The Robert G. Boehmler Community Foundation Series
The Harlem Quartet

Ilmar Gavilán, violin
Melissa White, violin
Jamie Amador, viola
Felix Umansky, cello

Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. | Ford Hall

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Richard Rodgers (arr. Calvin Custer/HQ): My Funny Valentine
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (arr. Dave Glenn/HQ): A Night in Tunisia
Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95

The 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. The musically versatile ensemble has performed with such distinguished artists as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, Fred Sherry, Misha Dichter, Jeremy Denk, and Paquito D’Rivera. The quartet also collaborated with jazz masters Chick Corea and Gary Burton on the album Hot House, a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winning release.