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Pity These Ashes: Tulsa 1921-2021

The Harlem Chamber Players

Saturday June 19 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm ET
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Overview

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, The Greene Space in partnership with The Harlem Chamber PlayersHarlem Stage and the Harlem School of the Arts presents Pity These Ashes: Tulsa 1921-2021. This Juneteenth streamed concert will feature the world premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s Tulsa 1921 (Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust), as well as compositions by Jessie Montgomery, Alice Coltrane, and Trevor Weston.

The performance will include soloists mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges, violinist Lady Jess, WQXR host and author Terrance McKnight, harpist Ashley Jackson, and conductor Amadi Azikiwe leading the Harlem Chamber Players.

Watch an excerpt from Adolphus Hailstork’s Tulsa 1921 (Pity These Ashes, Pity This Dust) performed by J’Nai Bridges:

 

 

Leadership support for The Greene Space’s Artist-in-Residence program is provided by:

MetLife

This program is also sponsored by the Alice Ditson Fund of Columbia University.

  • Jessie Montgomery Starburst
  • Alice Coltrane Prema for Harp and Strings
    arranged by Tom Cunningham of Urban Playground Orchestra
  • Adolphus Hailstork TULSA 1921 (Pity Theses Ashes, Pity This Dust)* for Mezzo-Soprano and Chamber Orchestra
    *World Premiere – libretto by Herbert Woodward Martin
  • Trevor Weston The People Could Fly for Violin Solo, Narrator and Strings
    (Based upon an African-American folktale by Virginia Hamilton; featuring dancers from Harlem School of the Arts)

The Harlem Chamber Players are an ethnically diverse collective of professional musicians dedicated to bringing high-caliber, affordable and accessible live classical music to people in the Harlem community and beyond. In addition, The Harlem Chamber Players seek to build an audience for classical music in general through community and educational outreach, as well as through collaborations with Harlem’s other arts organizations, schools and cultural institutions, while creating opportunities for classically trained musicians of color.

Harlem Stage is the performing arts center that bridges Harlem’s cultural legacy to contemporary artists of color and dares to provide the artistic freedom that gives birth to new ideas. For nearly 40 years, Harlem Stage has stood at the intersection of art and social justice with a singular mission to perpetuate and celebrate the unique and diverse artistic legacy of Harlem and the indelible impression it has made on American culture. We provide opportunity, commissioning and support for artists of color, make performances easily accessible to all audiences and introduce children to the rich diversity, excitement, and inspiration of the performing arts. For more information, visit: www.harlemstage.org

New York City’s premier community arts institution, the Harlem School of the Arts at the Herb Alpert Center stands uniquely apart as the sole provider of arts education in four disciplines: music, dance, theatre, and art & design, all within our award-winning 37,000 square foot facility. The School’s reputation for artistic rigor and excellence attracts students of diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds from the five New York City boroughs as well as Westchester County and the tri-state area, which includes Connecticut and New Jersey. HSA’s alumni and faculty are counted among the most talented leaders in the arts.

For over 50-years HSA has enriched the lives of tens of thousands of people through world-class training in the arts. HSA offers its students the freedom to find and develop the artist and citizen within themselves in an environment that teaches discipline, stimulates creativity, builds self-confidence, and adds a dimension of beauty to their lives, empowering them to become creative thinkers and innovative leaders of tomorrow. To learn more about the Harlem School of the Arts, please visit www.HSAnyc.org.

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