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"...take the Harlem Night" with the Harlem Quartet and Kaneza Schaal
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Returning to Symphony Space, where they have been frequently seen and heard, this dynamic young ensemble presents a program of works by Billy Strayhorn (Take The A Train), Chick Corea (The Adventures of Hippocrates), and Wynton Marsalis (String Quartet No. 1, At the Octoroon Balls) interspersed with readings of Harlem Renaissance poetry by Kaneza Schaal.

Ilmar Gavilan, violin
Melissa White, violin
Jaime Amador, viola
Matthew Zalkind, cello


Program:


Langston Hughes (1902-1967) - Juke Box Love Song (1950)

Chick Corea (b. 1941) - Quasi Tango (2004)
from The Adventures of Hippocrates

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) - from How it Feels to be Colored Me (1928)

Chick Corea - Quasi Fugue
from The Adventures of Hippocrates

Claude McKay (1889-1948) - On Broadway (1922)

Langston Hughes - Subway Face (1926)

Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) - Take the 'A' Train

 

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Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880-1966) - The Octoroon (1922)

Wynton Marsalis (b. 1961) - String Quartet No. 1: VII. Rampart St. Row House Rag
from At the Octoroon Balls

Claude McKay - Harlem Dancer (1917)

Wynton Marsalis - String Quartet No. 1: II. Mating Calls and Delta Rhythms
from At the Octoroon Balls

Georgia Douglas Johnson - The Heart of a Woman (1918)

Waring Cuney (1906-1976) - No Images (1924)

Wynton Marsalis - String Quartet No. 1: III. Creole Contradanzas
from At the Octoroon Balls

Langston Hughes - Dream Variation (1926)

Lula Lowe Weeden  (1918-?) - Dance (?)

Wynton Marsalis - String Quartet No. 1: V. Hellbound Highball
from At the Octoroon Balls

                        

 

"The Harlem Quartet played with panache." - Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times

 

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