The 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.
Copland Appalachian Spring
Ariel Rudiakov, Conductor
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM
This concert is FREE and open to the public. RSVP required.