Five Boroughs Music Festival presents Harlem Chamber Players in June

The 2021-2022 Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) season concludes with two performances by members of the Harlem Chamber Players at Broadway Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. and at Bronx House on Saturday, June 4. 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (the Bronx borough debut for the Harlem Chamber Players).

Violinists Ashley Horne and Claire Chan, violist William Frampton and cellist Wayne Smith are featured in Tania León’s Esencia, described by León as reflecting some of the ways his “personal musical language became syncretized [her] cultural experiences” through a “myriad of indigenous syncopated gestures of: son, danzon, guajiras, montunos; […] a melody that listens to the sound of the quena, the traditional flute of the Andes; [and] a crossing of coplandesque harmonics. The program also includes Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 11, which has the feel and scale of a great symphonic poem – a glorious and epic opening movement, a scherzo that adopts the rhythm of a classic Czech furious dance , and one of the finest slow movements in the quartet’s repertoire, a melancholic hidden gem.

The Friday concert is hosted by historian and frequent guest of the Harlem Chamber Players Eric K. Washington, author of Boss of the Grips: The Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central Terminal.

Concert information

Friday June 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Broadway Presbyterian Church
601 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10025
Tickets: $20 General Admission
$15 Seniors
$15 Students with ID
Link: https://5bmf.org/events/harlem-chamber-players/

Saturday June 4, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Bronx House
990 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461
Tickets: Suggested donation of $10
Link: https://5bmf.org/events/harlem-chamber-players/

Program:
TANIA LEON Essencia
Florida water
Rose water
Manantial Water

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 11 in C major, Op. 61, B.121
allegro
Poco adagio and molto cantabile
Scherzo. Allegro vivo – Trio
Final. Perennial

Members of the Harlem Chamber Players
Ashley Horne, violin
Claire Chan, violin
William Frampton, viola
Wayne Smith, cello
Eric K. Washington, host

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