Nu Deco returns to New World Center for our annual commission project. The concert will feature the world-premiere orchestral work by Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and composer, Robert Glasper. The performance will also include the second movement of Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, Terry Riley’s In C, and a new suite of music of James Brown.
Program SERGEI PROKOFIEV – SYMPHONY NO. 5, MVMT. II
TERRY RILEY – IN C
ROBERT GLASPER – WORLD PREMIERE COMMISSION
SPECIAL COLLABORATION FEATURING ROBERT GLASPER
HYKEN, LEBOS, LOPEZ, MATTHEWS- JAMES BROWN SYMPHONIC SUITE
Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz and the other in hip-hop and R&B. He’s worked extensively with Q-Tip, playing keyboards on the rapper’s 2008 album The Renaissance and co-writing the album single “Life Is Better” which featured his label mate Norah Jones. Glasper also serves as the music director in yasiin bey’s touring band, and has toured with the multi-platinum R&B singer Maxwell.