The Claudia and David Hatcher Series

Terence Blanchard “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”

Event details

  • Friday | November 10 | 8:00 PM
  • Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
  • 501 Texas Ave. Houston TX 77002
  • 713-524-5050 |

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Terence Blanchard: Fire Shut Up in My Bones
Terence Blanchard E-Collective; Nicholas Newton, baritone; Adrienne Danrich, soprano; Turtle Island Quartet
Projections by visual artist Andrew F. Scott

Terence Blanchard’s opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones made history in 2021 as the first opera written by a Black composer to be staged at the Metropolitan Opera. This “opera in jazz,” as Blanchard describes it, tells the true coming-of-age story of a young boy growing up in the face of great adversity and forging his personal identity. Now, Terence Blanchard brings us a new suite of music from the opera, performed by the celebrated trumpeter and his E-Collective, the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet and vocalists Nicholas Newton and Adrienne Danrich.

Terence Blanchard, the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet open and close the evening with sets of their grooving, funk-inflected jazz.

“Magnetically powerful” – NPR

“A fresh, affecting work … Poetic, poignant, sometimes grimly funny, always dramatically effective.” — The New York Times

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