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New World Symphony presents Welcome to Bricktop’s: A Night of Jazz and Blues in 1930s Paris
February 3 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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.