TUES, APR 3, 2018, 8:00PM

We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary season with a concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, featuring the World Premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Bursts of Meaning, for solo piano.  The concert also features the music of the recently deceased composer, Halim El-Dabh, who was our Composer-in-Residence during our inaugural season of 2008-9.  Prayer in the form of music is a central theme on this concert that explores what it means to be human in the face of turmoil and despair.


"I know why the caged bird sings, ah me,

When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,--

When he beats his bars and he would be free;

It is not a carol of joy or glee,

But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core,

But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings --

I know why the caged bird sings!"

~Poetry by Paul Laurence Dunbar, set to music by Florence Price



Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

881 7th Avenue

New York, NY  10019



$25 General Admission

$10 Students (with ID)

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HALIM EL-DABH, It Is Dark and Damp On The Front


LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Take Care of This House, from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

HALIM EL-DABH, String Quartet No. 1: Metamorphosis and Fugue on Egyptian Folklore 


MOHAMMED FAIROUZ, Piano Miniatures Nos. 11, 12, 13 and Bursts of Meaning [WORLD PREMIERE]

ANNA CLYNE, Rest These Hands, October Rose and Tea Leaves, from The Violin

MOHAMMED FAIROUZ, A Prayer To The New Year



Jasmine Muhammad, soprano

Tammy Moore, mezzo-soprano

Sidney Outlaw, baritone

Yuri Namkung, violin

Alex Shiozaki, violin

Rick Quantz, viola

Zexun Shen, cello

Katie Reimer, piano




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