Hiromi’s Sonicwonder / Brandee Younger Trio
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
Apr 04, 2025

“A maximal sound that brings crowds to their feet” (The Guardian)

With her new quartet, Japanese pianist and composer Hiromi taps into her funky side, exploring the avant-garde worlds of video game soundtracks and pioneering jazz-fusion albums like Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters. It is “a showcase of Hiromi’s virtuosic dexterity across two keyboards and a grand piano — it’s a celebration of pure musical joy” (NPR). Harpist Brandee Younger and her trio open the program, paying homage to jazz harp pioneers Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane.