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Past Performances

2012 – 2013 Season

Alicia Hall Moran Black History Month Concert February 2013 Tia Roper Black History Month Concert February 2013 Quintet Black History Month Concert February 2013 Leslie Swanson and Andrea Bradford Bach Aria Concert 2012

September 23, 2012: Season Opening Concert
Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op. 34
Shostakovich Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67
Schumann Piano Quintet, Op. 44
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November 18, 2012: An Afternoon of Bach Arias - The Launch of The Harlem BACH Project
Program - All Music by J.S. Bach
Violin Sonata in E Major

“Bete aber auch dabei” from Cantata BWV 115
“Hochgelobter Gottessohn” from Cantata BWV 6
“Vergib O Vater” from Cantata BWV 87
“Vergnügen und Lust” from Cantata BWV 197
“Kommt ihr angefochtnen” from Cantata BWV 30
“Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen” from Cantata BWV 127
“Vergnügte Ruh” from Cantata BWV 170
“Den Tod” from Cantata BWV 4
“Wir eilen mit schwachen” from Cantata BWV 78

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November 28, 2012: The Harlem BACH Project Continues at the Schomburg Center
Program - All Music by J.S. Bach
Violin Sonata in E Major, BWV 1016

Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 846 (from The Well-Tempered Clavier, volume 1)
Arrangements for 2 clarinets and double bass (from BWV 713, BWV 564, BWV 869)
“Vergnügen und Lust” from Cantata BWV 197
“Vergib O Vater” from Cantata BWV 87
“Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen” from Cantata BWV 127
“Vergnügte Ruh” from Cantata BWV 170
“Den Tod” from Cantata BWV 4
“Wir eilen mit schwachen” from Cantata BWV 78
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February 4, 2013: NYC Housing Symphony Orchestra Concert at Weill Recitall Hall at Carnegie Hall
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players joined the NYC Housing Symphony Orchestra in a Benefit Concert to honor Janet Wolfe's 41+ years of service.
William Foster McDaniel Overture for Strings
Bach Aria from Pastorale, BWV 590 for Cello and Strings
Bach Double Violin Concerto, BWV 1043
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Brahms Serenade No. 2 in A Minor
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February 16, 2013: Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center with Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)
Members of the Harlem Chamber Players joined Daniel Roumain in Miami, Florida.
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February 22, 2013: Emory University with Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)
Members of the Harlem Chamber Players joined Daniel Roumain in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University.
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February 24, 2013: 5th Annual Black History Month Celebration
Homage to Duke by Jeff Scott
I Never Wanted My First Communion by Daniel Bernard Roumain
Cathedral
for Solo Violin by Daniel Bernard Roumain
Prelude and Sarabande from Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello by J.S. Bach
Excerpts from Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whaler by the Harlem KW Project
Soul-infused Early and Classical Works for Mezzo-Soprano and Guitar/Theorbo
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April 21, 2013: Concert with Opera Ebony
The Harlem Chamber Players joined Opera Ebony in a concert featuring music by Verdi with conductor Leslie Dunner at Aaron Davis Hall at City College.
Overture from Los Esclavos Felices, Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga
Scenes and Ensembles from La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi
Intermezzo from L'Amico Fritz, Pietro Mascagni
Scenes and Ensembles from Rigoletto, Giuseppi Verdi
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April 28, 2013: Joint Concert with Opus 118 Harlem School of Music
The Harlem Chamber Players joined the highly acclaimed students and faculty from Opus 118 Harlem School of Music in a Spring Concert. 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.
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May 7, 2013: Educational Concert at Goddard Riverside Community Center
The Harlem Chamber Players present an Educational Concert at Goddard Riverside Community Center's newly built Bernie Wohl Auditorium for the drumming students.

May 11, 2013: Symphony Space Wall to Wall Harlem Resonance
The Harlem Chamber Players joined this day-long journey featuring performers from Harlem at Symphony Space in a performance of William Grant Still's Ennanga at about 5:30 PM. It also happens to be William Grant Still's 118th birthday this day! Click here for the full schedule of performances.

May 19, 2013: "Appalachian Spring" Concert
Pachelbel Canon
Debussy Danses sacrée et profane
Vivaldi Summer from Four Seasons
Copland Appalachian Spring for 13 Players
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June 5, 2013: The Harlem Chamber Players - Wind Serenades
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players with conductor Tali Makell performed a free concert of Mozart and Beethoven wind serenades at Goddard Riverside Community Center's newly built Bernie Wohl Auditorium at 91st and Columbus.
Mozart Serenade in C Minor, K. 388
Excerpts from Mozart's Così fan tutte arranged for wind octet
Beethoven Wind Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 103

June 9, 2013: The Harlem Chamber Players at Music at Trinity
4 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Orange Road and High Street, Montclair, NJ 07046
$10 General Admission Advanced Purchase ($15 at the door)
$5 Students and Seniors Advanced Purchase ($10 at the door)
For more information call Mrs. Deidra McLaughlin at 862-250-2850.

June 18, 19 & 20, 2013: Gershwin's Blue Monday at the Cotton Club
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players join On Site Opera and Harlem Opera Theater in a production of Gershwin's one-act opera Blue Monday at the historic Cotton Club in Harlem.
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June 21, 2013: Harlem Premiere of "Homegoings" at the Apollo Theater
A LIVE musical performance by Daniel Roumain & the members of The Harlem Chamber Players.
Harlem premiere of New York filmmaker Christine Turner's debut feature documentary "Homegoings" about renowned Harlem funeral director Isaiah Owens and African-American funeral traditions, scored by Daniel Roumain.

June 28, 2013: The Harlem BACH Project Free Lunchtime Listen Concert at West Harlem Piers Park
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players presented a free concert featuring The Harlem Bach Project at West Harlem Piers at 12 Noon, Friday, June 28, 2013 as part of the Summer on the Hudson Lunchtime Listen Concert series.

June 29, 2013: Harlem Opera Theater's 2013 Vocal Competition at Miller Theater
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players performed Musical Interludes during Harlem Opera Theater's 2013 Vocal Competition at Miller Theater at Columbia University.

2011 – 2012 Season

Opus 118 Violin Students 3 horns Dvorak Serenade at Zankel Hall

September 18, 2011: Season Opening Concert
Mozart String Quintet in B-flat Major, K. 174
Brahms Songs, Op. 91 for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola and Piano
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115
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October 16, 2011: Columbia University Let's Read Book Readings and Activities for Kids
Clarinetists Carl Jackson and Liz Player and cellist Lawrence Zoernig perform Mozart Divertimenti.
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November 13, 2011: An Afternoon of Bach
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
J.S. Bach Violin Concerto in A Minor
J.S. Bach Air on the G String from Suite No. 3
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
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December 10, 2012: Winter Holiday Concert with Opus 118 Harlem School of Music
Johann Sebastian Bach Peasant Cantata
Georg Philipp Telemann Sinfonia
Arcangelo Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 "Christmas Concerto"
Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor (1st movement)
Franz Schubert String Quartet No. 12 "Quartetsatz" in C Minor
George Frideric Handel/Johan Halvorsen Passacaglia for Violin and Cello
Karl Jenkins Palladio
Christmas Carols
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February 16, 2012
The Harlem Chamber Players join the NYC Housing Symphony Orchestra and Pianist/Conductor Awadagin Pratt in a Gala Concert at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

Elgar Serenade for Strings in E Minor, Op. 20
Pēteris Vasks Musica Dolorosa
Dvořák Serenade in D Minor for 10 Winds, Cello and Double Bass
Mozart Piano Concert No. 23 in A Major
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February 26, 2012: 4th Annual Black History Month Celebration
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Movement for String Trio
Daniel Bernard Roumain String Quartet No. 2 "King" (2nd movement)
with spoken word by Lindsey Wilson
(Excerpts from the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Spiritual Medley
Dvořák Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44 for 10 Winds, Cello and Double Bass
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April 29, 2012: Spring Finale Concert
Arthur Foote Sarabande and Rigaudon for Flute, Viola and Piano
Camille Saint-Saëns Septet for Trumpet, Piano and Strings
Franz Schubert "Trout" Piano Quintet in A Major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
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May 6, 2012: Dance Theatre of Harlem's Sunday Matinée Finale
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players clarinetists Carl Jackson and Liz Player and double bassist Laurence Goldman present a preview of The Harlem BACH Project at Dance Theatre of Harlem's Sunday Matinée Finale.

July 27, 2012: Free Outdoor Concert at West Harlem Piers Park
Summer on the Hudson Lunchtime Listen Series
1st Movement from Beethoven Wind Octet in E-flat Major
Mozart Serenade in E-flat Major, K. 375
Selections from Mozart Così fan tutte arranged for Wind Octet
(Sponsored by the New York City Parks Department)
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2010 – 2011 Season

Dvorak Quintet Gran Partita

September 26, 2010: Season Opening Concert
Johann Sebastian Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata in G Major, BWV 1027 for Cello and Piano
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Movement for String Trio (written for The Ritz Chamber Players)
Max Bruch Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Johannes Brahms Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major for Strings
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November 14, 2010: Petite Symphonie/Gran Partita
Charles Gounod Petite Symphonie for Flute and Wind Octet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade #10 in B-flat, K. 361, "Gran Partita"
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February 27, 2011: 3rd Annual Black History Month Celebration
Valerie Coleman Umoja: The First Day of Kwanzaa for Wind Quintet
Valerie Coleman Steal Away for Wind Quintet
Paquito D'Rivera Alborada and Son from Aires Tropicales for Wind Quintet
Maya Angelou "Still I Rise"
Spiritual Medley for Soprano and Piano
Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81, B. 155
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May 1, 2011: Spring Finale Concert—An All-French Program
Gabriel Fauré Impromptu for Solo Harp
Jacques Ibert Entr'acte for Flute and Harp
Jacques Ibert Deux Interludes for Flute, Viola and Harp
Maurice Ravel Introduction et Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and Strings
Gabriel Fauré Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 15 for Piano and Strings
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May 15, 2011: Dance Theatre of Harlem's Sunday Matinée Finale
Members of The Harlem Chamber Players harpist Brandee Younger, flutist Lisa Arkis and violist Richard Brice performed in Dance Theatre of Harlem's Sunday Matinée Finale.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM: Orfeo Duo's Musical Picnic in Morningside Park
The Harlem Chamber Players joined the Orfeo Duo in their What a Neighborhood! series in a première of local composer Robinson McClellan's woodwind quintet and performances of duets for oboe and bassoon by Charles Brown.

2009 – 2010 Season

Evelyn playing piano Amy and David playing a basoon duet St. Mary's Choir

September 15, 2009: St. Mary’s Classics - A Fundraising Extravaganza
Bruch Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (Nos. 2, 5, and 6)
Anonymous (16th Century) Salzedo C Pavane for Solo Harp
Isaac Albeniz Rumores de la Caleta for Solo Harp
Enrique Granados Danza Espanola #5 for Solo Harp
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 for Clarinet and String Quartet

February 21, 2010: 2nd Annual Black History Month Celebration
Valerie Coleman-Page Umoja: The First Day of Kwanzaa for Wind Quintet
William Foster McDaniel Sextette for Piano and Winds
Sweet Spirit for Story-Singer, Choir and Winds, arranged by Christine Campbell and Janet Dorman
- The Saga of the Harlem African Burial Ground
- Swing Low Medley

3 Poems by Langston Hughes (Tribute to Raoul Abdul)
Traditional Canaan Land
Tommy James 4ths and Mains for 2 Bassoons (World Première)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, B. 179 (“American”)
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April 25, 2010: Spring Concert Featuring Harpist Brandee Younger
Albert Hay Malotte The Lord’s Prayer, arranged for Solo Harp by Brandee Younger
Laura Kahle Mary Rose for Solo Harp
Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Mozart Quintet, K. 452 for Piano and Winds
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Summer 2009

June 21, 2009: Trios and Quartets
Mozart Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in G Minor, K. 478
Poulenc Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
Beethoven String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 2 in G Major

July 12, 2009: West Harlem Winds - Wind Classics
Adrien Barthe Passacaille for Wind Quintet
Carl Nielson Quintet, Op. 43 for Wind Quintet
Mozart Serenade in C Minor, K. 488 for Wind Octet

August 2, 2009: Handel and Mozart
Mozart Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285 for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello
Handel Harp Concerto in B-flat Major for Harp, 2 Flutes and Strings
Mozart Quartet for Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello in G Minor, K. 478

2008 – 2009 Season

October 19, 2008: Autumn Concert of Trios
Glinka Trio Pathétique in D Minor for Piano, Clarinet and Bassoon
Bruch Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6)
Charles Martin Loeffler Deux Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola and Piano

November 23, 2008: All-Mozart Encore
Mozart Horn Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 407 for French Horn, Violin, 2 Violas and Cello
Mozart Duo No. 1 in G Major, K. 423 for Violin and Viola
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 for Clarinet and String Quartet

February 15, 2009: Black History Month Celebration
A Collaboration with the Community
William Grant Still Folk Suite No. 4 for Flute, Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Spiritual Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? arranged for String Quartet by Carrie Lane Grusell
John Coltrane Naima for Clarinet and String Quartet, arranged by Tom Olin (World Première)
Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag, arranged for Wind Quintet by Arthur Frackenpohl
William Grant Still Selections from Miniatures, arranged for Wind Quintet by Adam Lesnick
Spencer Williams Basin Street Blues, arranged for Wind Quintet by Charles Fernandez
Miles Davis So What, arranged for Wind Quintet by Tom Olin
Valerie Coleman-Page Umoja: The First Day of Kwanzaa for Wind Quintet
Spiritual Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, arranged for Wind Quintet by Valerie Coleman-Page
Spiritual Oh Freedom for Tenor and Piano, arranged by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Spiritual Is There Anybody Here? for Tenor and Piano, arranged by Roland M. Carter
James Weldon Johnson “Creation” from God’s Trombones, arranged for Reader, Choir and Instrumentalists by Christine Campbell and Janet Dorman
Billy Strayhorn Take the A Train, arranged for Clarinet Quartet by Tom Olin
William Christopher Handy St. Louis Blues, arranged for Clarinet Quartet by Jerry Jowak
Gershwin Scenes from Porgy and Bess, arranged for Wind Octet by Andrew Skirrow

March 19, 2009: Music for Peace
Commemorating the Eve of Anniversary of Iraq War and Women’s History Month
This concert was dedicated to the Memory of Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez, Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army who died in the Iraq War, the first female African-American officer to die in combat.

Rebecca Clarke Prelude for Clarinet and Viola
Joyce Hope Suskind Meditations on War and Peace for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano
Stravinsky L'Histoire du Soldat for Narrator, Violin, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, Double Bass and Percussion
With special guests Christine Campbell as narrator and Ashley Horne on violin
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Inaugural Music Festival – Summer 2008

Schubert Octet rehearsal Deryck playing horn with eyes closed Dvorak Serenade bow

June 22, 2008: All-Mozart
Mozart Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello
Mozart Duo No. 2 in B-flat, K. 424 for Violin and Viola
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 for Clarinet and String Quartet

July 11, 2008: Schubert Octet
Schubert Octet in F major, D. 803 for Clarinet, French Horn, Bassoon, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and Double Bass

July 27, 2008: An Afternoon with Esther Mellon*
*Special Guest Cellist with the Baltimore Symphony
Bruch Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano (No. 2 and No. 6)
Brahms Trio in A Minor, Op. 114 for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Schubert Quintet in C Major, D. 956 for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos

August 8, 2008: Festival of Winds
Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi René Suite for Wind Quintet, Op. 205
Miles Davis So What, arranged for Wind Quintet by Tom Olin (World Première)
William Grant Still Folk Suite No. 4 for Wind Quintet
Gershwin Scenes from Porgy and Bess, arranged for Wind Octet by Andrew Skirrow
Dvořák Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44 for 10 Winds, Cello and Double Bass