I attended my second Morris Hayes concert featuring new songs for a global documentary called the World Symphony for Peace. It was held on February 10th, 2018 at a private residence in Chanhassen Minnesota. It was also streamed live on Facebook to attendees tuning in around the world.
The team is currently traveling around the globe composing new songs through collaborations with global artists. The documentary follows Morris Hayes, keyboardist for Prince, on his quest to promote world peace through collaboration and the bridge of music. It is also an amazing story of responding to the loss of Prince by this tight-knit group of collaborators to continue spreading the vision of peace through music.
The event followed a similar format to the debut show I attended last winter. That write-up and images can be seen here: Opening show
This event also featured new songs that combined a string quartet that performed live arrangement with Morris Hayes on the keyboard playing to images and clips filmed for the documentary. The format varied between storytelling of the journies and with songs that were created in those locations.
It has been a fantastic opportunity to meet the people involved with this initiative and to be able to catch several live performances as the group travels to see the progress in both the music and the message. This journey is far from over, so I encourage people to get engaged and support this initiative.
Their website continues to be updated since its launch and contains videos of several of the new compositions.
See event photos in the Gallery