I recently attended The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA)‘s Fall Benefit at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room in New York City. HSA has transformed the lives of tens of thousands of young people through world-class training in the arts, and this annual benefit offered the iconic art institution an opportunity to thank its various donors and supporters.
|Left to Right: Rashid Silvera, Christopher J. Williams, Janice Savin Williams, Yvette L. Campbell, Actors Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe|
This year’s gala featured an array of musical, dance and theater performances, including HSA’s Advanced Jazz Combo, Maria Ahn on cello, Lucia Ahn on piano, an excerpt from the theatre department’s Soul Nativity, and performances by HSA student dancers, actors and musicians.
“I relish the opportunity to honor each and every person and organization that supports what we are trying to do at the Harlem Schoolof the Arts, which is to keep our doors open all year long so that young people can explore the future artist within themselves,” explains Yvette L. Campbell, HSA President & CEO.
|(Left to Right): Mayor Dinkins and WNBC’s David Ushery (Master of Ceremonies).|
The night’s honorees were GE Asset Management, Christopher M. Keogh and Hearst Foundations. The evening was hosted by WNBC’s David Ushery.
To learn more about this year’s gala, see below and please visit: http://hsanyc.org/support-us/fall-2014-benefit/