Orbert Davis' Soul Migration with Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
Composed by Orbert Davis, 2016 Commissioned by the Chicago Jazz Festival marking the centennial of the Great Migration’s launch.
When & Where
Oct 20, 7:00 PM
Kehrein Center for the Arts, 5628 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60644, USA
About the Event
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic combines jazz and classical to create new, evolved, Third Stream musical experiences at home and around the world. Ranging in ensembles from a Double Quartet to a 60-piece orchestra, CJP's Third Stream approach unites diverse perspectives, expanding the potential of what music brings to life for students, musicians, audiences, and communities.
Orbert Davis' Soul Migration draws on the stories of the 6 million African Americans who took part in America's "Great Migration," fleeing the Jim Crow south to the industrial north. A seven-movement epic across time and space, Soul Migration celebrates the consciousness of a people and the enduring communities that were built.
Composed by Orbert Davis, 2016 Commissioned by the Chicago Jazz Festival marking the centennial of the Great Migration’s launch. World Premiere September 1 2016 Pritzker Pavilion, Millenium Park, Chicago
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.