The Mayor and The People

Social change through popular music

The Mayor and The People

October 22, 2017

3-5 pm

Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center, 1855 Ansel Rd Cleveland, OH 44106

Using the music that reflected civil unrest in urban America in the 60’s, this concert will bring together generations of jazz, funk and gospel musicians.  From Oliver Nelson to Nina Simone and Marvin Gaye, the music will tell the story of the challenges Carl Stokes faced in a turbulent and pivotal time in Cleveland’s history. Included in the concert is “A Black Suite” (written for big band and string quartet by Oliver Nelson) that was recorded on Flying Dutchman.  This unique recording featured poetry by Langston Hughes, read by Carl Stokes. Artistically directed by Dominick Farinacci and Johnny Parker with special guests to be announced.

This event is a collaboration between the Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga Community College Creative Arts Department and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Terri Pontremoli, 216-987-0241