All-Black Gateways Orchestra Makes Carnegie Debut With Jon Batiste World Premiere

This Sunday, April 24, 2022, Carnegie Hall presents the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra – comprised entirely of professional classical musicians of African descent – in its historic house debut. Continue Reading →


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Gateways Music Festival Orchestra Makes Carnegie Hall Debut With World Premiere Of New Jon Batiste Commission And More

This April, the Gateways Music Festival Orchestra, comprised entirely of classical musicians of African descent, presents events around NYC, culminating with its eagerly anticipated Carnegie Hall debut on April 24. Continue Reading →


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First All-Black Classical Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall In Its 130-Year History

The Gateways Music Festival Orchestra makes its Carnegie Hall debut on April 24, 2022, marking the first featured performance by an all-Black classical symphony orchestra in the venue’s recorded, 130-year history*. Continue Reading →


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The Legendary Collyer Brothers Harlem NY 1881-1947 (Rare Video)

We love Harlem Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and Langley Wakeman Collyer (October 3, 1885 – c. March 9, 1947), known as the Collyer brothers. Continue Reading →


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Violin Virtuoso Niccolo Paganini’s Work Celebrated At Paganini Honors Paganini Preview Party

Maria Elena Paganini, a descendant of famed Italian Violinist Niccolo Paganini, hosted a special VIP and media preview party for “Paganini Honors Paganini” at the Ascent Lounge in the Time Warner Center. Continue Reading →


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Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez’s Annual State Of The District

Here is Harlem Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez’s remarks at the 7th annual State of the District Address for District 10 at the Salome Ureña Educational Campus: Continue Reading →


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The Orchestra Now Opens With A TON Of Music From Harlem To Carnegie Hall

cellist-xi-yang-1The Orchestra Now (TŌN) launches two of its 2016-17 New York City series with three free concerts in Harlem, the Bronx and Upper Westside this December 2016.

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