Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Harlem Chamber Players has reached its 10th Anniversary Season, which will kick off on Friday, September 29 at 7 PM. Joseph Joubert plays at Opening Concert

(Left to right: Joseph Joubert, Paolo Bordignon)

We are excited to announce The Harlem Chamber Players has reached its 10th Anniversary Season, which will kick off on Friday, September 29 at 7 PM. Joseph Joubert returns this year for our Season Opening Concert, which will feature the Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Tchaikovsky's String Quartet No. 1 and the Pulitzer Prize winning composer's Pale Yellow from her Piano Trio. Violinists Joyce Hammann and Belinda Whitney, violist Tia Allen and cellist Clay Ruede return for this concert, which will be dedicated to the memory of our longtime cellist and friend Lawrence Zoernig (1960 - 2017), who died in February. On Sunday, October 29 at 3 PM, violinists Joyce Hammann and Belinda Whitney, violists Amadi Azikiwe and Tia Allen and cellist Robert Burkhart perform music by Beethoven, Ysaÿe, Florence Price and Gary Fagin.

NY Philharmonic harpsichordist Paolo Bordignon and tenor Christopher Sierra will join as soloists in this year's Annual Bach Concert on Friday, November 17. Our 10th Annual Black History Month Celebration will be co-presented by the Schomburg Center and will take place in their Langston Hughes Auditorium on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:30 PM. This concert will feature Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Nonet for piano, winds and strings, and Major Scurlock will make his debut with The Harlem Chamber Players. Soprano Andréa Bradford and baritone Kenneth Overton will perform music by H. Leslie Adams and selected spirituals.

 Janinah Burnett, Brandie Sutton, Lucia Bradford

On Saturday, March 24 at 4 PM the sensational students of Opus 118 Harlem School of Music return to perform a joint concert with members of The Harlem Chamber Players. Then, on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7 PM, some of Harlem's favorite star vocalists -- Met Opera sopranos Janinah Burnett  & Brandie Sutton, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford and baritone Kenneth Overton -- will be featured in an evening of great works from the operatic repertoire. James Davis Jr. will conduct the orchestra comprised of members of The Harlem Chamber Players.

We are also pleased to announce that this year Joseph Joubert, Jo-Ann Graham, Ph.D., Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran joined our Advisory Committee.

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(After the Harlem premiere performance of Jeff Scott's A Hug for Harlem at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.)

Liz Player 

I am pleased to announce The Harlem Chamber Players reaches its 10th Anniversary this 2017 - 2018 Season!

I thank all of you who have so generously supported our concert series since its inception in 2008. We could not have come this far without you. We hope you continue this journey with us for this season and many more.

We strive to program some of the world's most beautiful music while promoting diversity, and I hope you are inspired by what we have to offer. As always and especially now, your help is needed in order for us to continue presenting great music in this way. Ticket prices cover only a fraction of the costs of producing these concerts, which is why we ask for your continued support. 

Please consider donating this year to our concert series. No amount is too small, and every gift will be deeply appreciated and acknowledged.
Thank you for your kind consideration of our appeal. I hope you will join us this year. In the meantime I wish you a wonderful rest of the summer!


Liz Player, Executive and Artistic Director
Carl Jackson, Associate Director
The Harlem Chamber Players, Inc.

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