Saturday, March 9, 2013

Harold Jones Directs Antara Ensemble in "An Afternoon of Chamber Music" Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:30 PM, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, NYC

Antara Ensemble
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church
2065 Fifth Avenue at 127th Street, NYC
Works by Enescu, Handel-Halvorsen, Mozart,
Demersseman and Bolling

The ANTARA ENSEMBLE presents "An Afternoon of Chamber Music" under the artistic direction of Harold Jones on Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m.  The concert will be at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2065 Fifth Avenue at 127th Street, New York City.  Tickets:  adults $25, students and seniors $20.    For reservations and information call:  212-866-2545.

The program will include George Enescu’s Sonate, Op. 27, No. 3 and Sonate Op. 22, No. 6 (Ashley Horne, violin); Handel-Halvorsen’s Passacaglia for violin and viola  (Mioi Takeda, violin; Aundrey Mitchell, viola); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Rondo, arr. by Fritz Kreisler; arr. for flute by Harold Jones, (William Foster McDaniel, piano); J. Demersseman’s Sixth Concert, Op. 22 for flute and piano, (Harold Jones, flute; Irena Portenko, piano); and the Claude Bolling Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio (Harold Jones, flute; Irena Portenko, piano; Alfred Renino, electric Bass; and Jacob Robinson, drums).

The ANTARA ENSEMBLE, now in its 19th season, was formed by Harold Jones to bring quality classical music at affordable prices to the culturally diverse neighborhoods of New York City.  The group performs a repertoire spanning centuries and including works by American, African-American, European and Third World composers.

A native of Chicago, HAROLD JONES has appeared at Carnegie Hall,  Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and other New York venues, Jordan Hall in Boston, and throughout the U.S., Europe and Taiwan.  He has performed as flute soloist with The Bach Aria Orchestra, American Symphony, New York Sinfonietta, Brooklyn Philharmonia, and National Orchestral Association.  Mr. Jones is on the faculties of the Westchester Conservatory of Music and Manhattanville College.  His recordings on the Antara label include “Let Us Break Bread Together”, “Just As I Am” and “Lil’ Lite O’ Mine”.

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