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FOUNDER • CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR •
MUSIC
SCHOLAR AND EDUCATOR •
COMPOSER • PERFORMER

"EDWARD W. HARDY, WHO COMPOSED

THE OMNIPRESENT MUSIC,

PLAYS THE VIOLIN

SUPERBLY"

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Evolution (for solo violin)
inspired by the evolution of black music

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Nevermore (for solo violin)
From Three pieces inspired by Edgar Allan Poe  
Based on The Raven

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Strange Fruit (for string quartet)
ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT for string quartet

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daniel constant, violiN

Tia Allen, viola

thapelo masita, cello

BORN FREE (for soprano, violin & piano)
Sorrow Home, Lineage, The Struggle Staggers Us, & Southern Song

WORLD PREMIERE | COMMISSIONED BY WOLF TRAP OPERA | LIVE performance
 

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TENNESSE Whiskey (violin cover)
(Chris Stapelton Version)

Bryant Park Picnic Performance | The Classical Theatre of harlem
 

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If I Ain't Got You (violin cover)
song by Alicia Keys 

Bryant Park Picnic Performance | The Classical Theatre of harlem
 

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About

“A man of many talents within the music world, Edward W. Hardy is an award-winning composer, music director, virtuoso violinist and violist living in Manhattan. A master in his craft, he possesses a natural skill in every aspect of his career, bringing musical compositions to life with his own signature flair” (Haute Living.) Praised by The New York Times for composing “omnipresent music” and playing “the violin superbly,” Dr. Hardy’s notable works include The Woodsman, Evolution, Strange FruitBorn Free, and Nevermore.

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UPCOMING Performances

Carnegie Citywide: The Harlem Chamber Players

Carnegie Hall presents in partnership with Bryant Park Carnegie Hall Citywide: The Harlem Chamber Players. This program includes Adolphus Hailstork's Sonata da Chiesa for string orchestra, Chen Yi's Shuo for string orchestra, Tania León's Esencia for string quartet, and Trevor Weston's The People Could Fly for narrator, violin solo, and string orchestra. Guest artists include Tania León (conductor), Terrance McKnight (host and narrator), Josh Henderson (violin soloist), and Leyland Simmons (choreographer), with dancers from the Harlem School of the Arts (Edward W. Hardy, violin). This outdoor concert is FREE and open to the public. 

Friday, July 5, 2024 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST (Free)

Bryant Park Picnic Performances | NYC

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Pocono Mountains Music Festival: Tea & Symphony

A quintessentially elegant afternoon tea at Skytop, with a menu of sandwiches, sweet treats and, of course, scones! The experience will be made unforgettable with a live performance by violinist Dr. Edward W. Hardy, soprano Brandie Inez Sutton, tenor Robert Anthony Mack, baritone Phillip Bullock, and pianist Kyle P. Walker. These classical and opera selections flawlessly complement this sophisticated afternoon. Pinkies up!

Sunday, July 21, 2024 | 2:00 PM EST ($38.89 - $101.30)

The Evergreen Ballroom, Skytop Lodge | PA

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Caramoor | Our Song, Our Story: The New Generation of Black Voices

This vibrant showcase will highlight some of the world’s best-known operatic arias, art songs, and spirituals, paying homage to the eternal legacies of operatic legends Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman. Created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed, this powerful program symbolically passes the torch to two of today’s most exciting operatic voices, Justin Austin and Brandie Inez Sutton, and features works by African American composers past and present — including Margaret Bonds, Harry T. Burleigh, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, and Damien Sneed — plus works by Copland, Mozart, Puccini, Gershwin, and Strauss. Griot String Quartet: Amyr Joyner - violin, Edward Sanford - violin, Edward W. Hardy - viola, Ryan Murphy - cello

Thursday, July 25, 2024 | 7:00 PM EST ($49 - $69)

Spanish Courtyard | NY

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