HPO Movie Night: Ray Posted on September 2, 2014 Ray is a biographical film focusing on 30 years of the life of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles. Raised on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles Robinson went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Jamie Foxx received an Academy Award for his portrayal of Ray Charles. Starring Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington. Pre-Film Feature: Hear an exclusive interview with HPO horn player Neil Spaulding about what it was like to play with Ray Charles in a series of concerts in the 1990s. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the HPO’s concert Ray Charles: A Tribute on October 18 at 7:30pm at FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place). Buy Tickets Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.