Ragtime ascending to Jazz - Armory Arts Week.
WHAT: Armory Arts week
Join us for an evening with cultural historian, collector and Harlem resident John T. Reddick. His walking tour showcases the influences and collaborations between Black and Jewish performers, composers and musicians who once resided in Harlem and honed their performing skills at neighborhood venues beginning in the Ragtime era of the 1890's and through the 1920's evolution of blues, jazz and American musical theater. The tour ends at an exhibition of John's rare collection of music sheets illustrating that era.
Not only was American art taking a radical turn in 1913 with the Armory Show, but so too was American music. In Harlem, one-hundred blocks north of the armory, black and Jewish composers were crafting an American music that was radically evolving from European traditions, infused with the African American rhythms of ragtime, spirituals and the blues. The musical collaborations of this era would fuel Jazz, as well as theatrical compositions and performance emanating from Harlem and culminating in America's 20th Century musical dominance.
For Jewish composers like Gershwin, Hammerstein, and Richard Rodgers, as well as their African American counterparts, Duke Ellington, W. C. Handy, James Reese Europe and others, Harlem was not just home, but their laboratory, a place where they honed and showcased their talents.
Participants meet at the Apollo Theater, tour the historic Harlem neighborhood for 6 blocks, ending at Restorante Settepani to view the exhibition, conversation and dinner with Mr. Reddick.
ArtCrawl Harlem introduces art lovers to artists in selected Harlem venues and public spaces. Join ArtCrawl Harlem as our tour guide shares facts about art, Harlem and points of interest along the way.
This program is presented as part of Harlem Biennale's collaboration with the Armory Show taking place March 7-10, 2013.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Tour & Exhibition 4:30PM to 6:30PM;
Venues on tour:
The Apollo Theater
Get ready to explore Harlem's rich visual art scene!
Tour and Exhibition: $30
Tour and Pre fixed Italian dinner at Restorante Settepani: $65, Early booking discount: $50
Limited number of tickets book so early!
Seating is limited you will want to purchase your ticket early! Any questions call 212-866-7427.
Apollo T#heater (View)
253 W 125th St
Harlem, NY 10027
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|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: No