Harlem Chamber Players ‘A Hug For Harlem’ Concert At Merkin Concert Hall

March 29, 2016

Concert at Merkin Concert HallThe Harlem Chamber Players and Chamber Music NY 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.

Program
Stravinsky Concerto in E-flat “Dumbarton Oaks”
Bernstein Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium”*
Jeffrey Scott A Hug for Harlem (World Premiere)

Copland Appalachian Spring

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

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM


Tickets
This concert is FREE and open to the public. RSVP required.

Click here to reserve your FREE ticket(s)!

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

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