Harlem Quartet Concert

Cape Ann Museum and Rockport Music present a family concert

The Cape Ann Museum, in collaboration with Rockport Music, presents the Harlem Quartet, a one-hour concert on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum’s Folly Cove Auditorium. A reception with the artists will follow the concert. This program is free and open to the public.

The Harlem Quartet, comprised of First Place Laureates of the Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players, is dedicated to education, as well as to classical performance. This innovative string quartet serves as Principal Faculty at the Sphinx Performance Academy at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, MA. Members of the quartet include Ilmar Gavilan (violin), Melissa White (violin), Juan-Miguel Hernandez (viola), and Desmond Neysmith (cello).

The concert program includes Beethoven’s String Quartet in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2; Billy Strayhorn’s Take the A Train; and Wynton Marsalis’ Rampart St. Row House Rag and Hellbound Highball.

The Harlem Quartet will be in residence on Cape Ann on October 13 and 14 as part of the Educational Outreach Program of Rockport Music, the presenter of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival.

The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org.