MGS Presents Harlem String Quartet
Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world; from a 2009 performance at The White House for President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama, to a highly successful tour of South Africa in 2012, and numerous venues in between. New York-based, the Harlem Quartet currently serves as quartet-in-residence at London’s Royal College of Music.
Harlem Quartet has three distinctive characteristics: diverse programming that combines music from the standard string quartet canon with jazz, Latin, and contemporary works; a collaborative approach to performance that is continually broadening the ensemble’s repertoire and audience reach through artistic partnerships with other musicians from the classical and jazz worlds; and an ongoing commitment to residency activity and other forms of educational outreach.
With the uncertainty of the pandemic, precautions will be taken to keep our audiences and artists safe. Masks will be required, as per the governor’s mandate, social distanced seating will be in effect, and proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event will be required as well.
Any individual ticket purchaser deciding to remain home due to potential contact or illness will be given the choice of a refund or credit to another event.
Harlem String Quartet
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 7:30 pm
Christ United Methodist Church
Live Audience Tickets
String Quartet in C Major, K 465 "Dissonance"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Cuarteto en Guaguanco Guido Lopez Gavilan b. 1944
- At the Octaroon Balls Wynton Marsalis b. 1961
- Take the “A” Train Billy Strayhorn 1915-1967 arr. Paul Chihara and Harlem Quartet
Program subject to change at the discretion of the artist(s).
This concert is sponsored by the generosity of Christopher C. and Laura B. Tew.
The Harlem Quartet is represented worldwide by Sciolino Artist Management, www.samnyc.us