Harlem Premier: A Hug for Harlem
April 27 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| $25 – $30
The Harlem Chamber Players bring Jeff Scott’s momentous piece, A Hug for Harlem, to the Schomburg Center for its Harlem premiere. Scott, who writes what he calls “urban classical music, will draw from his experience composing musical “hugs” to honor personalities or locales. The heartrending A Hug for Harlem fuses strings, winds, percussion and spoken word and is inspired by prolific Harlem Renaissance writers, including Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Wallace Thurman. Grammy-nominated pianist Joseph Joubert will join us as a special guest artist, and Terrance McKnight of WQXRFM will be the host and orator.