Entrance: Morningside Avenue, 116 Street, New York, NY
Morningside Park is located in the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights and Harlem in Upper Manhattan. One of four designated Historic Harlem Parks, it is bounded by West 110th to West 123rd Streets between Manhattan Avenue, Morningside Avenue and Morningside Drive.
The City received jurisdiction over the 30-acres property in 1870 and began constructing the park in 1883. The original plans for the park were drawn up by renowned park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux who also designed Central Park.
Bright Sheng was born in China, but has spent much of his life in the United States. He is someone who bridges traditions, with music that is often highly dramatic in nature.continue reading
Kerry O’Brien profiles Annea Lockwood, in advance of her Composer Portrait on November 14: “Burning Pianos and Whispering Rivers: A Composer’s Journey.”continue reading