Chicago Sinfonietta: MLK Tribute — Ask Your Mama

Jan 15

7:30 PM

Monday, January 15, 2018

With words penned in 1960 by Langston Hughes that still resonate as if written by a lyricist today, amplified by a cast including orchestra, opera, jazz vocals, spoken word, archival audio samples, and video, Ask Your Mama is the single epic, multi-media jazz/symphonic composition that will mark our 30th anniversary MLK Tribute concert. Don’t miss your chance to hear this Grammy® award-winning masterpiece (played live only 3 times in its history) in its full glory!

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the Chicago Sinfonietta website or call their box office at 312-284-1552.


Karpman Ask Your Mama [Chicago Premiere]


Chicago Sinfonietta
Mei-Ann Chen conductor
Janai Brugger vocals
Nnenna Freelon vocals