Harlem Walking Tour Video Series Announcement

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Harlem Walking Tour Video Series
Premiering Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Noon

The Harlem Walking Tour video series is a set of very short videos (5-8 minutes each) that highlight historic artistic figures who either lived in or spent time in Harlem and how each person contributed to the vibrancy and rich cultural landscape that make Harlem what it is today. This also features some of Harlem's renowned institutions, such as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Harlem School of the Arts, among others.

Janinah Burnett and Ashley Jackson
Left to right are: Janinah Burnett and Ashley Jackson

The launch of this series takes place Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Noon. The first episode features the Harlem Renaissance composer, pianist, arranger and teacher Margaret Bonds (1913 - 1972), one of the first Black composers to gain recognition in the United States who also frequently collaborated with Langston Hughes. Soprano Janinah Burnett and harpist Ashley Jackson perform Three Dream Portraits by Margaret Bonds.

This project was conceived by husband and wife team, Terrance McKnight, WQXR and harpist-scholar Dr. Ashley Jackson. Subsequent episodes will be released throughout the season from January through June 2021. Future episodes will highlight past figures such as Duke Ellington and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson with performances by violinist Ashley Horne, soprano Brandie Sutton, and performing artist Damien Sneed, among many others.

Watch this on our Facebook page or on YouTube here for FREE!



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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.

 

The Harlem Chamber Players last 2020-21 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; in part by a grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation; in part by a grant from the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund; in part by a grant from the Castellano Family Foundation; in part by a grant from the Reba Judith Sandler Foundation; in part from a grant from the Richenthal Foundation; and through the generous donations of our supporters and donors. 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, Columbia University, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, Harlem Arts Alliance, Harlem Stage, Composers Now, Talea Ensemble, Harlem Opera Theater, Harry T. Burleigh Society, Opera Noire, Three on 3 Music, Opera Ebony, Chorale Le Chateau, the Newark School of the Arts, Arts High School in Newark, Africlassical.blogspot.com, and the Institute of Music for Children in Elizabeth, NJ.

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