.if they don't know your dreams, then they can't shoot them down.
Contemporary artist Sanford Bigger talks with Marcus Samuelsson, celebrity chef and owner of Harlem restaurant Red Rooster, and Mos Def, celebrated actor and hip-hop artist, about the social and political issues that inform their creative work. Q&A to follow.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Winter Garden at the World Financial Center
“Hip-hop legend and critically-acclaimed actor Mos Def, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, songstress Mellissa Hughes, Corey Dargel, and other special guests join members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic in this lively sampling of things to come in 2011-2012. The program will feature small ensemble versions of music the full orchestra will play later in the season, including Derek Bermel’s arrangements of Mos Def’s original songs, 19th century Shape Note singing, and works by David T. Little and Lev Zhurbin.
In addition, the concert will feature a special reprise of What Might Have Been, a piece composed by the Philharmonic’s 2010-11 Composer Fellow Corey Dargel, who will perform his own work on the concert.