Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Schomburg Center: Harlem Premier: "A Hug for Harlem" Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM with works of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson & William Grant Still

William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Conducting the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble
Photo courtesy of the Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago

Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson  (1932-2004) was an African American Composer and Conductor, and Co-Founder of the Symphony of the New World.  He is profiled at AfriClassical.comwhich features a comprehensive 
Works List and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma  

Jeff Scott is an original member of Imani Winds

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Harlem Chamber Players bring Jeff Scott’s momentous piece, A Hug for Harlem, to the Schomburg Center for its Harlem premiere. Scott, who writes what he calls “urban classical music, will draw from his experience composing musical “hugs” to honor personalities or locales. The heartrending A Hug for Harlem fuses strings, winds, percussion and spoken word and is inspired by prolific Harlem Renaissance writers, including Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Wallace Thurman. Grammy-nominated pianist Joseph Joubert will join us as a special guest artist, and Terrance McKnight of WQXRFM will be the host and orator.


William Grant Still, Ennanga
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Grass for Solo Piano, Strings and Percussion
Jeff Scott, A Hug for Harlem for Orator and Orchestra


John McLaughlin Williams, Conductor
Joseph Joubert, Solo Pianist
Terrance McKnight, Host and Orator, Members of The Harlem Chamber Players


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Thank you Bill! Liz [Liz Player]

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