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2016 – 2017 Season Schedule

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September 24, 2016 at 4 PM: Season Opening Concert
Broadway Presbyterian Church at 114th Street and Broadway

Season Opening Concert Announcement
The Harlem Chamber Players present their Season Opening Concert, featuring virtuoso pianist David Berry, oboist Hassan Anderson, violinists Joyce Hammann and Monica Davis, violist Amadi Azikiwe and cellist Lawrence Zoernig in a performance of music by Brahms, Arthur Bliss and Hugo Wolf. Click on the image above for details.

November 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM: A Chamber Music Concert with Harpist Ashley Jackson
Goddard Riverside Community Center's Bernie Wohl Center

Chamber Music Concert with Harpist Ashley Jackson
Goddard Riverside Community Center presents The Harlem Chamber Players with the virtuoso harpist Ashley Jackson. Featuring music by Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Grandjany and more. Click on the image above for details.

November 18, 2016 at 7 PM: Annual Bach Concert
Broadway Presbyterian Church at 114th Street and Broadway

Annual Bach Concert Announcement
The Harlem Bach Project continues with an evening featuring conductor James Davis, Jr., mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, pianist Eric Malson, violinist Belinda Whitney, oboist Gerard Reuter, and members of The Harlem Chamber Players in a concert featuring some of the most beautiful concertos and arias by Bach. Click on the image above for details.

January 27, 2017 at 7 PM: Harlem School of the Arts Winter Music Festival
Steinway Hall at 1133 6th Avenue, between 43rd and 44th Streets

Winter Music Festival Announcement
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players join as special guest artists at the Harlem School of the Arts' Winter Music Festival. Click on the image above for details.

February 25, 2017 at 4 PM: 9th Annual Black History Month Celebration
St. Mary's Episcopal Church on 126th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam

9th Annual Black History Month Celebration Announcement
Our 9th Annual Black History Month Celebration will feature baritone Steven Kirby and pianist James Davis, Jr. as well as members of The Harlem Chamber Players in music by William Grant Still, Florence Price, Margaret Bonds and spirituals. Click on the image above for details.

March 25, 2017 at 4 PM: Spring Concert with Opus 118 Harlem School of Music
St. Mary's Episcopal Church on 126th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam

Opus 118 Concert Announcement
Hear the highly acclaimed students from Opus 118 and meet the founder and master teacher Roberta Guaspari, the inspiration behind the award-winning documentary “Small Wonders” and Miramax’s film, “Music of the Heart,” starring Meryl Streep. Click on the image above for details.

April 8, 2017 at 7 PM: Family Concert
Newark School of the Arts, 89 Lincoln Park, Newark, NJ

Newark School of the Arts Family Concert Announcement
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players violinist Ashley Horne, pianist David Berry and cellist Patrice Jackson-Tilghman will perform the Brahms B Major Piano Trio in B Minor for a free noon Family-Lecture Concert.

April 27, 2017 at 6:30 PM: The Harlem Premiere of A Hug for Harlem
The Schomburg Center at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street)

A Hug for Harlem Concert Announcement
The Harlem Chamber Players bring Jeff Scott's momentous piece, A Hug for Harlem, for it Harlem premiere, as well as William Grant Still's Ennanga and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's tone poem Grass to the Schomburg Center. Host and orator Terrance McKnight and members of The Harlem Chamber Players will take you on a journey from the Jim Crow era through the Great Migration to the Harlem Renaissance. Also featuring Grammy-Award winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams, Grammy-award winning pianist Joseph Joubert, virtuoso harpist Ashley Jackson and The Harlem Chamber Players in a full chamber orchestra. Click on the image above for details.

June 15, 2017 at 7 PM
Concert for Unity: Immigrants and Refugees Are Welcome Here
The Dempsey Theater at 127 West 127th Street (between Lenox and Seventh Avenues)

Concert for Unity Announcement
The Harlem Chamber Players will perform selections from their "Harlem Bach Project," a modern take on original works by the master J.S. Bach, as well as other classical composers using modern hip-hop beats. With a special cameo appearance featuring a rapper of African descent. We will provide free tickets to organizations that support immigrants and refugees. Click on the image above for details.

Testimonials
"The day Prince died I also had tickets to see my very first classical music performance...I was accompanied by a good friend to Merkin Hall where I sat rapt by the Harlem Chamber Players performance of Serenade after Plato's "Symposium" by Leonard Bernstein followed by a premiere of Jeffrey Scott's A Hug for Harlem. Let me tell you, this music filled spaces inside me I didn't know were empty." -- April 25, 2016
Novella Ford
Harlem Resident

"I thought the concert was terrific. The musicianship was as good as it gets and in New York that is very good indeed. Ashley Horne’s violin solos combined with the excellence of the orchestra elevated the performance of Serenade after Plato’s "Symposium" to a level that Bernstein himself would have appreciated. A Hug for Harlem certainly was the centerpiece of the evening - the arc of the narrative and the arc of the music reinforced each other in a theme that went from dark to hopeful while leaving promise finally realized to the future. Jeffrey Scott is a talent that should continue to provide Harlem, New York and, for that matter, the entire world of music with great things. (Terrance McKnight’s narrative, of course, was an integral part of the piece and the performance). I also thought the performance of the Stravinsky piece was first rate and the evening’s conclusion was one of the best, if not the best, Appalachian Spring I have heard." -- April 22, 2016
Ned McGuire

"It was a pleasure meeting you on Sunday and I really enjoyed the concert. It actually blew my mind away and was so relaxing yet inspirational. Thank you for sharing your gift and working so hard for bringing The Harlem Chamber Players back year after year." -- September 2010
Peter Cooper
Journalist
Harlem News Group

"The concert was wonderful, inspiring and very special. The space at St. Mary's provides such an intimate setting, that the music filled the air and every available space of the church. As we sat there, my colleague and I both agreed that this is the type of exposure we would like to provide to the students of Boys and Girls Harbor after school, as well as our Conservatory students." -- May, 2011
Nina Klyvert-Lawson
Artistic Director
Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts
the heART of the matter

"Thank you again for inviting myself and my students to the wonderful performance yesterday. They really enjoyed it and I look forward to working with you again in the future!" -- May, 2011
Ruqayyah K. Williams
District Director of Music
Harlem Children's Zone
Promise Academy I Charter Schools

 

The Harlem Chamber Players 2016 – 2017 Season is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; in part by former Council Member Inez E. Dickens, 9th Council District, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council; in part by the Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP) via the Office of the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer; in part by a grant from Columbia Community Service; a grant from the New York Community Trust/Charles E. Culpeper Fund; and through the generous donations of our individual supporters. This 2016 – 2017 Season is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, West Harlem Development Corporation, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Turrell Fund, and the Bagby Foundation.

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