Janelle Monáe replaces Aretha Franklin at CSO's Corporate Night
Following her doctor's orders, Aretha Franklin has pulled out of the CSO's 24th annual Corporate Night on Monday, May 20. Those are big shoes (and hats) to fill. But kudos to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for pulling a space ace out of their maestro's sleeve. Atlanta-based future-soul darling Janelle Monáe will step in, hot off a monster fun. collaboration (that you can't really hear her in), "We Are Young," and a fresh new jam with Erykah Badu, "Q.U.E.E.N."
She's not the Queen of Soul, but Symphony Center just got way hipper on the blogs. We have been huge Monáe fans for a while and could not think of a more exciting substitute. The 27-year-old sci-fi concept album The Archandroid was dripping with cinematic strings, so this is going to work wonders. Show times and prices will not change.