4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince
April 21, 2016 will live in infamy as the day we lost a genius, an icon, a legend. Prince is widely regarded as one of the best musicians ever to live, and one of the greatest showmen of all time. His music makes up the soundtracks of our lives- from the parties of our youth to our weddings; and we share his music with our children who repeat the cycle. Great music lives on forever, and, it’s with this in mind that we introduce “4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince.”
The first and only estate-approved Prince celebration, “4U” is curated, produced, and directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots, widely known to be Prince’s biggest fan and musical genius in his own right. Through the course of the evening, we’ll hear everything from the biggest hits to some lesser-known gems, all played by a top-tier band hand selected by Questlove, and with a spectacular video presentation featuring never-before-seen footage courtesy of the estate.
"My concept for Prince’s 4U presentation is pretty simple: a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Picking fan favorites, picking hits, picking b-sides, picking movie score references, picking obscure deep cut references.....and yes Purple Rain. Picking Brent Fisher, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, DD Jackson & Anthony Tidd were no brainers for me. Tidd & Jackson have been longtime collaborators with the Roots organization. Ferguson’s orchestral interpretation of JDillla’s music made me an instant fan of his arrangements. Of course it goes without saying that Prince’s music would not be what it is without the colors of Clare Fischer’s arrangement. Enter his son Brent who not not only assisted in the arrangements of the original scores but played on the actual albums.
Because of his untimely transition: fans and supporters are trying to find solace and comfort in celebrating his music and creations. So I wanted to give them an environment to reminisce, dance, smile, cry, & sing to Prince."
Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets from: $39.50
Public onsale: Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m.
Dr. Phillips Center member presale: Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m.
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