Langston and Beethoven | Black and Proud Announcement

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The Harlem Chamber Players
in Partnership with the Harlem Cultural Collaborative
present

Langston and Beethoven | Black and Proud
by Terrance McKnight with Kyle Walker on Piano
Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 4 PM

 

Program
The Harlem Chamber Players, in partnership with the Harlem Cultural Collaborative, present Langston and Beethoven | Black and Proud by Terrance McKnight with Kyle Walker on piano. Mr. McKnight arranged some of Langston Hughes' poetry to be performed as spoken word set to selected solo piano works by Ludwig van Beethoven. This event is part of the Harlem Renaissance 100 Celebration.


Demonstration
Langston Hughes poem set to Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 27 No. 1: II: Allegro molto e vivace
arranged by Terrance McKnight for performer and piano

Beethoven's Weary Blues
Langston Hughes' Weary Blues set to Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 109: I: Vivace, ma non troppo, sempre legato
arranged by Terrance McKnight for performer and piano

Life is Fine
Langston Hughes poem set to Beethoven's Bagatelle Op. 126
arranged by Terrance McKnight for performer and piano

Margaret Bonds' Troubled Water for solo piano

American Variations
Langston Hughes poetry set to Beethoven's 7 Variations on God Save the King Wo0. 78
arranged by Terrance McKnight for performer and piano

The performance will be followed by a Discussion and Q&A with the artists moderated by founder Liz Player.

Tickets
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP here or by clicking on the Eventbrite ticket image below, and you will get Zoom info before the event begins.

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The Harlem Chamber Players is an ethnically diverse collective of professional musicians dedicated to bringing high-caliber, affordable and accessible live classical music to people in the Harlem community and beyond. In addition, The Harlem Chamber Players seek to build an audience for classical music in general through community and educational outreach, as well as through collaborations with Harlem's other arts organizations, schools and cultural institutions. The Harlem Chamber Players not only bring live chamber music to underserved neighborhoods in the Harlem community, but also create opportunities for classically trained minority musicians.

 

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HARLEM RENAISSANCE 100 is a community led celebration marking the landmark 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. This celebratory community collaborative effort comprises over 40 Harlem cultural institutions who will be spearheading the celebration and the launching of an extended series of programs, events and cultural activities. Harlem Renaissance 100 will showcase the artists of today while highlighting the artistic and creative energy and exuberance that became the nexus of African-American cultural identity an made Harlem a world renown community.

 

The Harlem Chamber Players 2019 – 2020 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 the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; in part by a grant from Columbia Community Service; in part by West Harlem Development Corporation via the Tides Foundation; in part by a grant from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; in part with funding from the Turrell Fund; in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC; in part by the Manhattan Community Award Program via Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer; in part by a grant from the New York Community Trust/Charles E. Culpeper Fund; in part by a grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; in part by a grant from J.P. Morgan Securities Charitable Giving Fund; in part by a grant from The M&T Charitable Foundation; and through the generous donations of our supporters and donors.

UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond. UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.

Thanks also to our partners—the Harlem Cultural Collaborative, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Goddard Riverside Community Center, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem One Stop, Broadway Presbyterian Church, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church of Manhattanville, The Forum and Columbia University, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, Harlem Arts Alliance, Harlem Stage, Composers Now, Talea Ensemble, Harlem Opera Theater, the Harry T. Burleigh Society, Opera Noire, Three on 3, Opera Ebony, Chorale Le Chateau, the Newark School of the Arts, Arts High School in Newark, Africlassical.com.blogspot.com, and the Institute of Music for Children in Elizabeth, NJ.

 

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