The incredible impact of Black culture on the nation’s and the world’s music is presented in Grammy Award-winning New Orleans jazz trumpeter and composer Nicholas Payton’s Black American Symphony, which traces the story of Black American music from its roots to modern day. MSO pairs this with one of the earliest efforts to fold Black melody into the classical realm — Dvorak’s visionary and popular New World Symphony.
Black American Symphony (2012) (Payton)
Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95, “From the New World” (1893) (Dvorák)
Nicholas Payton and his jazz quartet
Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, producer, arranger, essayist and social activist, Payton carries the lineage and spirit of the whole of Black American Music forward with energy and passion. Trumpet in hand at age 4, he was playing professionally at 10, in demand by 20 and Grammy winner soon after. Payton pushes musical boundaries and showcases multiple styles centered in Black culture and life experience.
The onsite Box Office opens at Thalia Mara Hall one hour prior to concert: 6:30pm
Ticket-holders’ parking is available for free on concert evenings at City Centre Garage, across Pascagoula Street from Thalia Mara Hall. Accessible parking available on the West Street side of the Hall.)
Sales open September 2022.