Christian McBride’s The Movement Revisited

Feb 2, 2024


A musical portrait of civil rights icons.

Eight-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, bandleader and host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America, Christian McBride brings his monumental musical tribute inspired by the words of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and President Barack Obama. “When the suite soars, it follows the bandleader’s strengths, known for his ebullient precision — his joy in the details — and for savoring the nectar inside swing rhythm” (DownBeat).

Musical director
Vocal ensemble
Artistic director, Uniting Voices Chicago
Students from The Theatre School at DePaul University


Preconcert Dining

Enhance your concert experience by dining at Forte featuring contemporary Mediterranean cuisine or the Thomas Club featuring traditional American fare. Learn more »

Poems While You Wait

Poems While You Wait is a collective of poets and their vintage typewriters who provide an unexpected and unpretentious encounter with poetry. The process is simple: give us your name, give us the topic that you would like us to write a poem about (funny, sad or serious; big or small), give us a $10 donation (all of which goes to the nonprofit book publisher Rose Metal Press), and go enjoy the performance. Upon your return you will have a custom-made, one-of-a-kind original poem to keep for yourself or to give as a gift. Poetry requests will take place in Grainger Ballroom starting at 7:00 PM. No additional tickets required.

CSO African American Network

The CSO African American Network will host a postconcert reception following the concert. Tickets required for entry. Learn more about the event here »

Merchandise Sales

Visit the merchandise table in the lobby to purchase selections from Christian McBride’s critically acclaimed discography, including his innovative 2023 album, Prime. Merchandise will be available before, during and after the concert.


Funding for educational programs during the 2023/24 Season of SCP Jazz has been generously provided by Dan J. Epstein, Judith Guitelman and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation. The CSOA thanks the Epstein Family Foundation for ten consecutive years of generous, innovative support for the SCP Jazz Education program.