Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7pm Pre-Concert Talk with Cornel West and Arturo O’Farrill
Whitman Theatre, Brooklyn College
Tickets: General Admission $10/Seniors $7
CUNY Students and Staff free with ID
Information and Tickets at 718.951.4500
Brooklyn College and the Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music in Brooklyn, New York, presents The Cornel West Concerto, featuring Dr. Cornel West with Arturo O’Farrill & the Brooklyn College Big Band. Special guests include Malcolm J. Merriweather & the Brooklyn College Conservatory.
(Note: Arturo O’Farrill is a member of MFM’s Board)
Join us for the Brooklyn premiere of Arturo O’Farrill’s tribute to one of the most provocative cultural critics and social activists of our time.
The piece was commissioned by the Apollo Theater in May of last year. The Cornel West Concerto is a tour-de-force work and an oratorical plea for justice, love and respect. The text by Dr. Cornel West, is based on questions proposed by W.E.B Dubois at the turn of the 20th Century. – See more at: http://www.brooklyncenter.org/buy-tickets/calendar-of-events/view/Arturo-OFarrills-The-Cornel-West-Concerto/#sthash.MDyFZP7Q.dpuf
Presented by the Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music in collaboration with the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, the Conservatory of Music and the Department of Africana Studies at Brooklyn College, and the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium.
Support from the Office of the President and the Office of Dean of the School of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts at Brooklyn.
About Arturo’s Afro Latin Jazz Alliance
The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) is dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz and on educating young people. The Alliance maintains a world-class collection of Latin jazz musical scores and recordings, provides institutional support for the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and provides education programs for young musicians and new audiences.