Imani Winds offers a concert program to honor and inspire: Frederic Rzewsk's work is dedicated to the memory and legacy of John Hope Franklin, the distinguished scholar of African-American history who taught at UChicago; Vijay Iyer's piece was partially influenced by the Trayvon Martin incident; recent Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Threadgill's new work reflects his time in Chicago and a civil rights theme.
6:30 PM pre-concert talk with Michael Dawson.
Supported by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.
Traditional: Spirituals, arr. Voices of West Point Missionary Baptist Church
Frederic Rzewski: Sometimes
Vijay Iyer: Bruits
Henry Threadgill: New work (world premiere)
Traditional: American spirituals, arr. Jeff Scott
Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come, arr. Imani Winds