Nu Deco Ensemble featuring Robert Glasper

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April 30, 2022 at 8:00 PM


Knight Concert Hall

Run Time

110 min

Parental Guide

Ages 14+

Called a "chamber orchestra for the 21st century" by The New York Times, Nu Deco Ensemble's performances have featured collaborations with artists including Wyclef Jean, Larkin Poe, Macy Gray, Jacob Collier, and Ben Folds; reimagined orchestral suites of the music of Daft Punk, Queen, Outkast, and Aretha Franklin; and new music from some of today's most exciting living composers.

This performance will feature George Walker’s “Lyric for Strings”, a Nu Deco reimagination of Valerie Coleman’s “Afro Cuban Concerto,” and a symphonic exploration of the music of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. The culmination of this concert will be the world premiere of a commission from GRAMMY® and Emmy award-winning artist, Robert Glasper, as well as music from his extended catalog.

The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of our guests, artists and staff. Based on guidance from health officials, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required for entry (effective October 2021). Guests may volunteer proof of vaccination in lieu of a negative test. Learn more here. This event will be seated at full capacity. We are also maintaining enhanced cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticketholders and updated regularly at


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"Nu Deco Ensemble has proven that any genre can work in the arena of classical music."

Billboard Magazine