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Antara Ensemble in New York City
Tickekts are $25, seniors (62 and over) and students $20. For information and reservations: (212) 866-2545.
The ANTARA ENSEMBLE, now in its 19th season, was formed by Harold Jones to bring quality classical music at affordable prices to the culturally diverse neighborhoods of New York.
A native of Chicago and a graduate of Juilliard, HAROLD JONES has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Tully Hall, CAMI Hall and other New York venues, Jordan Hall in Boston, and throughout the U.S., Europe and Taiwan. He has performed as flute soloist with The Bach Aria Orchestra, American Symphony, New York Sinfonietta, Brooklyn Philharmonia, National Orchestral Association, and is on the faculties of the Westchester Conservatory of Music and Manhattanville College. His recordings on the Antara label include two LPs and three CDs; "Let Us Break Bread Together", "Just As I am" and "Lil' Lite O' Mine".
Composer/conductor WILLIAM FOSTER McDANIEL received a Master of Music degree from Boston University; he also studied as a Fulbright Scholar with Jacques Fevrier in Paris. In musical theater, Mr. McDaniel has served as conductor for the Broadway and National Touring companies of "Ain't Misbehavin'", "Timbuktu", "Bubbling Brown Sugar" and of off-Broadway's "The Fantasticks". His larger works have been performed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles.
Ukrainian-born pianist IRENA PORTENKO debuted as soloist with the Ukrainian National Orchestra at the age of 8. She has snce performed as recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S. and Europe. Her passion for the music of contemporary composers has led her to champion the music of many living American, Ukrainian and Chinese composers. Ms. Portenko gave a critically acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall performing Chopin's 24 Etudes, and she has since released a critically acclaimed CD of Chopin Etudes on the Blue Griffin label.
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