The first full production in the American South of Wadada Leo Smith’s major work on the American Civil Rights Movement TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS performed by Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet and RedKoral String Quartet with video images by Jesse Gilbert

Thanks to a generous grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the New Orleans performance represents Part 3 in a 3-part Southern Tour of this Pulitzer Prize nominated work. Part 2 in Houston on Oct. 13 and Part 2 in Austin, TX on Oct. 12. 





Loyola University's Roussel Hall

Sat. October 14, 2017  








Joining Smith for these performances are:              The Golden Quartet with Anthony Davis on piano, John Lindberg on bass, Pheeroan akLaff on drums and Smith on trumpet.

The RedKoral String Quartet with violinists Shalini Vijayan and Mona Tian, violist Andrew McIntosh, cellist Ashley Walters and video artist Jesse Gilbert

The performance of Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet, presented in collaboration with Epistrophy Arts, Nameless Sound and the New Quorum, is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable

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