NEW YORK — When Carnegie Hall reopens Wednesday night, after more than 18 months in the dark, it will be filled with music by New York composer Valerie Coleman whose work was inspired by the the times; specifically the nightly ritual that became music to the ears of so many essential workers at the height of the pandemic — the 7 p.m. cheer.
It inspired Coleman, an acclaimed New York flutist and composer Valerie. She wrote Seven O’clock Shout for The Philadelphia Orchestra for a virtual performance last year.
“Because my heart was clanging those pots and pans with everyone so it hit the core of who I am,”
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