The Harlem Quartet in a Free Community Concert

The Harlem Quartet in a Free Community Concert
Start Date: Apr 16 2015
Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, 7 p.m.



The Harlem Quartet, praised for its ‘panache’ by The New York Times, is ‘bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent,’ says the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The quartet’s mission is to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Since its public debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York-based ensemble has performed throughout the U.S., as well as in France, the U.K., Belgium, Panama, Canada and in South Africa, where under the auspices of the U.S. State Department they spent two weeks on tour performing concerts.

The Quartet completed the Professional String Quartet Residency Program at New England Conservatory (NEC) in 2013, and participated in NEC’s string quartet exchange program in Paris, working extensively with violinist G’nter Pichler.

Harlem Quartet is regularly featured at jazz festivals around the world, including the Panama Jazz Festival in Panama City, Montreal Jazz Festival, and Miami Nice Jazz Festival.

PROGRAM:

HAYDN: String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 2 ‘Quinten’
BART’K: String Quartet No. 2
ABELARDITO VALDES: Danzon Almendra

Free, no tickets required.

This concert is sponsored by the Summer Star Foundation.