Monday, September 19, 2022

The Harlem Chamber Players: This Friday and Saturday: Our New Season Begins! Sept. 23 at 7 PM and Sept. 24 at 8 PM


We hope you will join us this
coming weekend for our Season
Opening Concert!
 Season Opening 



Left to right (1st row) are Terrance McKnight, Ashley Horne, Claire Chan, William Frampton, and Wayne Smith. Left to right (2nd row) are José Pietri-Coimbre, Lilit Gampel, Amadi Azikiwe, and Kirsten Jermé


Please note that you must wear a face mask during the concert(s).

Season Opening Concerts


Friday, September 23, 2022 at 7 PM

Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 8 PM

Broadway Presbyterian Church

601 West 114th Street

New York, NY 10025


Click here for directions.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.


PROGRAM

Franz Schubert Quartettsatz

Frederick Tillis Spiritual Fantasy No. 12

Felix Mendelssohn Octet in E-flat major


ARTISTS

Ashley Horne, Violin

Claire Chan, Violin

William Frampton, Viola

Wayne Smith, Cello

Lilit Gampel, Violin

José Pietri-Coimbre, Violin

Amadi Azikiwe, Viola

Kirsten Jermé, Cello


HOSTED by Terrance McKnight of WQXR


TICKETS

$20 General Admission

$15 Students/SeniorS

Kids under 12 are admitted for FREE!

Click here to purchase tickets.



Saturday, September 17, 2022

Chicago Sinfonietta: Mei-Ann Chen invites you to our Opening Weekend: Nkeiru OKOYE and Roberto SIERRA 7:30 PM Sept. 19, Symphony Center, Chicago

 

Mei-Ann Chen

For 35 years Chicago Sinfonietta has been leading the way with exciting and diverse programming. NBC Chicago recently visited rehearsal as the orchestra prepared for opening weekend and chatted with Music Director Mei-Ann Chen and President & CEO Blake-Anthony Johnson.

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Come see what's NEXT at Subscription Concert 1!

PROGRAM
Nkeiru OKOYE: Voices Shouting Out 
Roberto Sierra: Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra with guest artist Julian Velasco  
George GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture  
Edward ELGAR: Enigma Variations, Op. 36 - Variation IX (Adagio) "Nimrod"
Ottorino RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome 

And don't forget: You can still take advantage of our Pay-What-You-Can program and get tickets for just $5 using code PWYC5NEXT at checkout.
   

Friday, September 16, 2022

ArtsKnoxville.com: University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra in Adolphus Hailstork's Fanfare on "Amazing Grace" 4 PM Sept. 18 - FREE

Adolphus Hailstork


Alan Sherrod

September 14, 2022

On Sunday afternoon, the UT Symphony Orchestra returns to its home in Cox Auditorium for a concert entitled “New Frontiers.” James Fellenbaum will conduct the UTSO.

Elmer Bernstein: Theme from The Magnificent Seven
Copland: Billy the Kid, Suite
Adolphus Hailstork: Fanfare on Amazing Grace
Todd Goodman: Tuba Concerto No. 2, Alex Lapins, tuba — this performance will be the orchestral version world premiere
University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 4:00 PM — FREE
Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UT Campus



 

Monday, September 12, 2022

Decca Classics: SHEKU KANNEH-MASON: New album SONG out today


“A world sensation” –The Guardian

“Fabulously gifted” –The Times

“Cello Rockstar” –Esquire


Song, the new album from cellist Sheku-Kanneh Mason, features music from across the entire spectrum of classical, folk, jazz and pop – all personally curated by Sheku. The eclectic mix of styles are tied together by one thing – the unique singing voice of Sheku’s cello.


Sheku Kanneh-Mason became a household name in 2018 after performing at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. His performance was greeted with universal excitement and was seen by nearly two billion people globally.

Sheku initially garnered renown as the winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition, the first black musician to take the title. He has released two chart-topping albums on the Decca Classics label, Inspiration (2018) and Elgar (2020). The latter reached #8 in the overall UK official album chart, making Sheku the first cellist in history to reach the UK top 10.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason 2022 US Live Tour Schedule

October 10, 2022 – Granada Theatre (Community Arts Music Foundation of Santa Barbara) | Santa Barbara, CA

October 11, 2022 – Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Philharmonic Society of Orange County) | Costa Mesa, CA

October 12, 2022 – Walt Disney Concert Hall (LA Phil) | Los Angeles, CA

October 15, 2022 – Mondavi Center for the Arts (UC Davis) | Davis, CA

October 16, 2022 – Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco Symphony) | San Francisco, CA

October 19, 2022 – Hill Auditorium (University Musical Society) | Ann Arbor, MI
October 21, 2022 – Strathmore (Washington Performing Arts) | North Bethesda,

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October 22, 2022 – Carnegie Hall | New York, NY

December 8, 9 and 10, 2022 – Kimmel Center (Philadelphia Orchestra) | Philadelphia, PA


For tickets and full international dates, please go to: shekukannehmason.com/live/


Sunday, September 11, 2022

Sister Songwriters Receive International Publication of Poetry


(PHILADELPHIA, PA-SEPTEMBER 8, 2022):  Congratulations are in order to poet, author and librettist, DR. HAZEL ANN LEE and her younger sister, composer, librettist and poet, CYNTHIA COZETTE LEE. This gifted award-winning songwriting duo of four operas, recently had two of their inspiring poems published in the noted literary Canadian online daily magazine 50-Word Stories. Hazel’s poem titled “Sunrise on Loran”, a science fiction poem describing vibrant sunrises on an alien planet, was published July 11, 2022. Cynthia’s poem called “Survival in Time”, speaks about the plight of the Native Americans and First Nations people, was published September 7, 2022. Both poems touch on stories about future nature events and survival.  

As distinguished poets and authors the Lee sisters have multiple publications. Some of their most distinctive writings are in their books. The Astronaut’s Window: Collection of Poems and Short Stories Celebrating Nature, a new book by Dr. Hazel Ann Lee includes original fascinating science-fiction poems and short stories. The Forgotten Schoolhouse: Original Poems and Short Stories on Faith, Love, Nature and Wonder, a book by Dr. Cynthia Cozette Lee, includes original inspiring poem tributes honoring famous international figures, including “The Town Crier’s News” dedicated to President Barack Obama, “When Will Love Reign in the World?” for President Nelson Mandela, “The Courageous Astronaut” for Guion S. Bluford, Jr., “Mathematical Genius” for Katherine Johnson, “The Royal Wedding of Hope” to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Harry and Meghan) and a poem “Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.”

The two uplifting poems, “Survival in Time” by Cynthia and “Sunrise on Loran” by Hazel can be viewed at the following URLs:

“Survival in Time” poetry link:

http://fiftywordstories.com/2022/09/07/cynthia-cozette-survival-in-time/

“Sunrise on Loran” poetry link:

http://fiftywordstories.com/2022/07/11/hazel-ann-lee-sunrise-on-loran/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hazel-ann-lee-sunrise-on-loran

For more information contact the composer, Cynthia Cozette Lee, at Email: CynLee215@yahoo.com or visit her website at: https://www.cynthiacozettelee.com/



Saturday, September 10, 2022

Aaron Dworkin Interviews Mansi Shah, Curator of Colors of Classical Music!


 

Welcome to this week's episode of Arts Engines which now reaches over 100,000 weekly viewers in partnership with Detroit Public Television, Ovation TV, The Violin Channel and American Public Media including Performance Today and YourClassical. Arts Engines seeks to share the most valuable advice and input from arts administrators who tell their stories of creative problem-solving, policy, economic impact, crisis management and empowering the future of our field.

This week's show is co-curated by our Creative Partner, Newark Symphony Hall and our guest is Mansi Shah, curator of Colors of Classical Music, as she talks about the connection between data and music and its impact for community.  Enjoy... and have a creative week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHbI6WBx5W0

Monday, September 5, 2022

Intercultural Music Initiative Presents Liberian-Norwegian pianist Kamilla Arku and St. Louis based flutist Wendy Hymes Sunday October 9 @ 3 PM, St. Louis, MO


 

Intercultural Music Initiative Presents 

Liberian - Norwegian pianist Kamilla Arku and St. Louis based flutist Wendy Hymes
 
Performing music by diverse composers of color for piano and flute, along with familiar standard repertoire, including works by Elizabeth Brown, Valerie Coleman, Federico Mompou, Nkeiru Okoye, Fred Onovwerosuoke, and Germaine Tailleferre
 
Sunday October 9 @ 3:00 PM
Webster Groves Presbyterian Church
45 W. Lockwood Avenue
Saint Louis, MO, 63119
 
Featured guest artist Liberian-Norwegian pianist, Kamilla Arku draws on her diverse background as inspiration for her work as a performer, educator and scholar. She has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, the US, and Africa. Recent highlights include performances at the Royal Opera House, Hastings Piano Festival, and the International Florence Price Festival. In addition to performing, Arku is also committed to volunteer efforts, and is the Founder and Director of Music for Liberia, a charity supporting young people in Liberia through music-based fundraising. Kamilla is a graduate of Yale University, and the Royal Northern College of Music. 
 

Joining Arku on this program is flutist Wendy Hymes, director of the IMI Chamber Players, also a passionate performer of music by diverse composers. Her doctoral dissertation is on music written for flute by selected African composers. She has performed widely in the US and abroad. 

General admission tickets are $20, students and senior tickets are $10, and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imi-202223-season-concert-2-tickets-412323650137

Media Contact: Tina Sayers, Executive Director tsayers@imusici.net 
Phone: (314) 652-6800 www.imusici.org


Sunday, September 4, 2022

AfroClassical Composers Inaugural In-Person Event featuring piano compositions by Dorothy Rudd-Moore, George Walker, R. Nathaniel Dett, Maria Thompson Corley


 Presenting AfroClassical Composers Hosts African Diaspora Classical 10/16 in LA

Maria Thompson Corley & Michael Ligon, piano

First Unitarian Church
Los Angeles

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Aaron Dworkin Interviews Jenny Bilfield, CEO of Washington Performing Arts!


Welcome to this week's episode of Arts Engines which now reaches over 100,000 weekly viewers in partnership with Detroit Public Television, Ovation TV, The Violin Channel and American Public Media including Performance Today and YourClassical. Arts Engines seeks to share the most valuable advice and input from arts administrators who tell their stories of creative problem-solving, policy, economic impact, crisis management and empowering the future of our field.

This week's show is co-curated by our Creative Partner, Washington Performing Arts and our guest is Jenny Bilfield, President and CEO of Washington Performing Arts, as she shares the process and impact of commissioning and transforming audiences.  Enjoy... and have a creative week!


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Broadway World.com: "Decca And Chineke! Orchestra Announce First Album In New Partnership, 'Coleridge-Taylor', Out September 30"

The album features music by the celebrated African-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with an appearance by award-winning U.S. violinist Elena Urioste.

Broadway World

On September 30, 2022, the Chineke! Orchestra will release a new album, Coleridge-Taylor. The album features music by the celebrated African-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with an appearance by award-winning U.S. violinist Elena Urioste, plus a world premiere recording of a work by Coleridge-Taylor's daughter Avril Coleridge-Taylor.

Coleridge-Taylor will be the first release on Chineke! Records, the newly created partnership between Decca and the Chineke! Orchestra, Europe's first professional majority Black and ethnically diverse orchestra.

Executive Producer of Chineke! Records is Chi-chi Nwanoku CBE, Founder, Artistic, and Executive Director of the Chineke! Foundation, which supports, inspires, and encourages Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians working in the U.K. and Europe, by providing a platform on which to excel.

Chi-chi Nwanoku CBE says, "Chineke!'s debut concert began with Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and it could not be more fitting that we launch our first Chineke! Records album in partnership with Decca with music by the same composer whose music clearly comes straight from the heart. Included is a masterpiece by his daughter Avril. Their glorious music has been silent for too long; some of it never heard, and we promise an album that you will return to over and over again."

Tom Lewis and Laura Monks, Co-Presidents of Decca Label Group, say, "Chi-chi's vision, energy and ambition are extraordinary. She is a trailblazer with an important mission and, together with Chineke!, she has recorded compositions by some of the world's most important yet under-represented classical composers. We are committed to spreading the incredible music, talent and message of Chineke! around the world."

Coleridge-Taylor Tracklist

CD1
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Othello Orchestral Suite, Op. 79
Avril Coleridge-Taylor - Sussex Landscape, Op. 27
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - African Suite, Op. 35
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Ballade in A minor, Op. 33
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - Petite Suite de Concert, Op. 7