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Ledisi performs with the Cincinnati Pops
February 18 @ 7:30 pm
Cincinnati Music Hall$25 – $115
Photo provided by Cincinnati Pop’s press release
Ledisi, the twelve-time Grammy nominee, brings her voice to the Cincinnati Pops!
In her Cincinnati Pops debut, twelve-time Grammy nominee Ledisi offers her “amazing vocal gift” (Rolling Stone) to honor the late Nina Simone. John Morris Russell conducts iconic songs including Let Love Rule, I Put a Spell on You, and Pieces of Me in this one-night-only concert experience.
You may also know her as “The Queen of Gospel” and civil rights activist, Mahalia Jackson in the 2014 Oscar Award-winning film, Selma. Ledisi’s most notable covers recorded include Luther Vandross’ My Sensitivity, Ella Fitzgerald’s Blues in the Night, Earth, Wind & Fire’s Devotion and Natalie Cole’s I’ve Got Love on my Mind.
Cincinnati Pops Ledisi tickets range from $25 – $115 and can be purchased online. Children’s tickets are $20. The concert duration is two hours including an intermission. Check out Ledisi’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert.
Take advantage of a “sweet” deal. Now through Friday, February 14th, buy one ticket at regular price, get one 50% off (or save 25% off individual tickets) by using promo code SWEET at checkout. Freedom Center subscribers save 25% on tickets with promo code NURFC25.
*This performance is a part of the CSO’s Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC) Series, concerts highlighting artists and composers who have been traditionally underrepresented in orchestral music. MAC celebrates its 30th anniversary in the 19/20 season.
Ledisi is a 12x Grammy-nominated vocal powerhouse who has wowed fans ever since she came onto the Bay Area music scene. Over the past twenty years, she has earned a place in the pantheon of the best soul singers of her generation. Ledisi is a favorite of The Obamas and has performed nine times at the White House. Her fans include icons, legends and current chart-toppers like the late-Prince, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and so many more.
She has headlined two national sold-out tours, performed alongside Richie Sambora, Dave Matthews, Kelly Clarkson, Jill Scott, Maxwell as well as jazz greats like Herbie Hancock. Most recently she recorded on a project duetting with late Miles Davis. Ledisi has appeared on nationally recognized talk shows like Good Morning America, The David Letterman Show, The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, HARRY and VH-1’s “Diva’s Live” just to name a few.
In 2015 she landed a role in the Oscar-nominated movie, Selma, portraying Mahalia Jackson and had a notable performance in Gabourey Sidibe’s Shatterbox Anthology film, “The Tale Of Four”. In 2017, Ledisi released her ninth Grammy-nominated studio album, “Let Love Rule”, which features John Legend, Kirk Franklin, and B.J. The Chicago Kid among others.
The album received three GRAMMY nominations in the “Best R&B Album,” “Best R&B Performance” (High), and “Best Traditional R&B Performance” (All The Way) categories. Ledisi is not only a singer and actress, but she’s also an author, playwright, film producer and now CEO of her own record label Chinweya Entertainment from which she will launch several projects in the near future.
About Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
The Cincinnati Pops, which also performs as the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), is under the direction of John Morris Russell and Principle Guest Conductor Damon Gupton. Both present a diverse array of musical styles, all bathed in the world-renowned “Cincinnati Sound.” The Pops was officially founded in 1977 with the late Erich Kunzel as an offshoot of the 124-year-old CSO, and just since 1980, the Orchestra has sold ten million recordings around the globe.
The growing list of celebrated artists who have collaborated with the Pops include Ella Fitzgerald, Frederica von Stade, Doc Severinsen, Henry Mancini, Aretha Franklin, Audra McDonald, Mel Tormé, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Holliday, Vanessa Williams, Leslie Odom, Jr., Dave Brubeck, The Temptations, John Williams, Idina Menzel, Smokey Robinson, Rosemary Clooney, Mandy Patinkin, Arturo Sandoval, Peter Frampton, Boyz II Men, Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, Ben Folds, Rhiannon Giddens, Megan Hilty, Amy Grant, Rosanne Cash, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
The Pops tours nationally and internationally, most recently in Shanghai and Taiwan for acclaimed performances in March 2017 and Florida for Holiday season performances in December 2014. The Pops traveled to Beijing as part of the Opening Festivities of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, and in 2005, the Pops completed a historical tour to China and Singapore performing in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The Cincinnati Pops was the first U.S. Pops orchestra to perform in China, and also has appeared to enthusiastic audiences in New York’s Carnegie Hall, in Washington D.C., and Japan.