With support from Mechanics Hall, WICN Public Radio, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Friendly House, and Worcester Public Schools.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to revitalize the role of literary reading in American popular culture. In celebration of Zora Neale Hurston's novel: Their Eyes Were Watching God, join WPI and the YWCA in historic Mechanics Hall for an evening of jazz from the 1930s and 1940s as the signature event of Worcester's participation in The Big Read. Entertainment includes Worcester-based vocalist Lydia Fortune performing a cappella jazz tunes and dramatic readings from the novel; Jazz pianist Lewis Porter playing jazz from the 1930s and 1940s' with Terri Lyne Carrington on drums and John Lockwood on bass. The entire performance will be recorded for broadcast on WICN Public Radio (90.5 FM). Learn more about The Big Read nationwide www.neabigread.org/
Balcony Seats do not have elevator access. If you have specific seating requirements, contact the Mechanics Hall Box Office Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 508-752-0888 or 508-752-5608.