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"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.

UPCOMING Performances

Audible | Laura Benanti: NOBODY CARES

Tony Award-winning performer Laura Benanti is bringing her new comedy show back to the Minetta Lane Theatre. Be part of the live audience as the Broadway legend debuts all-new music, created with music director Todd Almond, and shares her hilariously bumpy journey from ingenue to recovering ingenue. Annie Tippe directs. Joining Laura onstage as her “Inner Demons” are Barrie Mclain and Chelsea Lee Williams (vocalists), with Todd Almond (music director) and band members Catherine Popper (bass), Clayton Craddock (drums), Dr. Edward W. Hardy (violin), Ann Klein (guitar), and Daniel A. Weiss (keyboards/guitar). The creative team includes Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Connor Wang (sound design), dots (Scenic Consultant) and Garrett Kerr (production stage manager). Technical supervision is by Hudson Theatrical Associates’ Sean Gorski with general management by Baseline Theatrical’s Jonathan Whitton.

Thursday, May 9 - Sunday, June 2, 2024 | Various times EST ($96 - $146)

Minetta Lane Theatre | NYC

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Carnegie Hall's Link Up Orchestra: The Orchestra Swings

For 37 seasons, Carnegie Hall's Link Up music education program has facilitated deeper connections between the concert hall and the classroom through a highly participatory instrument-focused curriculum that introduces elementary schoolchildren to the orchestra. Thousands of New York City students will participate in the Link Up: The Orchestra Swings, which explores musical movement and dance, Edward W. Hardy, violin.

Tuesday, May 21 - Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 10:15 AM & 11:45 AM EST (Invitation)

Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/ Perelman Stage) | NYC

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EarShot Readings: American Composers Orchestra - Open Rehearsal/ Public Reading

Following 2024 readings with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and ROCO (Houston), ACO presents and performs its own EarShot Readings on June 13 and 14, 2024 at the Neidorff-Karpati Hall in Manhattan School of Music, featuring workshops with composers Malachi Brown (Statements: a journal entry), Samuel Torres (Frailejón), Sofía Scheps (demografía acústica: % / acoustic demography: %), Anuj Bhutani (After the Freeze), Madeline Merwin (Dirty Ice), and Eunsung Kim (Kaleidoscope for Orchestra). The selected composers, chosen from a competitive nationwide call for scores highlighting and celebrating the unique musical and cultural contributions of the Americas to global musical ecosystems, will receive mentorship from Marcos Balter, Curtis Stewart, and Niloufar Nourbakhsh as well as musicians of the ACO and conductor Delta David Gier. On Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 10:30am, audiences are welcome to experience the workshopping via open rehearsals, and on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 7:30pm, the ACO will perform the works in concert.

Thursday, June 13 - Friday, June 14, 2024 | 10:30 AM, 7:30 PM EST (Free-$10)

Manhattan School of Music: Neidorff-Karpati Hall | NYC

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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 Jacqueline Echols McCarley, 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, Messiah Ahmed - violin, Edward W. Hardy - viola, Miles Goosby - cello

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

Spanish Courtyard | NY

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