Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Harlem Symphony Orchestra Plays Scott Joplin & Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Mar. 30

[Troy Stuart, cello]

(New York, NY) March 11, 2008 ---- A spectacular afternoon of classical music is what’s in store as the Harlem Symphony Orchestra performs its second annual concert at the historic Apollo Theater in New York City on Sunday, March 30
th at 4:00 pm.

The program—featuring the music of Scott Joplin, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and a contemporary composition, “The Purple Palace,” by Bruce Adolphe—will support the ongoing development of the Harlem Symphony Orchestra, including its Residency program and Music in the Schools program. Ticket prices are $12 ($10 for a group of 5 or more), and are available at the Apollo Theater box office, 235 W. 125th Street, (212) 531-5305.

Actress Melanie Nicholls-King, whose credits include HBO’s current sensation “The Wire,” “Law & Order,” and “Third Watch,” will host the event. The orchestra will be conducted by Amadi Hummings, and guests will enjoy a featured solo performance by Troy Stuart, the orchestra’s principal cellist. Stuart is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University.

The Harlem Symphony Orchestra,, is non-profit and was founded in 2004 to highlight the visibility and historic contributions of African American classical musicians. The orchestra is made up of African American graduates of the nation’s top conservatories and music schools, including The Julliard School, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and Indiana University. The orchestra performs traditional symphonic works, and music by African and African American composers. Violist Amadi Hummings is a native of New York City and serves as conductor and music director.

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