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Welcome to Bricktop’s: A Night of Jazz and Blues in 1930s Paris

New World Symphony

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Julia Bullock

Friday, February 3, 2023 at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM | New World Center, Truist Pavilion

  • Julia Bullock, soprano
  • Louise Toppin, soprano
  • Christian Reif, piano

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.

I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance in Europe

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 closer look at the pivotal moment in music that went on to shape early jazz and inspire composers like Ravel and Stravinsky. 

I Dream a World Festival Pass | A Festival Pass is your ticket to two weeks of live music, film, art and learning. For $150 or less, attend as many events as you’d like by showing your festival pass at the door. Click here to choose a Festival Pass.


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