Harlem Quartet

Tuesday, March 28 @ 8 pm

CONCERT HALL


PHOTO BY AMY SCHROEDER
"The Harlem Quartet played with panache."
The New York Times

The Harlem Quartet is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent” (The Cincinnati Enquirer). The Quartet aims to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through varied repertoire and works by minority composers. Since its debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006, the New York-based ensemble consisting of violinist Ilmar Gavilan, violist Jaime Amador, violinist Melissa White and cellist Felix Umansky, has performed nationally and internationally to critical acclaim, including a performance for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House in 2009. Harlem Quartet’s recording career began in 2007 with “Take the ‘A’ Train” featuring the string quartet version of Billy Strayhorn’s jazz standard. Their collaborative recording, “Mozart Goes Dancing,” with jazz legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton won the 2013 Grammy Award for “Best Instrumental Composition.” This exciting evening features Strayhorn’s “Take the ‘A’ Train,” music by Corea, and more! www.harlemquartet.com

A CVPA Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence Event. This event is supported by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the School of Music, the Office of Diversity, the Office of International Programs and International Student Services.


HIGHLIGHTS


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