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Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribune Concert: Ask Your Mama
  • Presented By: Chicago Sinfonietta
  • Location: Chicago Symphony Center
  • Address: 220 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
  • Dates: January 15, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $20-$99
  • For its 30th anniversary MLK Tribute concert, the Sinfonietta will present the Chicago Premiere of Emmy Award-winning composer Laura Karpman’s Ask Your Mama, a three-time Grammy nominated multi-media jazz and symphonic setting of Langston Hughes’ epic 1961 poem, “Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz”. Ask Your Mama journeys through time, place, and verbal expression to trace the currents of cultural diasporas and is presented as a single composition featuring a vivid mix of opera, hot jazz, German lieder, cha-cha, patriotic songs, post- bop, Middle Eastern music and Afro-Caribbean drumming. Hughes’ words will be also be amplified by spoken word, archival audio, video and special guest performances by renowned opera soprano Janai Brugger and six-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon. Ask Your Mama made its World Premiere in 2009 as part of Carnegie Hall’s Honor! Festival showcasing the cultural legacy of African-American musicians.

Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribune Concert: Ask Your Mama
  • Location: Chicago Symphony Center
  • Address: 220 S. Michigan Ave
  • January 15, 2018
  • Chicago Symphony Center
  • $20-$99