Monday, April 18, 2016

ChamberMusicNY & Harlem Chamber Players: Spring Concert, Merkin Concert Hall, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM with "A Hug for Harlem" by Jeffrey Scott

Spring Concert
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10036
Between Broadway and Amsterdam
Click here for directions.

Stravinsky Concerto in E-flat "Dumbarton Oaks"
Bernstein Serenade after Plato's "Symposium"*
Jeffrey Scott A Hug for Harlem (World Premiere)
Copland Appalachian Spring

David Gilbert, Conductor
Terrance McKnight, Host and Orator
Ashley Horne, Solo Violinist
with members of The Harlem Chamber Players and special guest performers

This concert is FREE and open to the public, and there are only a few tickets left! 
RSVP required.

About the World Premiere
The Harlem Chamber Players and ChamberMusicNY commissioned Jeffrey Scott to compose A Hug for Harlem for orator and orchestra especially for this concert. This piece is inspired by the poetry of various prolific writers of the Harlem Renaissance Era -- Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston and Wallace Thurman.

Jeffrey Scott writes what he calls "urban classical music." Scott draws from his experience and joy of composing musical "Hugs" to honor personalities or locales. Most recently, he has composed A Hug for Sharon for bassoon and piano and A Hug for Gonzalo, which, like A Hug for Harlem, fuses strings, winds, percussion and spoken word.

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