December 7, 2017 |7:30pm – 9:30pm
Vocalist, Jazzmeia Horn is winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The Dallas native burst onto the New York scene, performing with such jazz luminaries as Frank Wess, Junior Mance, and Ellis Marsalis Jr. She has also appeared at some of the city’s preeminent jazz clubs with her ensemble The Artistry of Jazz Horn, showcasing her vocals with saxophone, piano, bass, drums, and a poet and dancer. Dedicated to educating young people, Horn is a teaching artist with the NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program.
Harlem Stage Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street
New York NY 10031
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December 3, 2017 4:00pm – 6:00pm
“They may be a relatively young ensemble, but already they come very close to epitomizing the string quartet ideal,” wrote The Washington Post of the Attacca Quartet. The New York–based ensemble is known for its mastery of a vast range of repertoire that spans Haydn to John Adams. The quartet’s recording of works by Adams prompted The New York Times to call its playing “exuberant, funky … exactingly nuanced.” Most recently, it has served as the inaugural ensemble-in-residence at Texas State University’s School of Music, in addition to appearing in concerts and master classes across the United States and South America.
Performers: Attacca Quartet – Amy Schroeder, Violin; Keiko Tokunaga, Violin; Nathan Schram, Viola; and Andrew Yee, Cello.
NYPL – Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza (at Flatbush Avenue)
Brooklyn NY 11238
December 1, 2017 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm
JUNO Award–winning singer, Kiran Ahluwalia puts her personal stamp on the vocal traditions of India and Pakistan by infusing them with the guitar-driven blues of the Sahara and a dash of cutting-edge jazz. Her vocals are buoyed by her wonderfully eclectic band that is led by her husband, Pakistani-American guitarist Rez Abbasi. The harmonium, tabla, and electric bass provide splashes of instrumental color, uniting with Ahluwalia’s voice to create intoxicating music that is both rhapsodic and ecstatic.
Performers: Kiran Ahluwalia, Vocals with Rez Abbasi, Guitar; Nitin Mitta, Tabla; Will Holshouser, Accordion; and Cedric Easton, Drums and Djembe
647 Fulton Street at Rockwell Place
Brooklyn NY 11217
November 30, 2017 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Celebrate the season at our Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer.
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Photos with Santa (please, bring your own camera)
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Caroling and Lighting Ceremony
Free family fun; no organized groups, please. Rain, snow, or shine.
Strollers are not allowed on the Plaza. Stroller parking will be provided.
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
110th Street and Lenox Avenue
New York NY 10079
November 18, 2017 | 5 PM
Tenor, Joshua Blue does double duty on the concert stage and in the opera house. The first-place winner of the 2017 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition, Blue is also a Gerdine Young Artist with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Pianist Chris Reynolds is a prizewinning recitalist and staff member of The Juilliard School, where he specializes in vocal work. For this eclectic recital, they perform American, British, and Spanish songs along with African American spirituals arranged by the late Moses Hogan.
Joshua Blue, Tenor
Chris Reynolds, Piano
GRIFFES Three Poems of Fiona MacLeod, Op. 11
BRITTEN Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente, Op. 61
GEORGE CRUMB 3 Early Songs
TURINA Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19
HOGAN “Deep River”
TRAD. “My good Lord’s done been here” (arr. Hogan)
TRAD. “Somtimes I feel like a motherless child” (arr. Hogan)
TRAD. “Walk together, children” (arr. Hogan)
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
225 West 99th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
New York NY 10025
November 13, 2017 at 7:00pm 8:30pm
Martha Redbone fuses Native American soul, Piedmont blues, and Appalachian folk to create a stirring and unique style of music. Memories of growing up in Clinch Mountain, Virginia, and Harlan County, Kentucky—where she embraced her Cherokee and Choctaw roots—inspired “Americana’s next superstar” (The Village Voice). Her soulful vocals have drawn listeners to the heart of American roots music, and inspired Living Colour’s legendary guitarist, Vernon Reid to exclaim, “Martha’s voice itself is the sound of the dreams of hills and rivers.”
Performers: Martha Redbone. The remaining artists to be announced.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037
November 12, 2017 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Schubert’s Octet and the daring music of such cutting edge composers as Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, and Hans Zender represent just some of Ensemble Connect’s extensive repertoire. The critics have taken notice: The New York Times called them “the new face of classical music,” while New York Classical Review said it is “one of the strongest ensembles in the city.” These exciting young musicians are members of a fellowship program that prepares them for careers as innovative performers, teachers, and advocates for music in the 21st century.
- Ensemble Connect
·· Bixby Kennedy, Clarinet
·· Nicolee Kuester, French Horn
·· Rebecca Anderson, Violin
·· Mari Lee, Violin
·· Adelya Nartadjieva, Violin
·· Andrew Gonzalez, Viola
·· Julia Yang, Cello
·· Lizzie Burns, Double Bass
·· Lee Dionne, Piano
- STEPHEN HARTKE The Horse with the Lavender Eye
- BRAHMS Trio in E-flat Major for Violin, Horn, and Piano, Op. 40
- DVOŘÁK String Quintet in G Major, Op. 77
Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church
178 Bennett Avenue at 189th Street
New York NY 10040
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November 12, 2017 at 3:00pm-5:00pm
Whether performing in a Broadway musical or as a concert soloist with the world’s finest orchestras, Jason Danieley dazzles whenever he raises his voice. Called “the most exquisite tenor on Broadway” (The New York Times), he has starred in Chicago, The Visit with Chita Rivera, Curtains with David Hyde Pierce, Next to Normal with Marin Mazzie, The Full Monty, and Candide. In his high acclaimed solo show Romantic Notions, Danieley sings of love, incorporating music of many genres.
Performers: Jason Danielely and Joseph Thalken, Music Director and Piano
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
October 31, 2017|6:00pm – 8:00pm
Marjorie Eliot, piano and event director
Sedric Choukroun, saxophone
Nicholas Mauro, trumpet
Ruslan Khain, bass
Rudel Drears, piano and vocals
Graduate Center Of The City of New York
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th and 35th Streets
New York NY 10016
Phone: (212) 817-7000
November 3, 2017 | 7:30pm to 9:30pm
lena Libre performances are thrilling showcases, with hand drummers pounding out mesmerizing beats, raucous horns raising the roof, and swirling and soaring three-part vocal harmonies. Masters of the traditional Puerto Rican plena and bomba styles, Plena Libre fuses these traditions with modern Afro-Caribbean influences to put a new and always electrifying spin on this scintillating music. The Boston Herald described Plena Libre’s performances as “a mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle.” Come and experience the heat.
Bronx Museum of Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
Bronx NY 10456