"The Harlem players produce such a seductively velvet sound and phrase so intuitively and exultantly that any potential difficulties seem to melt away.”"


- The Strad

 


VENUE

Schaver Music Recital Hall
Old Main, Wayne State University
480 W Hancock, Detroit
 

PROGRAM

Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 
Antonio Carlos Jobim/Arr. Dave Glenn: The Girl from Ipanema  
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie/Arr. Dave Glenn: A Night in Tunisia  
Guido Lopez Gavilán: Cuarteto en Guaguancó 
Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
 

POST-CONCERT

Talk-back and reception to follow

 

Back by popular demand!

The Harlem Quartet was founded in 2006 by The Sphinx Organization, a national nonprofit dedicated to building diversity in classical music and providing access to music education in underserved communities. Since their public debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006, the Harlem Quartet has thrilled audiences throughout the U.S. as well as in the U.K., France, Belgium, Brazil, Panama, Canada, Venezuela, and South Africa. The quartet has been featured on WNBC, CNN, NBC's Today Show, WQXRFM and the PBS News Hour and has performed in 2009 for President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

The quartet engages young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Passion for this work has made the quartet a leading ensemble in educational and community engagement performances across the U.S.

The Harlem Quartet returns for their second consecutive Detroit residency in partnership with Wayne State University, with performances in a wide variety of school and community settings.  This season’s residency finale concert includes major works by Beethoven and Debussy, as well as three gems from their catalog of works that blur the boundaries between classical music and jazz.