The Harlem Chamber Players to Present ‘Harlem SongFest II’ Celebrating 15th Anniversary

The Harlem Chamber Players will celebrate its 15th anniversary with “Harlem SongFest II,” a summer concert to be presented on June 9, 2023, at Columbia University’s Miller Theater. The event features music by Black composers—women included—and a lineup of accomplished singers. Dedicated to bringing exceptional classical music to Harlem, the Ensemble will feature sopranos Janinah Burnett and Jasmine Muhammad, baritone {…}

WQXR New York Announces New Podcast Series “Every Voice with Terrance McKnight”

Terrance McKnight, commentator, curator, writer, author, pianist, and the weekday evening host of New York’s classical station WQXR will present a new podcast series,  “Every Voice with Terrance McKnight.” The series will feature 16 episodes and debut on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. The series highlights voices, histories, and marginalized communities that have been left out of Western classical music. In the first four {…}

Brandie Sutton, Janinah Burnett, Krysty Swann, Kenneth Overton, Chauncy Packer Headline Historic Performance & Broadcast of Dett’s ‘The Ordering of Moses’

Back in 1937, composer R. Nathaniel Dett’s “The Ordering of Moses” aired on NBC Radio. However, due to racist complaints, the network pulled the plug on the ending of the performance, resulting in a truncated broadcast. Dett’s work will now get its due on June 17, 2022 when The Harlem Chamber Players will bring the work to life at the {…}