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Young People’s Concert: “An African American Lineage”

New York Philharmonic
Event organized by New York Philharmonic

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Feb 3, 2017 | Saturday 2:00 PM

Music by Ellington and other African American composers, along with Very Young Composers of the New York Philharmonic. Explore the lineage of African American composers, from Duke Ellington to younger composers active today.

This season, the Young People’s Concerts pay tribute to those who have shaped our musical world, from Bernstein to Ellington to Shostakovich. Along the way, we will see how Mozart shaped Tchaikovsky’s work a century later. Music inspires music from generation to generation. Inspire your young listeners with four unforgettable multimedia concerts.

STILL Selections from Lenox Avenue
TRADITIONAL / Arr. H.T. Burleigh “My Lord, What a Mornin’”
VERY YOUNG COMPOSERS New works by Very Young Composers of New York City inspired by their neighborhoods:
- Camryn Cowan “Harlem Shake” - Michael Pineda “Just Out of Reach”
ELLINGTON Selections from “Harlem”

Joshua Gersen Conductor
Brooklyn Youth Chorus (Dianne Berkun Menaker, Director)
Kristen Alyson Browne Actor
Terrance McKnight Narrator and Host
Noah Himmelstein Scriptwriter and Director

Support for Young People’s Concerts is provided by The Theodore H. Barth Foundation.