At 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City under the direction of YPC Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Núñez will give a free pre-curtain concert prior to the Classical Theatre of Harlem’s Antigone at Marcus Garvey Park.
YPC will have just returned from the Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in British Columbia, and this concert will provide the audience with the rare opportunity to experience a one-hour version of the kind of extraordinary program of virtuoso music and dance that YPC takes on tour to countries all over the world.
At 8:15 p.m., the Classical Theatre of Harlem will present, Antigone, the tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles of a young woman, who unapologetically protests an edict handed down by the city’s elders about what she feels is the unethical treatment of her slain brother. Carl Cofield directs. Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher.
Directions: Enter Marcus Garvey Park at 124th Street & Fifth Avenue, and walk south to Richard Rodgers Amphitheater.
YPC’s pre-curtain performance begins at 7 p.m., and Antigone begins at 8:15 p.m. Both the pre-curtain concert and performance of Antigone are free and open to the public.