The next manifestation of the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of Marshall Allen will take place at The Vision Festival, June 10, 2009 in New York City.
Marshall Allen will be honored at this event when he receives the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from Arts for Art and the Vision Festival. This all takes place at the Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand Street, New York City starting at 7:30 pm.
The Sun Ra Arkestra performance is scheduled to start at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show and are on sale at the Abrons Art Center, by calling 866-811-4111 or online at http://www.henrystreet.org
Special guests joining the Arkestra at this performance are Billy Bang (violin) and John Ore (bass).
There will also be a special set at 7:30 pm at the June 10, 2009 Vision Festival event that will feature Marshall Allen on reeds being joined by Kidd Jordan on tenor sax, William Parker on bass, Henry Grimes on bass & violin, and Hamid Drake on drums.
For additional information about the 2009 Vision Festival, please visit www.visionfestival.org