Charlie Parker cut his teeth on Harlem jazz, in the 1940′s Parker played in after-hours clubs in Harlem like Clark Monroe’s Uptown House and Minton’s Playhouse, on top of that he played with musicians such as Thelonious Monk, guitarist Charlie Christian, and drummer Kenny Clarke. Continue reading
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On December 10, 2009 youth, parents and educators will have the opportunity to watch student productions, co-produced by the Youth Channel and by youth from our Fall/Winter 2009 community partners. Continue reading
It is with deepest sadness that The Harlem School of the Arts announces the passing of Ms. Betty Allen, The Harlem School of the Arts’ President Emeritus.
On Monday, June 22nd, Ms. Allen died peacefully at Westchester Medical Center with her family by her side. Considered “one of the most endearing and powerful voices of the century,” mezzo-soprano Betty Allen has been a guiding force at HSA since she became Executive Director upon the retirement of the school’s founder Dorothy Maynor, in 1979.
Born in Campbell, Ohio, Betty Allen made her operatic debut in 1954 as Queenie in Showboat. She made her New York recital debut at Town Hall in 1958. In 1964, she made her formal Opera debut at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Argentina, followed by countless appearances worldwide.
Culture Project Presents The Cat Who Went To Heaven, Captivating Jazz Puppet Show at The Harlem School of The Arts
with Music And Lyrics By Nancy Harrow
Based On The Newbery Award-Winning Book By Elizabeth Coatsworth
Directed By Will Pomerantz
Six Special Performances Begin Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (suggested donation $10)
Strange Fruit in Concert
Composed by Chandler Carter with Libretto Joan Sorkin, Strange Fruit tells the tragic story of an interracial love affair between a young black woman and a young white man in a small town in Georgia in 1920. The story is adapted from Lillian Smith’s best-selling novel whose title was taken from the famous Billie Holiday song of the same name. Performances at HSA will be conducted by Steven Gross and accompanied by Marijo Newman on piano. The cast is led by international soprano Janinah Burnett who will cover the role of Yvette in the new production of La Rondine at The Metropolitan Opera in February. Continue reading
The Harlem School of the Arts
Invites You to Experience
The Vassar Haiti Project
Saturday, October 25th at 12 Noon
The Vassar Haiti Project is a non-profit organization with its base at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. The Project Coordinators and students are committed to supporting education, nutrition, and the arts in Haiti. By offering to show the artwork and crafts of the people who live in the village of Chemaitre, they seek to educate other communities about the culture, history, and art of the Haitian people. Continue reading