Songs of Freedom, Music Director, Ulysses Owens Jr. featuring Réne Marie, Alicia Olatuja, and Theo Bleckmann

November 04, 2018, 7:30 PM
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Modlin Center for the ArtsModlin Center for the Arts

Under the direction of GRAMMY Award-winning drummer, Ulysses Owens Jr., the 1960s are explored through the work of three prolific artists: Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone — all of whom have made an indelible mark in American music. Each artist expressed freedom in different ways: Joni composed and sang about the freedom of love; Abbey expressed freedom of her individuality and race through her lyricism; and Nina demanded freedom politically through song. To effectively deliver this vast repertoire, the program features vocalists René Marie, Alicia Olatuja, and Theo Bleckmann.


Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with the performers, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 PM.

Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $32
Adult: $40 UR Student: $10
Senior (62+): $36 UR Employee: $34
Child (0-12): $20 Group (20+): $36