Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Comment On Harlem Symphony Orchestra: “I have long wished for something like that”

[Amadi Hummings conducts the Harlem Symphony Orchestra]

Recent posts on AfriClassical have profiled the Harlem Symphony Orchestra, led by Amadi Hummings. Its website is The Orchestra will perform its Second Annual Concert at the Apollo Theater on Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 4:00 pm.
Melanie Nicholls-King will be Concert Host . Troy Stuart, the orchestra’s principal cellist, will give a solo performance on his instrument. Music on the program includes works of two composers of African descent, Scott Joplin and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, both of whom are profiled at

We have received an E-mail from a reader who comments, in part: “I also just learned from your website that there is a Harlem Symphony Orchestra. I have long wished for something like that, I am really thrilled. I will go search for them on the Internet and make contact.” We hope many more people will discover this talented ensemble, which performs traditional works along with those of African and African American composers.

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