The Carnegie Hall Preview Concert
|When:||Sunday, September 25, 4pm|
|Where:||African American Art and Culture Complex (762 Fulton Street) map|
|Featuring:||The New Jacqueline Hairston Ensemble|
|watch: Jacqueline Hairston Interview (5 min.)|
Veteran AfroSolo artist and award-winning ASCAP composer-arranger Jacqueline Hairston has been invited to participate as a guest conductor in a February 2012 performance at New York's Carnegie Hall. Hairston will conduct a combined chorus comprised of singers from around the United States in a performance of her trademark spiritual arrangements. In preparation for the event, she will preview her Carnegie Hall concert with a 50-member chorus as part of AfroSolo 18; the concert will also be a fundraiser to help fund the Ensemble's trip to New York.
Award-winning ASCAP composer-arranger, pianist, and music educator Jacqueline Hairston was trained at the Julliard School of Music, Howard University School of Music, and Columbia University. Her works have been performed and recorded by internationally acclaimed singers including Kathleen Battle, Grace Bumbry, and the late William Warfield. Her numerous awards for musical contributions include the Los Angeles Living Legends African Diaspora of Sacred Music Award, Oakland's "Light in our City" award, and a Jefferson Award for Preserving Negro Spirituals, among many others.
* includes pre-show wine and cheese reception
** includes pre-show wine and cheese reception, a special pre-show performance and signed CD from Jacqueline Hairston