Chucho Valdés: The Creation

Oct 18, 2022


Great Cuban pianist and composer Chucho Valdés presents La Creación (The Creation) for Afro-Cuban band, percussion and vocals. The four-movement suite explores the story of creation according to the Afro-Cuban Santería religion and includes elements of African music, the blues and what Valdés describes as “an atmosphere in the style of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew.” This is an SCP Jazz Co-commission.

The CSO Latino Alliance launches their ¡Nuestras Noches! season with a postconcert reception following the concert. Tickets required. Learn more at CSO Latino Alliance.

Preconcert Dining

Enhance your concert experience by dining at the Thomas Club, located on the ninth floor of Symphony Center with sweeping views of Lake Michigan. View the menuSOLD OUT

Program to be announced from the stage.

John Beasley arranger and conductor

Hilario Durán arranger and conductor

Brian Lynch trumpet

Etienne Charles trumpet

Marcus Strickland alto saxophone

Carlos Averhoff, Jr. tenor saxophone

José A. Gola double bass and electric bass

Dafnis Prieto drums

Roberto Jr. Vizcaino percussion

Erick Barberia batás and vocals

Yosvani Gonzalez Franco batás and vocals

Felipe Sarria Linares  batás and vocals

Yenisel Valdés Fuentes vocals


This evening’s concert has been made possible through a generous grant from Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation.

Funding for educational programs during the 2022/23 SCP Jazz season has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation.

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