Imani Winds, Chicago Community Chorus, and Cory Smythe, piano


Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

Imani Winds offers a concert program to honor and inspire: Frederic Rzewski'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. The Chicago Community Chorus - Sinai Ensemble and pianist Cory Smythe join Imani Winds for this special concert.

6:30 PM pre-concert talk with Travis Jackson, Henry Threadgill, and Imani Winds. 

Supported by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture


Selections performed by the Chicago Community Chorus

Frederic Rzewski: Sometimes

Vijay Iyer: Bruits

Henry Threadgill: 2.6 Pentadactyl (world premiere)

Traditional: American spirituals, arr. Jeff Scott

Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come, arr. John Clark

Performance Title: 

A Change is Gon' Come


Imani Winds, Cory Smythe, Chicago Community Chorus - Sinai Ensemble


Friday, May 11, 2018 - 7:30pm


Logan Center


915 E. 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637

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$38 | $30 Faculty and Staff | $20 Under 35 | $10 Students