Friday, February 10, 2012 'Multi-Cultural Salute to Black History Month: An Afternoon of World Premieres' Harlem Feb. 12

[Hale Smith (1925-2009)]

Concert: Multi-Cultural Salute to Black History Month: An Afternoon of World Premieres – Jazz, Concert and Jazz-Influenced Concert Musics (Series Event #3) Musics by Nine LiCA members and guest composer Joao Luiz Rezende Lopes. (Works by Fourteen LICA member/composers are represented in this 4 event series.) This concert will feature performances by vocalists Tara Nova, Natalya Simone and TOMOKO, pianists Paul Hefner, Rob Schwimmer and Jay Anthony Gach, flutist Alice Jones, bassist Wilbur Bascomb, drummer Victor Jones, guitarist/vocalist Richard Boukas, The Brasil Guitar Duo (courtesy of Concert Artists Guild), and the South Nassau Unitarian Universalist Congregation African Drum Ensemble “The DrUUmatics.” Immediately following the concert there will be a themed exhibit featuring Living Black Artists, coinciding with a meet the musicians and artists reception. Tickets: $20, seniors and LICA members, $15. Tickets at the door on event day, cash only, please. For more information call 516-775-4307. For more information about this 4 event series and a link to youtube, please visit Park Avenue Presenters on facebook at “pap concerts”.

When: Sunday, Feb. 12th. Concert at 2PM, Reception and Art Exhibit from 4-5PM

Where: The Art Gallery in the Adam Clayton Powell State Building, 125th Street, Harlem, NY

Info: Composers: LICA members Paul Hefner (Co-Mgr.), Jay Anthony Gach (Co-Mgr.), Henry Martin, Rob Schwimmer, Cecilia Tenconi, Hale Smith, Herbert Rothgarber, Laurence Dresner, Tara Nova, Richard Boukas. Also, Negro Spirituals, an excerpt from Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” and works by guest composer/arranger Joao Luiz Rezende Lopes. [Hale Smith (1925-2009) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,]

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