sounds of the Black future

Known for their impressively expansive range of genres including Neo-Soul, R&B, Gospel, Rap, Anime Music, the South Side Symphony Orchestra wants you to know the future is Black.

Join conductor Dr. Marcus Norris and the South Side Symphony Orchestra for a trip into their collective vision for the future. Drawing inspiration from their motto “Our Music in Our Time” and the Afro futurism movement, South Side symphony crafts a melodic interrogation into the Black future and invites listeners to give voice to their hopes and dreams for the future of Black folks.

January 16 / 8 pm / Opening Night / Buy Tickets

January 20 / 8 pm / Buy Tickets

January 21 / 8 pm / Buy Tickets

January 22* / 6 pm / Buy Tickets

*Artist talk immediately following the performance

Read our digital program here.

Featured Artists: Adrian Dunn, Alonso Malik Pirio, Byron Sleugh, Caleb Smith, Carolyn Gage, Corey Hogan, DaManuel Richardson, Devin Pruden, Felix Hernandez-Jones, Friidom, Frexinet Johnson, Golub Volodymyr, Harmony Palmore, Jaylon Black, Jennifer Floyd, Jo Siri, John Freeland Jr., Jordan Busa, Joshua Thompson, Justin Ruff, Keala, Kenneth Brown II, Keasha Ealy, Kimiko Daniels, King Oliver Trumpet, Kyle Dombroski, Madison Dorsett, Maggie Corona-Goldstein, Marcus Norris, Marlon Martinez, Marty Lamar, Nikki Shorts, Quenton Blache, Shigeru Logan, Solomon Turner, Troy Everett, Tyler Johnson, Vainayaki Sivaji, Vertrease Sanders

The presentation of South Side Symphony is sponsored in part by the following donors:

Kimberly McGhee 

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