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Eco-Music Big Band: Sun Ra Opera and Celebration

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

Concept by Fred Ho
Music by Fred Ho, with Marie Incontrera
Libretto by Quincy Troupe
Directed by Virginia Grise
Conducted by Marie Incontrera

The dynamic jazz ensemble Eco-Music Big Band presents the world premiere of scenes fromMr. Mystery: The Return of Sun Ra to Save Planet Earth!, a free-jazz opera by the late activist composer (and Eco-Music Big Band founder) Fred Ho. In this freewheeling odyssey, visionary jazz musician Sun Ra is summoned back to life to save the world from impending destruction brought on by war, global warming, and economic decline.

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