A highlight of the festival will have Norman and Cassandra Wilson, and Hip-Hop group The Rootsas, as the lead performers in Laura Karpman's multimedia concert work Ask Your Mama!, to be held at 8pm on Monday, March 16. The production will be directed by Annie Dorsen and feature George Manahan conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's. The work is based on poet Langston Hughes' 1961 cycle Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.
To order tickets for the conversation, call 212-864-5400 or visit www.symphonyspace.org
For more information on Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy, visit www.carnegiehall.org.