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Bryant Park Picnic Performances: Carnegie Hall Citywide – Tania León and The Harlem Chamber Players

July 5, 7 pm9 pm.

Tania León, Conductor

Terrance McKnight, Host and Narrator

Josh Henderson, Violin

Leyland Simmons, Choreographer

Additional artists to be announced with

Dancers from Harlem School of the Arts

The concert is conducted and hosted by Carnegie Hall’s 2023–2024 Debs Composer’s Chair, Tania León—a composer, educator, conductor, advocate, and icon who has been a singular force in New York City’s arts and culture since the 1960s. The program includes one of León’s category-defying pieces, followed by works for string orchestra by Adolphus Hailstork and Chen Yi. The concert ends with an extraordinary collaboration: Trevor Weston’s The People Could Fly, featuring the ensemble with narration by WQXR radio host Terrance McKnight, violin soloist Josh Henderson, and Dancers from the Harlem School of the Arts.

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America is a free outdoor festival (May 31 – September 13) that welcomes all New Yorkers to experience the city’s vibrant arts and culture. The series provides a platform for extraordinary artists and serves as a vital outdoor venue for a wide array of New York’s cultural institutions. To find out more, visit https://bryantpark.org/activities/picnic-performances


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