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Awadagin Pratt: Black in America


April 12
7:30 pm
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Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
26 Gibbs Street
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
(585) 454-2100



April 12


DATE April 12
LOCATION Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

J.S. BACH first movement of Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050

Soloists: Awadagin Pratt, piano; Jahshanti Henry, flute; Professor George Taylor, violin;
Ensemble: Adrian Jackson, violin; Arthur Nyanfor, viola; Boubacar Diallo, cello; Janae Gaddy, double bass

F. LISZT Funérailles

Film and pre-recorded piano, with Awadagin Pratt

O. MESSIAEN “Praise to the Immortality of Jesus”, movement VIII from Quartet for the End of Time

Chihiro Kakishima, violin; Awadagin Pratt, piano

Fusing music performed by Pratt, original still and moving pictures by filmmaker Alrick Brown, and a Pratt-authored and delivered narration, Awadagin Pratt: Black in America captures the complexities of America’s original sin by chronicling the renowned pianist’s life from his time as a music student at the Peabody Conservatory through his ascent to international acclaim through graphic accounts of police stops for Driving While Black.

By attending this event you will be able to receive $10 tickets to Masur Conducts.