Resilience Event - Harlem Chamber Players

Learning Courage hosted a virtual event on January 12, 2021. The theme of this event was Resilience. This theme resonated for all of us at that time because we were approaching a year in the grips of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Everyone was fatigued from all the restrictions and losses that came with the pandemic. And yet resilience represented something we all felt connected to. We needed more of it and yet we all had to demonstrate it. And resilience is a significant part of our work at Learning Courage. Our goal is to support and promote resilience in schools by providing tools that reduce sexual assault and minimize trauma for those who have been harmed.

We were so lucky that Amadi Azikiwe and Mikael Darmani of the Harlem Chamber Players shared their musical talents with us. The Harlem Chamber Players is an ethnically diverse collective of professional musicians dedicated to bringing high-caliber, affordable, and accessible live classical music to people in the Harlem community and beyond. They seek to build an audience for classical music and create opportunities for classically trained musicians of color. Amadi is a violist, violinist, and conductor who has been heard all over the world, including the Kennedy Center and an appearance at the US Supreme Court. Currently, he is Music Director of the Harlem Symphony Orchestra. Mikael Darmani is a prize-winning, world-touring pianist, and is currently a doctoral student and instructor at SUNY Stony Brook. To learn more about the Harlem Chamber Players please follow the link to


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