Trio Ardente is a unique modern chamber group consisting of trumpet, viola, and piano. This virtuosic trio uses multiple mediums of art to not only tell a story but also shed light on current and relevant issues we face in society today.
This concert is a look into the journey painter Jacob Lawrence took during the Great Migration, when African Americans moved out of the southern United States to get away from oppression and violence, and how his experience and body of work moved Langston Hughes to write the poem "One-Way Ticket." Prolific American composer Robert Bradshaw incorporated the artwork and spoken word poetry into this new musical work. "One-Way Ticket" is being performed just before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day this January and celebrates African American artists, poets, and composers by combining them into a thought-provoking program. You can see Jacob Lawrence's work in the DMA's online collection.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door beginning at 1:00 p.m. the day of the performance.