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BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER
THE WALLIS PRESENTS

ULYSSES OWENS, JR. & J’NAI BRIDGES: NOTES ON HOPE

Music

Apr 27

7:30 PM
Opera star J’Nai Bridges and Grammy Award-winning drummer and jazz trailblazer Ulysses Owens Jr. collaborate on Notes on Hope, which includes French art songs, jazz and spirituals from Debussy, Ravel, Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, and more. “Bridges’ voice is a rich blanket of plush sound” (Opera News). “Clear, purposeful communication has anchored Ulysses Owens Jr.’s artistry since he was a kid playing drums in church” (Downbeat).
 
PROGRAM
The Lord’s Prayer
DEBUSSY Chansons de Bilitis
RAVEL Chansons Madécasses
DUPARC L’invitation au voyage
SATIE Je te veux
POULENC Les chemins de l’amour
DUKE ELLINGTON Works for Soprano Voice
Heaven
    In a Sentimental Mood
    Praise God and Dance
    Wade in the Water
    Call & Response


Program subject to change. 

PRELUDES @ THE WALLIS
Join us at 6:30 PM for a pre-concert conversation with the artists moderated by Classical California KUSC's Brian Lauritzen.
 


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