Salute to the Crescent City: New Orleans at 300

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Salute to the Crescent City: New Orleans at 300

Friday, June 22, 2018, 7 pm
New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard

Celebrating the city’s tri-centennial year, the musical heritage of New Orleans comes alive in this premiere concert.

New Orleans has long braved the strongly rooted social and racial boundaries of America, heralding a new musical era that included, among other things, the birth of jazz. This city’s musical imprint has simultaneously defined its community and stewarded its future, from the Native Americans of Louisiana to the Mardi Gras Indians, Congo Square to the Jazz & Heritage Festival, and piano geniuses Louis Moreau Gottschalk to James Booker.

Evan Christopher, “one of the world’s major clarinetists” (The Wall Street Journal ), leads this homage to the traditions that established New Orleans as ground zero of African and African-American culture in the United States. Don’t miss this exploration of the extraordinary language and diversity of New Orleans’ musical and cultural influences, a marriage of perspectives on the beloved Crescent City

New Orleans @ 300 featuring Evan Christopher, David Torkanowsky, Shannon Powell & special guests tba