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2015 – 2016 Season Schedule

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August 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM: Caramoor @ KMA
Katonah Museum of Art's Sculpture Garden, 134 Jay Street-Route 22, Katonah, NY

Caramoor at Katonah Concert Announcement
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players, violinist Ashley Horne, violist Orlando Wells and cellist Amy Ralske, perform Beethoven, Dohnányi, Schnittke and Perkinson as part of Caramoor@KMA's Classical summer series. Click on the image above for more info.

September 26, 2015 at 4 PM: Season Opening Concert
St. Mary's Episcopal Church on 126th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam

Season Opening Concert Announcement
The Harlem Chamber Players present their Season Opening Concert, featuring virtuoso pianist David Berry, violinists Joyce Hammann and Monica Davis, violist Amadi Azikiwe and cellist Lawrence Zoernig in a performance of Mendelssohn's Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor and Franck's Piano Quintet in F Minor. Click on the image above for more info.

October 25, 2015 at 3 PM: Beethoven and Nielsen
Goddard Riverside Community Center's Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Avenue at 91st Street

Goddard Riverside Community Center Beethoven and Nielsen Concert Announcement
Goddard Riverside Community Center and The Harlem Chamber Players present Beethoven's Septet and Nielsen's Serenata in vano, featuring violinist Joyce Hammann, violist Tia Allen, cellist Lawrence Zoernig, bassist Anthony Morris, clarinetist Liz Player, French hornist Eric Davis and bassoonist Amy Fraser. Click on the image above for more info.

November 20, 2015 at 7 PM: An Evening of Bach
Broadway Presbyterian Church at 114th Street and Broadway

Bach Concert Announcement
The Harlem Bach Project continues with an evening featuring the two-time Grammy nominated pianist Terrence Wilson, with conductor James Davis, Jr., mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, 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 more info.

January 14, 2016 at 7 PM:
Movement: A Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton Street (corner of Varick Street)

Greene Space Movement Celebration
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players violinist Ashley Horne, violist Amadi Azikiwe and cellist Lawrence Zoernig perform Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's string trio at the Greene Space in their program, "Movement: A Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight. Also featuring choreographer Nai Ni Chen, the African-American step dance group Soul Steps and Diversity Youth Theater. Click on the image above for more info and to buy tickets.

January 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM: Winter Music Festival
Harlem School of the Arts, 645 Saint Nicholas Avenue (at 141st Street)

HSA Winter Music Festival Announcement
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players violinist Ashley Horne, pianist David Berry and cellist Patrice Jackson-Tilghman join the Harlem School of the Arts in their Winter Music Festival 2016 in a FREE performance of Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in C Minor. Click on the image above for more info.

February 7, 2016 at 4 PM: Coleridge-Taylor and Brahms Clarinet Quintets
Brooklyn Public Library's Classical Music Interludes
Central Library - Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

BPL Classical Interludes Concert 2-7-2016 Announcement
Members of the Harlem Chamber Players perform music by Chevalier de St. George, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Johanness Brahms. Click on the image above for more info.

February 27, 2016 at 4 PM: 8th Annual Black History Month Celebration
St. Mary's Episcopal Church on 126th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam

8th Annual Black History Month Celebration
Our 8th Annual Black History Month Celebration will feature soprano Janinah Burnett and pianist James Davis, Jr. as well as members of The Harlem Chamber Players in music by Chevalier de St. George, John Carter and Nkeiru Okoye. Click on the image for more info.

March 12, 2016 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 more info.

April 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM: Spring Concert with ChamberMusicNY
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam

Spring Concert Announcement
ChamberMusicNY and The Harlem Chamber Players co-present our Spring Concert, which will feature conductor David Gilbert with The Harlem Chamber Players' Chamber Orchestra, a world premiere by Jeffrey Scott (composer and French hornist of the Grammy nominated group Imani Winds) as well as music by Stravinsky, Bernstein and Copland. Click on the image for more info.

April 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM: Family Concert
Newark School of the Arts, 89 Lincoln Park, Newark, New Jersey

Newark School of the Arts Family Concert Announcement
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players, violinist Ashley Horne, pianist David Berry and cellist Lawrence Zoernig perform at Newark School of the Arts in a FREE concert for the family! Click on the image above for more info.

April 23, 2016 at 3:00 PM: Strings in Concert - A Master Class Showcase
The Institute of Music for Children, Elizabeth, New Jersey

String in Concert Master Class Showcase Concert Announcement
Violinist Jessica McJunkins of The Harlem Chamber Players leads the strings class of The Institute of Music for Children in a Master Class Showcase! Click on the image above for more info.

May 25, 2016 at 2 PM: Music by Perkinson and Beethoven
The Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street)

Schomburg Center Before 5 Series Concert Announcement
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players perform Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's Louisiana Blues Strut for solo violin, Movement for string trio and the Beethoven Septet in a free concert as part of The Schomburg Center's Before 5 Series. Click on the image above for more info.

June 10 & 11, 2016: Kehinde Wiley - A New Republic Exhibit
Opening Night Gala Performance and Family Day
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

Kehinde Wiley Exhibit at VMFA Announcement
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players go to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to perform for the Opening Night Gala of Kehinde Wiley's A New Republic Exhibit and for a free day of family concerts. Click on the image above for more info.

June 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM: FREE Outdoor Concert of Wind Serenades
Goddard Riverside Community Center's Phelps Garden
595 Columbus Avenue, between 88th and 89th Streets

Wind Serenades in Phelps Garden Concert Announcement
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players perform a FREE concert of Mozart and Beethoven wind serenades. If it rains, the concert will be moved indoors. Click on the image above for more info.

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. The Harlem Chamber Players will perform at the Schomburg next month and I can't wait to hear their choices from Coleridge and Beethoven. Good music will expand your vocab if you let it." -- April 25, 2016
Novella Ford
Manager, Public Programs
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

"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 2015 – 2016 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 Council Member Inez E. Dickens, 9th Council District, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council; in part by a grant from Columbia Community Service; a grant from the West Harlem Development Corporation of Tides Corporation; a grant from the Turrell Fund for educational programs throughout the Newark area; and through the generous donations of our individual supporters. This 2015 – 2016 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, The Lily Auchincloss Foundation (in honor of the legacy of Janet Wolfe), the Puffin Foundation Ltd., and the Manhattan Community Award Program through Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer’s office.

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