freelon, jazz vocalist; and Patricia Frazier and Kee Stein, Young Chicago Authors spoken word artists.
Through Waters' continuing partnership with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Mr. Bradford has acquired a limited number of tickets for this concert. Contact Mr. Bradford as soon as possible to reserve seats.