Trumpeter, composer, Pulitzer Finalist and Doris Duke Awardee Wadada Leo Smith will perform his Pulitzer Prize nominated work, Ten Freedom Summers in 3 parts in 3 cities. Each performance is distinct, representing one portion of this major multi-media work. Part 3 will be performed for the first time in New Orleans at Loyola. Part 2 will be in Houston, TX on Oct. 13 and Part 1 will be in Austin, TX on Oct. 12. The tour is supported by a generous grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation


Joining Smith for these performances are:


The Golden Quartet with Anthony Davis on piano, John Lindberg on bass, Pheeroan akLaff on drums and Smith on trumpet


The RedKoral String Quartet with violinists Shalini Vijayan and Mona Tian, violist Andrew McIntosh, cellist Ashley Walters and video artist Jesse Gilbert.



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