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Black History Month Celebration


The Harlem Chamber Players 16th Annual Black History Month Celebration
Featuring a world premiere by avant-garde jazz pianist-composer Aruán Ortiz

Duke Ellington Black and Tan Fantasy for Clarinet and Piano
Don Byron Delphian Nuptials for Clarinet and Piano
Aruán Ortiz Pastor’s Paradox - Part 3: The Dream That Wasn’t Meant to Be Ours
Valerie Coleman Umoja for String Quartet
Aruán Ortiz Episodes of an Unforeseen Departure (World Premiere)
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Clarinet Quintet

Aruán Ortiz, Guest Pianist and Composer
Terrance McKnight, Host and Performer
Don Byron, Guest Clarinetist
Oliver Hagen, Guest Conductor
Ashley Horne, Violin,
Claire Chan, Violin
William Frampton, Viola
Wayne Smith, Cello
Karen Bogardus, Flute
Shelby Blezinger-McCay, Percussion

This concert is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is required. Registration will open soon.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
  • 515 Malcolm X Blvd.
  • Manhattan, NY 10037