Ten Freedom Summers

Wadada Leo Smith: Ten Freedom Summers

PERFORMED BY THE GOLDEN QUARTET AND SOUTHWEST CHAMBER MUSIC, JEFF VON DER SCHMIDT, CONDUCTOR

“[Wadada] Leo Smith is one of the most vital musicians on the planet today.” —CODA

World premiere commission by Southwest Chamber Music
The Herb Alpert Creative Music Series

An epic journey performed over the course of three concerts, this major new opus by creative music luminary Wadada Leo Smith draws upon, and interprets, key events in the history of the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 through 1964. Ten Freedom Summers takes listeners on a probing journey of immense musical, psychological and spiritual scope—with social and historical resonances that reach well beyond the epochal struggles for African American civil rights in the 1950s and ’60s. Performing this landmark multimovement work are the riveting Golden Quartet—featuring Smith (composer, trumpet), Susie Ibarra (drums), Angelica Sanchez (piano) and John Lindberg (bass)—and Southwest Chamber Music under the direction of Grammy Award-winning conductor Jeff von der Schmidt. Live visuals for each of the concerts provided by Jesse Gilbert with live-feed mix by Carole Kim.


Each evening is performed without intermission. Experience one concert or join us for all three: 

October 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm
First Collection: Defining Moments in America 

October 29, 2011 at 8:30 pm
Second Collection: What Is Democracy 

October 30, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Third Collection: Ten Freedom Summers 
 

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Date/TimeGSTCA

PART 1

FRI 10/28
8:30 pm

$38$28$28

PART 2

SAT 10/29
8:30 pm

$38$28
$28

PART 3

SUN 10/30
7:00 pm

$38$28
$28

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff