The Rochester, New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will present the 2016 Links Artist Award to Tyrone Allen, Double Bass, at the group’s “Young Gifted And Black: A Search For Excellence” recital, 3 p.m., April 24, at the Eastman School of Music.
Allen, a Maryland native, is the recipient of this year’s Links scholarship award.
In addition, immediately following the recital, a reception will be held in Cominsky Promenade, in Kilbourn Hall, on the second floor.
Admission will be free for the event.
The local Links chapter is also celebrating a major milestone this year. This is the 30th year the organization has held the recital and provided scholarships for young student musicians at the school.
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation that was established in 1946. Its membership consists of nearly 14,000 professional women of color, in 280 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
According to the organization’s website, it is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are “committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans, and other persons of African ancestry.”