Don’t miss this: Enjoy a fabulous night out in a Parisian nightclub. Wear your best 1920s, 1930s or 2020s partywear and sip a cocktail while sopranos Julia Bullock and Louise Toppin share music by Billie Holiday, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Buy Tickets
NWS will transport audiences to an intimate Parisian nightclub inspired by the legendary Chez Bricktop. Proprietress Ada “Bricktop” Smith, an American dancer, jazz singer and Vaudevillian, set the tone for Paris’s “café society” and was known for entertaining royalty, movie stars and writers.
Wear your best 1920s, 1930s or 2020s partywear and sip a cocktail while sopranos Julia Bullock and Louise Toppin, pianist and NWS alum Christian Reif and NWS Fellows pay homage to Black jazz and blues culture with works by Billie Holiday, Alberta Hunter, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington and Bricktop herself.
This concert is part of the I Dream a World festival. Click here for a full listing of festival events.
Picture this: It’s 1938, Paris. You’re at Chez Bricktop, the glamourous nightclub where café society rubs shoulders with the likes of Josephine Baker, Cole Porter and Ernest Hemingway. A woman takes the stage, and she starts to sing…
This year’s I Dream a World festival takes us on a tour through interwar Europe to meet the Black musicians who transformed art and culture on both sides of the Atlantic. Over the course of two weeks, join New World Symphony for a closer look at the pivotal moment in music that went on to shape early jazz and inspire composers like Ravel and Stravinsky.