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LA Phil Presents Ask Your Mama - Inspired by Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz

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LA Phil Presents Ask Your Mama – Sunday, August 30, 7:30pm at the Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
George Manahan, conductor
Jessye Norman, soprano
Nnenna Freelon, vocalist
de'Adre Aziza, vocalist
The Roots
Laura Karpman, composer


Hot jazz, German song, Latin cha-cha and Afro-Cuban drumming come together in this collaboration between Emmy Award-winning composer Laura Karpman and world-renowned soprano Jessye Norman. Inspired by Langston Hughes’ epic poem Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz, this heady mixture weaves the collective memories of America and the hopes for its future into a tapestry of orchestral music and sound samples.

For tickets and information, visit HollywoodBowl.com.

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