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Ask Your Mama!
Music by Laura Karpman, on a text by Langston Hughes

Carnegie Hall | Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Jessye Norman, Soprano
The Roots
de'Adre Aziza, Vocalist
Tracie Luck, Vocalist
Orchestra of St. Luke's
George Manahan, Conductor
Annie Dorsen, Director
Rico Gatson, Artist
Kate Howard, Video Artist
David Korins, Scenic Consultant
Michael Chybowski, Lighting Designer
Leslie Ann Jones, Sound Designer
Ask Your Mama! (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

Ask Your Mama!
, a collaboration between four-time Emmy Award–winning composer Laura Karpman and five-time Grammy winner Jessye Norman, is a multimedia presentation on a text by Langston Hughes, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz.
About Ask Your Mama!

The Ask Your Mama! concert presentation is made possible, in part, by generous gifts from Frederick I. Iseman and Henry T. Segerstrom.
Major funding for Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy has been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Alice Tully Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation's New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, Howard University, and the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.

The opening performance of Honor! is sponsored by Bank of America.

Honor! is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Jessye Norman