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"What a Neighborhood!"

What a Neighborhood! Music by Neighborhood Composers

A celebration of our neighborhood's abundance and variety of composers and of the community that supports them. This concert of beautiful music will be an occasion to meet terrific people who are creative and active in the community and be inspired by music and music-making that lives and breathes, speaks to the heart, and is created by our neighbors!

Music by neighborhood composers, including Ishmael Wallace, Kate Ettinger, Franklin Latner and Bernardo Palombo, as well as Latin American music.

The first half of the concert will feature the Orfeo Duo, violinist Vita Wallace and her brother, pianist Ishmael Wallace, with guest artists clarinetist Anna Maria Baeza and soprano Mary Ellen Callahan. They will perform: Journey to the South, a maverick waltz for violin and piano by Ishmael Wallace (born 1971, lives on 113th St.), a new piece for violin and piano and finger cymbals, by Kate Ettinger (born 1989, lives on RSD at 113 St.), Joy, Hope, Juke Box Love Song, and Harlem for soprano and piano, music by Franklin Latner, (1945-99, lived on102nd St.), texts by Langston Hughes (who also lived in the neighborhood), and Nickelodeon: Walk-Ons, Film Cards, Dramatis Personae; Love Song "Hearts and Flowers"; Chase: Trains, Fire Engines, Fancy Feet, Custard Pies, for clarinet and violin and piano, also by Franklin Latner.

The Orfeo Duo's playing has recently been described by listeners as "tender," "healing," "splendid and inspiriting." Reviewers have called their CDs "daring and fresh" and "magnificent." You can visit for more information.

The exact date of this concert is not known, but it occurred in the marked year around this time.

Earlier Event: March 18
Marta Gómez