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A Lament for Troubled Times

September 26, 2020 , 12:00pm 3:00pm

Please note: Performances will take place September 19th and 26th, from 12-3 pm. The program will repeat three times each day, beginning at the top of the hour (12 pm 1 pm, and 2 pm). Seating is limited and on a first come, first seated basis. An RSVP does not guarantee a seat. Attendees can only attend one performance an afternoon, and will need to queue in line (keeping a safe distance) before each performance. No chairs or blankets permitted.

In times of turmoil, music has a unique ability to unite us, and remind us of the things that truly matter. Green-Wood, in partnership with our friends at Death of Classical, is honored to present a quartet of members of The Harlem Chamber Players, performing music by George Walker and Florence Price. The performances take place atop the Hill of Graves, with sweeping views of Green-Wood’s idyllic landscape, and are free and open to the public.

The quartet will perform George Walker’s String Quartet No. 1 and Florence Price’s String Quartet in G major. Walker’s piece includes his profound Lyric – originally titled Lament – which was written in memory of his grandmother, who had been a slave. Price’s quartet, like all of her works, has a sound that is at once timeless and familiar, seamlessly incorporating African-American spirituals, European classical traditions, and her own unique musical voice.

Performances are located near the intersection of Meadow and Garland Avenues. To reach the site, look for signage starting at the main entrance and pick up a copy of the Visitors Map from a security guard or download this handy map. It is a 15-minute walk from Green-Wood’s Main Entrance.

Social distancing will be enforced at each performance. Attendees must wear masks and keep a distance of 6 feet from one another.

Free, but RSVP is recommended. Please consider a donation to help support free and low cost programs throughout the year.

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