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2019 - 2020 Season

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September 27, 2019 at 7 PM: Season Opening Concert
Broadway Presbyterian Church at 114th Street and Broadway

Season Opening Concert Announcement
The Harlem Chamber Players open their 2019-20 season with a concert featuring French hornists Eric Davis and William C. de Vos, oboist Hassan Anderson, violinists Joyce Hammann and Claire Chan, violists Amadi Azikiwe and Aundrey Mitchell, and cellists Robert Burkhart and Caryl Paisner in a performance of music by Beethoven, Britten and Tchaikovsky. Click on the image above for details.

October 27, 2019 at 3 PM: An Afternoon Chamber Music Concert
Goddard Riverside Community Center's Bernie Wohl Center

Goddard Afternoon Chamber Music Concert Announcement
The Harlem Chamber Players, in partnership with Goddard Riverside Community Center, present an afternoon of chamber music by the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Debussy, Miguel del Águila, and Schubert. The performers are harpist Ashley Jackson, flutist Julietta Curenton, violinists Joyce Hammann and Claire Chan, violist Amadi Azikiwe, and cellists Robert Burkhart and Caryl Paisner. Click on the image above for details.

November 22, 2019 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 of concerti and selected arias by the master J.S. Bach, including the Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and the Triple Violin Concerto. Featured performers include soprano Brandie Sutton, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, flutsist Julietta Curenton and Tia Roper, violinists Ashley Horne, Claire Chan, Suzanne Gilman and Chala Yancy. Click on the image above for details.

February 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM: 12th Annual Black History Month Celebration
The Schomburg Center at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (at 135th Street)

Black History Month Celebration Announcement
Our 12th Annual Black History Month Celebration will feature virtuoso pianist Joseph Joubert and his wife, soprano Renay Joubert as well as members of The Harlem Chamber Players. Terrance McKnight of WQXR in host and perform. This concert will celebration #HarlemRen100 with music by Florence Price and George Walker, and poetry by Langston Hughes. Click on the image above for details.

March 21, 2020 at 4 PM: Joint 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 18, 2020 at 8 PM: Julius Eastman's Femenine
Harlem Stage at 150 Convent Avenue at 135th Street, just east of Amsterdam Avenue
Julius Eastman Femenine Performance Announcement

Harlem Stage presents the Talea Ensemble and The Harlem Chamber Players in a performance of Femenine by the late iconoclastic minimalist composer Julius Eastman (1940 – 1990). Click on the image above for details.

June 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM: The Ordering of Moses
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (112th Street
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The Ordering of Moses Concert Announcement
We will close our 12th Anniversary Season with the masterpiece oratorio, The Ordering of Moses, by Nathaniel Dett in our tribute to the Harlem Renaissance Centennial. This once-in-a-lifetime performance will feature conductor Damien Sneed (including a world premiere arrangement of Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing), soprano Brandie Sutton, alto Raehann Bryce-Davis, tenor Gregory Hopkins, baritone Justin Austin, a 100-piece choir including members of Chorale Le Chatea, and an orchestra comprised of members of The Harlem Chamber Players. 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 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 Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC; 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.


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