This weekend we honor the memory of MLK and the many ways he continues to remind everyone of where this country has been, and where it could be going. The Chicago Sinfonietta will celebrate the life and legacy of M.L.K. with their 30th anniversary concerts -- this year the orchestra will present: Ask Your Mama, in its Chicago premiere.
With words penned in 1960 by Langston Hughes that still resonate as if written by a lyricist today, amplified by a cast including operatic singer, jazz vocals, spoken word, archival audio samples, archival video, plus full orchestra, Ask Your Mama is the epic, evocative, multi-media jazz/symphonic composition that only Chicago Sinfonietta could present for their 30th anniversary M.L.K. Tribute concerts! Don’t miss your chance to experience this Grammy® award-winning and technically challenging masterpiece in its full alive performance glory!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among his Sinfonietta orchestra colleagues for these concerts.
Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:00pm
(Subscribers, please note the special Naperville concert time and location!)
Pfeiffer Concert Hall ~ North Central College
310 E Benton Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:30pm
Symphony Center ~ Orchestra Hall
220 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Chicago Sinfonietta is a professional orchestra dedicated to modeling and promoting diversity, inclusion, and both racial and cultural equity in the arts through the universal language of symphonic music. The orchestra’s core values are built around being bold and daring in all aspects of their work, providing a source of connectivity through every kind of music, and ensuring and inspiring a continued investment in diversity and inclusion in classical music. In 2016 Chicago Sinfonietta received the $650,000 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.