NOW EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 26-28! Opulent and muscular, RAGTIME the Musical unpacks and remixes the birth of the moving picture, the Harlem Renaissance, and the American tradition of armed insurrection as a tool to combat tyranny and oppression. Performances Friday through Sunday, August 26-28, all shows at 8pm. The performances are free to the public. All reserved seats have been booked, but there will be 50 seats available each performance, first-come, first-served. Doors open at 7:00pm each night.
The acclaimed vocal ensemble returns for their second season. The opening concert features the vocal music of modern American composers Benjamin S Boyle— Songs from Another World; Johnathan Gibson— The Melancholy Canticles; and Simon A. Sargon—Huntsman, What Quarrry?: Two Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay for Soprano, Horn, and Piano. Suggested donation $20.
Outer Core is an improvisational chamber quartet consisting of David Bode on Reeds, Cyrus Nabipoor on Brass, Amina Scott on Bass, and Joey van Leeuwen on percussion. The band is influenced by a wide range of artists including Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, J.S. Bach, Arnold Schoenberg, Anthony Braxton, and more. Free to the public; suggested donation: $20.
Founded by Yulene Velásquez in November 2015, the Schola Cantorum of New Orleans is a chamber choir inspired by the Schola Cantorum of Venezuela. The group performs new works by local composers, and contemporary choral music that reflects the diversity of cultures in New Orleans and around the world. The performance will include new compositions, including the Mass (2016) by acclaimed New Orleans composer Tucker Fuller, as well as traditional music from Catalonia, Macedonia and Bolivia. Suggested donation: $20.00.