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,” (Cincinnati Enquirer). Passionate about advancing diversity in classical music, the quartet has been engaging young audiences through the discovery of repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Since its debut in 2006 at Carnegie Hall, the New York–based ensemble has performed throughout the U.S. and worldwide (including at The White House for President Obama). The quartet completed the Professional String Quartet Residency Program at New England Conservatory in 2013, and the string quartet exchange program in Paris, working extensively with violinist Günter Pichler. The Harlem Quartet has collaborated with such distinguished performers as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, Anthony McGill, and Paquito D’Rivera. Their San Diego debut will be full of the vitality and flair the ensemble has become known for.
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4; Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 44, No. 2; Dizzy Gillespie: Night in Tunisia; Rafael Hernández Marín: El Cumbanchero
Jon and Bobbie Gilbert