Vision Festival begins Friday with a free concert for those who enjoy music alfresco in the public square and may not be able to afford a ticket.This is also a chance for the neighborhood children to get involved. Ras Moshe
was one such child back in the 80s when an early counterpart to Vision Festival, Sound Unity, convened.
Vision Festival FREE at Campos Plaza Playground
5:00PM to 6:00PM
Gerald Cleaver & Campos Youth Ensemble
Campos Kids (percussion & voice), Jean Carla Rodea (voice), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, brass) Amir ElSaffar (trumpet, brass), Andrew Bishop (reeds), Joe Morris (guitar), Craig Taborn (piano), William Parker (bass) and Gerald Cleaver (drums)
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Michael Wimberly (percussion,) Haileja Euma (percussion), Ronnie Roc (percussion), Dave Mullen (tenor & soprano sax), Anthony Robustelli (piano) and Richie Robles (bass)
The final film of this years Vision Festival opens the night indoors.
6:00PM to 7:00PM in the Downstairs Theater
Documentary Rwanda 15 Documentary by Kivu Ruhorahoza 48 minutes
Screening to be followed by a solo performance and Q&A by Jeremy Danneman. This musically-driven film chronicles Jeremy Danneman's 2009 street performances in Rwanda commemorating the 15th anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Rwanda 15 is Parade of One a production .
Abrons Arts Center In the Main Stage
7:30PM to 8:00PM
The opening main stage performance is given to dance at a very high level with austere support of a single violin.
Emily Coates Dancers & Charles Burnham Violin
Emily Coates (dance), Sonja Kostich (dance),Brandi Norton (dance), Rachel Bernsen (dance), Elizabeth Dement (dance), Bronwen MacArthur (dance) and Charles Burnham (violin)
8:00PM to 9:00PM
Paradoxical Frog is here augmented by participation from Mat Maneri.
Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax), Mat Maneri (violin, viola), Kris Davis (piano) and Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
The debut of the night is courtesy of David S. Ware, another devoted long standing parent of everything Vision Festival has ever aimed to be and the evening main stage concert concludes with a simple duet of Henry Grimes and Marc Ribot. .
Planetary Unkown Worldwide Live Debut
David S. Ware (sax) Cooper-Moore (piano) William Parker (bass) Muhammad Ali (drums)
Henry Grimes & Marc Ribot
Henry Grimes (bass, violin) and Marc Ribot (guitar).
In the Downstairs Theater
8:45PM to 9:15PM
Action Theory brings the muse of dance to the downstairs theater where an evidently energetic Ms Bernsen traverses building floors to collaborate anew.
Rachel Bernsen (movement), Melanie Maar (movement), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) and (EJE) Abraham Gomez- Delgado
9:15PM to 10:00PM
An even more secret society may be found cohering around Jackson Krall who has also been at the heart of Vision events since their earliest glimmer.
Jackson Krall Secret Music Society
Juan Quinonez (guitar) Mark Hennen (piano) Hilliard Greene (bass) Arthur Brooks (trumpet, flugelhorn) Joe Rigby (tenor saxophone) Jackson Krall (drums)