Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Harlem Chamber Players
Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Harlem Chamber Players
Enjoy a free performance by world-class New York institution The Harlem Chamber Players—featuring one of Tania León’s category-defying pieces, followed by works for string orchestra by Adolphus Hailstork and Chen Yi.
FREE
Bryant Park
July 05, 2024 | 7:00 pm
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About the Series

Carnegie Hall is honored to partner with local community organizations to present free concerts that are sensational celebrations of sounds from across the country and around the globe. At a Carnegie Hall Citywide concert, you can revisit your favorite music or try something new, stay in your home borough or journey farther afield. Whatever you choose, you’ll experience everything that makes New York City so vibrant.

Performers

The Harlem Chamber Players
Tania León
Conductor
Terrance McKnight
Host and Narrator
Josh Henderson
Violin
Leyland Simmons
Choreographer
Dancers from Harlem School of the Arts

Location

Bryant Park
Between 40th and 42nd Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY

About The Performance

Enjoy a free, Friday-night performance in Bryant Park by a world-class New York institution: The Harlem Chamber Players. The concert is conducted by Carnegie Hall’s 2023–2024 Debs Composer’s Chair, Tania León—a composer, educator, conductor, advocate, and icon who has been a singular force in New York City’s arts and culture since the 1960s. The program includes one of León’s category-defying pieces, followed by works for string orchestra by Adolphus Hailstork and Chen Yi. The concert ends with an extraordinary collaboration: Trevor Weston’s The People Could Fly, featuring the ensemble with narration by Terrance McKnight (one of New York’s and WQXR’s most recognizable voices), violin soloist Josh Henderson, and dancers from the Harlem School of the Arts.

Program

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK Sonata da Chiesa

CHEN YI Shuo

TANIA LEÓN Esencia para cuarteto de cuerdas

TREVOR WESTON The People Could Fly

For more information, please visit the event website.

Image: Tania León / photo by Gail Hadani