Mavis Staples with special guest Celisse
Feb 4, 2023
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Mavis Staples

Overview

Civil rights icon and living legend Mavis Staples returns to Symphony Center for one night only. With a presence "so unfailingly joyful that you never take your eyes off her" (The New Yorker), Chicago’s own Mavis Staples will bring her iconic smoky sound to Orchestra Hall in a scintillating evening of soul, gospel and her signature brand of R&B. Celisse, the phenomenal singer/songwriter and spoken word artist, opens the program with a “powerhouse voice, infectious personality and guitar shredding that earned her standing ovations” (Minneapolis Star Tribune).


Preconcert Dining

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Schedule
Saturday, February 4, 2023
8:00 PM
Program
Program to be announced from the stage.
Performers
Vocalist
Vocals and guitar
Sponsors

This performance is made possible with the generous support of William R. Jentes.


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