The Black Composer Speaks: Exhortation! @ The Promontory

Events > 2017 > February > The Black Composer Speaks: Exhortation! @ The Promontory

About this event:

Created by Julian Ramirez

5311 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60615, USA

WHAT: A panel and concert celebrating the unique and complex voices of African American artists

SO WHAT: Starting off the night will be a panel discussion hosted by Fulcrum Point called “The Convergence of Experimental Musical Mediums: A Roundtable Discussion”. The panel will focus on inclusion, access, and  aesthetics in music from the Black Diaspora. The discussion will be moderated by Steve Bynum, Senior Producer of WBEZ’s “Worldview,” and will feature panelists Stephen Burns, Artistic Director of Fulcrum Point New Music Project; Seth Parker Woods, Curator of Inclusion and Discoveries for Fulcrum Point; Nathalie Joachim, Eighth Blackbird flutist; Tomeka Reid, composer/cellist/scholar; and Sadie Woods, curator, DJ, Entrepreneur. Following the panel will be “The Black Composer Speaks: Exhortation!” concert which will feature music by Tomeka Reid, Jessie Montgomery, Jeffrey Mumford, Alvin Singleton, Olly Wilson and will culminate in free jazz improv with the innovative Kahil El’Zabar and his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. You can read Louis Harris’ full preview here!

NOW WHAT: Tickets for this event are $25 and it’s a great way to experience these remarkable musical artists.

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